Spirit of Hong Kong

Spirit of Hong Kong is a series that looks behind the scenes of one of Asia's largest and most vibrant cities by focusing on those whose contributions often go unnoticed yet are vital to the everyday success of Hong Kong. 

Wong Wing-wah says that despite the challenges, the work gives him satisfaction. Photo: Edward Wong

The man you call when the lights go out

Time was running out for New Year celebrations in a darkened Kwun Tong housing development a few years ago. Electricity supply to Tsui Ping Estate had been cut shortly after 9pm when smoke was seen coming from switches in the ground-floor transformer room.