Chan Wai-tong has been a locksmith at his understairs store on Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay since 1985. Photo: Olivia ChanChan Wai-tong has been a locksmith at his understairs store on Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay since 1985. Photo: Olivia Chan
Chan Wai-tong has been a locksmith at his understairs store on Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay since 1985. Photo: Olivia Chan

Hong Kong’s tiny understairs shops: the locksmith squeezed next to Sogo and his 30-plus years in less than 30 sq ft of space

Tiny stores found under the city’s staircases are slowly disappearing as urban development progresses. In this new series of portraits, we meet the people behind these remaining stores who steadfastly provide their essential services

Topic |   Explore Hong Kong
Chan Wai-tong has been a locksmith at his understairs store on Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay since 1985. Photo: Olivia ChanChan Wai-tong has been a locksmith at his understairs store on Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay since 1985. Photo: Olivia Chan
Chan Wai-tong has been a locksmith at his understairs store on Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay since 1985. Photo: Olivia Chan
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