The Peng Chau ferry pier that welcomes thousands of visitors to the island each year. Photo: Roy Issa

A Hong Kong island, sleepy today, that was hub of industry from matches to porcelain

Known today as a relaxing getaway, compact Peng Chau was a pirates’ haven and, until the 1930s, polyglot fishing community, when factories making matches and hand-painted ceramics drew thousands of newcomers to island

Topic |   History of Hong Kong districts

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The Peng Chau ferry pier that welcomes thousands of visitors to the island each year. Photo: Roy Issa
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