Hotung was the only person knighted twice in the history of Hong Kong and was also awarded decorations from the Republic of China, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Annam (Vietnam). Photo: SCMP ArchiveHotung was the only person knighted twice in the history of Hong Kong and was also awarded decorations from the Republic of China, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Annam (Vietnam). Photo: SCMP Archive
Hotung was the only person knighted twice in the history of Hong Kong and was also awarded decorations from the Republic of China, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Annam (Vietnam). Photo: SCMP Archive

Who was Sir Robert Hotung? The great uncle of late casino king Stanley Ho, dubbed the ‘Far East JP Morgan’ and ‘grand old man of Hong Kong’

The first non-European permitted to live on The Peak and the only person in Hong Kong’s history to be knighted twice by the British monarchy, Sir Robert Hotung was said to be the colony’s richest resident and casts a long shadow over the city to this day

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Hotung was the only person knighted twice in the history of Hong Kong and was also awarded decorations from the Republic of China, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Annam (Vietnam). Photo: SCMP ArchiveHotung was the only person knighted twice in the history of Hong Kong and was also awarded decorations from the Republic of China, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Annam (Vietnam). Photo: SCMP Archive
Hotung was the only person knighted twice in the history of Hong Kong and was also awarded decorations from the Republic of China, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Annam (Vietnam). Photo: SCMP Archive
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