Shum Hing-leung (left) and Sham Kwong-cheung, grandsons of the warlord Shum Hung-ying, at the Shum Ancestral Hall. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Shum Hing-leung (left) and Sham Kwong-cheung, grandsons of the warlord Shum Hung-ying, at the Shum Ancestral Hall. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Crumbling vestiges of a warlord's empire: grave and home under threat

Nearly 100 years ago, a defeated general retreated to a corner of Yuen Long. Now, his heritage-listed home is in disrepair and his grave under threat

Shum Hing-leung (left) and Sham Kwong-cheung, grandsons of the warlord Shum Hung-ying, at the Shum Ancestral Hall. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Shum Hing-leung (left) and Sham Kwong-cheung, grandsons of the warlord Shum Hung-ying, at the Shum Ancestral Hall. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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