‘Brother Wai’, as Yau is affectionately known, is a fifth-generation umbrella salesman and repairman. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong’s ‘Brother Wai’ has repaired more than 10,000 umbrellas – and the line keeps growing

But Yau Yiu-wai, 64, may represent the last generation in a family business that has been around since 1842

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‘Brother Wai’, as Yau is affectionately known, is a fifth-generation umbrella salesman and repairman. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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