A floating grocery operator in Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter in 1977. Photo: C.Y. Yu

Hong Kong’s sampan industry: a sunset trade that may sink under development plans at Aberdeen Harbour

  • Modern marine transport has overtaken traditional vessel’s popularity, which once gave rise to bustling ‘floating village’ where boat dwellers lived
  • Typhoon destruction and slim profits mean shipyards no longer prioritise vessel type, which is part of city’s history but rarely gets deserved attention
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A floating grocery operator in Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter in 1977. Photo: C.Y. Yu
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