MBtv:Hong Kong mahjong carver among the last of his kind

The game of Mahjong is an integral part of Chinese culture, but the manufacturing of the games tiles has become largely automated. In Hong Kong, Cheung Shun-king is one of the last remaining hand-carvers of mahjong tiles. 

The hand-carving and painting process is a time-consuming one, and Cheung’s tiles cost significantly more than their machine-made counterparts. But having been in the business for nearly 3 decades, he says he’ll keep serving his dwindling customer base for as long as he can.