Al Cheng 鄭龍川, Owner, Chinatown Flea Market 新華中心跳蚤市場店主
Affectionately known as 龍哥 (literally, Dragon bro) in Chinatown, Al Cheng 鄭龍川 studied graphics and packaging design at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design) in the 1970s. He moved back to Hong Kong after graduating, working in film and television production for a few years before emigrating to Vancouver.
A Master of the Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu style, Al taught out of his small martial arts studio in Chinatown for over twenty years. He is a long-time director of the Chinese Benevolent Association 中華會館 and the Chiu Chow Benevolent Association 潮州會館. An artist and entrepreneur, Al is the original owner and operator of the Chinatown Flea Market (located on the second floor of the Sun Wah Centre) which specializes in Chinese painting and calligraphy supplies. Al plans to teach calligraphy and possibly kung fu again in his retirement.