Click hereto read a Tribute by the South China Morning Post newspaper on Dr. Wong.
Following Professor Sydney George Davis, Dr. Samuel Ping-Wai Wong (1967-1973) became Warden and ushered in a different chapter of Hornell’s history.
Dr. Wong was a member of the Legislative Council during 1991-1997, representing the Engineering Constituency. His illustrious engineering career was recognized by the Fellowship of the main professional institutions in the Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Building Services Engineering fields. He was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, one of eight currently residing in Hong Kong. He had devoted much of his time to public services, in the areas of education and training, town planning, land development, environment, and transport.
For his many community services, where he invariably had left his marks of distinction, Dr. Wong was made a Justice of the Peace in 1986, and a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1990 and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997.