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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Antiquities board to grade historic Fanling lodge and club

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Government heritage advisers will decide on monument status of buildings, independent of debate over whether to use sites for housing Board to grade historic Fanling lodge and club The Antiquities Advisory Board hopes to decide next month on the grading of the historic buildings of the Chief Executive's Lodge and the Hong Kong Golf ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Departing antiquities chief Bernard Chan calls for heritage review

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ad hoc approach to buildings in private hands is undesirable, Bernard Chan says We can do better, says outgoing antiquities chief Sitting in his office the day after chairing his final meeting with the Antiquities Advisory Board, Bernard Chan appeared relieved to have put the heritage hot seat behind him. Chan, known as "the king of public ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    More pressing matters push back Hong Kong heritage consultation

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 12:20pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... to January. Now the Antiquities Advisory Board aims to roll out its consultation document in the middle of the year. "We have now decided to insert an additional stage into the review ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Land-swap deal saves one of the oldest mansions on The Peak

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by FANNY FUNG

    ... and is a European-style mansion built by Irish soldier-turned-barrister John Joseph Francis in 1887. It holds a grade-one historic ranking from the Antiquities Advisory Board. The grading marks not only ... by the demolition of Ho Tung Gardens, another home on The Peak. An offer of a land swap was rejected. The Antiquities Advisory Board is expected to launch a consultation on heritage policy this month. Peter ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Stop-work order on site of historic Hakka terrace in Pak Tam Chung

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Hazel Knowles

    ... the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) was doing to protect Hakka-built heritage in the New Territories. "I find it alarming this building has gone. It is really quite scary that all of these properties could be wiped out in a matter of months," he said. The AMO said the building was not protected under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance. It said a territory-wide survey between ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Ancient relics dug up in Kowloon

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:59am by FANNY FUNG

    ... to Central Link. No decision has been made on what will happen to the antiquities- and whether the site, which will not have to make way for the MTR line, could be preserved and opened to visitors. ... vibrant economic activities along the present Kowloon City promenade area in the Song dynasty era," said Andrew Lam Siu-lo, chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board. He said it was one ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    What price heritage? Advisory group to consult on saving historic buildings

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... is worth saving? Those are two questions to be raised by the Antiquities Advisory Board when it asks for public views on conservation next month. Its consultation paper is part of a review ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Enter those who dare: Old Dairy project may get tough

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:12am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... quarters had not been maintained. While the building was deemed worthy of a grade-one status, the Antiquities Advisory Board have given the adjacent cowshed and offices grade-two heritage status. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    6,000 sign petition to stop hotel on Peak

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... to the Development Bureau. Built in 1916, the four-storey mansion was bought by Crown Empire in September last year for HK$384 million. The Antiquities Advisory Board granted the site grade-two historic ... the Town Planning Board and Transport Department. The bureau and the Antiquities and Monuments Office did not oppose it, as the owner promised to preserve the overall appearance of the building. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Lump of concrete facade all that remains of Eastern Cotton Mills

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... as part of a larger scheme to revamp the old district. He wrote to the Antiquities and Monuments Office, only to find that the concrete lump was the "parts of the facade" ... The antiquities office had, in an earlier appraisal, described the mill as testimony to Hong Kong's economic success in the post-war period. The mill was set up in 1954 by two prominent families from ...




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