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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Antiquities board launches public review of heritage policy

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Consultation looks into how to conserve historic buildings after failure to save Ho Tung Gardens Antiquities board seeks views on heritage policy The Antiquities Advisory Board is asking Hongkongers nine sets of questions in a two-month consultation to review the city's policy on the conservation of heritage buildings. Board chairman Andrew ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Crumbling vestiges of a warlord's empire: grave and home under threat

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... as a merchant." Born in 1871 in Guangxi, Shum was a Hakka native. Official documents in the Hong Kong Antiquities and Monuments Office described Shum as a "bandit" before he became a prefecture ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    'New trust can't serve as funding dodge'

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com 'New trust can't serve as funding dodge' An Antiquities Advisory Board member in charge of the city's semi-official heritage trust ... chairman of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust Council, a statutory body tasked with promoting both tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Hong Kong, spoke out in response to the Antiquities ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Historic church set to be reborn

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by FANNY FUNG

    ... the redevelopment of an adjacent vacant building that housed the church-run Hong Kong Sam Yuk Secondary School, which closed in 2008. The whole area covers 2,700 square metres. The Antiquities and Monuments ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Rock inscription in Hong Kong to be protected by 'psychological barrier'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... a statutory monument- with the aim of stopping the weathering process. There is a gap of about 20cm between rock and screen. However, experts who conducted a study for the Antiquities and Monuments ... square metres with a brick-edge border will be constructed in front of the rock inscription. The design is in line with the Antiquities Advisory Board's view that a balance should be struck ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    All aboard for a tram ride into Hong Kong's past

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com All aboard for a tram ride into Hong Kong's past As the antique tram trundled along the timeworn route from Sai Wan to Causeway Bay, Joseph Ting Sun-pao transported his fellow passengers back to days long gone. Back to a time before covered markets, and further still, to when Hongkongers caught their supper in the canal running through the city. Ting, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Fears relics removed from To Kwa Wan MTR site

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... begun before an archaeological survey could be conducted in the area, and that the relics may have been removed from the pits without public knowledge. But an Antiquities and Monuments Office ... kept where they are until the entire archaeological excavation is completed. Antiquities Advisory Board chairman Andrew Lam Siu-lo said it was impossible for the MTR to report to the board ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Take a Peak into the past: Controversy over hotel plans for century-old mansion at 27 Lugard Road

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:22am by Ada Lee

    ... Inside the 27 Lugard Road mansion According to the Antiquities Advisory Board, the house was damaged by a typhoon in November 1939, when the roof cracked badly. When the Japanese invaded in 1941, ...




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