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  1. Memory lanes

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in the lane bears a 'Heritage Architecture' plaque courtesy of the municipal authorities, and because the Ministry of Culture has designated the houses to be 'antique ... pick apart homes slated for demolition,' she says. 'We made friends with antique dealers in town and told them what we were looking for, so they would call us when they found ...

  2. Charity founder donates Tang horse

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... of 20 to 50, he established his antiques business; after 50, he has enjoyed the freedom to do the things he is genuinely interested in and make contributions to the community with his expertise and wealth. Now 56, Mr Choi, a successful antiques dealer and collector, spends much more time on charity projects than on the business he has been running for nearly three decades. The founder ...

  3. Ho Tung mansion saved from demolition

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... not afford the site's statutory protection under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance, but the law empowers the government to declare a historic site as a proposed monument if it is under ... Antiquities Advisory Board chairman Bernard Chan said board members unanimously supported the government's decision, noting that the site was a landmark commemorating Ho Tung's ...

  4. Fears of damage to rock carvings

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... year, when a typhoon destroyed the perspex casing covering them. The Antiquities and Monuments Office says this is an interim measure to keep visitors from the archaeological site. A consultancy ... built between the two sections, interfering with the natural setting. In 2007, the antiquities office treated the carvings with chemicals to kill bacteria and provide a waterproof coating, ...

  5. Raiders of the lost art

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Iason Athanasiadis

    ... in the Libyan antiquities business is hard: many of the locals are not impressed by the country's pre-Islamic past and tour guides jealously protect their well-padded foreign charges. 'Most of the guides oblige but some are tiresome,' Ismail says, describing how he approaches tourists to sell them antique coins dredged up from the site's fertile earth. 'One even whipped out ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Burglars net HK$7m in goods from shop in antique market About 400 antique watches, gemstones and bracelets worth more than HK$7 million were stolen from a shop in the antique market in Sheung Wan yesterday. The burglary was discovered when the owner arrived at Milan Antique House in Upper Lascar Row at about 7.15am and found the shop ransacked. 'A 100-pound [45.4kg] ...

  7. Patrons, parasites and plonk: 10 years of art for charity's sake

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... has dealt with highs and lows, patrons and parasites as the event becomes a local institution. 'All the antique shops stay open late. Bars stock up on extra wine. Then there's all ...

  8. Out and about

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Visit Hollywood Road with its temple, antiques shops, coffin sellers and a taste of 19th century Hong Kong, writes Jason Wordie Backstreet Central offers much more than SoHo's ... of tourists have felt slightly daring as they poke around dusty antiques shops and venture into the incense-darkened recesses of Man Mo. Like most early Hong Kong roads, Hollywood, SoHo's main ...

  9. A wee drop of jiu

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... beds, period furniture, rugs, paintings, sash-and-case windows and antiques from Ruffle's personal collection. The imposing banquet hall, with seating for 60 diners, and snappy black ...

  10. 2010 in 100 questions

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and antiques, 36 Typhoon Megi, 37 a, 38 The Chinese Union Version Bible, 39 Kim Jong-un, the favourite to succeed his father as North Korean leader, 40 France and Mexico, 41 A banana, 42 Anna Chapman, ...




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