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  1. Salesman fined HK$2,000 for violin theft

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A salesman who stole a Taiwanese musician's antique violin on a ferry was fined HK$2,000 yesterday. Lau Chun-man, 47, pleaded guilty at Kowloon City Court. He took ... found there was no evidence to show that Lau knew the violin was an antique. ...

  2. Gone but not forgotten

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hanging on, with its destruction temporarily suspended by a government smarting from public anger at the loss of the Star Ferry icon. On Tuesday, the Antiquities Advisory Board decided Queen's Pier, landing place of royalty and governors, should be graded a historic site, but that doesn't ensure its preservation, just that an Antiquities and Monuments Office expert team ...

  3. Group wants Edinburgh Place to be given monument status

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... waterfront. But Heritage Watch said the district councils were a rubberstamp for government policies. Chairman Stephen Chan Ching-kiu said Heritage Watch would submit the proposal to the Antiquities ... the Antiquities Authority to declare it a monument. The existing system only grades individual buildings and structures. If the plan is realised, it would be the city's first graded architectural ...

  4. Are clock tower protests the shape of things to come?

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and greater participation in decision-making. As the standoff dragged on, Legco and statutory advisory bodies such as the Antiquities Advisory Board, which should reflect public opinion, were fingered ...

  5. Board members rap planners on Central waterfront options

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the Antiquities Advisory Board's discussion on whether it would be given monument status. Professor Lim was disappointed the study had not attempted to explore rebuilding the Star Ferry clock tower ... waterfront design. It unveiled four concepts on new locations for the demolished Star Ferry clock tower and Queen's Pier. The Antiquities Advisory Board will discuss grading Queen's Pier ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WORLD STATUS

    Victoria Harbour snubbed over nomination for World Heritage site status

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Helene Franchineau

    ... because of their knowledge of the evaluation process. Just last week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying confirmed the creation of a new Harbour Authority in his maiden policy address. Antiquities ... prefer not to be identified- said officials from the Development Bureau and the Antiquities and Monuments Office seemed "focused on the nunnery". They said the officials also failed ...

  7. TST bus terminus a historic part of Hong Kong's urban landscape

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Antiquities and Monuments office has denied that the Tsim Sha Tsui Star ferry pier bus terminus has any historic value. It has argued that the terminus is neither graded nor on the list of historic buildings and that it has gone through extensive alterations, in heritage terms it is of little value. I find these attitudes, particularly that of the Antiquities ...

  8. Pier activists outline strategy

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... as the Antiquities Authority, will be asked to reconsider the status of the pier. Otherwise, demolition work will go ahead without delay. 'If a chance is given to change the pier's fate, we ... The group would also be putting forward recommendations for the overhaul of the heritage assessment system. Antiquities Advisory Board member Ng Cho-nam said that if the judge did not support former ...

  9. Swift action must follow new strategy on heritage

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's answer to critics of its approach towards preserving Hong Kong's past will be unveiled today with the announcement of the new-look Antiquities Advisory Board ... on a case-by-case basis- assuming there were public concerns raised in time- can no longer apply. Promises that places of importance would be saved marked the coming into effect of the Antiquities ...

  10. Still time to ensure city is a place with a past

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proposals for public consultation on heritage conservation and a new-look Antiquities Advisory Board to provide a wider representation of community views. Young professionals added to the membership ...




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