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  1. Land swap offer to save historic Peak villa

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the proposal but the government will continue negotiations with her,' the source said. Secretary for development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will ask the Antiquities Advisory Board to endorse the monument declaration and the land swap. 'It is beyond doubt that Ho Tung Gardens has reached the high threshold of heritage value for monument declaration,' the Antiquities and Monuments ...


    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The International Asian Antique and Art Fair An art fair for collectors of Asian art, ranging from ancient to modern, including Tang-dynasty pottery musicians (above) from Shanxi province. Today, 11am-7pm, tomorrow, 11am-6pm, Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, China Resources Centre, 26 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: www.aaifair.com. Ends tomorrow ...

  3. Heritage authorities accused of inaction

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the Civic Party, said they have written to Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Antiquities Authority, pushing for monument status for King Yin Lei. A land search by the Post found the property, which ... conservation. Greg Wong Chak-yan, from the Antiquities Advisory Board, said that it was difficult to list a privately owned property as an historical building without the owner's co-operation, ...

  4. Owners backtrack on vow to save mansion

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... its temporary monument status in February. The Secretary for Development, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, decided not to give it monument status, saying expert findings by the Antiquities ... of a residential development- were formulated with the understanding it would be rated a monument. 'With the Antiquities Advisory Board deciding not to make it a permanent monument, there is no reason ...

  5. Historic house taken off the market

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Peggy Sito

    ... said. The 63-year-old businessman, who bought the residence in 1977 for $24 million, invited tenders in April. The move prompted the Antiquities Advisory Board, the Conservancy Association ... and well-maintained residential buildings on Hong Kong Island, a model example of a mixed-style, pre-war residence, and displays intricate oriental design and craftsmanship.' Mr Yow said the antiquities ...

  6. Government must help save Renaissance-style mansion

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the government has failed to do anything to save the mansion in the last three years. It would ask the Antiquities Advisory Board to declare the mansion a monument. This could be done under the Antiquities Monuments Ordinance. Government officials should try and find ways to save the mansion. Kam Tong Hall, which houses the Sun Yat-sen Museum, has set a precedent. This is an example ...

  7. Cultural areas proposed to stop squabbling over heritage sites

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... rather than sterilised by turning buildings into antiques. The paper proposes forming 'creative clusters' such as in the Central and SoHo areas. 'The Central police station ... as the cultural market and antique shops alongside Hollywood Road,' the paper said. 'Creative clusters' can also mean areas where production of the arts is concentrated, like the Dashanzi ...

  8. More protection for grade-one buildings

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... 'We have learned a lesson from King Yin Lei, whose protection was done in such a rush,' Janet Wong Wing-chen, deputy secretary for development, said at the Antiquities Advisory Board ... an Antiquities and Monuments Office spokesman said. Duties of government departments will also be clarified to include responsibilities such as seeking the owners' consent to preserve the buildings ...

  9. CLP in talks on saving art deco HQ

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... granted nine years ago. Grade-one historic status was proposed by the Antiquities and Monuments Office last year for the building at 139-147 Argyle Street. The negotiation is based on an approved ... in the development of the company and the district, according to a heritage appraisal by the antiquities office. The two sides have been exploring several options to keep the block without affecting ...

  10. Leadership, and a miracle, needed to save mansion

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of interest. The Antiquities and Monuments Office has seen fit to throw its net of protection over a small number of buildings and sites, while a generally weak preservation policy offers little ... buildings worth making the sacrifice for. It is encouraging that both the Wan Chai District Council, which has jurisdiction over 45 Stubbs Road, and the Antiquities Advisory Board plan to take ...




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