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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Antiquities officials ignore NT heritage trails research

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Antiquities officials hired a consultancy to study early links in the New Territories, despite extensive fieldwork by a local expert Heritage trails ... with the city's earliest inhabitants. His calls for some response from the Antiquities and Monuments Office fell on deaf ears. But now it turns out that, in January last year, the office quietly hired ...

  2. Antiquities board can't admit last old building is long gone

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake's van der Kamp At Thursday's meeting an [Antiquities Advisory Board] member raised a new piece of historical information about the [west] wing, showing a 1969 news article ... of our history. And this leaves that peculiar collection of underemployed architects and unemployable dreamers, the Antiquities Advisory Board, with a dilemma. If we have already graded all ...

  3. Modern methods for the antiquities board

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan A happy new year to everyone, especially members of the community who share the growing interest in preserving heritage sites. The Antiquities Advisory Board, of which I am ... the heritage value of a site. The grading system will now be directly linked to the work of the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO), which has the power to give a site monument status to protect it. ...

  4. Call for antiquities board to be replaced

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee An independent statutory body with the authority to declare monuments should be set up to replace the Antiquities Advisory Board, a conservationist said yesterday. The idea ... the ferry terminal, he said the power and the discretion to declare a building a monument were in the hands of the Antiquities Authority, while the board played only an advisory role. Mr Lai ...

  5. Slice of colonial-era history under threat on The Peak

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... at 23 Coombe Road, which was built in 1887, was given a temporary grade-three historic rating by the Antiquities and Monuments Office last month after the developer's scheme was revealed ... Bernard Lim Wan-fung, former member of the Antiquities Advisory Board, who finished his term last month after the board discussed the case. 'Personally, I think the house deserved a higher ...

  6. Historical site for tender before being classified

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... But the Antiquities and Monuments Office is still assessing the historical importance of the site, comprising two vacant buildings and the remains of the Central School, founded at the site in 1889. A vetting ... of the Antiquities Advisory Board, said the grading of a historical building was important. 'Otherwise, why do we need grading? As a board member, I believe the normal way is they let us finish our job ...

  7. Old pine tree felled on campus was rotten

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... pine had been felled because of negligence. But the school said it had received permission for the removal from the Antiquities and Monuments Office, required because the school is a declared ... it obtained a permit under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance to conduct construction work after the building was designated a historic monument by the government in 2008. 'Under ...

  8. Full findings on old government site withheld

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to heritage advisers due to meet to discuss the Central landmark's future tomorrow. All that has been put before the Antiquities Advisory Board is a table- branded 'illogical' by one ... is given to the West Wing of the former headquarters, which the government wants to demolish and replace with a high-rise office block. The antiquities board will meet tomorrow to confirm ...

  9. Safety issues spark rows between government and conservationists

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... ironwork balustrades. We hope we can keep it as it is to preserve its wonderful appearance.' The Antiquities Advisory Board backs the stance. Board members who met yesterday to hear the impact assessment of plans for two heritage sites- the magistracy, a proposed grade two building, and the Lai Chi Kok Hospital- called on the Antiquities and Monuments Office to press for the exemption. Lee ...

  10. NGOs want 77m height limit on Central Police Station project

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... and heritage concern groups, said its proposal was based on a decision by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) in 2004 and on a Jockey Club architect's suggestion to respect the 'open ... design, we believe any allegation of insincere consideration of public views is unfounded,' it said. Bernard Lim Wan-fung, a member of the Antiquities Advisory Board and the Town Planning ...




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