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  1. Heritage advisers oppose sell-off

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com At least a third of the government heritage advisory board, including all its historians, say they will object to the redevelopment of Government Hill at their meeting today. They say a proper historic appraisal and a higher grading are necessary to preserve the integrity of the hill, a symbol of colonial history. Eight of the 23 Antiquities Advisory ...

  2. Historic mansion escapes demolition

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The Antiquities Advisory Board has approved a government proposal to declare Ho Tung Gardens a monument to stop the owner from demolishing it. The 84-year-old mansion is the oldest surviving residence on the Peak. It was built by the late Robert Ho Tung, the first non-European allowed to live there. Ho Tung's granddaughter, Ho Min-kwan, wanted to redevelop ...

  3. Trunks for the memories

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak You can always count on Louis Vuitton to draw a big crowd. The French brand's Landmark atrium display of its Travel & Travellers exhibition featuring rare antique trunks and boxes from Paris' Louis Vuitton Museum Collection was a highlight of the cocktail circuit last month. Child actor Gouw Ian Iskandar was the toast of the event, which was also attended ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... policeman chase down watch thief A shop assistant and a policeman gave chase after a thief and an accomplice snatched a HK$100,000 watch from an antique shop in Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po. ...

  5. Keep historic estate intact, adviser urges

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it if both could be preserved. I think the relationship between the two is quite intimate,' Chan, chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, said after a board meeting yesterday. 'Before ... Gardens presented their reports, commissioned by the Antiquities and Monuments Office. Assistant professor Lee Ho-yin, director of the University of Hong Kong's architectural conservation ...

  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Ace of pace: 'In Hong Kong, people are always on the run', says Monica Chen Yi-ping

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by VICTORIA IP

    ... on time. "Cher Cher is a dream come true for me. I wanted to create a space where people can unwind and tell each other old stories over tea and coffee, and appreciate the antique pieces ...

  7. Nice idea, but it may not fly, planners say

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Bruce Lee's Kowloon Tong home should be saved, members of the town planning and antiquities advisory boards agree, but they voiced doubts about the owner's proposal ... might have to seek the views of the Antiquities and Monuments Office before approving any development. But a heritage conservation expert at the University of Hong Kong, Lee Ho-yin, said ...

  8. The King of Kowloon's death draws calls to save graffiti legacy

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Olga Wong

    ... yesterday as his family wanted to keep it a low-profile affair while funeral arrangements were made. Friends, exhibitors, members of the Antiquities Advisory Board and a legislator said Tsang's ... of us grew up with them.' Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board said Tsang's calligraphy was a unique Hong Kong street culture. 'The government should stop covering his ...

  9. Grave plaque at last for HK martyr

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the Hong Kong Cemetery in Happy Valley was revealed by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) in a letter to Ng Huen-yan, a writer who has been following the issue for a decade. The AMO, which ...

  10. Crooner rallies to attend composer Leon Ko's bottle show

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Singer-actor Jacky Cheung Hok-yau (right) seemed animated at a Wednesday evening exhibition of antique perfume bottles organised by his composer friend Leon Ko Sai-cheung (left) in Central's ifc mall. And no wonder- the 48-year-old has just recovered from a viral infection. 'My younger daughter got sick first, probably infected by her classmates, ...




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