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  1. Which Wan Chai will it be- heritage district or air-conditioned glass box?

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... of the chief concerns is that the character of Wan Chai- historically the district with the most diverse mix of social classes and businesses- will be lost in the push to redevelop the area between ... of public consultation and received approval from the government and the Wan Chai District Council in the mid-1990s. But council vice-chairman John Tse Wing-ling said his group had never been told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446422/which-wan-chai-will-it-be-heritage-district-or-air-conditioned-glass-box
  2. Road to rock stardom takes a detour in Wan Chai

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Tonight kicks off the Hong Kong leg of the World Battle of the Bands, with local groups Zazam, D'Rascalz, and Nothing None taking to the stage at Carnegie's at 8.30pm. It is Central versus Wan Chai- for seven consecutive weeks Carnegie's (Tuesday nights) will be fighting it out with the Fringe Club (Saturday nights). The last band standing will go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459594/road-rock-stardom-takes-detour-wan-chai
  3. Find designs in old Wan Chai

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Discovering Wan Chai's hidden design elements has been made easier with a pocket-sized guide. Detour-Wan Chai, an outreach programme presented by the Hong Kong Design ... local artists whose works can be found at various shops and studios in Wan Chai. Detour- Wan Chai runs until December 12. The map is available from various businesses and public venues. Visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481035/find-designs-old-wan-chai
  4. Highlighting history to save Wan Chai from demolition

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was overwhelming. Her eyes reddened as she fondly recalled her memories of a 67-year-old landmark in the district- the Wan Chai Market. 'I have so many childhood memories of this place, ... Market with a 46-storey glass office building in 2006. The news has sparked a public outcry, and the Wan Chai Heritage Taskforce- an alliance of district council members and leading architects- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462594/highlighting-history-save-wan-chai-demolition
  5. Tycoon pleads with Wan Chai residents to accept Mega Tower

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Infrastructure tycoon Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung met more than 200 Wan Chai residents face-to-face yesterday for the first time since they launched a district-wide campaign ... 'I follow all the laws, I only want to make Wan Chai prosper. I am old and I was born in the district, I want to make it better than before,' he said at the meeting in Hong Kong Tang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475103/tycoon-pleads-wan-chai-residents-accept-mega-tower
  6. Old Wan Chai's fate hangs in the balance

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... not produced an overall blueprint for consultation. They are concerned that the character of Wan Chai- historically the district with the most diverse mix of social classes and businesses- will be lost ... through several rounds of public consultation and received approval from the government and the Wan Chai District Council in the mid-1990s. But council vice-chairman John Tse Wing-ling said his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453811/old-wan-chais-fate-hangs-balance
  7. Wan Chai in danger of losing its unique character, academic says

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... chairs Wan Chai District Council and also represents the local cultural sector, said it was frustrating that the government often recreated historic buildings in museums after pulling them down. ... Polly Hui Town-planning and heritage experts have warned that the sparkle of Wan Chai will fade with the pulling down of decades-old shops and residential buildings in Lee Tung Street. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444000/wan-chai-danger-losing-its-unique-character-academic-says
  8. Taskforce fights for Wan Chai Market

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... escape demolition. The Wan Chai Heritage Taskforce- an alliance of district council members and leading architects- has demanded that the Antiquities Advisory Board take decisive action ... of the Wan Chai community, but also for enriching the cultural identity of our city.' The taskforce is an alliance of seven groups including Wan Chai District Council, the Hong Kong Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457770/taskforce-fights-wan-chai-market
  9. Wan Chai drug clinic back in the firing line again

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Julia Xuantong Zhu

    ... and the pushers they say follow them. The debate is on again- with a new twist, with one Wan Chai District councillor suggesting the clinic be moved into a mobile unit. Another says it should be shifted ... in front of the clinic, which is near the MTR station. This seriously affects Wan Chai's image,' he said. 'We could move it to a nearby hospital.' Wan Chai district ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479995/wan-chai-drug-clinic-back-firing-line-again
  10. Antiquities board makes last-ditch plea to save Wan Chai Market

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of a new indoor market nearby. The scheme received the blessing of the antiquities board, the Town Planning Board and the Wan Chai District Board in the mid-1990s. A group of leading architects, Wan Chai district councillors and environmental activists formed the taskforce earlier this year. It proposed a land exchange under which the market would be preserved and a 45-storey tower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472384/antiquities-board-makes-last-ditch-plea-save-wan-chai-market

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