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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Florentijn Hofman, Rubber Duck artist, is man of principles

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... made," Hofman says. The sculpture was made by a local ship building company, says Lam Shu-kam, creative director of AllRightsReserved, Hofman's local partner, which handled the production ... because compared to building a ship, this is a very small project. But after the project was finished and we asked them to take group pictures, the team, the labourers, were very proud ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... goes away thinking that one has already saved the earth." For one hour from 8.30pm, thousands of buildings switched off their lights to mark the initiative, which Hong Kong first adopted ... Tsui recording 1,200 times the brightness of a natural dark sky. Last night, more than 3,800 companies and buildings joined the event, up from 3,300 last year. All the universities, and about ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Hong Kong enough to see the stars, but will certainly put a dent in power usage. It will also send a message to retailers, advertising companies and building owners and managers of the need ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... heritage site, it will be harder to demolish what we have left of our older "listed" buildings. Our skyline is unique! Shun Kiang- Victoria Harbour, of course. why is our government so ... with the HK govt. All we HK residents should stand up for the harbour.   On the shortage of construction workers for additional house-building projects: Marcus H. Langston- Build no more village ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Hong Kong Maritime Museum ready for relaunch after facelift at Central pier

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... communications, navigation systems and piracy. The museum has interactive touch-screen displays, with one making use of a satellite dish on top of the building by allowing visitors to track vessels ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - JOURNEYS

    1950s Star Ferry baby Christina North relives Victoria Harbour crossing

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... seeing all those lights and the buildings," she said. "My mother was very lucky to have that time in Hong Kong. She always said that." ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 25, 2013

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... are lured by easy money ("Over 90 arrested in parallel trading blitz near border", January 22). Building security personnel and other low-paid mainland workers with multiple travel permits ... supply in the city. It is one of the many ways to make land available for building homes, which is a very thorny issue in Hong Kong. Some citizens will welcome his proposal. However, Mr Leung ...


    Skyscrapers of Victoria Harbour- built to display wealth and power

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo, Stuart Lau

    ... than 650 buildings that are at least 100 metres tall, and 41 that are over 200 metres tall. Dubbed the "vertical Wall Street" due to its overwhelming number of banking tenants, ... have blocked views, as well as the flow of air, and have created temperature hot spots. When the government started reviewing outline zoning plans of various districts in 2007, its new building ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WORLD STATUS

    Victoria Harbour snubbed over nomination for World Heritage site status

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

    ... the past 150 years, the harbour would certainly meet the fourth criterion- being "an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which ... officer at an airport counter I don't think it can be named a cultural heritage site. All the surrounding buildings are modern, unlike those in the port of Shanghai that can reflect ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour water to improve after sewage works upgrade

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... in West Kowloon by building the world's largest underground pumping station. There will be eight pumps and each pump can process sewage equal to one standard swimming pool in 10 minutes. ...




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