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  1. 'We didn't reclaim in cement test'

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said the trial altered the natural habitat for marine creatures, irrespective of whether it amounted to 'reclamation'. 'A cement surface is totally different from sand,' WWF HK senior conservation officer Samantha Lee Mei-wah said. Lee said invertebrates lived in the seabed, and formed part of the marine food chain. They could be destroyed by construction work ...

  2. Restoring Queen's Pier must be integral part of conserving Central

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many have hailed the government's initiative of 'conserving Central' as a paradigm shift and a triumph of civil society's continuous efforts to conserve historic elements of Victoria City. It is certainly not easy in money-first Hong Kong and the government should be praised for its efforts. Conserving Central not only gives breathing spaces for a packed ...

  3. Residents must stop heritage sites being ruined by officials and developers

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Those in the community who have been lamenting the lack of a genuine heritage and conservation policy on the part of our administration should take heart. It is now clear that it does ... their facade retained, as is the case with the former Wan Chai market. Other once-dignified heritage sites, like the marine police headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui, renamed 1881 Heritage, have been ...

  4. Advice on saving buildings ignored

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... calls for an urgent overhaul of the conservation process. Board members and a conservation expert have also complained that the system does not offer full legal protection to valuable buildings. ... 15 were on government sites. Of the five that were demolished, the Marine Department Building in Central and the south block of Western Market in Sheung Wan were government buildings and had ...

  5. Conservation groups fear the worst as market renewal plan edges closer

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... through Peel, Graham and Gage streets. Opposition to the plan is gearing up among conservation groups, which described the market as important intangible heritage. Under the master layout plan ... heritage, raising hopes for the survival of endangered traditions and arts, including street markets and dai pai dong. Roger Ho Yiu-sang of the Conservancy Association, who grew up ...

  6. Trial and error

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Ko Critics and the public have been hard on 1881 Heritage, the shopping complex and boutique hotel built out of the former Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui. But it is also seen as a natural, albeit flawed, step forward in Hong Kong's fledgling conservation movement. Architects are dismayed at how the building looks. The modern ideal of adaptive reuse ...

  7. Selling out

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Botanic Gardens and Bishop's House- is overwhelmingly one of tranquility, dignity and harmony. It is a wonderful resource for Hong Kong, both for those who live and work in the area and those ... office building and a five-storey shopping centre, with a garden on top, as one of their eight initiatives for 'conserving Central'. This is in an area quoted in their heritage ...

  8. Heritage versus concrete

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Clashes over conservation reflect a growing appreciation of the past, writes Chloe Lai Conservation has bloomed as an issue in social and political circles in the past 10 years ... Railway Corporation. As attitudes towards conservation changed, artists, cultural critics and university students took up the cause. They became influential advocates, urging ordinary people ...

  9. West wing sale 'repeats 1881 Heritage mistake'

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai The government's planned sale of the west wing of its headquarters in Central is about to repeat the same mistake it made with the former marine police headquarters redevelopment in Tsim Sha Tsui, critics say. 'The former marine police headquarters was a monument sitting on the Tsim Sha Tsui Hill,' said Albert Lai Kwong-tak, chairman of The Professional ...

  10. Back to the future

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... people or a place in a photo, you can easily find out more.' As well as scouring official databases for clues on Hong Kong's past, Bellis wants to tap the resources of Gwulo users. He ... so they focused on building better lives for themselves. Now that the city has prospered- often at the expense of its physical and cultural character- 'we can only find the old Hong Kong ...




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