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  1. Cathedral wins heritage award

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The 115-year-old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Caine Road received a special birthday present yesterday when it was given a Unesco award for cultural heritage ... presented the award at the church's anniversary celebrations yesterday. The Catholic cathedral received an honourable mention for Culture Heritage Conservation in the 2003 Unesco Asia-Pacific ...

  2. Our inheritance through heritage

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by David Tang

    ... is marked by a vacuum of style or any sense of culture and heritage that might be considered greater than that of an amoeba. I have seen the way our tycoons live; I have seen the way they behave; ... simply no evidence of culture or art or heritage or any general sense of intellectual imagination. There is no soul; no traces of a life in richness other than that which is definable simply ...

  3. Director sets scene for film heritage

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of Queen's Pier had strengthened his determination to preserve the city's heritage on film. Louis Ng Chi-wa, assistant director of Leisure and Cultural Services (heritage and museum), said he ... to the preservation of the city's film heritage. Speaking at yesterday's donation ceremony and a seminar on local film heritage at the Hong Kong Film Archive, To said: 'I hope the award ...

  4. Culture tour dogged by meat controversy

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Kaiping, a United Nations world heritage site, is famed for its 1,833 diaolou or watchtowers that blend Western and Chinese architectural styles. But another aspect of its culture ... heritage status, asked: 'How can we go there and tell people that your culture stinks?' Ten million dogs are eaten on the mainland each year, but the practice was banned in Hong Kong ...

  5. Cultivate precious heritage by saving Dragon Garden

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Post of the treasures beyond the walls, I cannot understand the cavalier attitude of government and heritage organisations in failing to protect it. In Britain, the National Trust or English Heritage would be clamouring to preserve such a gem. Perhaps Hong Kong people have to go overseas before they can truly appreciate the value of their culture, as the granddaughter ...

  6. Worthy cause

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

    ... The organiser of Hong Kong's annual charity sedan race, which takes place today, wants it to be classified as an intangible cultural heritage. Do you agree that the 33-year-old event deserves this status? Write to us ...

  7. Master artist's centenary show brings in Guangzhou works

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong for the first time. The 'Essence of Purity' exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum will run until January 2 to mark the birthday of Chao 100 years ago. A Leisure and Cultural Services Department spokeswoman said 110 of Chao's works will be featured. Of those, 30 paintings are on loan from the Guangzhou Museum of Art. Another 30 pieces are from private ...

  8. Local stars come out for fashion's big guns

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of archival pictures. The time is right for big labels to bank on their heritage. And Gucci, in its 90th year, hit the spot by showing grainy black and white photos of Guccio Gucci's Italian ...

  9. Cantonese opera moves up a degree

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Hong Kong will launch the world's first Cantonese opera degree to help preserve the traditional art form. The Academy for Performing Arts will start the four-year tertiary programme from 2013. This follows international recognition by Unesco, which granted Cantonese opera the status of an intangible cultural heritage in 2009, academy spokesman Herbert Huey said. ...

  10. Two things parents need to help their children become bilingual: patience and flash cards

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Karmel Schreyer familypost@scmp.com My daughters were born in Hong Kong, but they have had a slow start learning Chinese. It is something that I regret deeply and I blame myself. Cantonese is not their mother tongue, and having immigrated from Canada and being of Bessarabian heritage, I couldn't do much about it. Over the years, my girls have picked up a smattering of languages. They can ...




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