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  1. Cultural heritage inventory to be compiled Helen Wu

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A working group comprising experts, academics and community representatives will be formed to help compile an inventory of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said during a Legislative Council's motion debate the group would devise ways to promote cultural heritage. The government was studying a report that compared ...

  2. West Kowloon II: Where Life, Heritage & Culture Meet

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... John Batten West Kowloon II: Where Life, Heritage & Culture Meet Soco Kweilin Street Office Sham Shui Po Until Aug 10 The Society for Community Organisation (Soco) has, in recent ... by intellectuals committed to education and the promotion of Chinese culture who fled China in 1949, is in an adjacent tong lau. The influential school offered night classes and free education to the poor, ...

  3. Help preserve cultural heritage- join YP campaign

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are concerned about the preservation of heritage sites. Admittedly we have to say goodbye to Queen's Pier, but the massive show of concern in December will make the government think twice before it knocks down another old building. In recognition of the importance of cultural heritage, the Young Post is launching the 'My Neighbourhood' campaign- students will be invited ...

  4. Cultural areas proposed to stop squabbling over heritage sites

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Albert Wong and Martin Wong The government has been urged to create cultural areas rather than continue debating whether to demolish or preserve individual buildings. A policy paper published yesterday by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, a think-tank closely associated with the administration, said Hong Kong had been polarised between cultural preservation and economic ...

  5. Hong Kong's inadequate heritage preservation law needs updating

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... heritage protection law. Under the present law, only 'monuments' are afforded legal protection under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance but graded buildings have no legal status. In Britain, heritage buildings are better protected because it has different legislations that protect different categories of heritage buildings. For example, ancient monuments are governed under ...

  6. Traditions may go on list in bid to safeguard living heritage

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... deities are among the traditions being considered for a list of the city's intangible cultural heritage. The list, being drawn up by the University of Science and Technology, also includes ... heritage was a new topic for Hong Kong researchers and few academics were enthusiastic about it, said Chau Hing-wah, curator of the Heritage Museum under the Leisure and Cultural Services ...

  7. A taste of culture enhances the flavour of learning

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... them. Through exposure to art, music and drama, we develop a deeper appreciation of our surroundings, which also add depth to academic work. One of the benefits of a cultural education ... is a way parents can give children ownership of their own development and make it likelier that they'll be interested in participating. Incorporating a cultural activity into a day out can ...

  8. West wing is part of our heritage

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong is not known for having a strong appetite for heritage conservation. But, thankfully, an awakening consciousness has taken root following the public outcry against the demolition ... Albert Road show more sensitivity is needed when redeveloping areas with heritage value. It is troubling, therefore, to see outgoing development chief Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor so determined ...

  9. Heritage policy something to build on

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng Hong Kong does have a 'new heritage conservation policy' for private sites that started in 2007. Intended only as a beginning, the three-tier grading system has brought ... At present, the Hong Kong Jockey Club is the second-biggest spender on heritage conservation after the government. It sets aside HK$1 billion a year for a range of charitable causes, including arts ...

  10. HK awaits outcome of heritage applications

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said the Ministry of Culture in Beijing would soon announce the result of an application from Hong Kong to bestow national intangible cultural heritage status on Cheung Chau's Jiao (Bun) Festival, the dragon boat parade in Tai O, the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance and the Yue Laan (Hungry Ghost) Festival in Chiu Chow. ...




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