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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WORLD STATUS

    Victoria Harbour snubbed over nomination for World Heritage site status

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

    ... to Unesco, each government is responsible for nominating sites in their country from a tentative list. Of the six criteria spelled out in the guidelines of the World Heritage convention for cultural ... the inscription of the harbour and its evolving transformation through innovative engineering during this period is a cultural expression which may well deserve recognition on the World Heritage ...

  3. Star Ferry Pier was a landmark loss and a monumental gain for city's heritage

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. This is the highest number any city has been awarded and the fourth highest total overall. This is a significant achievement ... was eventually demolished in 2006 and Queen's Pier was pulled down a year later. As unfortunate as the destruction of these cultural landmarks was, great progress has been made as a result of it. ...

  4. Swift action must follow new strategy on heritage

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and new proposals for public consultation on heritage conservation. While these measures are, in part, aimed at appeasing the anger sparked by the demolition of the Star Ferry pier in Central, ... landmarks reveals, a better method than the piecemeal policy in place is needed- and quickly. The regrettable attitude of the past three decades in which heritage sites were preserved ...

  5. CULTURAL treasure chest

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Look beyond the tower blocks and tatty tenements of Eastern district and you will see colourful hints of Hong Kong's rich cultural heritage and turbulent history. Tin Hau is your ... and docks into apartments and gleaming office blocks. Let your tram go past Tai Koo to Shau Kei Wan and you can still make out signs of the area's maritime culture, from the fish and vegetable ...

  6. Tsang softens stance on heritage conservation

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. But Mr Tsang said the public would be consulted to a greater extent next month about the government's heritage conservation policy. He also pledged ... Tsang said the huge outcry over the Star Ferry pier's demolition reflected the public's passion about local history and culture. 'Your insistence in preserving these buildings ...

  7. Industrial heritage still blights harbour

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the planned West Kowloon cultural hub, it is clear that civic groups and the general public are more concerned than ever about having a say in the future of the harbour. Few would argue ...

  8. Focus fight on heritage sites that can be saved

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the now demolished Star Ferry pier and the waterfront, it has lost its heritage value. This is not to demean the fight put up by those who have made the pier the focus of the heritage debate. ... through the outpouring of heritage consciousness prompted by work to tear down the Star Ferry pier late last year. Those sentiments were expressed far too late, as have been the calls to preserve ...

  9. Time to move on to other heritage issues

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Debate over whether Queen's Pier should be preserved rather than dismantled to make way for a road misses the point about heritage; we should be keeping for the sake of collective ... to more worthwhile heritage issues. The Antiquities and Monuments Office has graded 496 such sites according to perceived importance and the government should be dedicating itself to formulating ...

  10. Choosing the city's heritage

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... consultation exercise on the preservation of heritage landmarks was a step in the right direction. Even so, it looks as if the debate on conservation versus development is in for the long haul. For the public, the conservation controversy raises even more complex and contentious questions on a number of points: the mandate of the heritage advocates; the criteria for conservation; the trade-offs ...




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