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  1. Four festivals on national heritage list

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Four traditional Hong Kong festivals have been placed on the national list of intangible cultural heritage. The Cheung Chau Bun Festival, Tai ... to the Ministry of Culture for such recognition. 'They all have unique characteristics and cultural value,' Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said. 'In spite of modernisation ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Heritage centre steps in as shrine craft loses its shine

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So An indigenous master of floral shrines faces an uphill battle preserving the unique artwork, but a cultural conservation group is striving to make the job easier. The art of fa ... such as the Tin Hau Festival. Lau Fung-cheung, 49, who has spent his life making these colourful offerings, is pessimistic about the survival of this cultural legacy and its associated rituals. 'A ...

  4. Fair's pictorial books on heritage prove popular with youth

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

    ... Zoe Mak Hong Kong's young readers are turning to books on local culture and history, made more accessible by a growing popularity of 'comic essays'. Nestled among the vast ... who has written and illustrated The Sung Family- a story of his family's life with a history of Hong Kong as a backdrop- said these kinds of books often reflected local culture ...

  5. Sparrow's director laments officials pecking away at city's heritage

    Posted Feb 14th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... but at the same time criticised the government's actions in demolishing heritage sites. 'In the last decade, Hong Kong has changed so much and our government likes to hammer down every old ... and that's what inspired this nostalgic movie. 'Hong Kong is a place where Chinese and western cultures reside together. We enjoy the west's culture, architecture, music; so growing up ...

  6. Heritage advisers oppose sell-off

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com At least a third of the government heritage advisory board, including all its historians, say they will object to the redevelopment of Government Hill at their meeting today. They say a proper historic appraisal and a higher grading are necessary to preserve the integrity of the hill, a symbol of colonial history. Eight of the 23 Antiquities Advisory ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Change coming to island idyll of Cheung Chau

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... such as the bun-scrambling contest and children's parade during the Bun Festival- which is listed nationally as intangible cultural heritage- as well as the Tin Hau Festival that is celebrated ... in traditional skills and heritage, he does not think the island's culture will disappear. "There are still young people with brains, stamina and a heart for our culture, to keep it alive ...

  8. Public favours art critic as culture chief, poll shows

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Arts critic Ada Wong Ying-kay is the public's favourite to be the city's first culture minister- but those who supported her are likely ... respondents favoured Wong, an early favourite for the post, out of the three candidates mentioned as possible heads of Leung's proposed culture bureau. Undersecretary for home affairs Florence ...

  9. Critics round on 'outsider' tipped to run culture bureau

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Prominent figures in the cultural and creative industries have come out strongly against appointing as culture minister an outsider who has ... was Danny Yung Ning-tsun, a board member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. He helped chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying draft his culture platform during the election campaign. ...

  10. The paparazzi mob go missing as style icons strut their stuff...

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... P. Ramakrishnan There were plenty of celebrities to watch for the few who made the trek up to the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin for the launch of the Fashion Visionaries exhibition and awards ceremony, which honoured industry style makers and the style icons. However, there was a notable absence of the paparazzi mob that usually gravitates to these events. While not all of the 39 ...




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