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  1. Herbal tea and postboxes: a rich blend of heritage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The State Council has officially recognised herbal tea as part of China's national intangible cultural heritage. This acknowledges that herbal tea is more than just a beverage; ... unique value. When it comes to preserving our cultural heritage, Hong Kong has long placed emphasis on tangible assets such as buildings. The government's criteria for preservation attaches ...

  2. Don't condemn mainland visitors for knowing little about our unique culture

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... As a British Hongkonger, I appreciate the differing interpretations between cultures of what is acceptable and what is not, and sympathise with the Hong Kong Chinese on their growing ... of Hong Kong's right-of-abode rules, promotion of Putonghua at the expense of Cantonese, dilution of culture). It is very tempting- and understandable- for Hong Kong people to want to vent ...

  3. Preserving our heritage

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the cultural value of such buildings, and denies Hong Kong's future generations a glimpse into the city's past. But it seems as though this attitude could be slowly changing. There are plans ... why Hong Kong's heritage shouldn't become a part of its future, and the government finally seems to be agreeing with that notion. Karly, Deputy Editor ...

  4. Nine Dragons Wall deemed 'crude replica'

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said yesterday the Nine Dragons Wall at the China Resources Building in Wan Chai is not heritage and does not have artistic value, according to an assessment in January. The wall was a 'crude replica', it said, and it would be technically difficult to relocate it. China Resources Property said this week that it hoped ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the United Nations' cultural body, Unesco, officially recognise its culinary and gastronomic traditions as an intangible part of its heritage. With our marketplaces shrinking, many of our ... and Malaysia, but let's at least retain some heritage buildings that showcase our unique food culture. Annie Ang, Mid-Levels History disappears from street As a regular traveller along Garden Road ...

  6. Take a glimpse under your ancestor's roof

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at The Peak Galleria, showcases a life-sized cubicle, old furniture, pictures of houses and much more, highlighting the evolution of houses over the past 100 years. Organised by the Hong Kong Culture Heritage Studies and Promotion Association, the exhibition will run until May 2. Through the exhibition, the association hopes to tell people about the city's social and cultural development, ...

  7. Heritage projects stay in hands of local groups

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Three local organisations that have strong bonds with their neighbourhoods have taken over sites in the second round of a heritage revitalisation scheme. Famous buildings like ... House project would set a precedent for heritage conservation as the winning NGO, St James' Settlement, had to work with 21 residents there to decide who stayed in the compound, Secretary ...

  8. Colleges eye government's heritage scheme to satisfy expansion needs

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Academy for Performing Arts and the Institute of Education are eyeing the government's heritage revitalisation scheme as a way of meeting their expansion needs. ... with more headroom for its dance school and one that could readily be fitted with acoustic installations for the music school. The academy already has an interest in built heritage, having ...

  9. Heritage sites recognised but remain ungraded

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to recognise their heritage status. None of the 34 sites has been graded by the Antiquities Advisory Board or declared a monument. They include the Cenotaph in Central, the boundary stones for the old ... on the website of the Antiquities and Monuments Office this month under 'Heritage Impact Assessment'. Lee Ho-yin, director of the architectural conservation programme at the University of Hong ...

  10. Selected Asian Cultural Council Fellows: Then and Now

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ink on canvas and rice-paper paintings by Wei Ligang, Wei Qingji (including Spiderman 2, left) and Zhang Jianjun. Today-Fri, 10am-6pm, Asian Cultural Council HK, Rm 702, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2895 0407. Also: today-Fri, 10.30am-5.30pm, Alisan Fine Arts, Rm 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Fri ...




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