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  1. Which Wan Chai will it be- heritage district or air-conditioned glass box?

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Kong?' Mr Law said. The architect also warned against ignoring the well-being of the underprivileged in the district. 'Many of the old residents who work as street cleaners and hawkers ... of the chief concerns is that the character of Wan Chai- historically the district with the most diverse mix of social classes and businesses- will be lost in the push to redevelop the area between ...

  2. Review of arts district project demanded

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The local chapter of the International Association of Art Critics yesterday called for an in-depth review of the planned West Kowloon cultural district. Hong Kong's cultural ... letter to the government, chairman Oscar Ho Hing-kay said: 'When the government said Hong Kong will become a cultural hub, it never mentioned how we can achieve the goal and who will be our ...

  3. Legco calls for small classes in declining districts

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... the public with false data by claiming the cost per class for such a size reduction would be $800,000. A study she had conducted with the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute ... May Chan But education chief says cut in numbers will not necessarily improve standards The Legislative Council passed a motion yesterday calling for small-class teaching in districts ...

  4. Supply glut eases in some districts

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Analysts see the release of a land-sales list as a boon to the property market The government's release of a cautious land sales list boosted residential sales in districts previously fogged by a supply glut, according to property agents. The Pacifica, a residential development jointly owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties and Cheung Kong (Holdings) in Cheung Sha ...

  5. Arts district trustee plan would foster public trust

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with simple economics. Luxury property in the neighbourhood is fetching ever-higher prices and the size of the project will give the winner a dominant position in the Hong Kong real estate market ... is there that they will manage it well or for maximum public benefit? Hong Kong need not sell itself short. The biggest names in the museum and design world have expressed interest in playing a role in West Kowloon, ...

  6. Minister softens government line on culture district

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung We won't go against popular will, says Patrick Ho The government will not push on with the controversial West Kowloon cultural district project if public scepticism about its merits and long-term financial viability persists after the period of public consultation, according to Home Affairs Secretary Patrick Ho Chi-ping. 'People have the final say,' ...

  7. Debate on cultural district 'too politicised'

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A Cheung Kong executive says critics are not listening to its West Kowloon plans Debate over the West Kowloon cultural district has become too politicised, a Cheung Kong ... last night announced details of public consultation events to be held next month. There will be main exhibitions at the Hong Kong Science Museum and City Hall, regional exhibitions and at least ...

  8. District targets mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Central's dining hub Lan Kwai Fong is hoping to attract more mainland tourists at the Labour Day holiday ahead. Lan Kwai Fong Entertainments, a food and beverage group with 16 restaurants, will stage a food festival from May 3 to May 9. About 20 per cent of the district's customers are mainland tourists. Group chairman Allan Zeman said business had grown ...

  9. East side of district left behind

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... to be two distinct areas,' said Landscope Realty managing director Koh Keng-shing. 'With the west side having been turned into one of the most busy shopping districts in Hong Kong ... a modern business district in Hong Kong. Most of the public sites were sold to the private sector in the early 1980s. 'For example, the headroom of buildings in the area is relatively ...

  10. Bid to kill mosquitoes falls short in 12 districts

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Twelve districts in the city continue to exceed the safety level for disease-carrying mosquitoes, nearly three months after the government declared war on dengue fever. ... per cent in May. But 12 districts still had levels higher than 20 per cent, the department's consultant for community medicine Philip Ho Yuk-yin said. Tung Chung reached 38.9 per cent, ...




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