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  1. News - China - HERITAGE

    Forbidden City spends 440m yuan to step up security and conservation

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Former imperial palace spends cash on anti-theft technology and monitoring equipment Forbidden City steps up security, conservation The Forbidden City, the former imperial palace in the centre of Beijing, is spending 440 million yuan (HK$552 million) to increase security, improve conservation and help build another museum in the suburbs, a mainland ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    More pressing matters push back Hong Kong heritage consultation

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 12:20pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com More pressing matters push back heritage review A review of heritage conservation will take a back seat while hot-button issues such as waste charging, ... a rethink on how private heritage sites should be conserved, including the possibility of using public money to buy them. In April the Development Bureau proposed establishing a statutory body ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Land-swap deal saves one of the oldest mansions on The Peak

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by FANNY FUNG

    ... agreed a land-swap deal, marking a success in the often forlorn fight to conserve the city's heritage. The building, originally named Stonyhurst, stands at 23 Coombe Road ... it. Instead, the Development Bureau has agreed to give the owners a plot of green-belt land of equivalent size opposite the house, which the government will conserve. They will be able ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Stop-work order on site of historic Hakka terrace in Pak Tam Chung

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Hazel Knowles

    ... conservation policy. Zimmerman, also a member of the Save Our Country Parks alliance, said questions should be asked as to why the building was not on any lists of graded buildings and what ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    What price heritage? Advisory group to consult on saving historic buildings

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Consultation on conservation to raise question of what heritage buildings are worth saving and to what extent public money should be used Saving ourpast- but at what price? Are Hongkongers willing to pay more to conserve privately owned historic buildings? And what constitutes the city's "collective memory" when deciding what ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Ancient relics dug up in Kowloon

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:59am by FANNY FUNG

    ... the stone originally stood was overturned in the 1910s after a petition by academics in what is seen as the first proactive example of heritage conservation in Hong Kong. As for the latest find, Lam ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Antiquities board to grade historic Fanling lodge and club

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by FANNY FUNG

    ... of historic buildings … But in reality … the grading decisions are purely administrative." However, former board member Dr Lee Ho-yin, an architectural conservation expert at the University ... the clubhouse should be conserved as a monument. The government plans to develop two new towns in the northeast New Territories to build more than 53,800 flats and house 174,900 people. A Development ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Preserving Pok Fu Lam village is a chance to save some of city's history

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by Ada Lee

    ... a whole chunk of history." Villagers fear that their preservation efforts could end there. How can they save Pok Fu Lam when the city lacks a system to conserve an entire area? In a city ... is to revamp the policy, the government should first adopt the international conservation charters, and then formulate a conservation management plan for each area that's worth protection," ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Historic Pok Fu Lam village named alongside Venice in World Monuments Watch list

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Jennifer Ngo

    ... in Pok Fu Lam. University of Hong Kong architectural conservation expert Dr Lee Ho-yin said the World Monuments Watch list was internationally acclaimed. If the government could draw up detailed ... The Development Bureau acknowledged the village's "long history and cultural value" and said it would review its heritage conservation policy. An 80-year-old third-generation villager, who ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    6,000 sign petition to stop hotel on Peak

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... district councillor Joseph Chan Ho-lim, of the Liberal Party, said yesterday. "It shows that the people here support conserving the mansion." Chan said he would pass the signatures ...




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