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  1. Grading system leaves historic site to decay

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Joyce Ng Elements of a grade one historic building of the former British garrison in the heart of the city have fallen into a dilapidated state, with part of a pillar ... to be well preserved, but its entrance appears to be abandoned, overgrown and decaying. Experts say this highlights the failure of the present process to take into account 'associated ...

  2. Columbarium planned for historic houses

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... or historic sites. One of the four houses, which the Antiquities and Monuments Office has proposed for listing as a grade three historic site, has had all its distinctive architectural features ... their houses to the developers are also upset about the work and plan to protest against it tomorrow. 'The houses should be preserved as a heritage area instead of used as urn sites,' said ...

  3. Institute set up to halt damage of historic sites

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng An institute of heritage conservationists has been formed to promote standards of practice and prevent damage of historic buildings. As more heritage sites are put up ... of practice and a list of recommended professionals qualified to conduct restoration and alteration works to historic buildings, Dr Lee Ho-yin, director of the University of Hong Kong's ...

  4. Preserving our heritage

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

    ... I am writing to express my views on action taken by the government to preserve historical buildings in Hong Kong. The government has finally decided to respect public opinion and save Wing ... there and promote Wan Chai's history to visitors. We need to strike a balance between economic development and preservation of historical buildings. I think the government is doing a good job. Ruby ...

  5. The delicate task of preservation

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... three years. If these targets are successfully met, then it would seem the government may finally have found a method to preserve historic buildings and their distinct character while ... It is a declared monument while providing only 198 square metres of floor space. There is no easy formula for preserving and renovating historic buildings, but at least the bureau has not shied away from ...

  6. Officials should ask if Wing Lee Street is really worth preserving

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that have been offered in the past by the government. I am not in favour of the proposed project to preserve the street. Buildings should be preserved if they have high historical value and have ... for the renovation proposal to get public support. But I do not believe there are any historic buildings there. I am concerned that the government should back restoration just because of the success ...

  7. Tonnes of bars saved from historic site stolen

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Four tonnes of 74-year-old iron and steel bars salvaged from the historic Wan Chai Market building have been stolen. The bars, described as representing the best of 1930s ... as 'the most advanced construction technology of the 1930s', derived from shipbuilding and bridge engineering. Au said he was saddened by the theft. 'They are historic and worthy ...

  8. Church will go ahead with changes to historic wall

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... towards preserving historic elements as much as possible. 'It's understandable that the church wants to make its activities more visible to the public with the new facade, but from ... is a sensitive compromise for the development of the church for the benefit of Hong Kong people, while preserving the beauty of the site and the adjoining Nathan Road,' the church's vicar, ...

  9. Save historic street, lobbyists urge

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Building professionals have appealed to the Urban Renewal Authority to use its maintenance grants and loans to preserve a cluster of tenements in Wing Lee Street, Central, instead ... instead of only two as proposed- should be preserved. Its call came after the discovery in lands records that the authority had acquired five of the buildings. Professional Commons member So ...

  10. Preserving a place in our hearts for our not-so-haughty cuisine

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heritage is something that a society inherits from previous generations. It is up to that society to then preserve this heritage for future generations. It is a vital part of the life ... in society and represent a crossover of historic and modern lifestyles. A city without its own distinctive characteristics is a mediocre place. The cha chaan teng is unique to Hong Kong. ...




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