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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Jackie Chan gives last of his historic sandalwood houses to Singapore

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Singapore to get last ofJackie Chan's old homes Jackie Chan will give the last six of his collection of 10 historic Chinese sandalwood houses to a Singaporean university, after a decade of failed preservation talks with Hong Kong bureaucrats. The film star bought the houses - said to be between 200 and 400 years old - for an unknown sum in Anhui ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs review of historic building heritage policy

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Heritage rules need a new look What is more sad than for a great city to lose its heritage bit by bit? Historic buildings and monuments, once demolished, are gone forever. ... of thousands of buildings around the city, the numbers are indeed woefully small. They warrant better efforts at preservation for our future generations. Regrettably, the present regime does ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 16, 2013

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... I strongly disagree with this view, and believe we need to take firm steps to prevent further damage and to protect our heritage. Historical buildings are of paramount importance in helping preserve ... Maximilian Chong, Causeway Bay   Irreplaceable heritage must be preserved Hong Kong is acclaimed for its thriving economy and social development. However, concerns have been rising ...

  4. 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

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Pok Fu Lam village is on an international list of sites to be preserved, but will Hong Kong listen? Chance to save our vanishing history Hundreds of humble huts and small houses perch on a hillside in the middle-class neighbourhood of Pok Fu Lam. Between them, narrow alleys lead to small shops, green fields and historic structures that were once part ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    HK$700m conservation project lost in time

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... in time A plan to conserve a row of historic shophouses in Mong Kok's flower market has been delayed indefinitely, with the Urban Renewal Authority acquiring only half of the properties ... grade-two historic status, the past two decades have seen most of the ground-floor shops occupied by florists, while filmmakers and dancers have taken over the upper studios. A few remain as flats. ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - HERITAGE

    Historic buildings incorporated into new property projects in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by JUN CONCEPCION

    ... for historic buildings The preservation of historic buildings is gaining momentum in Chengdu and other parts of the mainland- a phenomenon that will boost the value and attraction of new property ... important design issues, reflecting the current debate on how best to handle China's surviving built heritage. Our design respects and preserves the site's historic buildings ...

  7. 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

    ... on global watch list Pok Fu Lam village has been named in an international list that seeks to preserve threatened monuments around the world. The World Monuments Watch list features 67 cultural heritage sites under threat in 41 countries, including Venice city in Italy and Yangon historic city centre in Myanmar. And being included in the list means that the 150-year-old Pok Fu Lam village ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Preserve and protect

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... on the country's south coast. But I most admire, and want to celebrate, the fact that she is the last surviving member of the so-called Monuments Men, who were responsible for the protection of historic ... the war, American art historians and museum directors established committees to lobby the government to ensure that works of art and historic buildings received as much protection as possible ...

  9. News - China Insider - vandalism

    Chinese tourists damaged historical site, says Taiwan media

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 02:47pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Fort Zeelandia vandalised by Chinese tourists, according to Taiwanese reports Chinese tourists were seen damaging a historical site and exhibiting unruly ... the nation’s Cultural Heritage Preservation Act. But he also indicated the difficulties in curbing such misconduct. “The Fort Zeelandia site is spread over a large area. It is hard to hire enough ...

  10. Business - Money

    Tai O Heritage Hotel – a piece of historic heaven

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 06:34pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and the old police station is a perfectly preserved example of British colonial architecture. Built in 1902 on the small hill next to Tai O Ferry Pier, it bolstered the community police presence ... the ones chosen to do the conversion to a nine-room boutique hotel. They did a marvelous job – why can’t other historic buildings also be saved in the same way? In 2010, it got a Grade II historic ...




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