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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pressing case for a heritage body to help preserve Hong Kong's past

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... consultation on how to preserve private historic buildings. It is an essential element of reviewing our city's heritage policy, but the process has been pushed back to at least the middle ... to promise a rethink of policies. Changes have been made, but they are far from being enough to ensure adequate protection and preservation. That is unlikely to happen without a strong institutional ...

  2. Lifestyle

    The Nepalese community in Hong Kong looks to preserve Gurkha legacy

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 04:00am by Mark Sharp

    ... Mark Sharp mark.sharp@scmp.com In the first in a two-part series, Mark Sharp looks at the legacy of the Gurkhas and how the Nepalese community is preserving it A home for the brave When ... the "memory hole", down which the Ministry of Truth discards inconvenient historical documents. "How else can you change history," he asks? "How about just forgetting things; ...

  3. News - China - ART

    China’s historical relics decomposing due to mishandling

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 05:46pm by Angela Meng

    ... the country steps up its methods of art preservation. In 50.66 per cent of historical relics there are varying degrees of decomposition, with some 2.3 million pieces of cultural treasures having been ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com More than half of the historical relics in China are undergoing varying degrees of decomposition due to mishandling, reported Sichuan-based Huaxi ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    Ink dries on historic Hong Kong shop's final chapter

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:05am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Nam Wah Company has served printing companies for eight decades, but its store will be bulldozed despite pleas from conservationists Ink dries on historic ... a revolutionary ally of Dr Sun Yat-sen, founder of modern China. While the Nam Wah shop will be demolished, the building next door, home to Wing Woo Grocery for 80 years, will have its façade preserved ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Preservation policy needs review

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Preservation needs renovation A building that few of us were aware of until its owner wanted to demolish it would not seem worthy of preservation, let alone giving public ... eight decades ago. Under a deal with the government in 2009, it was to be preserved as a clubhouse for residents of two new multi-storey buildings and 50 people could visit each month ...

  9. Tsang vows 'personal mission' to preserve historic buildings in HK

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen vowed yesterday to make it his 'personal mission' to preserve historic buildings, saying his government had heeded public ... historic buildings from profit-minded developers leading to accusations of government neglect. He admitted that people felt the government had 'not done enough', but said that under his ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Peak residents angry over land swap aimed at saving historic Hong Kong mansion

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:29am by FANNY FUNG

    ... the preservation of old buildings, but development encroaching on a country park," said Leo Barretto, chairman of the Incorporated Owners of Blocks A and B of the private residential estate. The Coombe Road mansion, given grade one historic status in 2011, was built in 1887 as the residence of Irish soldier-turned-barrister John Joseph Francis and is probably the oldest surviving ...




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