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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Call for Hong Kong to get tough on preserving historic buildings

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Conservancy Association calls for harsher rules to protect buildings of historical significance from demolition, alteration or redevelopment 'Time to get tough to preserve heritage' A leading historical preservation group has urged the government to take a tougher stance on the declaration of statutory monuments- historic sites ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562113/call-hong-kong-get-tough-preserving-historic-buildings
  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Historic church set to be reborn

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Planners allow redevelopment as long as architectural features preserved Historic church set to be reborn Initial approval has been given to redevelop a Happy Valley church with a grade three historical rating, after a pledge to preserve its outstanding architectural features. The plan is to construct a new five-storey church alongside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567286/historic-church-set-be-reborn
  3. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    Lessons from Kyoto on preserving Hong Kong's architectural heritage

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... have a strong sense of preserving the historic landscape, and that's why it is easier for us to secure people's support when implementing these restrictions," Yamamoto told ... "Every time I go to Kowloon City, I am saddened because high-rise pencil towers are destroying the area," he said. But not all historic Hong Kong neighbourhoods are beyond preservation, Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561314/lessons-kyoto-preserving-hong-kongs-architectural-heritage
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - HERITAGE

    Preserving what's left of Hong Kong's lost architecture

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... their preservation as a community arts hub. Known collectively as the Green House (although it's been returned to its original white) the name is a nod to the Grade 2 heritage listing, meaning it is under a preservation umbrella, like the Blue House on Stone Nullah Lane. Hong Kong-based global architecture firm Aedas was tasked with revitalising the buildings and the project, completed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1545630/preserving-whats-left-hong-kongs-lost-architecture
  5. Comment - Letters

    Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage It is difficult for many people, including most Hongkongers, to understand the significance and values of Pok Fu Lam village, ... Fu Lam village is one of the last remaining historical villages on Hong Kong Island and has been placed on the watch list by the fund because it is facing pressure from urban redevelopment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1539875/protect-pok-fu-lam-village-preserve-cultural-heritage
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Preserving the past in new buildings is back in fashion

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Repurposing buildings lays foundation for preservation Giving new life to old buildings is one thing, but if it is not useful in the end, it will not be sustainable- and even buildings need to pay ... on Lantau Island, the repurposing of just one building has also injected life into an entire community. The Grade II historic former marine police station had lain empty for years before its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1549716/preserving-past-new-buildings-back-fashion
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    The art of preservation: Sketching group records Hong Kong's disappearing heritage

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:57pm by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan bernice.chan@scmp.com Informal art groups look to preserve the city's heritage through their sketches A sketch in time It's a tough hike up Eastern Street ... and send it to him." Cheung says residents passing by sometimes stop and look, while the chattier ones offer a historical context or anecdotes about the place. This kind of interaction makes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1546589/artists-preserve-memory-hong-kong-through-urban-sketching
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN heritage body refuses request to preserve letters of kamikaze pilots

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Julian Ryall

    ... for a repository designed to preserve unique historical archives. Documents that have previously been accepted into the register include the Magna Carta and the diaries of Anne Frank. Despite the rejection ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Heritage agency rejects request to preserve suicide fliers' personal documents, which Seoul and Beijing say glorify Japan's war record U.N. snubs kamikaze ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532127/un-heritage-body-refuses-request-preserve-letters-kamikaze-pilots
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727828/grading-system-leaves-historic-site-decay
  10. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Divers uncover historical treasure trove in waters off Sai Kung

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Divers find sunken hoard in Sai Kung A group of local divers are on an underwater mission to find historical treasures they believe may have been resting ... editing, marketing, heritage and tourism- but they share a desire to promote and preserve the city's underwater heritage. Li noted there were no maritime archaeologists with the Antiquities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553009/divers-uncover-historical-treasure-trove-waters-sai-kung

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