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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722103/columbarium-planned-historic-houses
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716434/institute-set-halt-damage-historic-sites
  10. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Both city and nation must preserve Cantonese language

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by STEVE GALLAGHER

    ... Steven Gallagher Obligation to protect intangible cultural heritage applies to minorities and their languages Both city and nation must preserve Cantonese language A recent controversy ... 2007, which ensures that all UN states must recognise and uphold the rights of indigenous peoples, meaning those who have historic links to a territory, such as the Cantonese of Canton, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499368/both-city-and-nation-must-preserve-cantonese-language

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