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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 - CULTURE

    First private photography museum opens in historic Happy Valley building

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Historic building in Happy Valley has been reconstructed to house the city's first private collection of rare books, cameras and pictures History of images in the frame at museum A grade-three historic building in Happy Valley has been transformed into the city's first private museum of photography. Founder and director Douglas So hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594122/first-private-photography-museum-opens-historic-happy-valley-building
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1209506/jackie-chan-gives-last-his-historic-sandalwood-houses-singapore
  8. 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
  9. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Thousands march in Edinburgh to preserve UK as Scotland vote nears

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 08:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh The Protestant Orange order marched through the streets Edinburgh on Saturday to support keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom with just five days to go before the referendum Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591797/thousands-march-edinburgh-preserve-uk-scotland-vote-nears
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:48pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Getting all canny about the independence vote Supporters of both camps, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later they left after their countrymen and-women voted “No” to independence. The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596074/hong-kongs-expat-scots-agree-scotland-was-winner-after-historic-no-note

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