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  1. Search for a way to preserve historic building

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It has been said Hong Kong's historical buildings are at the mercy of developers. Not necessarily so. After the Conservancy Association facilitated the preservation of King Yin Lei, ... at the end of December to redevelop the site ('Silence as another historic treasure faces wrecker's ball', January 5). However, the building will not fall without a fight. In fact, ...

  2. Preservation or paper facade?

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... question facing the city on heritage preservation is how to define 'heritage'. 'When a building reaches 50 years of age, it will be regarded as a historical building... but besides it being old, is there any other factor that makes it unique?' Professor Siu asks. Other questions, he says, include whether Hong Kong is to preserve the whole historic building in situ, ...

  3. Academic questions Repulse Bay hotel plan

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... was a restaurant which closed in 2005 due to poor business. It is now largely empty. The Town Planning Board is to discuss the rezoning proposal today. Residents have suggested preserving the building ... distinctive architectural style,' the office said, and 'is not related to any historical event or figure'. Its authenticity had been destroyed by alterations and additions, ...

  4. Hong Kong's system for grading historic buildings is dated and inaccurate

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... interest' which were worthy of preservation. Similarly in Macau, historic assets which are protected under its laws, include monuments, buildings of 'architectonic interest', ensembles ... In Hong Kong, historic assets are classified into 'monuments' and 'graded buildings'. Protection of monuments is governed under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance while ...

  5. Activists to turn attention to reforming preservation system

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they will shift their focus to reforming the heritage preservation system. 'Although we could still debate this case on legal grounds, we would need to bear an unbearable financial risk because ... heritage preservation system; in particular, to change the current shortcoming about the excessive power of the Antiquities Authority chief'. On August 10, High Court Justice Johnson Lam ...

  6. Military heritage needs preserving

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a fascinating picture of how Hong Kong resisted the Japanese invasion during one of the toughest periods in our city's history. Any city with such historical treasures should preserve them ... by government works. Unlike Macau, which has done an impressive job in preserving its colonial past, our government lacks a coherent conservation strategy. At present, officials keep a list of historic ...

  7. Hong Kong's inadequate heritage preservation law needs updating

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that is a useful one. The court upheld the legitimacy of historic preservation review ordinances and granted the government the right to establish controls to which the owners of historic property would ... heritage preservation law, which has become obsolete since its enactment in 1976. I consider that draftsmen of our legislation should seriously consider reviewing and updating it. Yvonne Leung, ...

  8. Lifestyle - News - CONSERVATION

    Hong Kong's vintage colonial postboxes to be preserved

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... working closely with AMO on preservation work. "Postboxes, irrespective of their year of commissioning, are part of the postal network for service delivery. We will therefore continue to maintain them in good and serviceable condition until they are beyond repair," Hongkong Post spokeswoman Mary Chung said. "We think the best way to preserve these iconic items is to keep ...

  9. Officials should ask if Wing Lee Street is really worth preserving

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that have been offered in the past by the government. I am not in favour of the proposed project to preserve the street. Buildings should be preserved if they have high historical value and have ... for the renovation proposal to get public support. But I do not believe there are any historic buildings there. I am concerned that the government should back restoration just because of the success ...

  10. Artists devoted to preserving Hong Kong's heritage

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The more historical sites we have in Hong Kong, the more there will be for tourists to admire and enjoy. Historical monuments are good for Hong Kong's image. They show that Hong Kong is more than just a shopping and a food paradise. It is a city with a history. Heritage sites are also educational. They not only represent the past, but also serve the future. ...




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