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  1. HK film eyes Oscar nomination

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung and Amy Nip A local film that raised public concern about preserving the historic old Wing Lee Street, in Sheung Wan, was picked yesterday to represent Hong Kong among films from which five nominees will be chosen to battle for the Oscar for best foreign-language film at next year's Academy Awards. Echoes of the Rainbow, starring Simon Yam Tat-wah and Sandra ...

  2. Keep historic estate intact, adviser urges

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man and Joyce Ng The chairman of the government's advisory board on historic treasures called for both the mansion and gardens at Ho Tung Gardens on The Peak to be preserved ... it if both could be preserved. I think the relationship between the two is quite intimate,' Chan, chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, said after a board meeting yesterday. 'Before ...

  3. URA considers buying heritage buildings

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The four-storey building is preserved by the URA and will be converted into commercial use. A shophouse at 18 Ship Street, a grade two historical building in the same district, has been converted ... Helen Wu The Urban Renewal Authority is considering buying some pre-war buildings with Cantonese-style terraces in order to preserve them. But other options, including providing incentives ...

  4. Heritage advisers oppose sell-off

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... at their meeting today. They say a proper historic appraisal and a higher grading are necessary to preserve the integrity of the hill, a symbol of colonial history. Eight of the 23 Antiquities Advisory ... and would look to the government for more information about the historic aspect. Of the nine others who could not be reached for comment, Ng Cho-nam last week said a proper historic appraisal should ...

  5. Dennis Chan

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Carmen Li

    ... artefacts were not carefully preserved, and he was inspired to launch an international jewellery label that combined historical Chinese elements with contemporary designs. The range ...

  6. Memory and Fiction

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... old buildings, Wong Wo-bik went to a number of historical landmarks that were soon to be torn down and took photos. Her mission wasn't so much to document history as to capture, and sometimes reinvent, stories behind these places she visited. 'Today, we talk a lot about preserving our collective memory but that wasn't my intention then,' the photographer says. ...

  7. Dragon Garden facelift budget raised to HK$50m

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Authorities have significantly increased the budget for upgrading the historic Dragon Garden amid the recent controversy over heritage conservation, according ... HK$15 million. The officials met owner Lee Shiu last week to discuss how to preserve the 8-hectare waterfront site on Castle Peak Road. Mr Lee became sole owner of the garden after buying out ...

  8. Echoes of the past

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... across hallways, and children grew up to be independent individuals without the material excesses parents lavish on their offspring today. Law's film also helps preserve visual memories of historical landmarks that have long since been redeveloped. For example, most of the Wing Lee Street low-rises seen in Echoes are slated for demolition, according to the Urban Renewal Authority. ...

  9. Tsang still undecided on Peak garden plan

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is unlikely to decide the fate of historic Peak mansion Ho Tung Gardens even though he has had nine months to consider it, ... counter-offers by the government for preserving it, including a land swap. Should the government move to declare the building a permanent monument, she said, she would not rule out a legal challenge, ...

  10. Rite on time

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... a sense of identity and continuity,' he says. Roger Ho Yao-sheng of the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage laments that the city is lagging in efforts to preserve such cultural heritage. 'Protecting historic buildings is a hot topic these days, but Hong Kong still hasn't realised the importance of its traditional customs.' To help educate people about its ...




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