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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Thirty-year gap between screenings shows value of film preservation

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff thereview@scmp.com Beyond the Grave An illustration of the dire state of local movie preservation prior to the establishment of the Hong Kong Film Archive can be found in two ... luridness. The movie is a rare example of Doe's creativity while under contract to Shaw & Sons, a pre-Shaw Brothers studio that did so little to preserve its celluloid that its legacy ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Historic mansion escapes demolition

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the site. Members of the board agreed that the current Grade 2 status of the villa, which has high heritage value, was too low. 'By upgrading it to Grade 1, the historic estate ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Historic decision

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The resignation of Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun from the Executive Council is of historical significance to the development of Hong Kong in a very positive way. I thank Mr Tien on behalf of the half a million people who marched on July 1. It is apparent that Article 23 is not the only reason for Mr Tien's resignation. Last December, he lashed out ...

  10. 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 ...




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