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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Jockey Club to run historic Central site

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by FANNY FUNG

    ... to run historic Central site The Jockey Club will take on the operation of the Old Central Police Station Compound as a heritage and contemporary art venue after failing to choose a winner from three cultural groups bidding to use the monument. The club, which is financing the HK$1.8 billion restoration of the site's 16 buildings under a 2008 deal with the government, said ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong

    Lok Kwan-hoi's historic gold an ideal tool to push for aquatics centre at Kai Tak airport site

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:55am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Lok's historic gold boosts calls for training centre Hong Kong rowers believe yesterday's glittering medal haul in Incheon- including their first gold in the sport at the Games- will be a powerful tool in the fight to build a water sports centre on the Kai Tak airport site. Lok Kwan-hoi became the first rower from Hong Kong to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games when he won ...

  3. News - China - HISTORY

    China pointedly adds Japan’s WW2 ‘comfort women’ house as protected historic site

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The designation comes as China seeks to increase attention on Japanese imperial aggression A Japanese military brothel in China has been declared a protected historic site, state media said yesterday, as Beijing highlights old grievances amid modern-day tensions with its long-time rival. The seven-building complex in the eastern city of Nanjing ...

  4. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Rockbund cultural hub to balance traditional and modern architecture

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... skyscraper, but the restoration and subtle extension of a historic contemporary-art museum on the northern tip of the city's famed Bund. The narrow, six-storey art deco building- originally home to the Royal Asiatic Society and the first public museum in China- is part of the restoration of an ensemble of architecturally diverse historic buildings referred to as the Rockbund Project. During ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Stop-work order on site of historic Hakka terrace in Pak Tam Chung

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Hazel Knowles

    ... on historic house site A New Territories villager who demolished a 160-year-old Hakka terrace in what has been called an act of cultural vandalism has been ordered to stop work on three new houses he has started to build on the site. The old building- which was split into two homes, including a house featured in the design section of the Sunday Post Magazine- was reduced to rubble earlier ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Call for Hong Kong to get tough on preserving historic buildings

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... 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 protected from development. The Conservancy Association said the government should just resume sites with historical importance and put them to public use instead of asking for public input time ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Chongqing's Banyan Tree Resort is relaxing, but don't miss the area's historical sites

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:25pm by Vickie Chan

    ... Vickie Chan The Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei is all about relaxation, but it's also worth exploring the surrounding historical sites, says Vickie Chan Stay misty for me It's ... to spend the entire visit in the resort. But it's worth taking advantage of the hotel's car service to visit some of the many historical and cultural sites that are sprinkled around ...

  8. News - China Insider - vandalism

    Chinese tourists damaged historical site, says Taiwan media

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 02:47pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Fort Zeelandia vandalised by Chinese tourists, according to Taiwanese reports Chinese tourists were seen damaging a historical site and exhibiting unruly ... tourists using their fingers to poke and dig away at the fragile mortar and concrete walls of Fort Zeelandia, a grade-one national heritage site in city of Tainan. A building with a history ranging ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Divers uncover historical treasure trove in waters off Sai Kung

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Danny Mok

    ... underwater historical sites around Hong Kong. "Archaeology can be romantic, but most of the time it's boring and academic. But we're used to that. It's not like an Indiana Jones ... 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 ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia defiant in face of historic Western sanctions over Ukraine

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 07:21pm by AFP

    ... police contingent was for the fourth day running prevented from visiting the MH17 crash site, with monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) overseeing the mission only sending out a “reconnaissance convoy” to seek a safe access route. The remains of some of the 298 victims, who included nearly 200 Dutch nationals, still lie at the site nearly two ...




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