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    Hongkongers cherish shoreline memories of Victoria Harbour (video)

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo and Jennifer Cheng

    ... the harbour has changed dramatically, soaring skyward on reclaimed land on the island to make best use of scarce acreage along the shore. Today, a debate continues on harbour preservation and the use of empty Kai Tak land as well as the newly reclaimed 18 hectares outside Wan Chai. But old memories run deep for people who still remember the harbour as more than just a pretty picture. Click ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... week. “It has to come by boat, the government won’t let them come by land for safety reasons,” said Wilson Mao Wai-shing, the 51-year-old CEO of Pyromagic who has overseen the city’s Lunar New ... Citizen Cuenca United vs PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara, Hong Kong Stadium, 5.15pm Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade, starting at the Hongkong Cultural Centre piazza, 8pm Jan ...

  3. Free up space in land-use debate for reclamation and park development

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I agree with those correspondents who argue that we should use up all the land in Hong Kong before we reclaim more. But do we really still have much free space in the New Territories? Due to the small-house policy, much of the land in this area is used to build these village homes. The government recently announced projects in North District in areas such as Kwu Tung and Fanling North. ...

  4. Reclamation advantages spelled out at forum

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Land reclamation is not all bad if there is careful planning with the livelihoods of Hongkongers as the top priority, a public forum held ... of City University of Hong Kong said: 'It is indisputable that Hong Kong people need more space, so we need to increase land supply. The 'post-'80s' generation of Hongkongers ...

  5. This green and pleasant land?

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... There is very little grass, a few mature trees and a bit of water- but a high proportion of concrete. What if we could redesign them, making them more lush and grassy? Would Hongkongers like them ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 03, 2012

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Land exchange is definitely best option Society for Protection of the Harbour is in complete agreement with the article by Roger Nissim ("Land exchange the fairest route", August 29). He believes that a workable solution must be found to increase the land supply by making use of the vast land resources in the New Territories. This is the only answer to achieve ...

  7. Reclamation is fast but should be a last resort

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a consultation to obtain the public's views on strategies to increase land supply. Hongkongers are divided over the idea of reclaiming land outside Victoria Harbour. The 25 per cent increase in population expected by 2039 will mean a 30 per cent rise in demand for housing. Counting all possible sources of land, the government estimates about 1,500 hectares would still have to be created. ...


    Skyscrapers of Victoria Harbour- built to display wealth and power

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo, Stuart Lau

    ... structures, packed as tightly as trees in a jungle- a testament to wealth and power. Jammed into that narrow band of land between hills and sea, the soaring skyscrapers, glittering with lights come ... the International Commerce Centre (ICC) on the reclaimed land of West Kowloon is the tallest structure in the city- 490 metres above sea level and 118 storeys high. Occupying the 2,500,000 sq ft of office ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 25, 2013

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... policy address has disappointed many Hongkongers. Some of the promises he made to get elected were not even mentioned in these lacklustre plans announced on January 16. He has blown this key ... to believe otherwise. Brian Stuckey, Denver, Colorado, US   Development of islands must be last resort Exploring new land resources in Hong Kong is a much more difficult task than it was a few ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Hongkongers. All that could happen is that you could end up with a lot of empty flats built on the reclaimed land. A reclamation project is costly and I do not think taxpayers' money should ... Reclamation will not provide cheap housing I refer to the report ('Land reclamation outside harbour put on agenda', August 3). The shortage of flats is a problem in Hong Kong, ...




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