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  1. News - China - TIBET

    Watching cautiously amid signs of shift towards Tibet

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Lhasa's old city from Beijing's "modernisation" drive collected its 100,000th signature. Meanwhile, two Tibetan folk singers were jailed for allegedly supporting ...

  2. News - World - THE VATICAN

    Vatican says conclave for next pope may come early

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 11:56am by Associated Press in Vatican City

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under ... of Rome immediately after his abdication, to allow enough time for renovations to be completed on his retirement home — a converted monastery inside the Vatican walls. That means Benedict would ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Kowloon Walled City: Life in the City of Darkness

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com It's 20 years since demolition of Kowloon Walled City began, but former residents hold fond memories of the overcrowded slum they called home Living in the City of Darkness It was called a lawless twilight zone by some and the world's most overcrowded squat by others. But to many, the Kowloon Walled City was simply home. This month marks 20 ...

  4. News - Asia - ENTERTAINMENT

    Arcade brings Kowloon Walled City back from the dead … in Japan

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... brings walled city back to life Day turns to night as one steps over the threshold of the Kowloon Walled City. And it's an uncomfortable, almost threatening kind of night, illuminated only ... such as the British Hills in Fukushima, the Spanish Village in Mie, and the sprawling Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch-themed town with windmills and canals, in Nagasaki. Video: Kowloon Walled City Arcade ...

  5. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    Once reviled, Kowloon Walled City is now regarded as an example of 'organic design'

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:15pm by James King

    ... James King The sprawling Kowloon Walled City, demolished 20 years ago, was reviled in its lifetime. But the structure is now looked upon as a classic of organic design, says James King A blot to be desired There seems to be no accounting for taste in architectural fashion. Shunned, condemned and demonised in its "lifetime", Kowloon Walled City was long considered ...

  6. Infographics - CITY

    Kowloon Walled City: A place of anarchy

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 07:33am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Kowloon Walled City, situated next to the old Hong Kong International Airport, was an incredible megablock of urban/architectural configuration occupying an area of approximately 200 by 150 metres. Most of the 500 buildings in the City, housing almost 50,000 residents, were built between 1965 and 1985. This March marks 20 years from their demolition. Kowloon Walled ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Exhibition offers glimpse of Kowloon Walled City and Ai Weiwei's home

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Exhibition looks at design classics past and present Ever fancied getting a glimpse of the vanished Kowloon Walled City, Ai Weiwei's home in Beijing ... of Kowloon Walled City, a cramped settlement infamous for crime which was demolished in 1993, recorded by an artist in 1991 as he wandered through it. Another exhibit shows the Old Peak Tower, which ...

  8. Infographics - HONG KONG

    Remembering Kowloon Walled City

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:31pm by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Kowloon Walled City, located not far from the former Kai Tak Airport, was a remarkable high-rise squatter camp that by the 1980s had 50,000 residents. A historical accident of colonial Hong Kong, it existed in a lawless vacuum until it became an embarrassment for Britain. This month marks the 20th anniversary of its demolition.   ...

  9. Government urged to preserve Qing relic

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The 10-metre-wide pier, lying two metres below ground, was built between 1873 and 1875. It and the Kowloon Walled City were the only places kept by the Qing dynasty after Kowloon was ceded to Britain ... function as an axis, connecting the Lei Yu Mun Gap and the Kowloon Walled City that made it special. Officials should ensure that the design can bring this fact to light.' Wong Tai Sin ...




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