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  1. 1,000-entrant limit for harbour swim

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is water quality in the harbour, amid reports of a deterioration last year. The route was chosen to avoid pollution and marine traffic, and Wong said careful checks would be made before the race. ... between Tsim Sha Tsui pier and Queen's Pier in Central was used. The event was suspended because of pollution and increasing marine traffic. Wong said he hoped the experience with the revived ...

  2. Residents must stop heritage sites being ruined by officials and developers

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their facade retained, as is the case with the former Wan Chai market. Other once-dignified heritage sites, like the marine police headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui, renamed 1881 Heritage, have been ...

  3. When heritage matters as much as privacy

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As we report today, the Marine Department is collecting cancelled or expired licence books from the owners of commercial and pleasure craft that detail the history of the vessels, including ...

  4. West wing sale 'repeats 1881 Heritage mistake'

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai The government's planned sale of the west wing of its headquarters in Central is about to repeat the same mistake it made with the former marine police headquarters redevelopment in Tsim Sha Tsui, critics say. 'The former marine police headquarters was a monument sitting on the Tsim Sha Tsui Hill,' said Albert Lai Kwong-tak, chairman of The Professional ...

  5. Having a blast

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the seals and dolphins. Children above eight years and measuring at least 132cm can dive into the dolphins' habitat and get up close to the friendly mammals in Dolphin Encounter. You can also ... a butterfly emerge from its cocoon. The Marine Land Ed-Venture includes visits to the Atoll Reef, where visitors see fish being fed and watch the wonders contained in the shark aquarium. ...

  6. Happy berth day

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A pleasure craft docks at Central's pier 9 on its first day in operation yesterday. Tourists arriving at the pier to board leisure cruises, which until Wednesday had sailed from Queen's Pier, praised the facility but were unaware they were among ...

  7. Trial and error

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Ko Critics and the public have been hard on 1881 Heritage, the shopping complex and boutique hotel built out of the former Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui. ... The original main building, constructed in 1884, was vacated by the Marine Police in 1996. The government awarded a tender to Cheung Kong (Holdings) for a makeover that would save the building, which ...

  8. 'We didn't reclaim in cement test'

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said the trial altered the natural habitat for marine creatures, irrespective of whether it amounted to 'reclamation'. 'A cement surface is totally different from sand,' WWF HK senior conservation officer Samantha Lee Mei-wah said. Lee said invertebrates lived in the seabed, and formed part of the marine food chain. They could be destroyed by construction work ...

  9. Green dream for Central unveiled by academics

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A scheme aimed at transforming the Central piers into a vibrant and sustainable world-class waterfront has been released by a team of academics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Under the proposal, the 12.5-hectare plot would be turned int ...

  10. Complete preservation a low priority

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir Adding fuel to the conservationists' cause is the track record of heritage developments in Hong Kong. The former marine police headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui is cited ... by the public. 'While the best trees are kept, many good mature trees have been chopped [down]; the whole former marine headquarters has lost its flavour entirely.' With this experience ...




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