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  1. Declare Peak an historic district, experts advise

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... heritage adviser, Chan Wai-kwan, said Victoria Peak was a 'very important area' in the history of Hong Kong. 'The government should conduct a comprehensive investigation at The Peak ... Chloe Lai The Peak should be declared an historic district and a comprehensive site investigation held to find out if there are any more historic structures there, conservationists say. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578203/declare-peak-historic-district-experts-advise
  2. More open space at North Point estate, but opera centre ruled out

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... in the district. Mr Lo, who was re-elected in November's poll, said a group of fellow members from constituencies in North Point had formed a concern group and would fight for a venue for Chinese opera on the North Point Estate site. Hong Kong's only permanent Chinese opera venue, the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point, is likely to close in August next year, when its current tenancy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621679/more-open-space-north-point-estate-opera-centre-ruled-out
  3. AT A GLANCE- Sheung Wan & Western District

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and other parts of Hong Kong Island and- until the island line is extended- MTR trains going west terminate at Sheung Wan. ... historic feel continues with Possession Street and Possession Point, where the Union Flag first flew in 1841. Sai Ying Pun's streets are laid out in a North American-style grid system, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688292/glance-sheung-wan-western-district
  4. Lifestyle - Health - GREAT STRIDES

    Great Strides: Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by TROY DE HAAS

    ... stop is Lok Fu. Victoria Park: Located in the centre of Hong Kong Island near the busy Causeway Bay shopping district, this 55-year-old park has a 625-metre jogging trail with six fitness ... Troy de Haas healthpost@scmp.com On the home stretch Visitors to Hong Kong are usually familiar with the territory's food, shopping, high-density living and pollution. But few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1056415/great-strides-hong-kong
  5. District councils' failure to provide bilingual documents is discrimination

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the report ('District council is urged to use more English', July 1). Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Chan Wai-keung talked about the 'paucity of English translation' of council 'meeting documents'. As a Sai Ying Pun resident, I wrote to the chairman of the Central & Western District Council in May about documents on its website which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006838/district-councils-failure-provide-bilingual-documents-discrimination
  6. Vibrant heart of Hong Kong Island

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... through both districts along what was the harbour front when it was constructed in 1904. The prime downtown 'lung' is Hong Kong Park, covering eight hectares of what was once a military ... Central and Admiralty districts are the epitome of Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688278/vibrant-heart-hong-kong-island
  7. It's not too late to change direction

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... level. So why not decide the same for Hong Kong's most valuable economic asset, the harbour district, and establish an overriding Harbour Authority aligning bureaus and departments? To get ... that our foreshore is in a bad state, given the ever-changing coastline and the fact that Hong Kong only recently changed its economic aspirations for the harbour district. But now is the time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451766/its-not-too-late-change-direction
  8. Reclamation is only option for bypass, say engineers

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... harbour reclamation at an entrance in North Point. An inland tunnel is dismissed as unfeasible because of existing tunnels, buildings and utility cables. The report says the only other options are a flyover or a shallow water tunnel, which is the government's preferred option. The convenor of the civic group Designing Hong Kong Harbour District, Paul Zimmerman, said the proposals would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536424/reclamation-only-option-bypass-say-engineers
  9. Site near Kowloon station bolsters district's business hub ambitions

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... International Commerce Centre (ICC). Constraints on space in Hong Kong have so far hampered efforts to create a decentralised business district. With the zoning decision announced last week ... Yvonne Liu A large site above the West Kowloon terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link next to the Kowloon MTR station has been zoned for commercial use, boosting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682420/site-near-kowloon-station-bolsters-districts-business-hub-ambitions
  10. District councils need to show independence

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong because, in the absence of full democracy, it serves as the main gauge of popularity for the administration's ideas. Our report on Monday that authorities appeared to be manipulating the opinions of district councils to support its view of how the Central waterfront should be redeveloped can therefore only be seen as regressive. It also underlines the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647920/district-councils-need-show-independence

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