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  1. Comment - Letters

    Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage It is difficult for many people, including most Hongkongers, to understand the significance and values of Pok Fu Lam village, ... from its colonial era, such as Bethanie sanatorium, Douglas Castle, Pok Fu Lam Reservoir and the remains of the old Dairy Farm. The scale, spatial organisation and physical setting ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    On the rocks: picture shows how close huge cargo ship came to collision at Pok Fu Lam

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 09:04pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Johnny Tam

    ... Samuel Chan and Johnny Tam Land ahoy With its prow resting on the rocks at Pok Fu Lam, this dramatic picture shows just how close a 193-metre container ship came to a potentially ... aground off Pok Fu Lam Hong Kong is one of the world’s busiest ports, with more than 425,000 vessels arriving and departing in 2010, according to official figures. On any given day, scores ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Residents and business owners left with limited water supply after main bursts in Pok Fu Lam

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 07:27pm by Danny Mok and Ng Kang Chung

    ... University in Pok Fu Lam led to a suspension. The Water Supplies Department said the suspension of the supply would affect all premises in the area. It said repair work is being “urgently” carried ... to the affected residents. Details of their location are available at the Water Supplies Department website.  The main, which was 450mm in diameter, burst on Tuesday night at 79 Pok Fu Lam Road, near Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Pok Fu Lam residents queue for water after main bursts

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:59am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of the stoppage, while residents, shocked to find the taps dry, complained about having to take showers in a public community hall. The 450mm main at 79 Pok Fu Lam Road burst shortly before 11pm ... supplies. Law Kui-hing, owner of Hung Hing Restaurant on Pok Fu Lam Road, said business was "hugely affected" as he and most of his staff had to queue for fresh water. "Look how ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Preserving Pok Fu Lam village is a chance to save some of city's history

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Pok Fu Lam village is on an international list of sites to be preserved, but will Hong Kong listen? Chance to save our vanishing history Hundreds of humble huts and small houses perch on a hillside in the middle-class neighbourhood of Pok Fu Lam. Between them, narrow alleys lead to small shops, green fields and historic structures that were once part ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Historic Pok Fu Lam village named alongside Venice in World Monuments Watch list

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo One of the last villages on Hong Kong Island makes global list of places under threat, raising hopes that it could become a world heritage site Pok Fu Lam village on global watch list Pok Fu Lam village has been named in an international list that seeks to preserve threatened monuments around the world. The World Monuments Watch list features 67 cultural ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Is Pok Fu Lam worth naming as heritage site?

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Is Pok Fu Lam Venice of HK? Curiously, a little-known squatter area on Hong Kong Island has landed in a so-called world heritage watch list, along with big names like Venice ... limited recognition, but does not guarantee protection. Redeveloping or not is, ultimately, a matter for property owners to decide. The Pok Fu Lam village is probably unheard of even by many ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Mid-Levels, Pok Fu Lam residents object to developing exclusive areas

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Objections to developing exclusive areas Mid-Levels and Pok Fu Lam residents are unhappy about the government's plan to lift development restrictions ... next year. "It's irrelevant. The stops aren't very close to this area," she said. History professor Peter Cunich, chairman of the Pok Fu Lam Residents' Alliance, said ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

    Pok Fu Lam's fire dragon dance to rival Tai Hang's

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 06:07pm by Hedy Bok

    ... Hedy Bok "Pok Fu Lam fire dragon dance" video by Hedy Bok Tai Hang is not the only place to watch fire dragon dancing during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Pok Fu Lam village also ... on the dragon this year," said Ng Kwong-nam, leader of Pok Fu Lam village fire dragon dance team. One of Ng's dragons made an attempt for Guinness World Records in 2010 – the tradition's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Public denied access to Pok Fu Lam's Jessville mansion

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... by developer Despite earlier efforts, the historic, 80-year-old Pok Fu Lam mansion Jessville will not be opened to the public, after high land premiums forced the building's owner to revise ... lifted the Pok Fu Lam Moratorium on new land sales and lease modifications for more intensive development in the district. The mansion was built by barrister and magistrate William Ngar Tse ...




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