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  1. 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

    ... of heavy metals involved, they posed no threat to public health as they were released at a high elevation and quickly dissipated in the air and water. Traditionally, fireworks were set off to ward ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New harbour authority must reflect public interest

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Add public voice to harbour body There is no question that the people of Hong Kong own Victoria Harbour. The Protection of the Harbour Ordinance makes that clear. But it has ... to be in the billions of dollars. This is what a growing public chorus, including this newspaper and the Society for the Protection of the Harbour, has been calling for over many years. First ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Public unity needed on safeguarding future of harbour

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Authority needed to champion public interests over harbour Your editorial ("The harbour's rightful owners", October 23) was completely correct. The rightful owners are the people of Hong Kong. The Protection of the Harbour Ordinance now clearly pronounces that the harbour is "a special public asset and a natural heritage of Hong Kong people". Yet ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... no worse place on earth for light pollution. University of Hong Kong researchers were shocked by findings that showed brightness levels so excessive that health and wildlife could be harmed. Above ... has there been so extensive a study of light pollution and it is good that the work has been carried out in our city. The findings are reason for public debate on whether it is time to replace ...

  5. Harbour swim 'a health hazard'

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam maggie.tam@scmp.com People taking part in Hong Kong's first cross-harbour swim in 30 years face a significant risk of infection, according to a new water quality report. Experts who carried out tests on the quality of the water in Victoria ...

  6. Blind insistence on reclamation ignores other land options preferred by public

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supply is deeply flawed, with particular regard to the need for reclamation. Focus groups, public forums and a Legislative Council hearing indicate it is merely an exercise to convince ... the benefits of reclamation. This enthusiasm was not shared by the public, and online and written responses are certainly in the same vein. Residents have major concerns about it and time and again ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Florentijn Hofman, Rubber Duck artist, is man of principles

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... seriously. For instance, he has strict rules about how his "baby" is to be handled while on display in Victoria Harbour. "First, it must always be shown to the general public ... (Mental Health) Foundation, a charity devoted to helping people with mental illness. Hofman is no stranger to corporations pressuring him to market the duck. The sculpture made its debut ...

  8. Government Hill site must be for public's benefit- not developers'

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their plans for Government Hill', December 29). The public record shows that over the past five years, the Society for Protection of the Harbour has been objecting to the relocation of the government headquarters to the Tamar site because it is, in principle, wrong to use public land reclaimed from the harbour for the enjoyment of officials instead of for public enjoyment. We foresaw ...

  9. Kai Tak roads may be moved to give public access to harbourfront

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Roads around the former airport runway at Kai Tak could be set back from the waterfront and made narrower to open the area for the public to enjoy, the government suggests. ... yesterday that landscaped decks on footbridges above the roads would be added, and the bureau would consult the public before firming up proposals. The original road plans for the Kai Tak project, ...

  10. Maritime museum must not deprive public of pier access

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a fundamental issue- whether the interests of a private organisation can override legitimate public interests. Their present proposal is for the museum to occupy the whole of both the observation deck and the upper deck as well as the eastern half of both the lower and upper levels of the Star Ferry Pier (Pier 8) in Central. The result is to deprive the public both enjoyment of the space that has ...




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