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  1. Fire prompts call for better conservation area protection

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of special scientific interest (SSSI) and a conservation area. It has not been determined how much of the burnt area was protected under SSSI and conservation zoning. However, the Agriculture, ... Cheung Chi-fai The Tai Po site is a haven for wildlife, says green group About four hectares of an ecologically sensitive site in Sha Lo Tung have been destroyed in a fire, prompting green ...

  2. Troubled water

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Steve Sandford

    ... the renewed attention is worthwhile,' Narumon says. 'The interest is back on the issue of education. Now, cultural diversity is important again.' Chulalongkorn University, ... schools, which they hunt. The myths are not far from the truth. A scientific study, conducted by Anna Gislen of Sweden's Lund University and published in Current Biology in May 2003, described ...

  3. A KINDER FATE: how urban heritage can be handled

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... traders whose businesses were once based on the site. 2 Ruinas de Sao Paulo, Macau The Italian-designed hilltop cathedral was built by Japanese Christian exiles in the early 17th century ... the heritage and character of The Rocks and brought about an interesting fusion of modern amenities in an old and valued setting. 4 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong More than 100 years ago, Hollywood Road ...

  4. Cathedral wins heritage award

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The 115-year-old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Caine Road received a special birthday present yesterday when it was given a Unesco award for cultural heritage ... Old Temple in Sai Kung. This year, 22 buildings from nine Asia-Pacific countries competed for nine awards from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. All ...

  5. Former residents sought to bring estate's history to life

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... many more to help create an on-site folklore museum. With the renovation of Mei Ho House in Shek Kip Mei due to start early next year, the association is building up content for the museum ... blocks,' the association's general manager, Iris Tsang Hoi-kee, said. 'The history will be an essential part of the museum planned for the hostel and will distinguish the heritage site ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and scientifically important areas of unspoiled countryside. The south side of Lamma Island is not only an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is also the habitat of a rare species of tree frog, the nesting ground of endangered green turtles and home to several important archaeological sites. Most importantly, it is a wonderful resource for all Hong Kong people. Your report ('Bid ...

  7. Universal appeal

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and various technological, scientific and academic communities worked with Microsoft Research, a unit of the software company and one of the world's top research operations, to provide ... from the Simbad- which stands for 'set of identifications, measurements and bibliography for astronomical data'- database, Nasa, Wikipedia and other pertinent sites on the internet. ...

  8. Letters

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tien's idea of 'candidates nominated by the various trade and professional groups' sounds too much like special business interests (including the Liberal Party) trying to retain ... homebuyers pay cash for their homes. Also, the average mortgage only covers about half of the value of the property because people want to avoid paying interest. Therefore, this new policy ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and supply of quality office space as well as prime residential sites. Unbridled hikes bring short-term benefits to a handful of rich landlords at the expense of the long-term competitiveness in attracting foreign investment to Hong Kong. As the city prospers, prime sites are increasingly in demand. Why cut down the plot ratio of the last pieces of prime waterfront sites when the market ...

  10. Bones of contention

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... specimens of Homo erectus, is celebrated as a major step in the theory of human origin and evolution. But the site also offered up several other interesting finds from more recent communities ... The gap between apes and modern man, Homo sapiens, had been bridged. The area was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987. But in Huangshandian, with its muffled explosions from the quarries ...




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