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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Brave cancer patient faces down drunk in stolen taxi at Star Ferry Pier

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:26pm by Clifford Lo

    ... joyrider A cancer patient faced down a drunk in a stolen taxi who had crashed the vehicle outside the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui in the early hours of Friday morning. Lo Kam-shing, 55, stood ... the Star Ferry Pier in TST and crashed into railings and a concrete pillar. Seeing the crash, Lo rushed forward to stop the taxi speeding off again. “I ordered him to get out,” Lo said. The man ...

  2. Petition launched to save Star Ferry Pier and clock tower

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Conservationists launched a petition yesterday to save the Star Ferry Pier in Central and its clock tower from the wrecking ball. The pier, built in 1958, is to make way ... for the Central waterfront, the Star Ferry dock will be moved west to join the cluster of piers from which ferries take passengers to the outlying islands. The existing pier will then be demolished, ...

  3. Calendar to have ferry fans piering at the past

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... with Norma Connolly If you're desperately missing the old Star Ferry pier in Central, just wait until June when it makes a comeback- in the government's own calendar. The government may not have appreciated the old Star Ferry pier in Central, as it seemed to demonstrate by demolishing it in the face of vocal public opposition, but it appears to value it sufficiently ...

  4. 2001 report backs preservation of Star Ferry pier

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... describes the old Star Ferry pier as a structure of 'great significance' and warns that its destruction would provoke a public 'outcry and dismay'. The report was resurrected ... Area of the Central Reclamation Phase III', it says the Star Ferry pier is a building of great significance for its role in the city's transport history. 'Its destruction would ...

  5. Listen and learn

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Officials at the new development bureau should consult the public and professionals in the early stages of projects, say experts. Would this avoid a repeat of controversies like the Star Ferry Pier saga? Write to us. ...

  6. Police arrest 13 protesters at former Star Ferry pier

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Thirteen protesters opposing the destruction of the former Star Ferry pier were arrested for obstructing the police in conducting their duties yesterday- an action they condemned ... They chanted the slogan 'Keep the Star Ferry pier in its existing site' soon after they walked out of the police station. Mr Chan said they were just people wanting to protect the Star Ferry ...

  7. Star Ferry Pier was a landmark loss and a monumental gain for city's heritage

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Most cities have in their history a major conservation disaster that catapults the case for conservation forward. For Hong Kong, this was undoubtedly the demolition of the Star Ferry Pier five years ago today. The battle over the pier raged for years, and there was an unprecedented public outcry over plans to destroy it and the adjacent Queen's Pier. The Star Ferry Pier ...

  8. Star Ferry standoff as protesters break in to stop pier's demolition

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... it is unnecessary to conduct another review of the pier's historic value.' The Civil Engineering and Development Department said the clock face would be given to the Star Ferry Company ... assessment on the Central reclamation that describes the old Star Ferry pier as a structure of 'great significance' and warns that its destruction would provoke a public outcry. Allegations ...

  9. Ferry pier bus terminus saved

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The government has decided to shelve its long-discussed proposal to build a piazza to replace the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier's bus terminus, ... the terminus will remain the last stop for all 15 bus routes it serves. A Star Ferry spokesman said any decision on the terminus would have little impact on the company's separate renovation plans ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Smoke and mirrors of ferry economics

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Smoke and mirrors of ferry economics Transport officials want to spend a whopping HK$610 million to build additional floors on the Central ferry piers ... the fresh air supply. Believe me, visitors and workers there will really need those sensors. Why? Because the piers are berths to some of the world's most polluting ferries. Frankly, our ...




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