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  1. Heritage first, then tourism

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the property for the past 163 years, the government says there is an urgent need to develop it as a 'heritage tourism project'. This begs a fundamental question: is this a heritage project with tourism benefits, or a tourism project under heritage constraints? When one realises that the champion of the project is the Tourism Commission, under the Economic and Labour Affairs Bureau, ...

  2. Eivissa

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dave Freidenrich 77 Wyndham Street, Central Tel: 2520 5818 The vibe: this slice of Balearic charm is a few steps away from the top of Pottinger Street and right across from the historic Central Police Station. Eivissa, the Catalan name for Spain's da ...

  3. Luxury builder's bash in the sky

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Habitat Property's Holiday Party Where: The Box, IFC When: November 26 What: Habitat property, an agency specialising in expat relocation and luxury investment properties in Hong Kong and Australia, threw a holiday party for its partnering ...

  4. Top chefs and celebrities working up an appetite to promote HK

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and other festivities as part of a new tourism event. The two-week event will be launched with an outdoor wine carnival in West Kowloon. At weekends, Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo will host food and wine street parties, with music performances and tastings. The areas would be pedestrian-only zones, a Hong Kong Tourism Board spokesman said. In January, the board said it intended to spend HK$112.1 ...

  5. Residents must stop heritage sites being ruined by officials and developers

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... indeed have a road map, and this leads directly to 'Old Hong Kong Street' at Ocean Park. The Tourism Commission and Development Bureau are busy ramming through projects designed to destroy the real Hong Kong. I would cite, as examples, plans to turn the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry pier and [bus] terminal into a tourism plaza and shopping mall and to demolish the west wing ...

  6. Historic Peak house unearthed

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 2.29pm: Workers renovating an area for tourism on the Peak have discovered a site believed to be the summer residence of former British governors built a century ago, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. The spokesman said part of the building was found recently when the Tourism Commission carried out a renovation project. He said the discovery ...

  7. Stanley waterfront to get $90m facelift in drive to woo tourists

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Plan includes extending promenade and building a pier outside Murray House Nearly $90 million is to be spent beautifying the Stanley waterfront as part of the Tourism ... is one of the key tourism areas identified by the commission to make the city more attractive and visitor-friendly 'Stanley is one of the most popular tourist districts in Hong Kong ...

  8. A chorus of colour

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... is the Tourism Board's latest effort to boost the appeal of Victoria Harbour. The 17-minute extravaganza, to be held every night at 8pm, combines light and musical effects to tell the story of Hong ...

  9. 'Heritage sites must not be just for rich'

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Sha Tsui. The Tourism Commission will invite private developers to present proposals on turning the three heritage sites into new attractions. Central and Western district councillors said ... station is 139-years-old, the former magistracy is believed to have been built in 1847, and Victoria Prison was built in 1841. The councillors, who met Deputy Tourism Commissioner Duncan Pescod ...

  10. All dressed up

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Workers at the Central Ferry Piers prepare for an 18-day Culture and Heritage Celebration being launched today by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The campaign will run until May 7 and is budgeted at $9 million. It is expected to attract up to 2 million visitors. The Central Ferry Piers are being decorated to stage a temple fair, aimed at giving tourists a taste of the city's ...




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