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  1. Don't condemn mainland visitors for knowing little about our unique culture

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their anger at mainland visitors, but this usually only escalates the problem. Unfortunately, many mainlanders are simply ignorant of Hong Kong's unique culture, and who can blame them when ... As a British Hongkonger, I appreciate the differing interpretations between cultures of what is acceptable and what is not, and sympathise with the Hong Kong Chinese on their growing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991687/dont-condemn-mainland-visitors-knowing-little-about-our-unique-culture
  2. UNIQUE touches

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is similarly keen to give each development a feel unique to its location, yet authentically Hong Kong. The designers' brief is to create affordable luxury that complements the area, offering ... landscaped garden meant to highlight the fact that environmental awareness in a city such as Hong Kong is not a contradiction in terms. 'Accessible balconies add a further exterior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994139/unique-touches
  3. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Evacuation at Wan Chai Tower after fire discovered in lift machine room

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:29pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Some 100 people evacuated and 13 lift passengers briefly trapped during lunchtime incident About 100 people were evacuated from the Wan Chai Tower at 1pm today after a fire broke out in a rooftop lift machine room of the 2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1446096/evacuation-wan-chai-tower-after-fire-discovered-lift-machine-room
  4. Is it necessary to redevelop Hong Kong's old districts?

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Matthew Murchie, Elise Choi Matthew Murchie, 18, Imperial College London Hong Kong has a rich history with a diverse cultural background. It is vital that we preserve the city's heritage the best we can. A lot of people see old districts as important relics of Hong Kong's past. They are strongly against the idea of redeveloping them. The fear is that doing so may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001076/it-necessary-redevelop-hong-kongs-old-districts
  5. A voyage into Hong Kong's past

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will also collect maps from the 1960s and 1970s, and even 1980s, because Hong Kong is constantly changing, he says. Bailey says the Hong Kong map market has 'a certain uniqueness' because ... Andrew McIntyre andrew.mcintyre@scmp.com Maps not only offer fascinating insights into history, they can also be big business, as two Hong Kong collectors can attest. Christopher Bailey, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971875/voyage-hong-kongs-past
  6. Authority is destroying heritage and environment of Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has already suffered too much destruction of its environment and heritage, with the loss of the former Hong Kong Star Ferry, Queen's Pier, Tiger Balm Gardens, the former ... interior spaces, its form which so well fits the site, the collective memory of generations of Wan Chai and other Hong Kong people, its wartime role and its contribution to the overall townscape ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622756/authority-destroying-heritage-and-environment-hong-kong
  7. How long should Hong Kong's architects reach for the sky?

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... and efficiency alone don't make a city unique or great. At the symposium, Hong Kong architect Paul Chu Hoi-shan showed how intimate, narrow streets of old Wan Chai are giving way to super blocks ... Violet Law Something most Hongkongers have long taken for granted was the subject of a three-day symposium in New York. That tall - very tall - buildings can be packed into Hong Kong plots ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658324/how-long-should-hong-kongs-architects-reach-sky
  8. Lifestyle - Books - HONG KONG

    Affable history of the district at Hong Kong's heart

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by FELIPE FAZENDA

    ... Hong Kong Wan Chai Past, Wan Chai Future? by Harry Reid Self-publishing 3.5 stars Felipe Fazenda Wan Chai Past, Wan Chai Future? by Harry Reid (self-published)   Felipe Fazenda Ad man and author Harry Reid has lived, on and off, for more than 20 years in Hong Kong. He first stumbled upon Wan Chai as an impressionable youth: "I was 22 and a bachelor, and frankly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1026934/affable-history-district-hong-kongs-heart
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - THE PLANNER

    Hong Kong Planner, August 14

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by YVONNE TEH

    ... 2526 0818. End Aug 24 Luminous Harbour: Hong Kong Contemporary Photography 2012 Cheung Wai-Lok, Chan Wai-Kwong, Ho Siu-Nam, Vincent Yu, Tse Ming-Chong, So Hing-Keung, Ho Pak-Kei and Lai Lon-Hin's photographs respond to the question "What is Hong Kong?" Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm, Lumenvisum, L2-10 Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 3177 9159. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1012939/hong-kong-planner-august-14
  10. Building bridges to the Hong Kong community

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Winnie Chan Hiu-tung (left), assistant resident engineer at AECOM, returned to Hong Kong after completing her degree in the US. Her first task was working on the new Wan Chai ... building work on-site. Any advice for those who want to enter the industry? Learning about 10 major infrastructure projects underway in Hong Kong is the best way to find out more about engineering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001229/building-bridges-hong-kong-community

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