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  1. We must not lose sight of Hong Kong's unique cultural heritage

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on what was happening. In any battle for heritage preservation, public support is vital. Cultural heritage is a city's most valuable asset. It is what makes Hong Kong unique. The SAR ... In recent years there has been public discontent over our threatened cultural heritage. In cramped Hong Kong, historic sites are often sacrificed because of rapid economic development. ...

  2. Tourists will just stop coming if city's unique character is ruined

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I greatly enjoyed reading Christine Loh's article, 'Money vs Heritage' (September 27). At a time when Hong Kong's government has turned a blind eye towards ... one visit per year to Hong Kong and have long marvelled at its feats of engineering, efficient and tidy public transportation system and economic vigour. However, as I've got to know Hong ...

  3. Don't destroy unique qualities that make SoHo so special

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The H19 proposal, the Staunton Street/Wing Lee Street Urban Renewal Authority project, will destroy what is uniquely Hong Kong. The vibrant neighbourhoods may soon be replaced by just ... of Hollywood Road between Central and Mid-Levels were designated a historic area, this would increase awareness of Hong Kong's uniqueness, boost tourism and raise tax revenue. Imagine a Hong Kong ...

  4. Government is destroying the things that make HK unique

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government seems determined to destroy what is 'uniquely Hong Kong' and replace it with high-rise buildings which can be seen anywhere in the world. This is crazy. In addition, ... as the 'real Hong Kong'- the narrow streets, low-rise buildings, street stalls and colourful 'village' life- the very things the government tells us must go. There is no doubt ...

  5. URA's plans will ruin historic and unique part of Central

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neighbourhood. The now almost-vacant Bridges Street market is the site where Dr Sun Yat-sen lived as a student in Hong Kong. Behind the market is one of Hong Kong's last remaining terraces of old ...

  6. City Between Worlds: My Hong Kong

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... just another 'generic city' of Asia. Left to bureaucrats and land developers, he says, Hong Kong will lose all its uniqueness, as demonstrated by the recent demolition of key sites ... Didi Kirsten Tatlow City Between Worlds: My Hong Kong by Leo Ou-fan Lee Harvard University/Belknap HK$240 Eighty-five years after the establishment of the British crown colony of Hong Kong ...

  7. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hotels reflect the stature and culture of the cities they serve. Hong Kong is fortunate; our portfolio of glittering five-star hotels is about the best in the world. They are the gems of our ... The latest example of this short-sighted commercialism is the swank, 216-room Ritz-Carlton in Central. It is one of the hotels in which Hong Kong can take great pride. It opened, after a dramatic ...

  8. Events

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Canadian Chamber of Commerce evening: 'Asian invasion: Asia's thirst for talent and where they'll find it'. Kinwick Centre, Central. 12th Hong Kong Forum (until tomorrow). HK ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Raising privileged children without a sense of entitlement'. British consulate. American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Unique ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - GREAT STRIDES

    Great Strides: Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by TROY DE HAAS

    ... Troy de Haas healthpost@scmp.com On the home stretch Visitors to Hong Kong are usually familiar with the territory's food, shopping, high-density living and pollution. But few tourists- and even residents- think of Hong Kong as a running paradise. The fact is, wherever you are in this great city, you are just around the corner from a park or traffic-free running trail. ...

  10. Events

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... business- Strategies for success'. Kinwick Centre, Central. British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'How to persuade and influence people'. British Consulate-General. Hong Kong Retirement ... of Commerce event: 'Industrial estate ventures: Challenges and opportunities'. Kinwick Centre, Central. The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Annual Dinner 2012, Conrad Hotel. ...




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