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  1. Decay of King of Kowloon's art draws ire

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... substation in Yue Man Square, Kwun Tong, can still be clearly seen, but urban renewal plans in the area mean their future is uncertain. Small parts of his calligraphy also remain on a lamp post ...

  2. Those affected count most on urban renewal

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the harbourfront remains strong. The URA's role as facilitator rather than developer should be reviewed. Those living in urban areas of decay should be front and centre of any project. They should ... was permitted in the past is no longer acceptable. This has to be the underlying philosophy behind the reshaping of the Urban Renewal Authority. The authority's work has focused on redeveloping ...

  3. Doctors to strike over Link rent increase

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun About 200 doctors who run clinics in shopping centres managed by The Link Management will stop work from 1pm to 4pm today to protest against a rent rise, alongside hundreds of other Link tenants in over 30 public housing estates. The Hong Kong ...

  4. Authority agrees to install thousands of gates

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Housing Authority agreed yesterday to offer metal security gates free of charge to about 7,600 households in 27 public housing estates. The flats on these estates, all of which were completed between 2003 and last year, were not equipped wi ...

  5. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... diseases, residents have been mobilised to kill every dog they can lay their hands on. Ironically, the decaying bodies of the dead dogs pose more of a health risk than the live dogs, threatening ...

  6. University boughs to the inevitable- landmark tree falls to ravages of decay

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan The historic candlenut tree in the University of Hong Kong's Happy Garden in Sun Yat-sen Place is no more. It was felled yesterday, a victim of wood-decay fungus. ... infested by a wood-decay fungus growing towards the centre. Further tests confirmed that the tree had no chance of recovery. It would probably not have survived the typhoon season. 'We know ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as 20 years. These zones have caused urban decay because homeowners in these areas face uncertainty and do not wish to waste money on renovations when the URA has absolute control. ... on Staunton Street be excised from the Urban Renewal Authority project? The Town Planning Board should be congratulated for suggesting that five buildings be excluded from the Staunton Street project ...

  8. Island's historic theatre decays as family tries to find a buyer

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The historic status of the Cheung Chau Theatre is unlikely to save the 78-year-old building from demolition or decay unless the government steps in or a future owner pledges to protect it. The present owners, the Iu family, say that unless the government expresses a clear interest in preserving the entire site, they will keep looking for a potential developer. ...

  9. Officials leave historic military sites to decay

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Conservation of some military sites that helped shape the city's colonial history has been neglected although they are in the government's hands- with one turned into an outdoor gym and a haven for players of war games. The fortificatio ...

  10. Family decay makes job harder: drugs tsar

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Societal changes 'central to narcotics battle' Weaker family ties are making the battle against drug abuse tougher than ever, according to the chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics. Daniel Shek Tan-lei, who took up the po ...




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