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  1. Military heritage needs preserving

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are scattered across urban and rural areas, some hidden in remote corners of the city. For the first time a map of military relics has been produced. The researchers deserve commendation and support ... for public education or turn them into tourist attractions. Sadly, ours are only left to decay, with some being used as rubbish storage space or public toilets. Some have been even been damaged ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How to make Hong Kong a better place to live

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... economically, described as "an area of serious urban decay", but in terms of emotional intensity and cultural value, it is one of our richest. It is a richness that's being lost in other ... consequence of high rents- have had a devastating impact on the daily nutritional intake of the urban poor. Hong Kong's claim to be a first-world city is rendered absurd by such facts. Despite ...

  3. Going up in the world?

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... buildings into 60-storey high-rises. Since thousands of old buildings in Hong Kong are decaying, redevelopment projects are the key to giving our urban area a facelift. At the same time, we ... foul if that happened. Such measures to limit the development density would also have an impact on the pace of urban renewal in Hong Kong. Developers are now keen to replace old buildings ...

  4. Urban challenge reveals city's diverse history

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by her company to take part in the Urban Discovery Challenge. A scavenger hunt-like programme with a cultural focus, it took her to To Kwa Wan, an old district she had rarely visited. 'We ... history. Fong's revelation was what Ester Van Steekelenburg and her business partner Paul Schuttenbelt hoped to achieve when they started the non-profit Urban Discovery project two years ago. ...

  5. Urban Drift

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but was lured back to this part of the world when, in late 2004, he was inspired by the 'epic transformation' of Beijing. Presented by Asia Fine Art gallery, Urban Drift is an exhibition ...

  6. Urban Jungle

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... everything to adhere to a more uniform and compact form. In Melbourne the various cultures have their own urban centres far apart from each other, and this allows them to retain much ...

  7. Urban crush

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... and urban mythology pad out the rest. A Sense of Place: Hong Kong West of Pottinger Street, edited by Veronica Pearson and Ko Tim-keung, avoids most of these shortcomings. This worthwhile book grew ...

  8. Urban environment 'fosters alienation'

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Former lawmaker Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung is not surprised that residents of Ho Man Tin Estate show little interest in the number of suicides there. He says the dense urban environment fosters alienation. 'Unfortunately, we are in a very urbanised environment where people don't connect. They don't have a good sense of community,' said Dr Cheung, ...

  9. Urban Jungle

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: Tokyo observations Here is my chance to be a foreign correspondent. Well, not quite a real one. There's nothi ...

  10. Uncovering beauty in the urban jungle

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Lau kit wai A walk through Hong Kong's concrete jungle is often a hurried affair, without so much as a second glance at the towering buildings along the way. But if you stop to take a closer look, you will find something beautiful, even in the plain ...




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