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  1. Whither the poor man's rich heritage?

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... a dizzying array of bodies- the Town Planning Board and the Urban Renewal Authority, among others. Yet the outcome is never in doubt. Money always wins. These days, when an old business ... of unceremoniously dumping a precious part of Hong Kong's heritage. With cruel efficiency, rule-bound functionaries are dancing to developers' tunes and turning Hong Kong into a sanitised urban ...

  2. Dashing Thunder perfect for Saint-Martin family day

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... l'Arc de Triomphe, on board the Jean Lesbordes-trained Urban Sea, following in the footsteps of his famous father, Yves, who won the event four times. Yves Saint-Martin's first success ...

  3. A shift is badly needed in our museum culture

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last financial year, Hong Kong's Museum of Art spent more on electricity, cleaning and security than it did on staging exhibitions. And the salary budget was nearly three times the amount set aside for buying and displaying art. This is a fairly typi ...

  4. coffee table

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... have special features and many have spectacular views of the sea, countryside or urban landscape. Especially useful for architects or students are the house plans and information about ...

  5. Draft property law allows abuse, says analyst

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... obtained 'production' property, including equipment and raw materials Property of the state: Controlled by the State Council or its agencies: All ore deposits, water and sea, urban land ...

  6. Sewage fee will double to help clean up harbour

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it was time to stop up to 25 per cent of the urban sewage from being pumped directly into the sea. 'It doesn't match our world-class-city status if our raw sewage is simply flushed out ... is now handling 75 per cent of the urban area sewage mainly from Kowloon. By 2013, this $8.4 billion programme will help improve the dissolved oxygen level of the harbour by around 5 per cent, ...

  7. Plan to push Victoria Park to waterfront

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the proposal, the expanded Victoria Park would provide a green promenade to the sea. There would be a continuous path for pedestrians from the Convention and Exhibition Centre via a new pedestrian ... The existing flyover connection between Victoria Park Road and the Island Eastern Corridor would be submerged to create a 0.9 hectare sandy beach. 'The urban beach is for the public to get closer ...

  8. Pollution in cities and seas the toughest clean-up task

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Controlling air and water pollution in main cities and limiting deteriorating water quality in the Bohai and East China seas will be a tough task, according ... director Wang Yuqing said overall air quality in urban cities was poor, with more than half the mainland cities surveyed being affected by acid rain and high concentrations of breathable particles. ...

  9. HK still has plenty of bang for buck

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko A budget of $8.6 million is not a large amount of money to spend in Hong Kong's expensive property market. Yet, shrewd investors should be able to find plenty of buying opportunities with the diversity of what's available in the marketplace. For those interested in residential properties in urban areas, a 1,200 sq ft apartment with a sea view in Taikoo Shing may ...

  10. Retail therapy

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Yet, the current drive to promote creativity is starting to bear fruit. Here and there, innovative retail outlets are starting to reshape the urban landscape- from a bohemian cafe to a chic ... (unfortunately not located by the sea, but in the lush greenery of Bukit Timah) bring a whiff of bohemia and community spirit to local neighbourhoods. These cozy hangouts for so-called artists have been ...




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