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    To Kwa Wan: Rundown but in high spirits

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... compensation and redevelopment is almost as old as those memories. Various discussions were held in the 1990s and the past decade, but all fell through. The Urban Renewal Authority and private ... retired, putting much-needed building repairs out of their financial reach. 'The buildings are in really bad shape,' said Yeung. 'Fixing them up is like pouring money into the sea ...


    Aberdeen: Sea life going under as tide turns

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and I wouldn't want them to be because life out at sea is too taxing,' says Leung of an occupation now almost entirely dominated by men. 'I would say the 40-somethings are the last generation ... that once relied on mariculture includes Aberdeen, Shek Pai Wan, Tin Wan and Ap Lei Chau. A relic of its maritime past lies in the temples dedicated to Tin Hau, the sea goddess worshipped ...

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    Ma Wan: an island losing heritage to modernity

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Urban development has left fishing villages crumbling but failed to bring locals trappings of modernity and left them fearing for future Island life ... the old village's meandering paths, the floating huts and fishermen's dinghies nestle along the bay beyond the handmade wooden pier. But while urban development seems to have succeeded ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Change coming to island idyll of Cheung Chau

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... skies over island idyll Cheung Chau has long been seen as an oasis within reach of busy Hong Kong, with its small-island charm and its tranquil surroundings of sea, sun and sand. ... still teaching them to value their roots," Lai says. But many youth are being uprooted to urban areas of Hong Kong, as parents want their children to have what they see as a better ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Peng Chau: An industrial hive turned rural idyll

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as a cleaner in Discovery Bay, like many fellow islanders. It was one of the few options left as the factories closed and moved to urban Hong Kong and the mainland. Peng Chau was once a self-sufficient ... grew in urban Hong Kong. The lime business gave way to cement; the match-makers succumbed to lighters near the end of the 1970s. Today, not a single factory is left on the island. 'People ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Neighbourhood Sounds: Cyberport

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Shuk-wah, general manager of GP Wedding, which moved their store from Kowloon Tong to Cyberport, said the park offers a backdrop of sea, mountains, a lake and the lawn. "People used to go ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Lonely Tung Chung fights for a better life

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... their urban counterparts have access to, and perennially face the spectre of delinquency and crime. Some have refused to give up hopes of one day bringing change to the only neighbourhood they have ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS

    Tai Wai: Alarm bells ring in bicycle town

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by LILLY ZHANG

    ... Wai is still a popular getaway for people who want to escape the urban smog and the hectic pace of city life- but residents say its identity is slowly diminishing. "People still come ...


    Sai Ying Pun: A walk among the heritage holdouts

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... as an icon for the district. Hop Lee Ho Sea Products, an importer of salted fish, is among those feeling the pinch as rents and prices rise, old families move out and new firms move in. Hop Lee Ho ...



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