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  1. Artists hope exhibition will help save Victoria Prison

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Artwork in cells designed to encourage the government to preserve complex Artists have turned Victoria Prison into an art museum in the hope of persuading the government ... Kong was like living in a prison cell. 'Prison cells and most flats in the city are all very small, and we do not have much space to move around. 'I want to make my cell a bit more ...

  2. tale of two cities

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... the city of Victoria. Except on government documents, the name has long-since fallen into disuse, and those who have heard of it often assume it refers to Central. Victoria was formalised ... and administrative centre. A walk around the city demonstrates virtually all that remains from the Victorian era is the official name itself. 'Victoria is a beautiful city,' English traveller ...

  3. Architect revisits historic city hall

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com It was a celebratory evening when the who's who of Hong Kong gathered in City Hall in Central for its golden jubilee. But to one ... exhibition and a concert starring cellist Yo-yo Ma and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Fifty years ago, the HK$20 million City Hall complex, with two buildings and a memorial garden, ...

  4. Arts

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... by Lam Tung-pang of dreamlike encounters between wild animals and the city landscape. Opens today. Daily, 10am-10pm, Open Piazza and 2/F Lobby, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2118 8900. Ends Apr 6 Kan Tai-keung Glyphic ink paintings by the Chinese artist. Opens today. Daily, 11am-9pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, L2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. ...

  5. 3 projects set to generate 15,000 jobs

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Joyce Ng

    ... Anita Lam and Joyce Ng More than 15,000 jobs will be created when work begins on three major infrastructure projects later this year. Contractors building the West Island Line- which is awaiting funding approval from the Legislative Council- are expected ...

  6. New MTR route could lead to more trains on the Island Line

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... will be called on over the next few months to contribute their own design ideas for the stations in one of the city's oldest districts. Icons of the area, including the Lo Pan Temple, built in 1884, ...

  7. City Digest

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pepper spray used to subdue drugs suspect A police officer used pepper spray in the arrest of a 31-year-old man found with a small amount of drugs in Yuen Long yesterday. The officer stopped the man, who was entering a cargo container in Fuk Hi Street at ...

  8. Star Ferry Pier was a landmark loss and a monumental gain for city's heritage

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Most cities have in their history a major conservation disaster that catapults the case for conservation forward. For Hong Kong, this was undoubtedly the demolition of the Star Ferry Pier ... Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. This is the highest number any city has been awarded and the fourth highest total overall. This is a significant achievement ...

  9. City mustn't lose its soul, for all that quiet is bliss

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You would not know it from the sound of jackhammers, but there are noise limits in this city. Construction sites are granted exemptions and complaints are futile. So it is not surprising ... is bliss and not to be given up lightly. Great cities, however, cannot live by cement, steel and glass alone, any more than man can live by bread alone. They need a vibrant street life ...

  10. From scratch up

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... skyscrapers that could be in Hong Kong (although they're not). The rooms devote themselves to their views of the city's most distinctive feature- three of the four room types face Victoria ... in the city.' He got inspiration from the urban nature of the site, and its surroundings- most of the buildings in the district are involved in trading, a gritty mix of old warehouses and low-grade ...




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