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  1. Star Ferry offers fresh look at Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The service aims to give visitors a better view of Hong Kong The Star Ferry Company yesterday launched its first tourist cruise dedicated to the sights of Victoria Harbour - the glittering ... of Victoria Harbour to people around the world and they would know it was Hong Kong.' The Tourism Board, which is helping to market the tour, got the idea from tourists themselves, Mr Clennell ...

  2. Coral find in Victoria Harbour hailed

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quality in Victoria Harbour. The findings have raised hopes among conservationists that the harbour's once-rich ecology may be restored. They are also expected to spur renewed calls ... to be species commonly found within Hong Kong waters. Mr Wong said the discovery of the corals was not surprising as Victoria Harbour used to be a rich marine habitat. 'Decades ago ...

  3. Something fishy at Victoria Harbour

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A bid by the Society for the Protection of the Harbour to stop reclamation works in Central and Wan Chai has struck a chord with many people who are alarmed by the shrinking of Victoria Harbour. Thanks to a suit launched by the Society for the Protection of the Harbour, the court has ruled that the government's plan for Wan Chai reclamation has breached the Protection ...

  4. Cleaners battle to keep Victoria Harbour fragrant

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Bodies are very smelly after they have been soaked in the sea for a long time. I have found three bodies floating in the harbour in the 30 years of my work.' Every year the pollution-control unit gathers more than 11,000 tonnes of rubbish from the waters and seabed of Victoria Harbour. It is a 365-day-a-year operation. 'We have to start work at eight in the morning, seven days ...

  5. 'It was in danger of becoming Victoria River'

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... The harbour was originally 6,500 hectares in size and by 1990, about 2,600 hectares had been reclaimed, according to Winston Chu Ka-sun, chairman of the Society for the Protection of the Harbour. Mr Chu says the government's plan to reclaim a further 1,297 hectares would reduce the harbour to just 40 per cent of its original size. 'It was in danger of becoming Victoria ...

  6. Alternative music fans Rockit in Victoria Park

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Alternative rock music fans yesterday expressed delight at the rare chance to see top-class international acts during the first Rockit Festival in Victoria Park. More than 10 ... This was despite clashing with Harbour Fest at the Tamar site and the withdrawal of Rockit's headline group Supergrass. He said Rockit organisers were keen to make the festival an annual event. ...

  7. Locals see new side of their city

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Fears the Sars outbreak and subsequent low numbers of tourists might dampen business on the opening day of Star Ferry's Harbour Tour were laid to rest as local residents took up ... to Central, so I never get a full view of the harbour, which is a good tourist attraction because it is so beautiful.' He added: 'I think $30 is very cheap for a relaxing hour. Next time ...

  8. $1m-a-day harbour fee disputed

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... The government's claim that the suspension of reclamation works in Victoria Harbour was costing taxpayers $1 million a day was misleading and needed to be substantiated, environmentalists said yesterday. The chairman for the Society for the Protection of the Harbour, Winston Chu Ka-sun, told the South China Morning Post that according to expert advice, the estimate given ...

  9. Harbour group outlines grand plan

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Environmentalists say their vision is to produce a waterfront to rival those of Sydney and Singapore Environmentalists yesterday outlined a vision for Victoria Harbour of promenades, ... the case to oppose a Wan Chai reclamation project. 'The survival of the harbour depended on this case,' said Mr Chu. The retired lawyer said it would protect Victoria Harbour from being ...

  10. Hundreds sign up for harbour protection

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Hundreds of people signed up to a signature campaign yesterday to support activist Winston Chu Ka-sun and his battle against the reclamation of Victoria Harbour. The chairman of the Society for the Protection of the Harbour said on Saturday he was leaving Hong Kong because he and his family had received threatening letters. Mr Chu said the group's vice-chairwoman, ...




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