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  1. Victoria Harbour and the Giving Tree: a cautionary tale

    Posted Nov 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Central-Wan Chai bypass will be the last reclamation of Victoria Harbour ('Calm sailing tipped for harbour plan', October 7). The government may provide a stump where we can sit and rest ... harbour remind me forcefully of a cautionary story I read to my children when they were small. The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, is an environmental parable which recounts the many gifts ...

  2. Replica of 18th century tall ship set to sail into Victoria Harbour

    Posted Nov 28th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani One of the world's largest tall ships- a scale replica of the 18th century Swedish East Indiaman Gotheborg- is due to berth at Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong tomorrow. The 58.5-metre, 1,150-tonne, three-masted ship is about 100 nautical m ...

  3. Public wants a green, open harbour: banker

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Government and business urged to listen to public The government and the business community should take account of public aspirations over Victoria Harbour when they plan developments along the waterfront, a top banker said yesterday. Speaking at a prize-giving ceremony on a Victoria Harbour design competition, Vincent Cheng Hoi-chuen said: 'How we plan the harbour ...

  4. If it were my harbour...

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the surface of Victoria Harbour were drawn to the spectacular fireworks display over the harbour. And they were jealous of Hong Kong, for having such a beautiful harbour. Soon after, they decided to build their own Victoria Harbour by uniting all the sea creatures. After all the hassle, they found out... Primary 1- Gold Prize Untitled Martin So Tse-yeung (CCC Heep Woh Primary School (AM)) ...

  5. Improve the harbour, say most Hongkongers

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The majority of Hong Kong people say the government should clean up and protect Victoria Harbour, according to a recent survey. A harbour concern group, the Harbour Business Forum, ... the environmental problem. The majority of the respondents agreed that Victoria Harbour is a valuable resource which symbolises the success and prosperity of Hong Kong. Less than half the respondents (46 ...

  6. Tall ship a big shot in harbour

    Posted Nov 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arriving in Victoria Harbour with a thunderous cannon salute, one of the world's largest tall ships, the replica of the 18th century Swedish East Indiaman Gotheborg, berthed at Tsim Sha Tsui's Ocean Terminal yesterday. The ship, which set sail from Sweden in October last year, has already made stops in Shanghai and Guangzhou. It will be open to the public tomorrow, ...

  7. Design your dream harbour

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because of the tremendous opportunity that Victoria Harbour presents for both Hong Kong residents and tourists,' said BEC chief executive officer Andrew Thomson. Participants can submit ... for participants. Entries should be submitted on April 22 and 23. 'Victoria Harbour is Hong Kong's most precious natural resource,' Dr Thomson said. 'The harbour is a valuable open place ...

  8. People want greener harbour: poll

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Two-thirds of Hong Kong people think reclamation of Victoria Harbour has been excessive and almost 90 per cent want a greener harbourfront, a survey carried out ... and we have no doubt that this will be of great value to all in the community and will affect any future public undertakings and decisions made related to Victoria Harbour.' Despite mounting ...

  9. Plea for harbour body fails

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The government yesterday rejected calls for an independent body to oversee development and management of Victoria Harbour. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen ... debating harbour protection were united in the view that the government should reduce commercial development but were split on the need for a harbour authority, with the Liberal Party leading ...

  10. Harbour activists unveil own plan for Tamar HQ

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Groups call for 20-storey height limit and a zone for protests Harbour activists yesterday unveiled a counterproposal to the government's plan for building its headquarters ... demonstrations. This plan, jointly presented by think-tank Civic Exchange and the Designing Hong Kong Harbour District, includes a proposal for breaking up four major pieces of commercial land along ...




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