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  1. East Asian Games to open with Olympic-style harbour show

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A team of experts who helped produce the Beijing Olympics opening and closing ceremonies are to reprise their role - this time in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour ... project. Mr Lu said the opening ceremony would represent the city's culture with a vast display of visual effects. Victoria Harbour would create a record as the largest-ever backdrop ...

  2. Harbour's hidden reel appeal lures the young

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... anglers are more common in Hong Kong than Victoria Harbour's murky waters and the pastime's grizzled reputation would suggest. Thomas Chu and Raymond Chan are just two of the young ... the harbour too polluted to hold much life. 'There's no way that fish was caught here, no way,' said a drunken Englishman at Beer Bay, a small bar near where the fish was hauled up. ...

  3. Harbour to host yachting classic

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay America's Cup-class racing will come to Victoria Harbour for the first time next year after the Louis Vuitton World Series received financial backing from the government ... Association, organisers of the annual exhibition featuring the world's leading women players at Victoria Park, is believed to have asked for HK$5.5 million. 'This is fantastic. We are very ...

  4. Do HK people really care about the harbour?

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your special supplement on the harbour ('Victoria Harbour', September 7). This wanton destruction of our finest natural resource is simply vandalism by bureaucracy. ... the mindless degradation of Victoria Harbour, the proud centrepiece of our communal life and spirit, is relatively small. Were there a massive protest on the scale of the Article 23 march, ...

  5. Market players and their wish lists

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The revitalisation of industrial space is tipped to be the main property sector focus of today's policy speech by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, but market players have a long list of additional measures they would like to see enac ...

  6. Fill in the gaps to develop HK, professors say

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... out in the next 20 years. Christine Loh Kung-wai, chairwoman of the Society for Protection of the Harbour, said: 'The obvious question to ask is: is Hong Kong short of land? How much ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the courts to uphold the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance. A single decision by the chief executive or the courts for congestion charging, and giving a 100 per cent discount to through traffic, ...

  8. What's your New Year wish for Hong Kong?

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I wish this global city would become a city of joy, where parents wouldn't have to overwork and could spend more time with their children. I also wish to see a bluer Victoria Harbour ... would breathe cleaner air. They would also be able to get a better view of the harbour and Victoria Peak. With less pollution, people would have fewer respiratory problems. Sophie Cheung, 14, ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the weekend. The increase was ostensibly to raise revenue for the Western Harbour Tunnel Company so that it can service its debt. Clearly, those managers responsible for determining toll levels are paying no heed to what they ought to have learned in Economics 101 about price elasticity of demand. Here we have in Hong Kong three cross-harbour tunnels- pretty nearly perfect substitutes ...

  10. Renovation of disused industrial space solves multiple problems

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for new developments. That problem cannot be solved by reclamation alone. Reclaiming more of Victoria Harbour would cause environmental damage and we have to find another solution. Revamping empty factories would seem to be an appropriate solution. It would mean that spare land was being put to good use and it would help us to preserve our famous harbour. The converted buildings could help ...




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