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  1. Civic groups mourn historian who sowed seeds of heritage protection

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... be seen on protection movements for Victoria Harbour, Queen's Pier and Central Star Ferry pier, Western district and Dragon Garden. 'Someone climbed the Clock Tower [in Tsim Sha Tsui], ... way,' said his schoolmate Albert Lai Kwong-tak, chairman of Engineers Without Borders. His recollection was echoed by Paul Zimmerman, convenor of Designing Hong Kong Harbour District, who ...

  2. Tsui breaks 100-metre HK record

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Tsui Chi-ho ushered in a new era in men's sprinting yesterday when he became the first Hong Kong athlete to run the 100 metres in less than 10.3 seconds. Tsui set a Hong Kong record with a time of 10.28 seconds during the IAAF World At ...

  3. A chorus of colour

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Victoria Harbour lit up in spectacular fashion last night as Hong Kong welcomed its newest skyscraping attraction. Locals and tourists gathered along the Tsim Sha Tsui ... is the Tourism Board's latest effort to boost the appeal of Victoria Harbour. The 17-minute extravaganza, to be held every night at 8pm, combines light and musical effects to tell the story of Hong ...

  4. Sun sets on half of Star Ferry's harbour services

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Simpson Cheung

    ... Dennis Eng and Simpson Cheung Commuters and tourists have just over six months left to cross the harbour via Hung Hom on the Star Ferry, before the company relinquishes half its celebrated routes. Burdened by years of financial losses, falling patronage, competition from rail operators and future harbourfront redevelopment that will cost the ferry operator an estimated HK$10 million ...

  5. East Asian Games opening likely to be held on harbour waterfront

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's harbour and skyline at night will be the stage and backdrop for the opening ceremony of the East Asian Games in December, as organisers are planning to hold ... of the East Asian Games organising committee, said yesterday: 'We are looking at the best way to showcase Hong Kong. Using the harbour is one of the options available to us.' Mr Fok said ...

  6. A special opening ceremony

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Hong Kong The city will be spending about HK$40 million on the East Asian Games opening ceremony next month. The show will start at 8pm on December 5 and last about 90 minutes. There will also be a 15-minute fireworks display. Background The event will be special because it will take place on a floating stage in Victoria Harbour. Traditionally, the opening ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Government can give Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier monument status

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... history. Cross-harbour ferry services began in the 1870s and the original Tsim Sha Tsui pier was built in 1906. With the imminent destruction of the Wan Chai pier, the current Tsim Sha Tsui pier, ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 23, 2012

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bus terminus saga wake-up call for officials Seven years ago, the government proposed a project involving the relocation of the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier bus terminus, which was to be replaced by a piazza. A great deal of money was wasted and now the plan ...

  9. letters

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Victoria Harbour our heritage symbol Victoria Harbour, with its famous skyline and beautiful backdrop of mountains, is the greatest symbol of Hong Kong and deserves a World Heritage ... way to do this would be to give the Victoria Harbour a World Heritage listing. Georgina Cheung, Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College Selfishness stops waste solution I agree with Chief Executive ...

  10. Blind insistence on reclamation ignores other land options preferred by public

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Any hope that our administration had learned from the revelations made during the farcical chief executive election were quashed by the sponsored feature ('6 pronged approach to land supply', March 29). This focused on one prong only, reclamatio ...




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