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  1. Dwelling on the past

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Greg Girard, Peter Simpson

    ... book, City of Darkness, detailed the end of the Kowloon Walled City, has returned to a familiar theme: the wrecking ball's target. Armed with a medium-format camera and transparency film- ... Inner-city development in Shanghai all but came to a standstill in the middle of last century. Now, as developers rush to make up for lost time, photographer Greg Girard has captured ...

  2. City's blank walls too much temptation for French graffiti artist

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... artist moved to Hong Kong with an eye towards tagging wall space from here to Harbin. 'To me, China now is like New York in the 19th century,' the Frenchman said. 'Plus, ... into an art studio. The works aren't just on the walls; they are the walls. The exhibit opens tonight with a party, and all are welcome. 'I see this as the beginning of me working in China. ...

  3. Elevated flats planned for historic village

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The Urban Renewal Authority has proposed turning Nga Tsin Wai village in Kowloon City into a conservation park, in which four residential towers will be built. Under the proposal, ... to the village. The plan for the 800-year-old walled village was revealed to residents yesterday. The authority's managing director, Billy Lam Chung-lun, said the proposal had already been endorsed ...

  4. Talks venue leaves many visitors baffled

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Xianghe, a resort location between Beijing and Tianjin, is a puzzle that baffles many people. The walled city sitting in the middle of nowhere is the venue for the Third Sino-US ... codes. But the walled city is otherwise a favourite tourist destination, featuring an impressive collection of full-scale reproductions of all of Beijing's 22 city gates, including ones ...

  5. Leisure sites opened up for weddings

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... These are Repulse Bay Beach's seaside pavilion, the Bauhinia Garden in Kowloon Tsai Park, the Six Arts Terrace and Bamboo Pavilion in Kowloon Walled City Park, the amphitheatre and lawn in Tai Po ... to 5pm 5 Bauhinia Garden, Kowloon Tsai Park 9am to 6pm 6 Six Arts Terrace and Bamboo Pavilion in Kowloon Walled City Park 9am to 6pm ...

  6. Walls are going up all over the world

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer If good fences make good neighbours, then the world is experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of neighbourliness. They used to wall cities: now they wall whole countries. India is well on the way to being walled, except along the Himalayas, where the mountains do the job. The barrier along its 3,000km border with Pakistan is largely complete, except in the parts ...

  7. Couple first to tie knot on beach

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... and Cultural Services Department in March for marriage ceremonies. The other five are the Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village, Kowloon Tsai Park, Kowloon Walled City Park, Tai Po Waterfront Park ...

  8. set in stone

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... was split into three parts. Fortunately, the section inscribed with the characters remained intact and was preserved. Nearby, the Kowloon Walled City and Nga Tsin Wai village also lost their stone ... Jason Wordie In an attractive park in Kowloon City, near the Kai Tak airport site, is one of Hong Kong's few old historical monuments. The now sadly fragmented Sung Wong Toi (terrace ...

  9. Take a walk on the wild side with Wordie

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... barbers, bonesetters, tailors and the former Kowloon Walled City, soaking up fragments of history and the atmosphere of today along the way. Written by local historian Jason Wordie, it's ... why are they here?' Because the Thais are Chiu Chow Chinese, who brought in rice from Thailand. In the 50s and 60s in the Kowloon Walled City, they refined heroin brought in from ...

  10. Hallowed halls and tainted walls

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... surroundings were far from the safe environment every parent envisages for their child. With gangs of triads running rampant in the nearby mainland-controlled Kowloon Walled City, the school faced ... been a permanent fixture at the school from day one. 'Some teachers used to have things stolen by people who used to run into the Walled City and disappear. You couldn't go ...




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