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  1. Hitting the wall

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It may have been only a 4-metre race, but for some of the 600 entrants in this weekend's baby-crawling contest it felt like a marathon. They spat the dummy well before reaching the finishing line, and only one in three made it to the end. Still, whil ...

  2. Surge in rich owners who want historic status lifted

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... which was built in 1873 to serve as a landing pier. The report said the bridge not only signified economic growth of old Kowloon city, but illustrated its strategic position in upholding Chinese jurisdiction of the Kowloon Walled City in the colonial period. The remnants of the stone bridge, together with foundation walls of a pavilion, should be preserved and incorporated into a heritage ...

  3. Writing on the wall

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... the dominant economic pillars of Macau, the concerted efforts of the authorities transformed the city from a self-centric economy into an integral part of the regional economy'. Ho says Macau has advanced into the limelight on the global tourism scene to become a truly international city. This was given a big boost by the individual travel scheme introduced by Beijing in 2003 after the Sars ...

  4. MTR alters Tai Wai project to cut wall effect

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The MTR Corporation has taken note of public opposition to wall-like developments and revised the design of residential high-rises it will build on top of Tai Wai station on the East Rail ... been named Festival City and flats will be sold for more than HK$10,000 per sq ft. Under the latest plan submitted to the Town Planning Board, the MTR Corp will introduce gaps between ...

  5. Out and about

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... rendered these days as Dapeng. Now indistinguishable from the Shenzhen conurbation, the town had considerable significance to pre-British Hong Kong; the magistrate at the walled fort at Kowloon City took his orders from Tai Pang and such coastal fortifications as existed in the Hong Kong region, such as Kowloon Point, Fan Lau and Tung Chung, also reported here. Pengcheng, the massive ...

  6. Off the wall

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis For Jose Parla, walls are more than enclosures or supporting structures - they're repositories of the memories of a city and its inhabitants. 'Every wall ... introduced the textures because it reminded me of the way the environment attacks a wall - the deterioration, the ageing, that happens because of the weather,' he says. 'Walls in cities ...

  7. HKU democracy wall attacked amid rising June 4 tensions

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... of Hong Kong's democracy wall vandalised this week. Student union spokesman Arthur Cheng Fing-hin said the attacks were disturbing and came as the union was investigating the disappearance ... students whether the central government should 'vindicate the 1989 democratic movement and be held accountable for the June 4 massacre'. 'We want the wall to be used by everyone ...

  8. Cheer up, HK - or we'll stick you to the wall with duct tape

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... store. Helping the city look on the bright side were guests, film director Johnnie To Kei-fung, actress Karena Lam Ka-yan, Centaline Property chairman Shih Wing-ching, financial columnist Cho ... something), as an excuse to duct-tape the other guests to the wall for a laugh. Now, that's how you really stick it out. ...

  9. Fast work needed to stop wall-like towers, critics say

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A proposed limit on floor-area concessions for developers who put green features in their buildings will not come in earlier than April 2011- too late to prevent more wall-like towers from springing up across the city, critics say. The government currently allows developers to build more flats in return for adding environmentally friendly features to their buildings. ...

  10. Writing is on the wall for globalised India

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and economic inequality, exacerbate discontent and radicalise individuals with little means to better themselves. Nor is radicalisation confined to cities where the abject poverty of a vast urban ... fuels resistance to globalisation, though academics rarely notice it. The writing is on the wall - literally - in India. Evidence that Indians are targeting the globalised elite can be found ...




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