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  1. Wan Chai houses to turn into arts centre

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Six pre-war houses in Wan Chai will be turned into an artists' commune, with each of the 20 flats shared by more than one art group to create round-the-clock activity. ... and the Hong Kong Arts Centre had previously shown interest in the project, he said. Ma said the authority had learnt from the experiences of the Cattle Depot Artist Village in To Kwa Wan ...

  2. Pressure building to save Wan Chai Market

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... it should have senior officials, such as Mr Ho talk to the developers.' Wan Chai District Council chairwoman Ada Wong Ying-kay said: 'I am sure if the government has a strong will to save ... Chloe Lai and Dikky Sinn Pressure is mounting on senior government officials to step in to save the historic Wan Chai Market, which faces demolition in 2006. Conservationists yesterday ...

  3. Wan Chai brawl puts four in hospital

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A fight erupted at Joe Bananas nightclub in Wan Chai early yesterday between two groups armed with bottles and wooden stakes. Four people needed hospital treatment. ... semi-final match between Turkey and Germany. Witnesses said the entertainment district turned into a battleground. Police have confirmed there was a report of fighting at 3.30am on June 26, ...

  4. Rejected Wan Chai street renewal scheme wins award

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Campaigners may have lost their battle to save Wan Chai's 'Wedding Card Street', but their efforts have won recognition from the city's professional ... the 'people-oriented' scheme- which aimed at 'creating a sustainable Wan Chai'- was a good example of solving development problems by the community, even though it was ultimately rejected by the Town ...

  5. Elderly man killed in third Chai Wan attack

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A man suspected of three attacks in five weeks, using a hammer or metal bar on elderly men in a Chai Wan public housing estate, was still on the run after his latest victim ... and light-coloured trousers when he attacked Kong Hung-biu, 76, outside Tsui Wan Estate Shopping Centre in Tsui Wan Road at about 7.30am yesterday. When attacked, Kong was sitting alone on a bench outside ...

  6. Developer's NGO in running to revitalise Wan Chai Blue House

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Foundation, established by Sino Land executive director Daryl Ng Win-kong, were among 26 NGOs who made a site visit to the Blue House in Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, yesterday. It is one of five ... facade. They are now banned in new buildings but will have to be preserved, together with the patterned floor tiles, wooden staircases, floor plates and doors. Separately, Wong Tai Sin district ...

  7. Sold: the heart and soul of Wan Chai

    Posted Sep 30th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... redevelopment. Packed along Tai Yuen and Cross streets are stalls selling everything from toys, clothes and flowers to accessories, glasses and slippers. Under a plan endorsed by the Wan Chai District ... Chloe Lai It is the oldest and biggest market on Hong Kong Island- 150 stalls in the heart of Wan Chai that have become a way of life for residents and a magnet for tourists. Yet within ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BARS

    Keep your eyes peeled: new owner revives legendary Wan Chai bar Joe Bananas

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:14am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com After the last pints were pulled at one of Wan Chai’s oldest bars in February, Joe Bananas is making a comeback. It’s now clad in bamboo scaffolding, ... the rough and tumble Wan Chai overrun by sailors and working girls. Neilson and McAllister sold up in 2000 and three months ago lost the lease. But the previous owners told the South China Morning ...

  9. Seize this chance to save Wan Chai Market

    Posted Nov 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wan Chai Market is among the best known historic buildings in one of the city's oldest districts, yet the government has not determined it important enough to be protected against ... stepped in. Nostalgia was why tens of thousands of people flocked to the old Star Ferry pier earlier this month. Similarly, it is why conservationists, architects and Wan Chai residents want ...

  10. Wan Chai tender tries to keep the past intact

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Developers who want a foothold in the lucrative redevelopments of old Wan Chai streets have been invited to submit expressions of interest to rebuild a site at the junction ... historical buildings in the district, including a pawn shop that was built more than 100 years ago, the Urban Renewal Authority said. Andrew Lam Siu-lo, executive director of the authority, said ...




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