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  1. Major setback for Wan Chai reclamation

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Town Planning Board broke the law designed to protect the 'precious'' Victoria Harbour when it tried to tack on additional developments to the Wan Chai reclamation project, a judge has ruled. The landmark decision will see the Draft Wan Chai North Outline Zoning Plan sent back to the Town Planning Board, which will have to scale back plans for a harbour park ...

  2. Wan Chai's colourful past to go on show at new cinema park

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Wan Chai is getting an outdoor cinema - in a temporary park with the aim of keeping images and memories of the historic district alive. There will be 30 seats in the tiny park in Tai Wong ... - such as traditional Shanghainese shampoo tablets, dim sum plates and bowls for holding water and spices - which have been donated by residents. The park is intended to keep old Wan Chai in the eyes of public ...

  3. Social hub part of $3.5b facelift for shabby Wan Chai neighbourhood

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) yesterday pledged to spend $3.58 billion on its latest project to renew dilapidated Wan Chai neighbourhoods. About half of the development ... on the project- which will be integrated with three other such projects in Wan Chai- since the market situation would be different when it was completed in 2009. 'I can only say if we acquire ...

  4. Wan Chai light house

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Wan Chai's back streets near clusters of dai pai dongs and a wet market. 'We wanted to be able to walk down the street and buy everything we needed,' says Findley. 'When you arrive [at the apartment], having walked through Wan Chai, the contrast is... well, people don't expect it,' adds Ling. Living at the heart of Hong Kong, however, meant moving ...

  5. Doubts cast over story of $20,000 beer in Wan Chai

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... had been charged $20,000,' Ms Brown said. He claimed he signed a credit card slip for $19 but left out the total amount. He believes staff at the Wan Chai bar, which was not named ... prepared to take it any further.' Ms Brown's remarks raise the possibility that the complainant spent much longer than he claims in the Wan Chai bar and racked up a huge bill by buying ...

  6. Yao Ming amazes fans in Wan Chai

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... NBA star Yao Ming and China's national team yesterday gave young Hong Kong basketball fans a glimpse of the discipline required to be elite athletes, and then fired up the atmosphere at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai with some spectacular shooting and dunking. More than 1,500 junior basketball fanatics were given passes to the event and watched in awe as the 12 mainland players went ...

  7. Hopewell wants to build hotel in Wan Chai

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Influx of mainland tourists prompts rethink on development Hopewell Holdings has changed a planned residential-hotel project in Wan Chai into a hotel and commercial complex in view ... and shopping arcades. Hopewell already owns Hong Kong's largest hotel, the Panda, in Tsuen Wan. Mr Yeung also said the company had submitted a plan to the Huadu municipal government ...

  8. Bawdy bash brings Wan Chai to the Backroom

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The observer noted that some of the boys may have forgotten where they were. Central is where Backroom sits. But there was a hint of Wan Chai in the air. Whoops were definitely on the agenda. ...

  9. Fiesta time shines a spotlight on the diversity of an ancient culture

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... published in Mexican magazines. The photo exhibition moves to the Foyer Exhibition Area of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Wan Chai for six days from September 27 to October 2. Admission is free. ... locally-based Spanish-language bands. Azucar Latina, who play Latin music, perform Saturday nights at El Coyote in Wan Chai. Chatterbox play Mexican pop, performing regularly at The Edge, a club ...

  10. Where to ... go to taste the good life

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Monique Chu

    ... by the 'shark lady'. Grissini, 2/F, Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2588 1234. 'The environment is excellent and the food quality is fabulous. My favourite appetiser is raw beef with vegetables and cheese drizzled with olive oil. I am also fond of their lobster and pitta bread.' Kaetsu, M/F, Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2588 1234. 'My company always holds ...




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