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  1. Old Wan Chai's fate hangs in the balance

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... A historically important part of Hong Kong may be lost forever to redevelopment, writes Polly Hui Town planners and community leaders have warned that Wan Chai will be turned ... not produced an overall blueprint for consultation. They are concerned that the character of Wan Chai- historically the district with the most diverse mix of social classes and businesses- will be lost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453811/old-wan-chais-fate-hangs-balance
  2. Which Wan Chai will it be- heritage district or air-conditioned glass box?

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Town planners and community leaders have warned that Wan Chai risks being turned into an 'air-conditioned glass box' resembling Admiralty within 20 years ... of the chief concerns is that the character of Wan Chai- historically the district with the most diverse mix of social classes and businesses- will be lost in the push to redevelop the area between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446422/which-wan-chai-will-it-be-heritage-district-or-air-conditioned-glass-box
  3. Battle for Wan Chai Market looms

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Architects say the 67-year-old building should be preserved, not demolished Architects are planning a campaign to save the Wan Chai Market, a piece of rare 1930s architecture, ... block. Architects said the three-storey building at the corner of Wan Chai Road and Queen's Road East is historically significant and is believed to be one of only two well preserved markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452926/battle-wan-chai-market-looms
  4. Pressure building to save Wan Chai Market

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

    ... 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 ... Cheung Lai-ping, chief executive of the Conservancy Association, said: 'Wan Chai Market is a government property. If the government sincerely wants to save the market from demolition, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452985/pressure-building-save-wan-chai-market
  5. Wan Chai Market 'a key war relic'

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

    ... Chloe Lai It would be inexcusable to pull it down, says historian The Wan Chai Market building is one of the few war relics left in the city and it would be inexcusable for the government ... surrendered, the Wan Chai Market was at the front line of fighting, defending Central from falling into Japanese hands,' he said. 'A mixed bag of gunners, Hong Kong Volunteers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456589/wan-chai-market-key-war-relic
  6. Wan Chai goes green on sunday

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Green Carnival 2004 will be held to raise public awareness of environmental protection on Sunday at the Wan Chai Sports Ground. The annual carnival is organised by the Green Council, the Education and Manpower Bureau and the University of Hong Kong. Activities will include 30 booth game counters, an air-filled sculpture playground and performances of pop songs, dance and drama. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446125/wan-chai-goes-green-sunday
  7. Bottoms Up toasts its new location in Wan Chai

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some Hong Kong traditions never die, they just pick up and move across the harbour to Wan Chai. Such is the case with the venerable Bottoms Up bar, which shuttered its Tsim Sha Tsui premises (pictured) at the end of last month and is set to throw its opening party in its new location on Lockhart Road tonight. Bottoms Up's biggest claim to fame was the fact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456494/bottoms-toasts-its-new-location-wan-chai
  8. Road to rock stardom takes a detour in Wan Chai

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Tonight kicks off the Hong Kong leg of the World Battle of the Bands, with local groups Zazam, D'Rascalz, and Nothing None taking to the stage at Carnegie's at 8.30pm. It is Central versus Wan Chai- for seven consecutive weeks Carnegie's (Tuesday nights) will be fighting it out with the Fringe Club (Saturday nights). The last band standing will go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459594/road-rock-stardom-takes-detour-wan-chai
  9. Pressure grows to save Wan Chai Market

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

    ... Government should intervene to preserve the building, say conservationists Pressure is mounting on senior government officials to step in and save the historic Wan Chai Market, which faces ... a 'strong will' and government efforts. Lister Cheung Lai-ping, chief executive of the Conservancy Association, said: 'Wan Chai Market is a government property. If the government sincerely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452983/pressure-grows-save-wan-chai-market
  10. Taskforce fights for Wan Chai Market

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Pressure group wants a reclassification of the building to prevent its demolition A campaign has been launched to have the Wan Chai Market building reclassified so that it can escape demolition. The Wan Chai Heritage Taskforce- an alliance of district council members and leading architects- has demanded that the Antiquities Advisory Board take decisive action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457770/taskforce-fights-wan-chai-market

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