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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Sai Kung rock may hold key to To Kwa Wan relics’ history

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:48pm

    ... on the Song Dynasty remnants found on the site of the new To Kwa Wan station in Kowloon City, according to Polytechnic University historian Dr Ho Koon-wan, a Song dynasty specialist. “I would ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Fears relics removed from To Kwa Wan MTR site

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Photos show empty pits at To Kwa Wan excavation site where artefacts were found Fears relics removed from new MTR site Concern groups have renewed calls for relics unearthed at the To Kwa Wan MTR site to be preserved in situ after photographs emerged over the weekend of empty pits at the site. A photo of the Sacred Hill site snapped on Saturday ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Doubts cast over whether To Kwa Wan well is from Song or Yuan dynasty

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... say the decision about the find at the site of a station in To Kwa Wan, on the MTR's Sha Tin-Central rail link, was hasty. The key question is whether the well indeed dates back ... excavation of the relics in and around the To Kwa Wan station site in November 2012. Up to the end of last year, they had unearthed many items dating from between the Song and the 20th century, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    All aboard for a tram ride into Hong Kong's past

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Jessie Lau

    ... out to sell … and it naturally became a market. Then the government built a covered area for them to conduct their business." In Wan Chai, as the tram passed Canal Road East on its way ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com All aboard for a tram ride into Hong Kong's past As the antique tram trundled along the timeworn route from Sai Wan to Causeway Bay, Joseph Ting Sun-pao ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - HERITAGE

    Preserving what's left of Hong Kong's lost architecture

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... because it was occupied by some of society's most disadvantaged people. The 10 turn-of-the-20th-century Chinese shophouses in Wan Chai escaped redevelopment because, for many years, ... the creative heritage of Wan Chai, the building has been leased to Hong Kong Arts Centre. For Hong Kong, the project is a rare example of architecture enhancing heritage- rather than becoming just ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Neon signs: a shining example of Hong Kong's heritage

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Michael de Waal-Montgomery and Nectar Gan

    ... allow for more room so that not everything is smothered under these blanket rules, including neon signs." One of the city's oldest neon craftsmen Lau Wan, 75, agreed the absence ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Song-dynasty relics in Kowloon City unlock one Hong Kong family’s past

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:22pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... of traces of a settlement dating to the Song or Yuan (1279-1368) era close to the site of the future To Kwa Wan MTR station have prompted a frisson of excitement. An archaeological excavation ... (1644-1911AD). Polytechnic University historian Dr. Ho Koon-wan, who specialises in Song dynasty history, said the names of the Chiu clan appeared to support the claim of a royal bloodline claim, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Blue House renovations continue, but is heritage area losing its soul?

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Blue House quarter renovations in Wan Chai continue apace, as trendy bars take over tenements and old residents move out Preserved, but is community losing its soul? Millions of taxpayers' dollars have been poured into preserving a cluster of 1920s-era tenements in Wan Chai. But a wave of trendy new bars and restaurants opening in the area has ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Excavation at MTR site could help prove Song dynasty's links to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... in the Song-Yuan era." The wells and other historical items were discovered during an archaeological survey of the area around the MTR's new To Kwa Wan station, part of the Sha Tin-Central ... team to analyse the finds. The latest find in Kowloon City may not be as surprising as the remnants of the Ma Wan excavation in 1997. There, an archaeological team found 20 graves, proving ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Government adds strings to historic buildings available for revitalisation

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... tasked with assessing bids for the site turned down two proposals over traffic congestion concerns. The site on Stubbs Road in Wan Chai- together with three other newly announced historic ...




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