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  1. Macau sheds light on heritage site concern

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... received a copy of the Beijing letter. 'The government will do a thorough study on how to manage World Heritage sites effectively,' Ms Ho said. Unesco listed the lighthouse as a World Heritage site in 2005. Standing atop a 91-metre-high hill, it was the first modern lighthouse built on China's coast. Last month, the government backed down on a demand that the tower's ...

  2. Turn Central Market into a merchant marine museum to celebrate heritage

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Central Market, built in the Bauhaus style of architecture before the second world war, is now a listed heritage site. But our government seems to have run out of ideas with regard ... be the first of its kind in this part of the world. Ever since the early 1840s, Hong Kong has been a city of merchant marine, and this has played an important role in ensuring the city's growth ...

  3. Heritage site access to be limited

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Public access to The Asia Society's new centre on a prime military heritage site in Admiralty will be limited when it opens in February because of what ... Advisory Board member Dr Ng Cho-nam said he had had high expectations about public access. 'The society has taken one of the most important heritage sites in the city, in such a prime location ...

  4. Exchange system can help to save important heritage sites

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A group of legislative councillors visited Macau's heritage sites and suggested Hong Kong follows Macau's good example when formulating heritage conservation policies. ... The use of land exchanges to facilitate the preservation of heritage sites is not impossible in Hong Kong but there will be some hurdles. A new and clearly-defined set of land policies to permit ...

  5. Commercialising of heritage site 'unfair'

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The government is putting too much emphasis on the revenue it will earn from redeveloping historic buildings in Central and too little on heritage conservation, says ... of the Central Police Station, Victoria Prison and the former Central Magistrates Court, despite the group's plan to convert the site into a visual and fine arts academy run by the University ...

  6. Heritage is key to creating a 'world city'

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... for architectural history are essential elements in creating a genuine 'world city'. 'I think Hong Kong has as bad an attitude to building conservation as any city I have been in,' Mr Panckhurst said. 'People should be smart enough to realise that the only way you become a world city is by keeping some of that heritage. The older buildings may not be masterpieces but, ...

  7. Macau's lesson for HK on saving the past

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Hong Kong has much to learn from Macau in terms of conserving and protecting its heritage and should offer land swaps to preserve privately owned heritage sites, a group of Hong Kong legislators said yesterday. Eight members of the Legco panel on home affairs, led by panel chairwoman Choy So-yuk, visited seven World Heritage Sites in Macau yesterday, including A-Ma Temple, ...

  8. Masterplanners consider heritage and environmental impact

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... concerned and vocal about the potential impact on the environment, heritage sites and the community. These issues present a challenge to Pearl Hui, Aecom's senior masterplanner, whose job ... plans,' she says. Hui visits the site and conducts baseline research before making a plan. The site may be undeveloped land or an area of redevelopment. 'I have to understand the site ...

  9. Preserving China's heritage

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

    ... is needed, and urgently, is a change of law in China that would legalise and license documented excavation of at least some grave sites, especially Neolithic ones. In a poacher-turned-gamekeeper ... cultures to return part of our collections to museums in China and elsewhere. In short, I believe that treasuring China's unique cultural heritage urgently demands a more radical ...

  10. The Heritage Hiker's Guide to Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... city, there is a world of intriguing heritage when people don't limit themselves to the watering holes of SoHo. Admittedly, our government doesn't see the need to promote the gorgeous ... that led you from heritage site to heritage site, where journalistic write-ups briefly described the relevance of each location. Unfortunately, for all the content's worth, it was held back ...




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