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  1. Suzhou factories start to produce keen homebuyers

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong buyers], however, the number has dropped to about 50 per cent in recent years,' said Paul Tao, the managing director of New Heritage Holdings. He said an increase in mainland buyers was due to more relatively high-paid workers migrating to Suzhou from other cities. New Heritage is a Hong Kong-funded developer which has focused on mid- to high-end residential projects ...

  2. Historians want heritage status for more buildings

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... and conservationists say. The former Portuguese enclave, once in the forefront of cultural exchange between China and the west, is rich with heritage sites. Macau's oldest structures, such as the A-Ma Temple and the St Paul's ruins, acquired UN World Heritage status in 2005, but some 'younger' sites have not been officially recognised, making them vulnerable to urban expansion, ...

  3. Residents attack car park plan for heritage garden

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... be protected as part of the garden, Mr Chan said. 'Protecting World Heritage sites is not just about keeping buildings,' he said. The hilly and heavily wooded garden is named after Luis de ... Fox Yi Hu 19th century landmark chosen for 400 parking spaces A plan to build a car park in a World Heritage-listed garden has highlighted the clash between conservation and urban growth ...

  4. Sai Wan not the only site at risk

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Vivian Li

    ... Department said the incident would not affect Hong Kong's bid to list the city's geopark as World Heritage, as the site was not part of the park. Who rules here? 10,000 square metre site ... vegetation has already been removed, and it refused to say what, if anything, was being done about the other sites, saying it was 'sensitive information'. Last week, the South China Morning ...

  5. Columbarium planned for historic houses

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The village's establishment was reminiscent of that of Kaiping, a town with fortified multiple-storey buildings and a Unesco world heritage site, he added. Democratic Party legislator Lee Wing-tat said ... their houses to the developers are also upset about the work and plan to protest against it tomorrow. 'The houses should be preserved as a heritage area instead of used as urn sites,' said ...

  6. Locals battle plan to turn heritage site into niches

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A plan to turn a historical site in Yuen Long into a columbarium is facing opposition from nearby residents who fear it will create traffic and environmental problems. The site, known as Pun Uk or Mansion of the Puns, would house up to 20,000 niches for people of different religious backgrounds if the proposal is approved by the Town Planning Board next month. ...

  7. Eight bids in tender of residential site under pilot scheme

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Land, New World Development, Tai Cheung Holdings and China Overseas Land and Investment. 'It's high-quality land because the location is good and it's near the MTR station,' ... Paggie Leung The government's first tender of a residential site under a pilot scheme that imposes restrictions on the number and size of flats has received an overwhelming response. ...

  8. HK$20m plan to save trees at tower site

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the developer to build the hotel on cantilevers to preserve the trees instead of transplanting them. And a leading conservation group is pressing ahead with a proposal calling for the site to be rezoned as green belt. A study conducted by the developer earlier this year for the project- called Hopewell Centre II- found 510 trees on the site, including 12 trees growing in stone walls, which ...

  9. Bidders count on waterfront site being carved up

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the 40-hectare waterfront site, possibly splitting major residential development from the arts facilities, industry sources said. They said the bidders expect the government to create a co-ordinating ... have a slice of the prime site. Land revenue will then be used by the co-ordinating agency to fund the operation of the arts hub. The government wants to turn the waterfront site ...

  10. SHKP acquires Ho Man Tin site for HK$10.9b

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... in Ho Man Tin is HK$12,000 per sq ft currently. The site attracted eight bidders including Cheung Kong (Holdings), Kerry Properties and New World Development. As the land price is higher than ... Yvonne Liu Sun Hung Kai Properties yesterday paid the second-highest price ever for a development site, helping to lift confidence in the recently depressed luxury residential market. ...




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