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  1. 24-site heritage tour for Wan Chai

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Access to some buildings on trail uncertain The government has identified 24 spots to form a heritage trail that tells the story of old Wan Chai, although the fate of some ... Chai Market. Two privately owned mansions and the Sikh temple are also on the list. Not all sites are open to the public, however. Nam Koo Terrace on Ship Street is owned by Hopewell Holdings, ...

  2. Cultural areas proposed to stop squabbling over heritage sites

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... clusters' can also be formed from new or redeveloped sites, the paper said, citing the revived West Kowloon Cultural District project. 'But continued and strong support from the government ... street) Buildings with historic/heritage value No 18 Ship St (Grade II) Nam Koo Terrace (I) Hung Shing Temple (I) 186, 188, 190 Queen's Rd East (II) 64 Kennedy Rd (III) Old Wan Chai Post ...

  3. Lovers of heritage sites could have acted far earlier

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The heritage conscious should not accuse the government of subterfuge. They can easily ascertain the official plans to destroy any piece of natural or historic heritage that may get in the way of the road building and transportation mafiosi. Outline development plans for every neighbourhood can be inspected in district offices. Local estate agencies usually have copies of them, ...

  4. Street market heritage should be preserved

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the example of Singapore, where the loss of heritage has been reversed. Government-funded preservation of heritage sites such as Chinatown has gone hand-in-hand with development and tourism promotion. ... of the city's unique character and heritage, it warrants careful scrutiny. An example is the plan revealed this week to close the 70-year-old Wan Chai street market, the largest and oldest on Hong Kong ...

  5. Behind the heritage talk lies a new date with destruction

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While our government talks about its 'strategy for heritage protection', the old street market area of Wan Chai faces an imminent tsunami of destruction. Already, three giant 50-storey apartment blocks have been built on an Urban Renewal Authority site in the heart of the area, between Wan Chai Road and Tai Yuen Street. A more inappropriate development in such a crowded ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Wan Chai site marked out for new convention centre

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Ada Lee

    ... Joyce Ng and Ada Lee Government wants building to be housed above new MTR station and next to existing centre Wan Chai site marked out for new convention centre The government has earmarked a site next to the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai for a new convention complex. But the six-storey building, to stand atop the future MTR Exhibition station, will be used ...

  7. Heritage projects stay in hands of local groups

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Three local organisations that have strong bonds with their neighbourhoods have taken over sites in the second round of a heritage revitalisation scheme. Famous buildings like ... million from the government to cover renovation costs and operation seed money. The NGOs chosen to lease the sites for three to six years are expected to break even in the third year. The Blue ...

  8. Art and Earth- Past. Present. Future

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Until Sunday Where Park Court and AreaA, Level1, Pacific Place, Admiralty What to see More than 70 works by Hong Kong painter Kong Kai-ming. Painted in watercolour with a Chinese ink brush, the paintings feature Unesco World Heritage sites from around the world Meet the artist Tomorrow, 3-4pm at Park Court, Pacific Place Inquiries Artlinks Asia 29888278 ...

  9. Plea to value 'intangibles' in heritage reviews

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The intangible heritage value of old buildings should be considered when the government vets proposals for revitalising historic structures, Antiquities Advisory Board members ... this year,' board member Greg Wong Chak-yan said. The first batch of tendering results under the heritage building revitalisation scheme was released earlier this month. 'It is certainly ...

  10. Fresh idea for food charity in market

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a historic building in Wan Chai restored by the Urban Renewal Authority, which has been criticised for leasing the space to the pricey eatery and limiting public enjoyment of the heritage site. Asked ... The Development Bureau's heritage committee meets this week to shortlist the submissions for the city's first post-war market building, which dates from 1953 and now enjoys a grade three ...




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