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  • Aug 23, 2014
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Historical influence

By an odd but fitting coincidence, Cyberport - the development so synonymous with IT and all things hi-tech, wired and connected - is built on a site associated with the cutting-edge communications technology of an earlier age.

Wednesday, 2 May, 2012, 12:00am

Architect beat restraints to erect a landmark

Stringent building regulations were the motivator for the innovation and imagination that went into the refurbishment of the decrepit French Mission building, Bethanie, in Pok Fu Lam, said architect Philip Liao Yi-kang, who transformed the building into a new city landmark.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

See Hong Kong's past and future

The summer holidays are coming to an end. It's time to dig out your school shoes and check you've done your homework. But that's not all one group of teenagers has to do before term starts.

Graduating from the 2007 Summer Workshop organised by the Young Friends of Hong Kong Arts Festival (YFS), the group is going to show off their stage skills in 2007 My Summer Show.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Missionary vision resurrected

Above the entrance to Bethanie House a Latin inscription from St John's Gospel reads, 'Lord, the one whom you love is sick', referring to Lazarus, who Jesus raised from the dead.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

An example worth following

When a company's shares trade at a depressed HK$2, only a few investors pay attention. Things change when they shoot up to HK$5 in a year.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Seal of approval

The newly reopened Bethanie building in Pok Fu Lam was the venue of fashion label Chloe's recent party. The event's organisers decorated the venue elaborately and filled it with celebrities.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

New dean at film school longs to see stars again

New dean of film Shu Kei is leading the move of Hong Kong's premier film and television school to a purpose-built new centre at The Bethanie in Pok Fu Lam.

Work is due to start any day on converting the former sanatorium of the French Mission to house the school, part of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, as well as a museum about The Bethanie and a theatre.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

APA plans expansion in Pokfulam

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (APA) has found a solution to its space shortage, with plans to move its School of Film and Television to a heritage church building in Pokfulam in early 2005.

20 Dec 2003 - 12:00am