Declared Monuments of Hong Kong

Government House open day 'spoiled by mainland tourists'

Tourists flocked to see the flowers in bloom. Photo: Felix Wong

Visitors to Government House complained their trip was spoiled when the site opened its doors to the public yesterday, as it was "treated like an attraction for mainlanders".

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 5:18am 3 comments


What: Anchor lamp Why: Made from solid and polished brass and with a copper finish, it is an updated nautical classic How much: HK$3,900 Where: Museum Context, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2152 0820

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Let's develop the art of transparency

The intimacy between government officials and appointees who sit on statutory advisory boards was highlighted with the resignation of Bernard Chan as chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board. Acknowledging his relationship with government officials could give the impression that the board independence, Chan resigned to allow it to be perceived as free of government interference.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Antiquities board can't admit last old building is long gone

At Thursday's meeting an [Antiquities Advisory Board] member raised a new piece of historical information about the [west] wing, showing a 1969 news article that recorded that the first indoor 'trendy dance party' was held in there. Such parties were organised by the government after the 1967 riots in an effort to let angry young people vent their energy.

SCMP, June 20

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

These streets mean

You're racing down the wet-market streets of Wan Chai, semi-automatic on the passenger seat, police cars to the left, triad vehicles to the right. The crowded roads are hard to manoeuvre, and a pedestrian walks across your path - you swerve, the car flips, crashes and burns.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Dragon boats take to the water across Hong Kong

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

West wing is part of our heritage

Hong Kong is not known for having a strong appetite for heritage conservation. But, thankfully, an awakening consciousness has taken root following the public outcry against the demolition of the iconic Star Ferry clock tower and Queen's Pier a few years ago.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


What: Nookha desk Why: Giuseppe Verdacchi designed the desk using tali bamboo, an environmentally friendly material How much: HK$23,000 Where: Signed By, 45 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, tel: 2517 8900

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Cinema lamp, HK$15,000, from Museum Context, Prince's Building, tel: 2152 0820.

Fred Astaire original photograph circa 1940s, HK$900, from Picture This, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2525 2803.

Cotton ball jar, HK$600, from Bed & Bath, Prince's Building, tel: 2522 5151.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


What: Grand Repos & Ottoman Why: Antonio Citterio's chic, classical lounge seating allows for adjustable positions How much: HK$44,950 Where: Flea+Cents, 1/F, 36-44 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2528 0808

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

For mum

V&A garden tool set, HK$350, from Mr Blacksmith, 7 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2581 1110.

Savoy vase by Alvar Aalto, HK$1,450, from Manks, 3/F, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, tel: 2522 2115.

Haviland plate, HK$2,730, from Exclusivit?s, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Cushion, HK$1,200, from Lane Crawford Home Store, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3668.

Magnetic calendar, HK$950, from Exclusivites, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.

Roman numeral coffee cup and saucer, HK$160, from Tequila Kola, 1/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2877 3295.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Due process

The owner of Ho Tung Gardens has rejected a government plan to declare the property a monument after the expiry of the one-year provisional monument status in January.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Red tape delaying makeover of police base

The HK$1.8 billion redevelopment of the historic Central Police Station as an arts complex is getting 'bogged down in red tape' - but the end product will be worth the wait, a senior adviser to the project says.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Plastic Fantastic

Sambonet place mats, HK$160 each, from Exclusivites, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.

Double Luck salt and pepper shakers, HK$480, from Lane Crawford Home, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3668.

Salad server set, HK$640, from Heather & March, Prince's Building, tel: 2530 0686.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am