Graham Street

Stallholders have mixed feelings on market move

Tenants of the Graham Street wet market moved to make way for redevelopment have mixed feelings about the project, which will conserve the city's oldest market.

Tuesday, 21 December, 2010, 12:00am

Tsang has selective memory when it comes to heritage sites

In a speech last month at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said that, as a child, historic parts of Central had been his 'backyard' playground.

He omitted to mention that this backyard is vanishing.

8 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Rezone Graham Street, say activists

The Urban Renewal Authority's redevelopment project in Graham Street has been challenged by an activist group that has urged town planners to rezone the area as a market street to preserve the area's vibrant and historic bazaar.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am


Unique low-rise ambience is under threat

Paul Zimmerman ('URA not the model for urban rejuvenation', July 7), has asked a very good question, which many of us have been thinking for a long time: Do we really need the Urban Renewal Authority to regenerate our old areas?

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

URA's plans will ruin historic and unique part of Central

As a long-time resident of Central concerned about the sustainable development of our city, I object to the Urban Renewal Authority's (URA) H19 development in Staunton and Wing Lee streets.

8 May 2008 - 12:00am

Activists lament vanishing market

Conservationists and district councillors have expressed concern over the gradual disappearance of the 150-year-old Graham Street market, as about 10 per cent of the shops have closed after being acquired by the Urban Renewal Authority.

They also urged the Food and Health Bureau to issue new licences to hawkers so more stalls could be set up to keep the wet market going.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

High offers for acquisitions expected

After 10 years of conflict over various redevelopment plans for Staunton Street in Central, acquisition offers will go out to residents next month and are expected to create record highs.

Total project costs are estimated at about HK$1 billion, boosted by the booming property market and heritage preservation pressure.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


URA is trying to help people living in slums

I refer to the comments about the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) from B. Park, M. Chung, D. Lo and J. Pat ('Government is destroying the things that make HK unique', January 17).

The URA was established to improve the conditions of residents living in dilapidated areas.

29 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Food vendors may stay open during market's revamp

About 15 shops selling fresh and frozen food in Graham Street market should be allowed to stay open while the area is redeveloped, a conservation advisory panel says.

One possibility is to divide the work into stages so the shops can move from one temporary site to another.

Another option is to set up temporary stalls in a fixed location.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Review may keep vendors in old market

The Urban Renewal Authority may ask the government to review its policy on hawkers as a means to allow vendors to run stalls in Graham Street, Central, following its redevelopment.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Flash mobbers stand up for their greens

At precisely 5.03pm yesterday, a throng of people in a corner of the Graham Street market began waving vegetables in the air and shouting.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Tours promote Central heritage

The Central and Western District Council is organising tours to raise public awareness of its remaining heritage after the destruction of the Star Ferry and Queen's piers, and the looming removal of other landmarks.

It will hold walking tours of eight streets between now and late next month.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

URA begins resuming Central plots

Authority moves on redevelopment despite opposition of residents, heritage groups

The Urban Renewal Authority pushed ahead yesterday with its plan to knock down the city's oldest wet market despite strong opposition from heritage and residents' concern groups.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Should the ruling on the gay marriage programme be reversed?

I read the subject article with grief. I am for freedom of speech, but not for the abuse of freedom in misleading people to treat morality as a dirty word or as an outdated basis of our society.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Conservation groups fear the worst as market renewal plan edges closer

A redevelopment project on the site of Hong Kong's oldest urban wet market has moved a step closer, prompting conservationists to warn that it is unlikely to survive.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am