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Our heritage needs better protection

Heritage buildings, like collectable wine, improve in value with age. Unlike wine, however, they can be opened time and again to give pleasure to generations of people, so long as they are lovingly conserved.

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011, 12:00am

Action urged to protect historic sites

Heritage advisers want a more proactive approach to conservation after learning that a 77-year-old villa owned by rural chief Lau Wong-fat was left to rot despite having a historic grading.

Government officials, meanwhile, are finally inviting proposals to set up a heritage trust after years of talk.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Historic villa allowed to fall into ruin

Heritage experts have criticised the government's passive approach to conservation after it was found that a graded historic villa owned by New Territories strongman Lau Wong-fat has been left to rot.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bureau defends Queen's Pier decision

The government has come to the defence of Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping for not informing lawmakers of his decision not to declare Queen's Pier a monument before a Legislative Council panel meeting to discuss the HK$50 million funding application to demolish the structure.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Historic status for pier, but future still in doubt

Government plays down antiquities board ruling

Queen's Pier was given Grade I historic building status yesterday after a heated debate among government antiquities advisers in an unprecedented opening meeting.

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

New hope for heritage conservation

Lord Wilson Trust could be empowered to manage key historic sites in the city

Officials are considering expanding the semi-official Lord Wilson Heritage Trust to give the government a proper mechanism for conserving the city's historic buildings.

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Historic buildings are safe, insists Home Affairs chief

The Home Affairs chief has brushed aside concerns that the listing of 496 historic buildings for public inspection will tempt developers to hasten the demolition of structures in private hands.

'Any demolition plan needs to get the Buildings Department's approval,' Patrick Ho Chi-ping said.

9 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Government should have saved gardens

I read with dismay the letter headlined 'Another treasure lost' (Sunday Morning Post, October 28) about the dismantling of the Tiger Balm Gardens.

Even though the Chief Executive has called for the protection and promotion of our cultural heritage, we are seeing an historic site disappearing. Before it changes beyond all recognition, here are a few facts and figures to ponder:

4 Nov 2001 - 12:00am