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Lung Yeuk Tau

Home truths about heritage blight

The demolition of century-old village houses featured in a government brochure on a heritage trail says much about Hong Kong's approach to preserving its past. They were rare examples of row houses, a threatened species under the New Territories' small-house policy.

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

Rare houses demolished in history-trail village

The government has been attacked for failing to save two rows of century-old houses from being torn down to make way for new village homes.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Back to the future

Schemes help people to play role in conserving historical sites

Special programmes are helping the public to learn more about Hong Kong's heritage.

The Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO), part of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, launched the Friends of Heritage Scheme in 1997.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Shape of Lo's new treasures

The drab, functional blocks of City Hall are painfully at odds with a new exhibition it houses, celebrating the most exquisite of traditional Chinese buildings on the mainland and in Hong Kong. Filling the grey, utilitarian boards dividing the supremely uninteresting space of the Exhibition Hall, there are rare architectural treasures to behold.

26 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Walled city opens

Kun Lung Wai, the 18th century walled city in Fanling, will open to the public tomorrow for the first time since 1988. The walls, built in 1744, had almost collapsed by the early 1980s and have taken $4.8 million to restore.

12 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Ceremony ends hall's restoration

THE completion of a major restoration of the 468-year-old Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall was marked yesterday with a ceremony at the Fanling site.

The multi-million dollar project, funded by donations from the Royal Hongkong Jockey Club and the Government, began in 1991.

22 Feb 1993 - 12:00am