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Ping Shan

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

Minister robbing villagers of rights, says kuk

Angry Heung Yee Kuk leaders yesterday accused the development chief of 'robbing villagers of their fundamental rights' by advocating an end to the small-house policy in the New Territories.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Eco-conscious buildings win awards

Two innovative, environmentally friendly designs claimed the city's top architectural awards this year, as the organiser vowed to wake up developers who put profit before the planet.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Testing times

Many long-established village areas in the New Territories still have their shu sut, or study halls. These were much more than early village schools.

A significant agricultural surplus was essential to support a study hall; subsistence-level hamlets in Sai Kung or Lantau were unable to devote scarce resources to education.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Communal dish a melting pot of flavours

If there is any dish which is unique to Hong Kong, it is surely pun choi. There has been renewed interest in the dish in recent years - though mentions in the media have more often than not been about outbreaks of food poisoning.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Falling Light

Gallery reopening exhibition featuring interactive installation works by artists including Hongkongers Teddy Lo, Ellen Pau, Samson Young and British artist Troika (including Falling Light, left). Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, I/O (Input/Output), 28 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3105 1127. Ends Aug 6

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


CORRECTION: The picture used to illustrate last week's column was identified as a Kat Hing Wai ancestral hall. It is, in fact, of Cheung Chun Yuen, a study hall in Shui Tau Tsuen. The error was introduced during the design process.

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Take a walk in the past

Many Hongkongers list their favourite pastimes as shopping, going to the cinema and eating out.

In spite of the surging crowds, people flock to air-conditioned malls on weekends, missing out on some of the city's traditional charms.

One such gem bursting with ancestral character is the Ping Shan Heritage Trail in Tin Shui Wai.

13 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

A dozen turn up for Tin Shui Wai job fair

A recruitment fair held by a property giant in economically depressed Tin Shui Wai had about 200 jobs on offer with transport subsidies but drew only about a dozen people.

Ringo Choi Wing-tsang, Ricacorp Properties' district director for Tsuen Wan, Sham Tseng and Castle Peak Road, said the lack of interest was partly due to underpromotion.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Motorcycle officer injured

A policeman suffered knee injuries when a car reversed into his motorcycle in Sharp Street East, Wan Chai, at about 1pm.

Sheung Shui clerk dies in fall

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Tang clan gallery brings 800 years of history to life

As the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery open its doors to the public today, 10 years of hard work by the government and the New Territories community comes to fruition.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

No sense of closure

AFTER HEARING on the loudspeakers that a reporter had come to visit them, swarms of students rushed out of their classrooms and scrambled to get their pictures taken by the photographer.

Smiling and excited, the students had, for a moment, put aside their worries, and enjoyed their moment of fame.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Veteran police house given a new beat

Once loathed as a vile plan of the British colonial government to destroy the fung shui of the Tang clan, the century-old Ping Shan police station is to be converted into a gallery displaying the clan's history and culture.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

A rallying point for resistance

Once a scenic spot famous for its paddy fields and hills, Ping Shan was also known for its strong resistance to the British rulers.

The village was the rallying point for Tang clan members in the New Territories, spanning Yuen Long, Kam Tin, Tai Po and Sha Tin.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Big lessons from a small village

If I were not a fashion designer, I would probably take up something related to the environment; maybe I would be a self-employed cleaner. I would start small - cleaning up the streets, and the village where I live.

10 Jan 2005 - 12:00am