Places of Worship in Hong Kong

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A Tribute to Hong Kong Masters

Monday, 9 July, 2012, 12:00am

Nothing sacred in bid for village temple

Why Sha Tin rural leaders have suddenly set their sights on the famous Che Kung Temple, a key tourist attraction in the district, is unclear. Given that visitors and pilgrims make donations worth millions of dollars every year at the government-owned temple, this is perhaps a good enough motive. It is a cash cow.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers in battle to reclaim temple

Sha Tin Rural Committee is set to launch a judicial challenge to reclaim ownership of the famous Che Kung Temple from the government.

On behalf of indigenous Sha Tin villagers, Lau Tin-yeung, 62, on Monday will file an application for a judicial review into the ownership of the land on which the 300-year-old temple stands.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Temples tell a tale of segregation in the past

The temples in Tai O tell many stories of how the village thrived on fishing and salt-making activities in the past, including a tale of segregation between salt workers and fishermen.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Nun in temple vigil to defy 'developers'

A Buddhist nun resisting her eviction from a temple in Yuen Long fears that she is being intimidated into leaving by business interests who want to turn the site into a columbarium.

Defiant Sik Chi-sin is continuing to stand firm at the Kung Um Meditation Master Temple, which is about 100 years old and which she has looked after since 1998.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

ROOM for growth

The Sai Kung property market has been a magnet for investors attracted by good returns on rentals and investments. Many favour the area for its space, child-friendly environment, tranquillity and beauty. But, with ever-increasing asking prices for town and village houses, are the golden days over?

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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Works by Carol Lee Mei-kuen, Ken Matsubara, Lindy Lee, William Furniss and Xiao Lu that incorporate the forces of nature into their dynamic. Today, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends today

Head of HKSAR ?Made in Hong Kong

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Goddess pilgrims take 'loans', but just want happiness

Most Buddhist believers on this annual pilgrimage want wealth, but this year people queueing up to 'borrow' money from the Goddess of Mercy, Kwun Yum, seek good health and a peaceful society.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hip hot HK

Who's calling?

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Kung Hei Fat Choi gives punters a new year treat

The omen bet of the year delivered yesterday when struggling racehorse Kung Hei Fat Choi thrilled tens of thousands of punters at the Lunar New Year meeting.

Winless after 14 starts and stranded at the bottom of Hong Kong's lowest grade of racing, the five-year-old gelding broke through on a day rich with symbolism at Sha Tin.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Two more residential sites put out for tender

The government continued to increase Hong Kong's land supply yesterday by putting up two residential sites in Ap Lei Chau and Sai Kung for tender, which will start on February 17 and close on March 16.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang

Mid-autumn celebrations came to Tai Hang last week with the usual riot of incense smoke and clang- ing cymbals brought by the fire dragon, which sets off every year from Lin Fa Kung temple and winds its way through the district.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

New term, and new set of problems

For both the poor and the better-off, the gloss was taken off the first day of school for many parents and their children yesterday by factors as diverse as soaring costs and a looming campus move.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Sublime sanctuaries

Hong Kong has more than 600 Chinese temples, some of which are centuries old. They serve followers of Buddhism, Taoism and a number of deities.

Exploring them gives you a chance to discover historical old treasures.

Hung Shing Temples Queen's Road East, Wan Chai

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The French Kiss

Mercy Wong Wai-chi and Emotion Cheung Kam-ching (left) star in Theatre Horizon's drama about a former pastor accused of sexual harassment by his secretary who has to decide if he can forgive her after he meets her at a party five years later. In Cantonese. Jul 28-31, 8pm, also Jul 30-31, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am