Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor yesterday hinted at a swift decision on two heritage 'hot potatoes'. She pledged not to leave decisions on the future of the former government...
'I would call it all second to garbage,' says Robert Ho Hung-ngai, with a self-deprecating laugh, after an hour recollecting his life.
A foundation backed by a nephew of the owner of Ho Tung Gardens is making a last-ditch effort to save the heritage site before the end of the government's term.
The government is making a last-ditch effort to persuade the owner of Ho Tung Gardens on The Peak to keep at least the facade of the historic mansion.
Hongkongers frequently lament the destruction of old treasures, landmarks and oddities as the city relentlessly makes itself taller, more modern and more generic.
The government could face a HK$7 billion compensation claim if it declares Ho Tung Gardens a monument, warns the granddaughter of late tycoon Sir Robert Hotung, who built the...
A historic villa on The Peak that Hutchison Whampoa wants to redevelop is likely to be saved after the antiquities office raised its status to a top-grade historic building, giving the government...
Amid debate over the future of Ho Tung Gardens, half the remaining private historic homes on The Peak are under threat of redevelopment.
Ho Min-kwan, the owner of the historic Ho Tung Gardens, yesterday defended her plans to demolish the main house and replace it with 10 smaller houses as a move to 'improve' her home.
The Antiquities Advisory Board has approved a government proposal to declare Ho Tung Gardens a monument to stop the owner from demolishing it.
The owner of Ho Tung Gardens will be offered land in exchange for the property to allow preservation of the site, which will be declared a historic monument.