Time to reopen saved government site

General view of the former Central Government Offices (CGO) in Central. Photo: Felix Wong

Now that the government has caved in to public demands to preserve all of the former Central Government Offices, we must ask why the paths through the site are still closed to the public.

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 5:03am 1 comment

Apple Daily photographer Gary Sing cleared of assaulting Tamar guard

Former Apple Daily photographer Gary Sing thanks supporters after being cleared of assault at Eastern Court. Photo: May Tse

A former Apple Daily photographer was acquitted of assaulting a security guard while working at the government headquarters after a magistrate agreed he might have acted in self-defence.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am

Lawmakers sworn in amid protests in Legco

Newly elected legislators attend the first Legco meeting of their four-year term on Wednesday. Photo: David Wong

Seventy newly elected lawmakers were sworn in, amid protests by radical legislators, as the Legislative Council began its new four-year term on Wednesday. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Government takes us for fools when it comes to true cost of Legco filibuster

The propensity of the average person to fall for every accusation brought by the administration and the establishment when it comes to the mantra on costs trotted out to stymie opposition to preferred policies, however unpalatable, never ceases to amaze.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sail away

The public preferred The Sail over the chosen design of The Door for the new government HQ at Tamar. Should officials have taken heed of public opinion and does this bode ill for future projects? Write to us.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Important the integrity and fairness of Tamar tender is safeguarded

I refer to the article in your newspaper ('Will it be the 'sail' or 'door' for Tamar?' June 17).

Whilst your interest in this important project is fully appreciated and welcomed, it is of paramount importance that the integrity and fairness of the on-going tender evaluation be safeguarded.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Many of city's landmark projects turn out to be one-night stands

This city of life continues to pump itself up with 'one-night stands' even when shaping the heart of the government machine.

13 May 2007 - 12:00am

Council snubbed on Tamar debate

Government officials snubbed a Legislative Council discussion on the Tamar headquarters plan yesterday on the grounds that they wanted to avoid any perception of favouritism or misrepresentation with the tendering process still under way.

8 May 2007 - 12:00am

Public needs background to judge Tamar proposals fairly

Proposals for the new Tamar government headquarters are finally on show. All four presentations offer eye-catching perspectives - with narrated, computer-animated walkthroughs and site models representing its size and form in its immediate city context. After the first dazzling array of renderings, as you look closer and harder, an image begins to emerge.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Tamar group decries 'fake consultation'

A group set up to monitor the HK$5.2 billion project to build a government headquarters on the Tamar site in Admiralty has branded the public display of developers' proposals a 'fake consultation' and demanded more information be made public.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Making the most of Tamar

Funding for the government's new headquarters project at Tamar will likely be approved today by the Legislative Council's Finance Committee. However, if you have read the letters page and opinion columns in the South China Morning Post over the past few months, you would get the impression that opposition is fierce and widespread. What is happening here?

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Civic Party vows to fight all way on Tamar plan

The Civic Party yesterday vowed to continue its fight against building a government headquarters on the Tamar site, even though the government looks set to secure $5.1 billion in funding on Friday to finance design and construction of the project.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Grand plan for Tamar

This is the first issue of Speak Your Mind, the South China Morning Post's new podcast forum on issues of the day. Here we look at the controversial plans for relocating the government's headquarters to the Central harbourfront

HOT ISSUES: Toxic soil

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Basis for Tamar claim not clear

70pc support cited by Donald Tsang arrived at by various channels, official says

A senior official yesterday refused to be drawn on the basis for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's claim that there was 70 per cent support for the Tamar project.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

For people or the PLA?

Should the People's Liberation Army move out of Tamar to allow redevelopment which maximises public access to the waterfront? Or should it be allowed to build a naval berth and pier there, as envisaged before the handover? Write to us.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am