Tiger Balm Garden

Government to support mansion restoration after cancelling tender

The government is being forced to subsidise restoration of the historic Haw Par Mansion after twice failing to find a commercial operator to do the job.

Friday, 23 September, 2011, 12:00am

Bureau seeks new bids to develop Haw Par Mansion

The future of Haw Par Mansion remains unclear after the only bid to redevelop the historic building was rejected.

The Development Bureau invited tenders again yesterday after revealing the sole bid did not meet some of the mandatory requirements.

The bureau declined to identify the bidder or indicate which requirements were not met.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Viewings begin on mansion bid

At least 10 organisations have shown interest in taking on the convservation of Haw Par Mansion.

The potential tenants have signed up for the Development Bureau's on-site briefings on the future of the grade one historic site, to be held on Wednesday and Friday of next week.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Mansion's popularity ensures public access condition of tender

The strong public response to open days for historic Haw Par Mansion served as a reminder that any future use should keep it highly accessible, the Development Bureau says.

More than 31,000 people visited the grade-one historic building in Tai Hang Road, Causeway Bay, over the past three weekends, a bureau spokeswoman said yesterday.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Cash to revitalise mansion pulled

The government has withdrawn a HK$45 million sweetener aimed at attracting businesses to find a commercial use for the historic Haw Par Mansion.

It has done so ahead of a public tender for revitalising the grade-one mansion in Tai Hang after deciding the economic climate had improved over the past year and the private sector would be interested, an official said.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Polish off the shoeshine menace

29 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Grape expectations

It was announced in the policy address that Haw Par Mansion will be revamped for use by the wine trade. What effect will the financial crisis have on Hong Kong's bid to be a wine hub? Write to us

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Historic sites earmarked for wine and creativity

The wine trade and creative industries will be offered the chance to revitalise two historic sites - the Haw Par Mansion in Tai Hang and the former police quarters in Central where remains of one of the city's first schools have been discovered.

16 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Nobody wants the Haw Par Mansion

Government groups reject Aw family home

The historic Haw Par Mansion remains vacant despite escaping Cheung Kong's bulldozers in 2002 because no government department wants to take over the former residence of the late flamboyant billionaire Aw Boon Haw.

2 May 2007 - 12:00am


Name: Brian Chan Cheong-yu

Age: 22

Course: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History

School: Lingnan University

Year of Study: Year Three

Duration of Programme: Three years

Young Post: What courses have you studied?

Chan: I've studied contemporary and ancient Chinese and western history.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Cultivate precious heritage by saving Dragon Garden

In the 12 years I have lived in Hong Kong, I have frequently read stories that have dismayed, confounded and even distressed me, yet I have

never been motivated to write to your paper until I saw the plan to sell Dragon Garden, in Sham Tseng, to a property developer ('Tycoon's paradise lost to concrete jungle', July 3).

5 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Fight to save a garden of tranquility

Photographer Cynthia Lee Hong-yee was inspired to fight a family decision to sell her grandfather's private garden when she returned from the US to take pictures of the waterfront site.

Her father, uncles and aunts have agreed to sell Dragon Garden, spread over eight hectares in Sham Tseng, to Sun Hung Kai Properties for about $130 million.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

High hopes for Tiger Balm flats

Cheung Kong (Holdings) expects top dollar for its luxury flats at the Tiger Balm Gardens site when sales begin in the third quarter of this year.

The developer is transforming the traditional tourist attraction in Tai Hang, which holds a colourful collection of concrete structures commissioned by Tiger Balm tycoon Aw Boon Haw in the 1930s, into four luxury residential towers.

30 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Rezoning plan to save historic mansion from high-rise project

Historic Haw Par Mansion, set in the Tiger Balm Gardens in Tai Hang, will be preserved under a rezoning plan unveiled by the Town Planning Board yesterday. However, the rest of the site will be turned into a high-rise luxury housing development of 460,000 square feet.

24 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Government should have saved gardens

I read with dismay the letter headlined 'Another treasure lost' (Sunday Morning Post, October 28) about the dismantling of the Tiger Balm Gardens.

Even though the Chief Executive has called for the protection and promotion of our cultural heritage, we are seeing an historic site disappearing. Before it changes beyond all recognition, here are a few facts and figures to ponder:

4 Nov 2001 - 12:00am