With the decision not to redevelop the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier bus terminus, we have once again seen the difficulty of trying to balance the views of the public and the need for heritage conservation.Saturday, 18 August, 2012, 2:37am
Hong Kong's awakening to the need for heritage conservation means redevelopment projects are facing growing resistance. The proposal to turn an old bus terminal into a modern piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui is a case in point. After eight years of struggle, the government has finally given up the project, citing technical problems and public opposition.13 Aug 2012 - 9:51am
The government has overcome the first major hurdle in its new plan to demolish the Tsim Sha Tsui bus terminus after gaining support from the district council yesterday.
The proposal to demolish the terminus next to the Star Ferry pier was approved by the Legislative Council six years ago but was delayed because of strong opposition.24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
The shopping and dining areas of the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier will more than double under a plan to redevelop and revitalise the landmark.
The Harbourfront Commission met for the first time yesterday to discuss the project with some members raising concerns about blocking visitors' access to the harbour deck under the new plan.1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Comparisons with China not useful
Throughout the tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, I have been so impressed with how the Japanese have remained calm and disciplined.12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Three landmarks on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront - the clock tower, Star Ferry pier and five flagpoles - will remain intact under a plan by the Tourism Commission to develop the bus terminus into a 'multi-purpose and vibrant' piazza.23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
A Form Four schoolgirl was duped into paying HK$500 to join a 10-day study tour to Shanghai the swindlers claimed was organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, police said yesterday.
The trip was scheduled to start yesterday but crime squad officers from Tsim Sha Tsui police station found no one had turned up at the designated gathering point in Wan Chai at 8am.25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
The Star Ferry was launched in 1888 when Dorabjee Nowrojee started a daily steam boat ferry - the Morning Star - from Pedder's wharf, in Pedder Street, Central, and Tsim Sha Tsui.
Nowrojee, a Parsee, operated under the name of the Kowloon Ferry Company. The ferries carried Hong Kong and Kowloon Wharf Godown Company employees across the harbour free of charge.11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am
Q What do you think of the design of the new Star Ferry complex?
The new Star Ferry pier in Central will lop off nearly 300 metres from the route between Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui ('Architects hit out at Central pier design', August 30). I wondered, therefore, whether there might be a corresponding 25 per cent fare reduction.
Richard Straw, Happy Valley31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
The new, old-look Star Ferry Pier brings back to Hong Kong the colonial past that, until recently, there has been an eagerness to obliterate. For those who have seen such buildings smashed by demolition balls and replaced by glass and steel, the structure is at best ironic, at worst, cringe-invoking.30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am