Victoria Harbour

Stronger harbour committee brings better balance in development of waterfront

The people are the rightful owners of the harbour.

The people are the rightful owners of the harbour, although you would not know it. Their interests have been ill-served by the fragmentation of planning and management authority across different government departments.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 3:09am

Cherish Victoria Harbour as Hong Kong's richest resource

Jennifer Cheng. Photo: Sam Tsang

As I walked down the steps to the Lei Yue Mun public pier in my swimsuit, my thoughts turned briefly to that famous black-and-white photograph of swimmers diving into Victoria Harbour, cross-harbour ferries and high rises in the background.

22 Oct 2012 - 5:42am

Talking Points

Swimmers plunge into Victoria Harbour for the New World Harbour Race. Photo: SCMP

Swimmers dive in for harbour crossing

20 Oct 2012 - 1:29am

National Day fireworks draw thousands to harbour

Photo: AFP

Fireworks celebrating National Day drew some 250,000 locals and tourists to both sides of the Victoria Harbour on Monday night. Starting at 9pm, the 23-minute extravaganza launched a total of 23,888 fireworks into the sky, telling the story of a young man from birth to maturity in eight scenes. The tale symbolised the growth of the nation.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Nearly 250 under-17s in 2,700 lined up to swim across Victoria Harbour

Jasper Edwards, 15, in training.

Contestants as young as 12 will be among those taking part in next month's cross-harbour swim, though parents' concerns over their children's safety may have prevented more young athletes from joining the race.

17 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

Letters to the Editor, September 03, 2012

So much of harbour already lost. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Land exchange is definitely best option

Society for Protection of the Harbour is in complete agreement with the article by Roger Nissim ("Land exchange the fairest route", August 29). He believes that a workable solution must be found to increase the land supply by making use of the vast land resources in the New Territories.

3 Sep 2012 - 1:44am

Letters to the Editor, August 23, 2012

Angela Merkel is right to take a tough stand. Photo: Xinhua

Bus terminus saga wake-up call for officials

Seven years ago, the government proposed a project involving the relocation of the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier bus terminus, which was to be replaced by a piazza.

A great deal of money was wasted and now the plan has been scrapped.

23 Aug 2012 - 1:27am

Government can give Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier monument status

Siu Leung-wing ("Renovation project for Tsim Sha Tsui pier still needed to revive 'dead zone'", August 18), obviously did not follow the progression of the proposed plan to turn the bus terminal into a tourist piazza.

The administration in fact originally planned to remove all the bus services and have passengers shuttled to and from the Mody Road bus terminal.

22 Aug 2012 - 2:33am

Renovation urged for Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier to revive 'dead zone'

Star Ferry pier could lose its historical value. Photo: Sam Tsang

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.

18 Aug 2012 - 2:37am

Ferry pier bus terminus saved

The government has decided to shelve its long-discussed proposal to build a piazza to replace the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier's bus terminus, blaming technical difficulties and public opposition.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

On the market

Catalina Mansions

Located at 98-100 MacDonnell Road, Mid-Levels, the property, completed in 1957, is in a single block of 10-storey mid-rise apartments. It has two flats per floor.

On offer is a 2,300 sq ft flat with three bedrooms. It is spacious with high ceilings and a practical layout. Most apartments enjoy fantastic city views or mountain views.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Harbour tests world's best paddlers

Victoria Harbour might seem like a world away from Germany's Neckar River, but the Neckardrachen Heilbronn dragon boat team felt very much at home at the Club Crew World Championships that ended yesterday.

The crack German outfit, who race as the Boeckingen Canoeing Club back home, finished as one of the most successful overseas crews in the five-day long championships.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Set to go swimmingly

This year's cross-harbour swim on October 21 will be open to 1,500 participants - 500 more than last year, when the event was restarted after a 33-year break.

The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association has also shortened the course between Lei Yue Mun and Sai Wan Ho from 1.8 kilometres to 1.5 kilometres.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Memorable locations

A wedding day is usually a once-in-a-lifetime event, so it must be memorable, entertaining and oozing with personality.

The backdrop to the festivities can provide that personality, making the day extra special for family and guests, and the bride and groom.

For those who prefer the great outdoors, Hong Kong has a variety of options.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tunnel vision

Massive modern bridges connect various points of Hong Kong's coastline. The enormous Tsing Ma Bridge, which towers over the Kap Shui Mun channel to link the city with Chek Lap Kok airport, is the most immediately recognisable example.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am