Old is the new news. From Wan Chai market, Star Ferry and Queen's Piers and Graham Street market, to Temple Street and King Yin Lei, this year's news has been full of stories on cultural heritage conservation. And activists are getting younger. The H15 concern group was formed by concerned Wan Chai residents in 2003 when the government announced the Wan Chai redevelopment programme. The group is keen to prevent their community being pulled down. Kilian Tung, 21, a City University social sciences student, is helping out the H15 concern group. 'I visited residents in the old districts. When I spoke to them, I could see the worry in their eyes. It touched my heart and I knew I had to help them,' he said. Kilian started doing research on the residents' status. The more he read, the more worried he became. 'Our government is ignoring the voice of those people who are truly affected by the redevelopment project. I feel so sorry that our government neglected the importance of the social network to a community,' he said. 'Money isn't everything.' The months he spent with the Wan Chai residents made him more mature. 'I've learned to see things from different angles. Reading the newspaper is not enough. Walk in the community and feel it. Don't say people are making trouble out of nothing before throughly understanding what's going on,' he said. Kilian has also volunteered with classmates to help the Wan Chai Street Market concern group save the market. Classmate Alvin Yau, 21, joined the street market group and H15 to find out more about Hong Kong's history. ' These matters are still new to me. I joined to find out more about redevelopment and the beliefs of the concern group.' Wong Ho-yin, 23, from Hong Kong University, joined the Local Action group to protest against the closure of Star Ferry and Queen's Pier. A keen activist, Ho-yin joined the July 1 in 2003, attended some of the World Trade Organisation protests in 2005 and went on a hunger strike in support of the Star Ferry protest. 'When I took part in the Queen's Pier battle, I was glad so many people came and supported us. Some of them were opposed at first. But they soon started to accept and support us, and eventually joined us,' Ho-yin said. 'I think that the H15 concern group planted seeds of awareness. Conservation awareness is starting to grow,' said Kilian. All the students agree that the Star Ferry protests were a turning point. 'From the Star Ferry pier battles, I think we made a small change to society. Citizens in Hong Kong started to pay more attention to our city's development,' Ho-yin said. 'The Queen's Pier battle pushed the discussion to a climax,' said Kilian. 'The activists shocked society into realising that citizens have the right to speak out and make a difference.'