The West Kowloon Cultural District refers to a development project that seeks to create a hub of arts and cultural venues in a 40-hectare area in Hong Kong. Its location and proximity to Victoria Harbour have sparked hopes it will attract visitors and boost interest in the arts and culture. Some critics, however, argue that its multi-billion-dollar cost is a drain on the community.
Popular West Kowloon Cultural District needs a sound self-financing strategy, and must not become just a property developer.
City’s unfriendly policy towards animals is punishing the responsible owners of pets denied access to open public spaces
Readers discuss the divisive rhetoric used to counter arguments for marriage equality, the unspoken reason for West Kowloon Cultural District’s fiscal deficit and a missed opportunity to support student health.
Readers discuss recognising the long-term economic and social benefits of cultural funding, and how to increase enjoyment of museum free days.
Gabriele Finaldi says National Gallery’s Asian tour with 52 masterpieces was expensive, but a good investment.
Britain’s National Gallery exhibition at Palace Museum to feature 52 paintings, including works by Rembrandt, Raphael, Monet and Van Gogh.
30 million tourists in 2023 estimate based on 26.78 million visitors for first 10 months of year in wake of end of coronavirus travel restrictions.
The opening show of the 2023 City Contemporary Dance Festival in Hong Kong, Stream of Dust, involves thousands of black ping-pong balls – and clouds of dust being pumped around the theatre.
The HKMA hosted 300 global bankers at the Palace Museum in the lead up to the second edition of its Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit, which takes place over the next two days.
Magistrate Raymond Wong dismisses 40-year-old Yip Lai-pan’s application for temporary release.
Investigation follows allegations suggesting project manager abruptly left construction site without completing safety evaluation.
Feature will be part of exhibition at Hong Kong Palace Museum from September 27 to January 8, 2024, showcasing 120 ancient items mostly from mysterious kingdom.
Rescuers find pair, aged 63 and 61, underground at work site; families call for answers as men meant to finish work on Saturday afternoon, but alarm raised next morning.
Ai’s A Ton of Tea, a cube-shaped sculpture of tea leaves and wood and to go on show at M+ museum, was created to highlight the drink’s major role in Chinese culture.
City comes alive and offers masses of special deals as part of government’s plan to put the pizzazz back into nightlife
Industry leader Simon Wong says trio of night bazaars will be set up at Wan Chai promenade, and waterfront areas in Kwun Tong and Sheung Wan.
Hong Kong Jockey Club ponies up HK$5bn for charity as city leader Lee says city will be “international philanthropic centre”.
Promotional effort to take place in three stages – Mid-Autumn Festival at end of September, Christmas and Lunar New Year in February.
The HK$42 million expo will take place at different venues across the city between October 14 and 18 next year.
After two centuries and counting, these three British companies continue to dominate the industry – thanks to a willingness to reinvent themselves, including a well-timed pivot to Asia
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has sounded the alarm over finances, as it expects original HK$21.6 billion government fund to run out in March 2025
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has submitted a proposal to the government to improve the art hub’s financial self-sufficiency.
Head of Hong Kong’s arts hub says managing body has submitted plan to government on how it can utilise cultural district’s land to become financially self-sufficient.
Cost-cutting helped trim losses to HK$718 million in March, but arts hub is not out of the woods yet
Lengthy contracts with developers under build-operate-transfer framework and income-sharing model at arts hub in spotlight.