Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

At social events I’m often introduced as some kind of madman, thrillseeker or sporting legend. All because I do something that is utterly normal for billions of people around the world, but which here is considered rare: I ride a bicycle. On the streets of Hong Kong island and Kowloon. People’s eyes widen as they smile at me. They know about bikes: they’ve ridden one out near Tai Po, or […]

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Though close to southeastern Hong Kong Island, Po Toi is an island that the modern world has mostly passed by. The population has fallen from around a thousand in the 1970s, to well under a hundred residents, most of whom also live in or near Aberdeen. Perhaps the last main news event here was a fire in 1991, which destroyed most of a row of restaurants and houses at the […]

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Air pollution in Hong Kong continues to worsen and, without a doubt, we are in the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis. Yet, as a long term Hong Kong resident, I am saddened by the inaction of our government to protect our health. Our children, our elderly, those who have the fewest resources and live in the most polluted areas of our city, are the most affected. Does our […]

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In older neighbourhoods – rich and poor – buildings which showed their original architecture stood out. Like buildings covered by vegetation, their design had become invisible under a dense cover of canopies, flower-racks, kitchen and balcony extensions, air-conditioners and bill boards. Today, throughout the urban areas, these covers have been pulled back and the symmetry of windows, balconies and beams as originally devised by the architects are again visible. Some […]

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