Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

I never really understood the point of Hong Kong’s trams. My first memories of them involve my mother dragging my sister and me onto one claiming that it was “a quick and efficient way of getting around town”. The resulting journey, which normally took five minutes, ended up being close to 15. The rattling green box was continually thwarted by cars blocking its tracks and red lights that brought it […]

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In April 2006, almost a year since he became Hong Kong Chief Executive, Donald Tsang spoke of how being a birdwatcher helps bring you closer to nature and helps ease the mind from the strains and stresses of modern life. He said birdwatching shows that nature acts as a good balance to human life. These are fine words, which should resonate with a nature lover and birdwatcher like me. And […]

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Why write about walking? Because it is cheap and healthy transport that keeps our body in shape, and because our pavements and pedestrian links are the most important public space used by people all the time. More people walk in Hong Kong than in most other cities. Every day, over 80% of residents over 3 years old will walk to catch public transport, to go shopping, to go to school […]

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I was always astounded that ex-American president Bill Clinton, upon forming the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a non-partisan organisation “to confront the world’s most pressing problems”, directed his resources and attention in 2008 on what he decided to be Hong Kong’s dire concerns: saving the beaches. But why not? No other major metropolis in Asia or perhaps anywhere on the planet can boast 41 government managed beaches within such close […]

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