Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

Written by Markus Shaw Government would do well to heed an ancient tenet of the medical profession: “First, do no harm.” Last weekend, I stood by a construction site in one of Hong Kong’s most picturesque rural areas, shaking my head in anger and dismay. A large pavilion is being built on a headland next to a stream which feeds into Leung Shuen Wan, a bay containing two villages, a […]

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I was recently watching a documentary on reindeer herders in Siberia. They guided their animals on a long, tough journey through Arctic conditions, spending cold nights outdoors – before eventually arriving at a small town where it turned out they had houses complete with bedrooms, bathrooms, and televisions. The presenter asked why they didn’t just stay in town, and one answered, “To live within four walls would be a prison […]

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We all want to believe that our appreciation of seafood will continue unchecked, that the fish we enjoy at home and in restaurants will always be available in abundance. Sadly, however, that is not the case. Years of chronic over-fishing, marine habitat destruction, pollution and ocean acidification – caused by our carbon emissions – have stripped much of the marine life from our oceans, which are at the same time […]

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When you have been out walking or running in Hong Kong’s rural areas, you will probably have found yourself on a path made out of boulders laid closely together without any cement or concrete. These are what remain of a network of ancient roads and paths and their associated stone bridges and way-markers linking the major townships and villages with each other and inter-linking ferry routes. They are difficult to […]

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Having lived in Hong Kong for twenty years with its hot/wet summers, I haven’t until recently given much thought to of all things, water. Yes water, a natural resource which most of us take for granted. It seems, at least on the surface that Hong Kong has a plentiful supply of clean and cheap water, after all we have reservoirs and plenty of rainfall – this July has been testament […]

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