Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

When I moved to Hong Kong from the UK in 2004, I was lucky enough to befriend a local girl and her taxi driver father and I was delighted when they offered me a complimentary tour of Hong Kong’s Southside. The highlight of our trip was an early morning visit to Aberdeen’s fish market, followed by dim sum at Jumbo Floating restaurant. My host, ably assisted by the translation skills […]

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How aware are Hong Kong citizens that we are facing a waste disposal crisis? Our landfills are filling up at an alarming rate and faster than anticipated. The government openly admits that Hong Kong’s three strategic landfills (SENT, NENT and WENT) will all run out of space between 2014 and 2019. That’s starting in less than two years! A quick look at the statistics indicates that today we are landfilling […]

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A controversial Stanford University study suggested recently that organic food is no better for us than vegetables and fruits grown conventionally with pesticides and fertilizers. Many naysayers jumped on the bandwagon shouting that consuming organic food, which is often more expensive than conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, was elitist in a world of 7 billion people where at least 1.2 billion live in extreme poverty. Their argument was that yield […]

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Hong Kong has a vast amount of built heritage within it neighborhoods worthy of heritage preservation and protection. These sites are often hidden gems within a crowded urban landscape and offer opportunities for the public to relax and enjoy Hong Kong’s rich cultural heritage. Sadly, many of these sites are in danger of being destroyed and replaced in Hong Kong’s ongoing development frenzy. Pound Lane, the Pound Lane Public Toilet […]

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Tung Ping Chau is one of my favourite places in Hong Kong. But while I enjoyed the scenery during a recent visit – such as mudstone cliffs and crags, beaches, and quiet hamlets amidst woodland – there was sadness too. .Sadness because the hamlets were too quiet, with the few small stores that usually sold food and drink to visitors all closed. On some buildings and at several sites around […]

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