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By Tara Abraham One thing that brings all Hong Kong students together is a deep appreciation for the city’s weather. Actually, to be more precise, our appreciation isn’t for the weather itself – it’s for the government’s rules regarding the weather. I am, of course, talking about typhoon and rainstorm warnings, and the city-wide closures that take place when the sky goes dark, the winds blow fiercely around our skyscrapers […]

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On my desk is a farcical town planning application for construction of a boutique hotel on Lugard Road at The Peak. Is there a law to prevent people wasting the government’s money to review these absurd applications? An occupancy for 42 guests and 10 employees is projected and, according to the submitted application, this will generate 20,000 litres of effluent daily. The proposed septic tank for the development is seven […]

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When I first arrived in Sai Kung back in 1995, it truly was a charming old town with a lazy seaside feel, surrounded by a sprinkling of villages hidden by greenery or nestled into the bosom of the powerfully aesthetic mountainsides that form the Ma On Shan peaks. A favourite of mine was a walk along the waterfront during some quiet weekday, where chance encounters were common with starry-eyed lovers […]

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The Standard The owner of a Grade II historical building at The Peak plans to convert it into a 17-room boutique hotel, and has already submitted two applications to the Town Planning Board. But approval may be a while coming, with environment group Alliance for a Beautiful Hong Kong and a former tenant among 151 respondents registering strong protests. The main bone of contention is a proposed septic tank to […]

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A total of 158 responses were submitted to Town Planning Board in connection with the most recent version of an application by the owner of 27 Lugard Road, The Peak, to convert the Grade II historic single family residence into a ‘boutique hotel’. 151 objections were submitted, which means that 96% of those responding objected to the application (including members of the public, green groups, legislative councilors and district councilors). […]

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By Seema Mathew Like me, are you one of the many thousands who have been drawn to the art fairs in Hong Kong? Then we’ve probably bumped into each other at some time or the other! As you will agree, these fairs are so crowded and so large that it’s almost impossible to see everything in a few hours and also emerge with your sanity intact. Why is it that […]

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From South China Morning Post Lugard Road at The Peak is a popular walking path, notable for its views and tranquillity. The new landlord of 27 Lugard Road, a grade II historic building completed in 1916, has applied to develop this almost 100-year-old family residency into a boutique hotel. The 900-metre footpath leading to the house is on average only 1.9 metres wide. It cannot support the extra motorised traffic […]

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