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By William Lane Why do I perform and present contemporary classical music in Hong Kong? That’s a good question as Hong Kong is best known as the cradle of the canto-pop industry and western classical music is not even popular here. Only a very small percentage of the Hong Kong population goes regularly to classical concerts. My gut feeling is that its 1% of the population. (I’d be interested to […]

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South China Morning Post When I wrote to these columns about a ridiculous application in front of the Town Planning Board for a hotel at 27 Lugard Road on The Peak (“Lugard Road hotel plan defies belief ”, August 23), I thought it was a joke. Despite 152 comments from the public condemning this proposal (and only six supporting), the application for the hotel passed; no danger of Hong Kong […]

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By Kenneth Howe My good friend Grant is soft spoken, in his mid 50s, runs his own business in Hong Kong for more than 25 years, and has always been a law-abiding citizen, except for when he wasn’t, that is, when he was surfing. “The lifeguards would call the police who would come down to the beach en masse to shout on their mega horns to get out of the […]

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August 2, 2013 was the deadline for public comment on the most recent version of an application by the owner of 27 Lugard Road, The Peak, to convert its single family residence into a ‘boutique hotel.’ Near the public comment deadline, the applicant submitted additional documents in connection with its application. However, Town Planning Board has refused to allow the public an opportunity to comment on the new information ahead […]

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By Howard Winn Anyone who has walked along the picturesque Lugard Road around Victoria Peak will know that this is one of the more tranquil areas of Hong Kong. It is true that rich people live there but the road is open for all to enjoy and it forms part of the Hong Kong trail. It attracts hikers and tourists, who, at least for the few months of the year […]

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TO The Secretary, Town Planning Board, 15/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong Town Planning Board Fax: 2877 0245 and 2522 8426 Town Planning Board Email: Dear Sir, TPB: A/H14/75 – 27 Lugard Road Section 16 Application for Hotel Reply to Applicant’s Supplementary Information and Responses to Departmental Comments. Reply to Applicant’s Supplementary Information and Responses to Departmental Comments. 1. Need for Public Reply. […]

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