Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

By Susan Wolthuis After six months in Hong Kong, it took a rice cooker to stop working to make me realise that maybe my Hong Kong friends – much as I love them – inhabit a different world to mine.  For in their world in the not-too-distant-future rice will come out of a tap. In mine it will still need to be cooked in a pan with water. A friend […]

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By Minni Menon Have you ever wondered how we in Hong Kong treat others, especially those who ‘stand out’? I recently took part in an unusual experiment devised by my friend, Cecilia Ho, that tested just this. Cecilia is an artist, and one who regularly pushes the boundaries. So when she asked if I wanted to wear a niqab – the (often black) veil worn in public by Muslim women […]

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As you may have seen from the recent press coverage in The South China Morning Post and Apple Daily, an application has been filed with the Town Planning Board (TPB) to rezone certain Government Land along Bowen Road from its current Green Belt zoning in order to allow for the construction of private vehicle access road to a single residential property development .  If approved, the development would result in the destruction of significant public green space along Bowen Road and set an […]

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By Ken Borthwick Only a few years ago there was outrage from the community, architect and conservationist groups at the destroying of Hong Kong’s iconic and much-loved Grade 1 rated historic, Queen’s Pier in Central, as well as the old Star Ferry, with its clock tower. This was done in order to facilitate infrastructure development, but was seen as yet another sign of the HKSAR government’s lack of historic and […]

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