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Old November 13th, 2015, 03:54 AM   #921
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Old November 17th, 2015, 05:12 AM   #923
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Old November 20th, 2015, 04:19 AM   #924
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TST waterfront revamp meets with strong opposition
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Industry's zeal for project fails to dampen concerns of some residents and businesses

A revamp proposal to upgrade the Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) waterfront area centering on the Avenue of Stars has met with strong opposition from various stakeholders in the neighborhood - but has been welcomed by the tourism industry.

The project, if approved by the city's Town Planning Board (TPB), will require the area to be closed for three years during construction. This means one of the town's top tourist attractions and dating sites would be inaccessible until late 2018.

The TPB received 337 letters in July from people in the consultation expressing opposition to the project. Petitioners mainly called for more precise evaluations of the project before any work starts.

Luxury five-star hotel Kowloon Shangri-La, located next to the construction site, expressed some of the greatest opposition. It "strongly opposes" the construction of an exhibition venue and an observation deck opposite the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre as the facilities might block the sea view from some of its guest rooms. Some parts of the construction sites may even affect the privacy of the guests, it argued.

Shop owners also filed objections. Sino Property Services, which manages both the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and the Empire Centre, said its business would be hit hard by closure of the waterfront area in the next three years. It said it was "very disappointing" that as a stakeholder it was not properly consulted during the consultation period.

Local residents union the Tsim Sha Tsui Residents Concern Group urged the TPB to assess environmental damage to the area. This includes the cutting or transplanting of over 100 trees there. They also worried about the potential traffic burden caused by the new attractions.
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Shangri-La Hotel Kowloon and developer Murdoch Investments which owns Tsim Sha Tsui Centre have launched a judicial review against the Town Planning Board's decision to grant the development of the Avenue of Stars to New World Development.

Tsim Sha Tsui Centre is part of Sino Group, whose chairman is tycoon Robert Ng Chee Siong, while Shangri-La Hotel Kowloon is part of Kerry Group, controlled by the family of billionaire Robert Kuok Hock-nien.

In the writ submitted to the High Court, Shangri-La Hotel Kowloon and Murdoch Investments asked to quash the board's decision.

It also sought an interim order that "there should be a stay of the decision pending the final determination of the judicial review."

Named as respondent was the board, while interested parties included the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Sustainable Foundation, a non-profit set up under New World, which Henry Cheng Kar-shun chairs.

The board "misdirected itself on the applicable planning intention and/or failed to have regard to its own policy as regards the planning intention of areas zoned as `open space,"' the plaintiffs said.

It was also said to have failed to discharge its duties and failed to take into account relevant considerations, including various aspects and assumptions of the traffic impact assessment, aspects of the visual impact assessment.

Concerns and queries were raised by the public during a board meeting in August on whether sufficient provision for car parks and coach loading and unloading areas had been made to accommodate increased traffic demand, possible noise impact and potential air- quality impacts, the plaintiffs said.

The board's decision was said to be tainted with "procedural unfairness and frustration of legitimate expectation."

Two activists had earlier sought a judicial review against development of the avenue, which is facing closure for up to three years after the board conditionally endorsed expansion plans.

In August, the board gave the green light to an application, submitted jointly by LCSD and Sustainable Foundation.

The prime harborfront, opened in 2004, will be extended eastward to incorporate the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade that ends in Hung Hom.

A food hub, a film gallery and a performance venue will be built, and dining facilities will be added in Salisbury Garden, outside the Museum of Art.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 05:54 AM   #925
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 06:03 PM   #926
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Tracing lines of a territorial spread
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Around a third of Hong Kong's developed area is on land reclaimed from the sea.

Without reclamation, most parts of Central north of Queens Road would not exist, Tsim Sha Tsui would be half its current size, and Causeway Bay would be well, a bay! Most of Sha Tin and the Chek Lap Kok and Kai Tak airport sites were once under water.

There is some historical evidence that small areas of coast were reclaimed for salt-making around 2,000 years ago. Serious reclamation for development began soon after Hong Kong was founded as a colony, starting with the Central and Sheung Wan waterfronts as early as the 1840s and 1850s.

A team of students at the University of Southern California has now put together the interactive web app "Visualizing Land Reclamation in Hong Kong."

http://www.oldhkphoto.com/coast/

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Old December 1st, 2015, 03:56 PM   #927
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Hong Kong Economic Journal Excerpt
Dec 1, 2015
Great European Carnival set to return at Central harborfront



The AIA Great European Carnival returns this month at the new Central harborfront, with ticket prices unchanged from last year, Apple Daily reported.

The carnival will feature around 30 amusement rides and the only outdoor ice rink in the city.

Michael Denmark, chief executive of The Great European Carnival, said the company has bought an old Citybus unit and transformed it into a vintage convertible double decker nicknamed Auntie Nora.

The bus, which was shipped to Hong Kong in 1984 from London, will be exhibited during the carnival.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 09:39 PM   #928
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Tracing lines of a territorial spread
The Standard Excerpt
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Around a third of Hong Kong's developed area is on land reclaimed from the sea.

Without reclamation, most parts of Central north of Queens Road would not exist, Tsim Sha Tsui would be half its current size, and Causeway Bay would be well, a bay! Most of Sha Tin and the Chek Lap Kok and Kai Tak airport sites were once under water.

There is some historical evidence that small areas of coast were reclaimed for salt-making around 2,000 years ago. Serious reclamation for development began soon after Hong Kong was founded as a colony, starting with the Central and Sheung Wan waterfronts as early as the 1840s and 1850s.

A team of students at the University of Southern California has now put together the interactive web app "Visualizing Land Reclamation in Hong Kong."

http://www.oldhkphoto.com/coast/

Wow, this is very cool! Thanks for sharing!
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Old December 8th, 2015, 04:22 PM   #929
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Govt construction waste dumped into Victoria Harbour: Ming Pao

Massive amounts of construction waste are being dumped regularly into the sea, but concerned government agencies are apparently unaware of these flagrant violations of Hong Kong’s pollution laws.

Ming Pao Daily reported on Tuesday that its own investigations in the past two months found that construction waste from the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link project has been illegally dumped into the Victoria Harbour, apparently without the knowledge of the Highways Department and the Environmental Protection Department.

The project, which started in 2010 and is expected to be completed in late 2017, forms part of an east-west strategic route along the north shore of Hong Kong Island.

It aims to alleviate the traffic congestion along the existing Gloucester Road-Harcourt Road- Connaught Road Central corridor, the Highways Department said on its website.

Ming Pao launched an investigation after receiving complaints that slurry was seen floating on the sea surface near the construction site at the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter.

A sample test revealed that the slurry contained bentonite, which is a common building material.

The waste matter, according to government regulations, must be shipped to a designated dump.

An expert said bentonite, although not poisonous, tends to reduce oxygen concentration in the sea, thereby indirectly contributing to the depletion of fish and other marine life.

More : http://www.ejinsight.com/20151208-go...bour-ming-pao/
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Old February 17th, 2016, 04:20 PM   #931
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Old February 21st, 2016, 07:14 PM   #932
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Old February 26th, 2016, 06:20 AM   #933
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i really wish to see more greenery, trees and public spaces for ppl to enjoy.
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doesnt everyone but that requires space.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 03:29 AM   #935
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doesnt everyone but that requires space.
And somehow Singapore can do both.
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sINGAPORE is not built on the slopes of the mountainside in case you had not noticed,
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Old March 2nd, 2016, 06:45 PM   #937
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New Avenue of Stars fiasco feared
Mar 2, 2016



The Development Bureau plan to tender one section of the waterfront promenade together with hotel sites at Kwun Tong harborfront has raised fears that it may end up as another Avenue of Stars controversy without sufficient public consultation.

Five hotel sites have been planned for the former airport site of 320 hectares, with the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal at its eastern end.

The bureau has suggested tendering the five parts of the promenade together, making up an area 850 meters in length, located adjacent to each hotel site to the successful bidders.

The bureau said tendering them to private developers through land-sale conditions would provide an opportunity to tap private sector design expertise, achieve seamless completion with hotel development, and potentially release the whole of the open space earlier for public enjoyment.

Developers would be asked to design and construct the sections of the waterfront promenade and act as management and maintenance agents together with the hotel sites.

The total area of the promenade and the hotels take up 3.1 hectares, with individual sections ranging from around 5,070 to 8,980 square meters.

The Harbourfront Commission previously suggested that 60 percent of the commercial land along the promenade should be used for eating places, 30 percent for ad-hoc commercial activities, and 10 percent for shops and services.

The waterfront promenade will be ready for development by 2019 at the earliest.
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i really wish to see more greenery, trees and public spaces for ppl to enjoy.
A common misconception about "Hong Kong".







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sINGAPORE is not built on the slopes of the mountainside in case you had not noticed,
Singapore has much less space to work with.


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Old March 4th, 2016, 01:10 PM   #939
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Try harder..
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