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Historic Treasure Hunt

The Roman-style architecture of the cistern at Bishop Hill came to light during demolition work. The public attention drawn to it made it become a Grade 1 historic building spared from demolition. The incident raised people’s awareness of conservation - why wasn’t architecture of such historic value protected long ago? It turned out that the list of historic buildings compiled by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) only covered buildings but not stone slabs, steles, water tanks, etc. The incident also revealed a lack of communication among government departments. Moreover, the job of grading all architecture now falls on a five-member AMO expert panel. People believe that the AMO should be more transparent and listen to public opinion by establishing more channels.

Hong Kong Connection

If “ Hong Kong Connection ” were a tree, how old would it be? It was on 5 March, 1978 that the documentary series first went on the air in Chinese. As the series continues, its staff are determined to go on uncovering and delving into every local and international topic that concerns the people in Hong Kong, whether it be political, economic, educational, commercial, environmental or technological. A tree plays an important environmental role in refreshing the air that we breathe and holding from the earth on which we stand. It is Hong Kong Connection's mission to provide the public with information and analyses as well as an opportunity for rational discussion. The programme is aired every Thursday evening on TVB Pearl at 19:00-19:30 (3 Oct. 2013 - 27 March 2014)

Live webcast: Thursday HKT 2100 - 2130

Archive available later after live webcast. ** Please note that the programme air-time on TV is different with webcast time.
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