Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mui Wo beautification project

Ooooo, looks like the beautification project that has been so long in the works it was beginning to resemble a mirage is on the way. Hope beautification doesn't equal concretisation, as it does in many parts of Hong Kong.

Here's the government announcement:

Tai O heritage hotel to open
November 09, 2011
A heritage boutique hotel converted from the Old Tai O Police Station will open by year's end, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So says.

Preserving the colonial architectural features and highlighting the history of Tai O, including the Old Tai O Police Station, the hotel will be an ideal attraction to local and overseas visitors, he told legislators today.

Besides the Tai O hotel, three new themed areas of Hong Kong Disneyland are due to be completed by 2013, with the first one, Toy Story Land, to open later this month.

The Civil Engineering & Development Department is conducting improvement works in Tai O in phases, and is embarking on the detailed design for a project to beautify Mui Wo. A new hotel with convention facilities in Discovery Bay will start operation in mid-2012.

There is a 2006 document detailing what the Islands District Planning Office is proposing - the relocation of the lorry park and setting up seafood restaurants instead of the cooked food centre among them.

Wonder how much of it is real and how much is just a castle-in-the-air thing.

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