Talking points: If you were given 20 hectares of land in the middle of Central, what would you do with it?

Talking points: If you were given 20 hectares of land in the middle of Central, what would you do with it?

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Jason Hung, 16, Lai King Catholic Secondary School

I would build a big garden there. As we all know, Hong Kong suffers from severe pollution. The problem is worse in crowded areas like Central. The garden will have hundreds of trees which would help absorb carbon dioxide emissions, and hopefully reduce the threat posed by global warming. What's more, people would have a new green area to relax after a hard day's work.

Odessa Fung, 13, Diocesan Girls' School

I would build a Cultural Centre, which would feature Hong Kong's age-old traditions and development. It would contain memories of Hong Kong citizens; for example, how a former fishing village was transformed into an international finance centre. All kinds of traditional snacks, including egg waffles, egg tarts and milk tea, would also be sold there. The centre would attract both locals and tourists.

Jessie Pang, 17, True Light Girls' College

I would like to build a park that welcomes both animals and people. As a result, people can relax and learn to coexist with animals in this concrete jungle. What's more, people can have a real break because there won't be any unreasonable rules inside the park. For example, they can have picnics on the grass, ride bicycles or paint graffiti on the walls. There will also be an open-air stage where performing groups could hold their shows - free of charge. That way, people can enjoy live performances all the time.

Reece Chiu, 15, Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School

I would build a nature theme park, meaning a mini-rainforest filled with motor-driven rides. In the park, the "jungle extreme roller coaster" would be one of the most thrilling highlights; real monkeys or bats might jump over your head as the car roars down at full speed.

Jade Lam, 16, Cheltenham Ladies' College, UK

I would divide it into plots and give them away to poor families. Each family could grow fruits, vegetables, herbs or other types of plants on their land. This would help them out financially as well as encourage gardening among family members. Having this kind of greenery in the middle of a densely populated city would also ease pollution problems.

 

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3 Comments

Tin Long Saxon Sze

16:51pm

20 hectares of land in Central is very big. It is bigger than the Victoria Park. I wish
that I can build a great housing estate.

I hope my housing estate can have many facilities. I hope my estate can have 100
floors that can live many people. There should have a big playground with a long
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Tin Long Saxon Sze

16:51pm

20 hectares of land in Central is very big. It is bigger than the Vitoria Park. I wish
that I can build a great housing estate.
I hope my housing estate can have many facilities. I hope the government can support my opinion that can help the citizen in Hong Kong greatly.