Thursday, December 21, 2006

星馬靠古建築賺外匯

很多投資界中人都認為,在投資成績方面,香港外匯基金的表現,輸給新加坡政府旗下的淡馬錫控股,及政府投資公司(Government Investment Company)幾個馬位,任志剛不值拿取如此高的人工。

從旁觀察,我相信原因與香港政府那種官場文化有關,令到政府的投資成績長期偏低。只要看看政府在中環天星碼頭的處理手法,便可看到政府要同示威者鬥氣,明明示威者已經真金白銀向建築商買回鐘樓殘骸,還同建築商傾好價錢,政府中途要建築商即刻整爛鐘樓殘骸。有錢都唔賺,怎不令審計署長有機會「將軍」呢?

不過這件還是小事,最大問題是,特區政府從來不識用文物保育來賺錢,未知是想不通,還是集中拓展金融業,齊齊炒賣好過。在亞洲方面,新加坡政府在文物保育方面就很在行,例如將一間建於1928年的郵政局改建為一間豪華酒店,這物業就是由信和(083)大股東黃氏家族旗下管理的浮爾頓酒店(The Fullerton Hotel Singapore )。

至於新加坡政府旗下有間叫Ipoh Pty Ltd的公司,這間公司主要業務就是承租澳洲悉尼市中心一系列舊建築,例如1 Martin Place、Queen Victoria Building等等,並把其改建成高級商場。當然,新加坡政府要同新南威爾斯州政府拆帳,但由於1 Martin Place同Queen Victoria Building復修後那種富麗堂皇的氣派,並非那些假古董比得上,所以高級名店久而久之亦集中在Ipoh Pty Ltd旗下商場,難怪新加坡政府在幾年前,在馬來西亞華商手上買入Ipoh。

另外, 禤中怡最近在網上亦看到一段新聞,內容上與天星鐘樓事件有幾分相似,而且發生時間也同時是在這個十二月,但結局卻全然又是另一回事。

在馬來西亞馬六甲古跡區,最近正興建旋轉塔,並展開了挖地工程,不過工人竟然在工地底下發現古城墻遺跡(據說是葡萄牙殖民時期,即1511年至1641年間建成的古堡城墻),馬來西亞文化、藝術及文物部長拿督斯里萊士雅丁即時出動拯救文物,更公開揚言保留古跡重要過一切,原本要興建的旋轉塔需另覓地點興建。

這項旅遊建築計劃於2004年公布,旋轉塔耗資2,100萬馬幣(Ginggit)(約4,606萬港元),建築物造型似馬來匕首,高度約為110米,政府最初的想法是希望在那裏築起旋轉塔招徠更多遊客。今年10月10日更由馬國官員親自主持動土禮以表重視。

當知道原來地底有「寶」後,馬國官方的態度卻與我們政府的那一套剛剛相反。萊士雅丁拿督立刻擱置在古物地點興建旋轉塔,更明言這未必是損失,因為挖掘出馬六甲古城堡城墻,將能讓該區出現一個新的旅遊景點,而且只此一家,別人模仿不來,說明了古跡賺錢的簡單道理。他認為對於以旅遊業為主的馬六甲州而言,古物的價值是肯定的。

雖然舊天星碼頭建築並非甚麼維多利亞式建築,但中環一直都頗為欠缺一個大型商場,一個有舊時代氣派,作為名店的容身之所。其實,若果仿效新加坡的做法,將舊天星碼頭執靚,變成一個高級海景商場後,相信可以極高的租金租予名店,實行同置地爭一日之長短。

現時政府就要同錢及市民鬥氣,不肯移前幾米保留碼頭,那筆租金損失又向誰計算呢?所以政府話甚麼保育文物要發展,禤中怡想問,如果官員們不識箇中道理,一味倒米的話,又怎算好呢?老實說,我並不會如示威者般激烈,但看見政府處理問題時的態度,確有點戚戚然呀!

(12月21日刊於《am730》)

22 Comments:

At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

馬幣 is Ringgit, not "Ginggit"

 
At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And in Singapore they have Clark Quay, Boat Quay, CHIJMES, etc...

You are right that Singapre government is much better at preservation than HK government.

However, Singapore has a relatively stronger government and government link companies, weaker private sector vs. Hong Kong wiht much stronger private sector.

That's why in HK everything is control by big business and Singapore by government.

So maybe it is a small price to pay if HK government is bad at this and other things...

 
At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

objestion is made nowadays but the removal of the pier has been made long time ago

 
At 10:29 PM, Anonymous 閒人 said...

Government also want to change a few historical buildings in Central for commercial use. However, it is also objected by some people, particular those pressure groups and politicians who want to take political advantages of the weak government.

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger 禤中怡 said...

感謝指正小弟對馬幣名稱的首文之誤

 
At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

「手民之誤」也可稱「手民誤植」,源自印刷業用語。以前的報紙或出版物,印刷前必須排字,也就是北宋時畢昇發明的活字排版。如果選錯字植放進版,印出來的字自然是錯的;排字的工人叫做手民,因手民之誤植而造成印出錯字,出版界或報社要道歉,就說明原因是「手民之誤」。

 
At 2:26 AM, Anonymous 大花王 said...

大哥, 你講投資的野, 好有Point.
我都好鍾意上黎學下野,

不過, 今次篇文我不可以認同,
我估筆者都是喜歡自由同民主.
但不是你的茶, 你不要碰,
政治無益.

搞開經濟的你, 在經濟利益面前,
你如何說自由同民主.

 
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唔好講咁遠,睇下一水之隔既澳門:

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At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

靠古建築賺唔賺到錢好難講,睇睇上環"西港城",唔知點睇?

 
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