Saturday, 10 March 2012

Picture of the Day: The Star Ferry

The Star Ferry leaving for Central
Ah Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferry.

We are still upset the ferry terminal moved from its great location next to the Central Post Office in 2006 to make way for reclamation purposes and that construction is still going on.

The ferry terminal is now a further 15-minute walk to where the outlying ferries are. As a result we think twice about taking the pleasant boat ride over because sometimes the walk alone to the ferry in Central puts us off and we'd rather just go across by MTR.

Nevertheless, when the conditions are right, we always enjoy the Star Ferry ride as it hums across Victoria Harbour, seemingly oblivious to the flashy skyscrapers.

It just chugs along, ferrying us across between Tsim Sha Tsui and Central or Wan Chai.

Hope this tradition continues to stay in Hong Kong, to remind us of what life was like even less than half a century ago when this was the only way to get across the harbour.

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