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Old July 12th, 2004, 10:16 PM   #1
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CHINA | Hong Kong Ferries & Boats

Besides the famous Star Ferry that crosses Victoria Harbour, there are various other ferry operators that run ferries within Hong Kong and also to neighboring cities.

Before the first cross harbour tunnel opened in the early 1970s, the Star Ferry was the only way to cross Victoria Harbour. Today, there are 3 vehicular tunnels and 4 cross-harbour subway lines, but the Star Ferry continues to be very popular among tourists and locals alike.



Turbojet is an express ferry service between Hong Kong and the gambling enclave of Macau.

First Ferry operates many routes within the city, but it also has a Macau service.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 10:21 PM   #2
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...but the Star Ferry continues to be very popular among tourists and locals alike.
Well, you bet ya for ten cents a ride, and when the view comes for free!
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Old July 12th, 2004, 10:39 PM   #3
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The fare between Central / Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui is only HK$2.2 = US$0.28 for the upper deck and HK$1.7 = US$0.22 for the lower deck. Interestingly, the Star Ferry also runs a Central / Wan Chai - Hung Hom service geared to locals. The fare for that journey is HK$5.3 = US$0.68. Journey time is about 10 minutes for all routes.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 05:05 AM   #4
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Turbojet







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The skyline of HK is just amazing. I like this photo:

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Old July 19th, 2004, 05:03 AM   #6
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A different type of Star Ferry :


Ferry to Discovery Bay


First Ferry & Harbourside


Others in Victoria Harbour




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Old July 22nd, 2004, 09:05 PM   #7
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There are several typhoon shelters throughout Hong Kong for fishermen and leisure boaters. Hong Kong still has a boat people population - fishermen and their families that live on boats, parking in the typhoon shelters when they're not out at sea. Here's a typhoon shelter in Causeway Bay just east of downtown :









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There is another typhoon shelter on the south side of Hong Kong Island at Aberdeen. In these photos, the boats are specially arranged for the Dragon Boat festival :







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I think star ferry should rebuilt their terminals at Tsimshatsui and Central.
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Star Ferry Terminal Redevelopment
There are plans to redevelop the terminals on both sides of the harbour. A plan surfaced to rebuild the Kowloon end to remove the bus station. On the Hong Kong side, the planned Central Phase III reclamation would move the terminal north and rebuild it to reflect the original terminal's design from decades past :




Turbojet from HKVS :
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yes, the star ferry is still one of the greatest attractions of hong kong, amazing views and very cheapy
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Star Ferry Terminal Redevelopment
There are plans to redevelop the terminals on both sides of the harbour. A plan surfaced to rebuild the Kowloon end to remove the bus station. On the Hong Kong side, the planned Central Phase III reclamation would move the terminal north and rebuild it to reflect the original terminal's design from decades past :


All these plans suck. They did not consider that the current pier is already 40 years old and deserves to be preserved. Although the plans seem to be great but in reality, the redevelopment includes reclamation of land, construction of new bypass highway, and relocation of pier in Central side as well as he removal of bus terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui side. These will force more people to take the easy, convenient, and air-conditioned MTR rather than walking a few minutes more to the ferry pier. Without the local ridership to support the operation of the Star Ferry, the fare would eventually go up and in worst case, I am worry that the project will eventually kill the Star Ferry.

Anyway, these plans are ongoing and nothing much can be done to oppose. I hope the new West Kowloon Cultural District will include a new Star Ferry pier to expand the system and keep attracting new passengers.
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Source : http://www.orientalbuses.fsnet.co.uk/Ferries.htm











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I don't like the design of the new star ferry terminal. It looks like some New Orleans dock inside Disneyland Park
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From GUIA in a Hong Kong transport forum :
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Ferries Between Hong Kong & Macau

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