Star Ferry @ Central, Hong Kong

Dec 6, 10 at 4:24 pm

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Since we were on the island side, right after we were done with dried seafood shopping at Dex Voeux Road in Sheung Wan, we took “ding ding” tram back to Pedder Street and took bus to Central Star Ferry Pier (or take a 15 minute walk to the pier).

Star Ferry’s history is dated back to 122 years ago where it first established its first boat service to ferry passengers across the harbour. (read: Star Ferry)

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IFC Tower, HK’s tallest building as seen from Star Ferry Pier in Central.
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Although harbour crossing has been made easier with the opening of road tunnels and train rides, ferry service remains a popular mode of transportation among locals and tourists alike because of its price, which starts at HK$2 per ride. Tourists like us may find it an enjoyable ride because one can enjoy the spectacular view of the Hong Kong Island.

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The other pier servicing First Ferry routes.
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I’m so curious with its rich history that it almost appeared first on my must-do list in my itinerary.

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On the right is the Star Ferry pier with one of the ferries berthing

Like every other tourist, the view of HK Island during the boat ride is truly amazing and enjoyable.

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A classic Star Ferry pier against the backdrop of modern skyscrapers on the island side
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FYI, Star Ferry operates at four piers – Central and Wan Chai on the island side, Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom on the Kowloon side.

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