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  • A L
    2 contributions
    One of the cheapest transportation in Hong Kong. A very relaxing, breezy 5 minute ride, and a very nice view of the harbour.
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • Matti Kangasluoma
    4 contributions
    is is a very good communication on the island, you might have time to travel and use this tranway system, it takes about 40 minuts to travel in the tram from Shau Kei wan to Kennedy Town
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
    Moscow, Russia105,052 contributions
    The Ngong Ping 360 cable car is almost 6 kilometers and 25 minutes a few hundred meters above the bay and the beautiful green hills of the island. It is named after the plateau of the same name, on the territory of which the main part of the cable car runs. From the top you can enjoy good views.
    Written 2 November 2022
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  • mosto
    Hong Kong, China2,882 contributions
    This review is on the peak Tram only and does not include The Peak. I’ve done The Peak Tram many times before and this recent visit was to specifically experience the sixth generation Peak Tram which was launched last month. I read that there are additions of new tramcars, haulage and control systems, new rope and track rails, as well as refurbishments in the new Peak Tram. Well, it was indeed a more comfortable, quieter and faster ride. Really appreciated the roof windows too as now we get to see the sky and surrounding trees. The floor of the tram is not flat, it is done in waves, so be careful when you walk in the tram. I think it may have been done this way as a safety measure as the funicular goes through the steep hill. There are a few choices and combinations of tickets (which you can use octopus to pay) and we decided on a one way ticket up as it allows us flexibility of alternative transport coming down (which we took the bus down as it was more convenient since the bus takes you right down to train stations). See one of my photos for fares and combinations. The accessibility to the Peak Tram is not too good as there’s no train station nearby (it’s a 15 minute walk from the train station and it’s not a nice easy walk if you are not familiar with the road). If you are used to walking, then go for it. Just Google the map. Most locals will just walk.
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • Sam M
    San Diego, CA26 contributions
    This is a great system. Easy to route the city. The MTR is fast also the diagram of the route is easy to follow. It was clean and smelled good. .
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Simtek
    Nottingham, UK41 contributions
    Fantastic transportation system. We used it into and out of the airport during our visit. Wonderful service where you can check-in your baggage at the train station so no need to cart it through the airport. Arrived in London along with our flight. Great service
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • OrderintheHouse
    Brisbane2,563 contributions
    From 28 December 2019 to 14 January 2020 my wife and I organised an interesting 18 day South East Asian adventure to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary visiting Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Laos and Singapore.

    Two nights were spent in Hong Kong and two nights In Macau and we travelled to Macau from Hong Kong on the fast TurboJet Hong Kong –Macau Ferry.

    We chose to pre-purchase our ferry tickets online from Brisbane through Direct Ferries Limited before our Asia trip commenced. This was an efficient process.

    We took the 11.00 am ferry from the ferry terminal at Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island on 30 December 2019 and reached the Macau Outer Harbour ferry terminal 55 minutes later. The Turbojet catamaran’s exterior is distinctively painted a bright red. The interior resembles the inside of an aircraft. Our reserved seats were on the upper level of the ferry and were reasonably comfortable. They were pink in colour and incorporated a fold up tray table. We were given window seats next to quite good, large viewing windows.

    The directional signage at the Hong Kong Terminal at times was found wanting so we relied on asking the staff for assistance. We have to say that some of the staff here were rather indifferent to us. They were only willing; it seemed, to be as helpful as they felt they needed to be. Public relations could be greatly improved here.

    Because we were having two nights in Macau we checked in our main luggage. However we had our usual airport hand luggage which we took on board. My wife had a backpack which she was allowed to take with her to her seat. However, I had a conventional correct size carry on luggage case which the staff insisted had to be left in a dedicated but exposed area downstairs, well away from my seat and out of my sight. There appeared to be no staff member closely guarding all these cases raising questions about the possibility of compromising luggage security. I personally found this situation disconcerting. So, my advice to travellers who are planning a trip which includes an overnight stay in Macau and they plan to get to Macau by ferry, is to choose a backpack as their airport carry on luggage .

    The actual ferry ride was fast and efficient and the ride was quite smooth throughout. To us it was just a fast sea travel experience with little outstanding scenery on the journey. The service at the Macau Terminal on our arrival was friendlier than our experience at the Hong Kong Terminal.

    Taking the ferry with TurboJet is a convenient, efficient way to travel from Hong Kong to Macau. However, we felt there is room for improvements.
    Written 31 July 2020
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  • Tyaz
    244 contributions
    Large ferry so you don't feel the wave, the terminal building is also large and clean. Unfortunatelly there's lack of food stall on terminal
    Written 28 November 2019
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  • Serge F
    67 contributions
    Great rail system and even better than when i first usedit back in 1999. Easy to navigate around and the Octopus card system is brilliant , plus you cash in left over credit at the end of your stay in HK at airport. Cand even use in 7 11 and other stores .
    Written 19 March 2020
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom7,472 contributions
    If you’re planning a day trip to Cheung Chau island, this is your ferry. It’s the only one to Cheung Chau. It really couldn’t be easier. The ferries run all day, roughly every 30-40 min from #5 Central Pier (the same place that the Star ferries leave from).
    Central Pier is only a short walk from HK MTR station and the piers are numbered in order, from 1-10 so just walk halfway down to #5. You can’t go wrong.
    You don’t even have to plan ahead because you buy your ticket at the gate (or use Octopus card) so you can make a spontaneous decision to go or not, on the day. Handy if weather is looking iffy because you want a good, sunny day for Cheung Chau.
    The only decision you have to make is whether to take the big, slow ferry or the small, fast ferry. Unlike Goldilocks, there is no middle ‘just right’ option.
    Both leave from #5. The slow ferry takes just under an hour and costs $13.6HKD one way. The fast ferry takes half that time and is almost double the cost, $26.8HKD (it’s a bit more on Sundays). Either way, it is incredibly cheap travel for what is a very scenic ride.
    If you tend to get queasy on boats, I’d recommend the fast ferry. It’s a smoother ride and has a/c throughout. However, the thing I really like about the slow ferry is that you can sit outside and enjoy the view, making it a very cruisy trip.
    There are toilets on both ferries, plenty of room for bulky bags and backpacks and you can buy drinks and some snacks.
    We caught the fast ferry both ways on our recent trip to Cheung Chau, but only because there was one leaving shortly.
    Written 4 October 2020
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  • RickFLL
    Fort Lauderdale, FL396 contributions
    What’s nice is that the walkway is above the streets and are covered, so its a quick and easy way to efficiently get around Central Hong Kong.
    Written 28 November 2019
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  • Arnold C
    San Francisco, CA695 contributions
    Took the HZM bridge crossing to the HKIA. Cost 27 RMB or $4 USD. Crossing is open 24 hours! Bude run every 15-20 minutes! In HKG transfer to B4/6 to airport!!
    Written 7 December 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,514 contributions
    This is a ferry pier located around 8-10 minute walk rom University MTR Station at Science Park in Sha Tin. Services are provided by Kaito Ferry Services and you can view updated route and times on their website. Here you can take ferry trips to popular UNESCO Global Geopark locations and hiking trails.

    There is good signage as you approach the pier so that you know where to go to find ticket booths and the vessel that you need to board. ticket purchases can be made with cash or Octopus Cards. Do be aware that ferry departures are very limited so make sure you are fully aware of the published departure times and days beforehand.

    Popular ferry destinations include Kat O/Ap Chau (1.5 hour journey), Lai Chi Wo (1.5 hours), Lai Chi Chung (45 minutes) Tap Mun (also called Grass Island) - 1.5 hours, Tung Ping Chau (1.5 hours) and Wong Shek (2 hours). Some destinations are serviced daily but others further away, are only served on weekend and public holidays. The ferries fill up quite quickly with hikers on weekends as well so best to arrive 20-30 minutes before scheduled departure. Once full, vessels will depart so you may be able to leave early. They have extra vessels on hand when passenger numbers are high.

    The ferry rides pass through the Tolo Harbour and channel. If sky conditions are favourable, the views are very good, something of a hidden gem for scenery here in Hong Kong. They have toilets onboard and mostly open covered outdoor seating. If the weather is poor, they pull down plastic sheets to provide protection from the rain and waves. Otherwise, ferry rides are rather uneventful. Enjoy the views or catch up on a bit of reading until you arrive at your intended destination.
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom7,472 contributions
    This giant, snaking bridge has impressive scale and statistics. At 55km, it's the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world, it cost almost US$20 billion and consists of 3 cable-stayed bridges, an undersea tunnel and 4 artificial islands. It’s relatively new and has only been opened a few years. Building started in 2009 and finished in 2018.
    We saw the bridge from a few different angles during our recent trip to Tai O. Catching the Fortune Ferry to Tai O, we passed underneath it and later when we hiked to the top of Fu Shan Viewing Point, we saw it stretching out in the other direction also. Private cars need a special permit to use the bridge so most people will cross it by bus or taxi (or go under it like we did).
    Written 17 July 2021
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  • mabeline88
    Singapore, Singapore37 contributions
    Good alternative if you are not pampered. My boyfriend and I took the A21 bus for almost 16 to 17 stops. Very smooth journey with no jam. Lots of places for lugguage to place while we commute. Enough space for almost 30 baggage. Display of stop names in english is available on monitor, makes you feel very safe. 16 to 17 stops took us almost 35 to 40 mins. Payment can be make by octopus pass.. not necessary to get tickets.
    Written 11 July 2019
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