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October 15, 2007
From journal Hong Kong - A Vacation Like No Other
April 18, 2004
Go on the upper deck (first class) to take advantage of the harbour view.Phone: 2367 7065, Fax: 2118 6028, Ferry Booking Phone: 2118 6203, Email
From journal HKG
Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
October 2, 2012
From journal A trip to the Orient
Manhattan County, New York
August 17, 2010
From journal Getting around in Hong Kong
by Doug Q
Derby, United Kingdom
February 15, 2003
Upper deck costs HK$1.70 for the privilege. Avoid rush hour as the locals use it in droves.
The boats may have been built in 1947, but they are still going strong.
Identified by their white upper decks and green lower decks and hull, the ferries ply the harbour every twenty minutes.
The view of Hong kong Island becomes more impressive the closer you get to Kowloon.
From journal Hong Kong - I must see...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
June 18, 2003
This service is obviously not as convienient as the MTR (subway) but it is a lot prettier. As soon as you get within a few hundred metres of the Ferry Terminal, you will see signs directing you to it. Ferries go from Kowloon to all places over Hong Kong, but the signs at the ferry port are clear and written in Cantonese and English.
Walking down to the ferry reminded me of a cattle run. Once you have chosen your destination and entered through the correct gate, you can only go one way, so there is no fear of getting lost.
For the Star Ferry trip between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, you must also choose the upper or lower deck before you go through the departure gates, as there are different gates for each deck. The lower deck is cheaper but wet (close to the water) and the upper deck is a few pence more but glass covered and dry.
The trip is over in just a few minutes so don't hang about if you want to take photos. I regret that I didn't take the Star Ferry at night. The view is supposed to be amazing. I guess it gives me an excuse to visit Hong Kong again.
From journal A week in Hong Kong
by Liken D Sun
January 2, 2003
From journal Hong Kong Beauty straight up!
Warwick, United Kingdom
August 27, 2002
The ride is relaxing whatever time of day you take it and has to be done at least once to 'complete your HK experience'.
From journal A short stopover in Hong Kong
Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia
November 4, 2000
From journal Secrets of Hong Kong
June 24, 2001
Macau is an unusual cultural blend of Mediterranean and Chinese, with Spanish, Moorish, British and Dutch also contributing. Portugese and Cantonese are both recognized as official languages, but you won’t have any difficulty finding English speakers in tourist-popular areas.
Hong Kong tourist authorities urge travellers to visit Macau for its multi-culture, multi-cuisine atmosphere but, on the day I went, most passengers headed directly to the large downtown casino a few blocks from the dock. Circumstances had forced me to postpone my trip until late June, when it was far too hot for serious walking-around sightseeing. That was unfortunate, because many of the more picturesque neighborhoods lay among the lush hills rising above the harbor. (The territory encompasses approximately 13 square miles, with a population of 437,000.)
Though we were sealed in a glass-enclosed cabin and asked to remain buckled in our seats for much of the trip, the high-speed ferry was still a pleasant way to inspect the then still-under-constrution airport site and the many islands populating the Pearl River estuary.
In summer 2000, Cook’s Timetable listed multiple trips daily, with running times of 55 minutes for the 74-kilometer (45-mile) trip for the equivalent of U.S. $14 round trip. (I’m converting Year 2000 Hong Kong Dollars at the June, 2001 exchange rate, so my price quote may be off. I’d made the trip during an earlier visit to Hong Kong and seem to recall paying substantially more than that.)
The Hong Kong Tourist Authority has several web pages on Macau within its own site: Hong Kong . To get to Macau a little faster, try
Alas, I have so far been unable to pry current ferry fares and schedules out of either address, but otherwise these sites, although a bit flowery in language, are beautifully illustrated and detailed.
The hovercraft terminal for Macau is perhaps two blocks from the Star Ferry, but last summer it took a circuituous walk around a huge construction site. If your stay in Hong Kong is limited, you’ll do better to concentrate your exploring on Kong Kong Island and the nightlife of Kowloon. But if you have five or six hours to spare, the side trip to Macau would be a worthwhile way to spend them.
From journal Hong Kong Highlights --- at a Reasonable Price