on October 15, 2007
One of the other reasons why I stay at the Grand Hyatt is that it is a quick 5 minute walk to Hong Kong's best transportation, the Star Ferry. The ferry is far and away the best way to see Hong Kong and for about $2 U.S. each way you can't beat the price. The boats are an iconic half white and green and arrive to any of the piers about every 5-15 minutes depending on the time of day and runs between several points on Hong Kong island and several points across the harbor. I find it a very easy way to get across the bat to Harbor City or any of the shopping in Kowloon.The terminal will have a waiting area where you will stay until the next ship arrives. Try and stay close to the gate so you can get a seat on the rail of the boat and get the best view. One tip so you don't look like a tourist is that the ships don't have a front or a back as they can travel in either direction. As a result the backs of the seats are hinged so they they can face either direction or movement. When you get on and get to your seat be sure and push the back of the seat backward so you can sit down facing the right direction.
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