Monthly Archives: August 2011

A railfan’s look at the Hong Kong Tramways

Welcome aboard everyone, it’s time to take a trip along Hong Kong Island by double deck tram. With a total system length of around 30 kilometres, the network runs along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island from Kennedy Town at the west end to Shau Kei Wan to the east, passing through the busiest parts of the city.

Tram #105 on Hong Kong Island Continue reading

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All at sea: container handing in Hong Kong

Welcome to Hong Kong: the city without enough land to expand their container port, so otherwise crazy ideas like transferring shipping containers between ships at sea is considered normal.

Mid-stream cargo handling off Lamma Island in Hong Kong Continue reading

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How many ferry routes are there in Hong Kong?

With Hong Kong being a city by the water one would expect to see a larger number of ferries, and a quick glance at the waters of Victoria Harbour will confirm this. So how many ferry operators and routes are there in Hong Kong?

Ferries about to crash? Continue reading

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Living the island life isn’t easy

From my previous posts on Cheung Chau and Lamma Island you might think living the island life in Hong Kong is free and easy. While it might be quieter than life in the urban areas such as Hong Kong Island or Kowloon, transport can be a pain in the neck.

By the water at the township of Yung Shue Wan Continue reading

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Wacky vending machines

When you think of wacky vending machines, Japan is usually the country that comes to mind. However, Hong Kong does have some machines that are out of the ordinary.

iPhone cover vending machine Continue reading

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