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Trains, trams, buses, ferries – how does one get around in Hong Kong?

Crossing the border on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge connects Hong Kong to Mainland China – but where does the bridge cross from the waters of Hong Kong into China’s Guangdong Province, and what marks it? So where is the border? From a legal perspective […]

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Hong Kong high speed rail and the People’s Liberation Army

In 2016 an interesting conspiracy theory emerged in Hong Kong – would the new high speed rail link to Mainland China be used by the People’s Liberation Army to invade the Special Administrative Region? The People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong […]

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Charts and plans for Kai Tak Airport

Kai Tak Airport was once the international airport for Hong Kong, with the single runway and eight jetbridges somehow handing 30 million passengers and 1.5 million tonnes of freight per year, before it was replaced by the current Hong Kong […]

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How does the Peak Tram cross in the middle?

Hong Kong’s Peak Tram has two tramcars, but only one track – so how do they pass each other on the way up Victoria Peak? Going for a ride The Peak Tram is a funicular system with two trams in […]

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Peak Tram car and the pantograph on the roof

Looking back at old photos of the Peak Tram, there is something on the roof that stands out – a pantograph. Photo by USN, via Wikimedia Commons A pantograph is mounted on the roof of an electric train, tram or […]

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