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

The Hong Kong ferry that came to Australia

This is the story of a Hong Kong vehicular ferry called 民安(Man On)that once carried cars across Victoria Harbour, but ended up reconnecting the Australia city of Hobart. Photo by John Craike; via the Maritime Museum of Tasmania collection Double […]

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Hong Kong double decker buses in Australia

How is this for an unusual sight – a Kowloon Motor Bus double decker driving along the shores of Sydney Harbour! The story of how this bus, along with two more from Hong Kong, ended up in Australia is thanks […]

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Trolleybus trials in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known for streets full of air conditioned double decker buses, spewing diesel exhaust onto the crowded streets. But back in the 2000s bus operator Citybus tested something a lot cleaner – electrically powered trolleybuses. TVB news report, […]

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Gate numbering at Hong Kong International Airport

Gate numbers at airports is something taken as a given by passengers – you get told which one your flight is leaving from, and you make sure you get there on time! However the other day I was taking a […]

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Bridging a taxiway at Hong Kong Airport

In 2017 the Hong Kong Airport Authority announced an interesting project – a bridge so tall that double decker A380 ‘super jumbo’ jets could pass under. The South China Morning Post had this to say on the proposal. Boarding a […]

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