Tag Archives: on the road

Driving through the Tsing Ma Bridge lower deck

Virtually every visitor to Hong Kong crosses the Tsing Ma Bridge – it is the only route linking Hong Kong International Airport to the rest of the city. But what most people don’t know is that the bridge has a second roadway for emergency use, located beneath the main deck.

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The sound of silence?

In a big city noise pollution is inevitable – while moving people closer together means efficient public transport is cheaper to provide, it also makes finding your own quiet space a lot more difficult. So what can you do?

Hong Kong freeway, or scene from an arcade game? Continue reading

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Learning to drive, and getting your 學 plates

Want a car in Hong Kong, but you don’t have a drivers licence? Then you’ll have to track down a driving instructor to teach you, and an empty road to drive on. But why are the ‘L’ plates on the front of cars so odd?

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Take a drive beneath Victoria Harbour

Until the 1970s, the only way to get between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon was to catch the Star Ferry, with cars and freight moving on the fleet of vehicular ferries that also plied Victoria Harbour. The Cross Harbour Tunnel might have made the trip simpler, but why isn’t it quicker?

Sign at the tunnel portal - "Happy Valley exit congestion" Continue reading

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Fill ‘er up thanks!

In any city with cars, there needs to be petrol stations to fill them up. However in a densely populated city like Hong Kong, where do you put them? On the ground floor of your apartment block is one place to start.

Caltex petrol station in Hong Kong Continue reading

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