Tag Archives: on the water

Bin night in Hong Kong

Time to take out the rubbish. It all starts with a bin. Until it gets full. Time to empty it. And walk down the street. Until you reach the refuse collection point. The rubbish is transferred into a truck. And […]

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Transferring from land to sea at Hong Kong International Airport

Transferring from land to air transport is the reason airports exist, but Hong Kong International Airport offers a different mode of onward transport – sea. The airport is located on reclaimed land at Chek Lap Kok. With the ‘SkyPier’ ferry […]

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Miniature fire trucks and ambulances

Hong Kong is a big city. With fire and ambulance stations like any other city. Fire trucks. And ambulances. But the streets of Hong Kong’s outlying islands are far narrower. So they use miniature fire trucks. And ambulances – but […]

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‘Ghost’ island off the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge

On my most recent visit to Hong Kong I went on a boat trip off Lantau Island, and found something bizarre on the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge – a mysterious looking white building atop an artificial island in the middle of […]

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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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