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Ticket touts and the Hong Kong – Macau ferry

When looking at tourist guides, one piece of advice keeps coming up for the Hong Kong – Macau ferry – don’t buy tickets from the touts at the ferry pier. Yet the advice from my family in Hong Kong was […]

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‘Flying’ to Macau on a Boeing 929 Jetfoil

My favourite mode of transport in Hong Kong has to be the Boeing 929 Jetfoil – a passenger carrying waterjet-propelled hydrofoil that speeds across the waves between Hong Kong and Macau. About the Boeing 929 Jetfoil Boeing launched the first […]

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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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