Tag Archives: Victoria Harbour

Building the Shatin to Central Link tunnels at Shek O

On my 2016 trip to Hong Kong I headed to the beach at Shek O and found something odd along the way – a sign for the MTR’s new Shatin to Central Link railway project, despite the nearest piece of track being on the opposite side of Hong Kong Island. So what was the deal?

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A nostalgic return for Hong Kong’s cross harbour car ferries

In such a fast paced city, finding pieces of ‘Old Hong Kong’ is difficult. But back in 2016 the Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry company launched something interesting – a return of Hong Kong’s cross harbour car ferries, to celebrate the […]

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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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Underwater tunnels of the Hong Kong MTR

In Hong Kong there are four railway tunnels carrying trains under Victoria Habour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Here is a summary of how each was constructed.

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Hong Kong’s casino ships

The residents of Hong Kong love gambling, but there are is only one legal outlet – horse racing. The most common workaround for those wanting high stakes thrills is a short ferry trip to the casinos of Macau, but there is another one – boarding a casino ship bound for international waters.
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