Transportation in Hong Kong
The Star Ferry is the best way to commute across the bay, and is inexpensive
as well. It makes daily trips, departing every five minutes between Tsim
Sha Tsui (in Kowloon) and Edinburgh Place (on Hong Kong Island). Another
mode of transportation to be experienced is on the Peak Tram, which takes
people up or down from Victoria Peak for a spectacular view.
The best way to get around is by using the Mass Transit Railway
was completed in 1979. A price comes with it being the cleanest and
fastest mode of transportation, it is more expensive than the bus or the
ferry. It covers Hong Kong Island's Central District, Nathan Road and
parts of Kowloon.
Along the North Shore of Hong Kong Island are 162 double-decker trams that
travel from the easternmost part of the island to the westernmost part of
island in about an hour and a half. Taxis are yet another mode of
transportation and are found on Hong Kong Island, New Territories and Lantau
Island. They hold up to five passengers and are metered as well as
air-conditioned. Although English is widely spoken in Hong Kong, it is
recommended that English speaking visitors have their destination written in
Chinese for their taxi driver.
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