HONG KONG STAR FERRY VICTORIA HARBOUR
The Star Ferry is by far the fastest and easiest way to get from one side of the harbour to the other. Meaning from Hong Kong to Kowloon or reverse Kowloon to Hong Kong. The ferry runs about every ten minutes and cost $2.50 HK for the upper deck and $2.HK for the lower deck, which I always take the lower deck for a 9 minutes across the harbour there is really not much to see. Fare is twenty-six cents, enjoy the ride. Images above are The Star Ferry docking, the Star Ferry Captain a real nice guy too, the sign to look for, “lower deck” entrance. Additional images below will walk you into the ferry process down the ramp, inside the ferry and what the “blue token” looks like and the Token vending machine. I was running to catch this ferry, sorry for the blur images, could not be helped decided to include them as they will at least give you an idea of what to expect. The band is entertainment just outside the ferry building seems like a different group at either side of the harbour was playing nightly.
Looking for a drink you have got to check out the images in the lower set, the last few images are vending machines at the ferry pier. And the last image in the lower set is a nice USA icon landmark to find, a welcome site for a lonely traveler to find a quick bite to eat, must tell you it was good, take a look at my lunch you can tell that if I am in this establishment I am getting tired of traveling, want to visit home soon.
The Ferry Token Vending machine to get your TOKEN will give you change and a token, keep dropping in them coins you have been collecting finally it will spit out a Token for you to put into the green turn style enter way. Watch your step going down the gang plank there are runners going across the ramp and the gang plank into the ferry boat moves too.
Here is the official web site: CLICK HERE
THE FERRY TOKEN PROCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
More ways to cross the harbour or get around the city see my blog post
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