Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hong Kong/Zhuhai/Macau Trip 2012 -Day 1- Taking a tram ride in Hong Kong

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Although I have been to Hong Kong so many times, this is the first time, I went for the tram ride. It is also known as Ding Ding by the locals cause instead of horning, the driver will ring the bell that sounds like ding ding to warn people not to cross in the path of the tram.
One have to enter by the back door of the tram and pay only at the front where the driver is. The fare is HK$2.30 for adults, HK$1.20 for children under 12, and HK$1.00 for senior citizens 65 and above regardless of the distance. You got to have the exact amount cause the driver wont be able to return any change or you can use the Octopus Card.
It was interesting to sit on the top of the tram and sightsee but the tram is very slow but lucky the weather is still very cooling we can feel the cool air inside the non air conditioned tram.
A tram station at Northpoint
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Some short videos of the street scenes viewed from the inside of the tram, do not put your hands or head out of the window cause of incoming tram from the opposite direction. video

1 comment:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I think you already know from my own travel blog and the posts there, how much I enjoy the trams in Hong Kong. I spotted a couple of different adverts on them today.