I have been asked by a friend how come there are no posts on Hong Kong where I am based, so I thought I’d take a tram ride one evening and take some photographs along the way. I loved taking the tram when I was little but haven’t done so in close to 20 years. Hong Kong has the largest fleet of double decker trams in the world and the trams have been running between the east and west ends of Hong Kong island since 1904. The tram in Hong Kong is affectionately called the “ding ding” by the locals and is still used by 20,000 or so people daily. There are over 100 stops in between the 13 km stretch. Following the tram tracks that used to be built along the waterfront which are now many blocks away from the coast, one can see the reclamation of land and changes to the city over the years.
Grabbing a seat on the upper level of the tram.
Actually very pleasant mode of transport in this busy city…ok, maybe not in the summer…
Rarely see the roads this empty…
Took about an hour to get from Happy Valley to Shau Kei Wan.
I will try to do the other half of the tram ride towards the western end of the island, Kennedy Town, soon.
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