A mythological dating guide
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Trams are boarded from the rear and you pay at the front (next to the driver) when you alight.
Sit up top, at the front if you can, for the best view.
They can be a bit of a tourist attraction in themselves – think roller-coaster, nail-biting, tree-scraping action, all for not more than around HK.
Try the double-decker Number 6 bus from Central to Stanley or Number 15 from Central up to The Peak.
Much of the appeal comes from its multi-sensory energy and ever changing personality.
They’ve been running from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan since 1904, and cost just HK.30. Send us your Feedback / Letter to the Editor For another quintessential Hong Kong that’s also a bargain, hop on the bobbing Star Ferry ( to do the famous shuttle from Hong Kong to Kowloon for HK.50 (Monday to Friday) or HK on weekends and holidays. ▲ top First, some offbeat – and some downright bizarre – detours.Trams, buses and the shiny, user-friendly MTR (Mass Transit Railway) all take change or a quick swipe of the city’s rechargeable electronic-payment Octopus smart cards (used to pay for virtually all public transport as well as convenience-store, supermarket and fast-food purchases). There’s no change returned – so do carry lots of coins, or get an Octopus card.Pick up one of these at the Airport Express counter when you arrive or from MTR counters. Buses are a convenient way to get around, when it’s not rush hour.Catch it right outside the arrivals hall and get off in Kowloon or on Hong Kong Island.Hotel shuttles and taxis are easy to find – follow signposts.