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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bye! Star Ferry Pier - A Hong Kong icon disappears

the old pier, and... is it The Peninsula on the left?

Yesterday I booked our flight (Me, OlaF and my sisters are coming back home to celebrate MB’s birthday). But while waiting in the airport we were watching CNN news and we got shocked when the guy on the air said the Star Ferry terminal will be closed and that past Nov 11th the last ferry crossed Victoria Harbour.

It happened only two years ago but one of the most impressive things to do while in Hk is to cross from the Kwoolon area (where The Peninsula is) to HK Island using the old Star Ferries. They are cheap, fast, offer a nice view of the nice Victoria Harbour and were a HK icon.

According to Yahoo news and The Guardian “The pier, one of the territory's most famous icons in a downtown district teeming with modern skyscrapers, will be moved 360 meters (1200 feet) west to a 1.54 million US dollar new terminal.” So that means it’s not the very end of Star Ferries but it is the end of the one I knew and I used for the past two years.

As many of the people who were there saying good bye, HK ferry was part of my life, furthermore it was one of the reasons that made FB & MB to decide HK as a destination. National Geographic named it one of "the 50 places of a lifetime." in 1999, so I guess a lot of people have the same feeling.

This is me crossing the harbour in a rainy morning. I will miss you Star Ferry!


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  • Hey, Miffa surely this picture was taken after your birthday.

    FB told me that the nice hair band you're wearing is plenty of...

    Here, from Canada, we love u. A big hug for MB - someone told us her birthday was yday-

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/29/2006 11:25:00 am  

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