Riding star ferry to commute between Kowloonand Hong Kong islands is a great travel bargain! I can still recall vivid memories when my aunt took us for a night ferry ride from Central to Tsim ShaTsui way back in my younger years. Since then, I always make it a point to ride the Star Ferry whenever I am in Hong Kong. Just a tip, you can get the best view at night time.
Kowloon Star Ferry Station
Here is the inside of the Star Ferry upper deck.
I am a huge fan of double decker tourist bus.Not only that it is a cheaper means to tour around, but you get to see many places at your own travel pace. Once we got off from Central Ferry station, we walked towards the Central bus terminal across and saw the Rickshaw Double Decker Bus waiting. It was already about 4:30pm so we hurriedly paid for a one day pass from the driver thinking that it is good for 24 hours. Oh, we were absolutely wrong! We felt totally ripped off when we saw in the brochure that the ticket is only good for the same day and the pass is only valid until 5:30pm. So lesson learned, if you are going to take the Rickshaw Double Decker ride in Hong Kong, make sure to be there at 10 am in order to fully maximize it. If not, you can take the Big Bus Tour instead but for a much expensive price tag.
The Rickshaw bus we took passed through the Metropolis Route and it was nice to see the view of Hong Kong Skyscrapers from the open-air top deck of the bus.
The double decker bus passed by Wanchai and the building in the photo below is Renaissance Hong Kong. Actually, this hotel is also one of my hotel options in Hong Kong but I ended up with Kowloon Shangrila as I want to stay in Kowloon.
The Golden Bauhinia Square where Hong Kong was turned over by Britain to China in 1997.
It’s fun to ride in these Ding Ding Trams, unfortunately for this trip I didn’t get the chance to ride one.
The China Bank Building with its iconic criss-cross design.
- Hong Kong Travel Itinerary 4D/3N
- Hong Kong Day 1: Hong Kong Airport Arrival and Airport A21 Bus to Tsim Sha Tsui
- Hong Kong Day 1: Kowloon Shangrila Hotel, Chao Zhou Restaurant, Nathan Road, Aberdeen Fishball and Noodle Restaurant
- Hong Kong Day 2: Octopus Card, Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Avenue of Stars
- Hong Kong Day 2: Star Ferry and Rickshaw Double Decker Bus
- Hong Kong Day 2: The Peak and Mak’s Noodle House
- Hong Kong Day 3: Hong Kong Museum of History, Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant
- Hong Kong Day 3: Kowloon Park, Spring Deer Restaurant, Symphony of Lights and Avenue of Stars
- Hong Kong Day 4: Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium Garden, Shang Palace, Airport Express from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong Airport
- Hong Kong Food Trip – Cafe Kool and Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangrila (Part 1 of 3 – Food Splurge)
- Hong Kong Food Trip – Aberdeen Restaurant, Spring Deer, Chuk Yuen (Part 2 of 3 – Mid Range Dining)
- Hong Kong Food Trip – Mak’s Noodle, Yoshinoya, Chao Zhou, Kai Kee Noodles (Part 3 of 3 – Cheap Eats)
- Macau 3D/3N Itinerary using Free Bus Transfers
- Macau Day 1: Macau Arrival and Venetian Macau
- Macau Day 2: Senado Square and Saint Paul Ruins
- Macau Day 2: Solmar and Wynn
- Macau Day 3: Sands Buffet, City of Dreams
- Macau Day 3: Exploring Venetian Hotel, Venetian at Night
- Macau Day 4: Venetian Check Out, Fat Siu Lau, MGM