Hong Kong No 13: Collision course

One-a-day posting No. 13 – Collision course. This shot was taken in December 2006 from Tsim Sha Tsui looking across the harbour. I used a long lens plus extender (combined focal length of 280mm) to achieve the shortened perspective. The Star Ferries featured were operating between Causeway Bay (or Wanchai) and Tsim Sha Tsui – it seems as though they have taken over many of the old passenger routes run by the old black-and-white ferries (UHF?) and were literally thrashing up and down the harbour all day long.

Collision Course


2 thoughts on “Hong Kong No 13: Collision course

  1. The black and whites were the HYF… or Hong Kong / Yau Ma Tei Ferry co, which ran the original car ferry from Kowloon side to Hong Kong before – and I recall for some time after – the original tunnel opened…. HYF is or at least was owned by Lee Shau Kee who owned Henderson Land Development and also a big chunk of Sun Hung Kai props… waterfront land for piers now profitably redeveloped.

  2. Yaumatei ferry is now repalced by First Ferry owned by the NWS Holdings (service and infrastructure flagship of the New World Development Group. They also run the First Bus Co. on Hongkong Island, taking over some of the routes belonging to the China Motor Bus, when the latter’s franchise was not renewed by Government due to poor service. The remainder of the old bus routes were taken over by City Bus.

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