The Star Ferry from Hung Hom to Wan Chai

Hong Kong Star Ferry

Photographer's Note

This photo was taken from the Wan Chai ferry pier and shows the Star Ferry - Dan Star - coming from Hung Hom.

From Wikipedia :

"The Star Ferry Company, Ltd., is a passenger ferry service operator in Hong Kong. Its principal routes carry passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It was founded in 1888 as the Kowloon Ferry Company, adopting its present name in 1898.

The fleet of twelve ferries operates four routes across the harbour, carrying over 70,000 passengers a day, or 26 million a year. Even though there are now other ways to cross the harbour (by MTR and road tunnels), the Star Ferry continues to provide an efficient, popular and inexpensive mode of crossing the harbour. The company's main route runs between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, which is what most people mean by "the Star Ferry" in common parlance.

This route continues to be popular with tourists, and has become one of the icons of Hong Kong heritage. The ferry itself, and the layout of the Kowloon pier are completely recognizable in the 1961 film The World of Suzie Wong. From the ferry, one can take in the famous view of the harbour and the Hong Kong skyline."

Camera Details

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28.
Date taken: 2010-09-29.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds.

External Details

Official web site of The Star Ferry Company Limited