Day 2. Tsim Sha Tsui and The Star Ferry

North Point Metro Station

North Point metro station was our first stop, and literally about 2 minutes walk from our hotel.   We bought two Octopus Cards (similar to the UK’s  Oyster  Card) as we find it much more convenient and cheaper to use travel cards than have to purchase individual tickets.

Octopus Cards

These cost HK$150 each including an HK$50 refundable deposit.  We then took the metro to Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon and were just in time to watch the Symphony of Lights Show at 8.00 p.m.

Victoria Harbour

It was crowded but we still managed to get a good view of the spectacular light show.  Next, it was a ride on the iconic Star Ferry across to Wan Chai.  We travelled on ‘Shining Star’ and from the water  enjoyed the delightful views of Victoria Harbour at night.  The ferry cost only HK$3.40 each,  an unbelievable bargain for the most magical of journeys.

We found a small restaurant for dinner,two dishes and drinks costing little over HK$100.  The food tasted delicious but my efforts with the chopsticks were abysmal.  More practice needed tomorrow.

Evening restaurant

It was back to the hotel on a lovely old tram, locally referred to as ‘Ding Dings’.  Boarding is from the rear and payment is made when getting off,  at the front.   After arriving back at our hotel we were soon asleep in bed.

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