Junk Ride - One of My World's To Do List!
Trip Start Apr 19, 2010
5Trip End Apr 23, 2010
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Woke up at 7am and left the hostel for breakfast at 7.30am.
MTR Route: Mongkok -> Central (Tsuen Wan Line), Central -> Sheung Wan (Island Line)
After that we checked out and we proceeded to go HK-Macau Ferry Terminal. The reason we go there is because we can store our luggage there first as we will be departing for Macau at night. We stored the luggage in a locker. Make sure you have enough coins as it only accept coins. First 2 hours are HKD$50, whilst subsequent 8 hours are another HKD$50.
From the Terminal, we wanted to go Victoria Peak. There are alot of transportation options but we opt to experience the antique double-decker city tram. It was very unique experience and would recommend to anybody to at least try once. The trams are only available at Hong Kong island. It runs through the city from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan.
After spending almost 30minutes taking photos, we
We walked from the station to the mall, which is then connected to the Mid-Level Escalators.
After lunch, we walked to back to the International Financial Center (IFC) because we were going for the junk ride at public pier 9. Along the route we took photographs of the various size of offices and buildings.
It has been my life-long dream to take the iconic junk ride. Wherever you see, postcards, stamps, money, fridge magnets, this junk is synonymous with Hong Kong. The junk that we took is called Duk Ling. There are only 2 days per week that the junk is operational, Thursday and Saturday. The time are 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Kowloon side) whilst 2.30pm and 4.30pm (Hong Kong island side). I was not sure where to get the ticket (because it was not mentioned at the website), I assumed we paid for the ticket when we hop on the junk. I was wrong. To buy the ticket for the Duk Ling junk ride, you need to go to any Hong Kong Tourism Center or at the Victoria Peak tram ticket counter - well that is according to a Dutch tourist that I happened to ask whilst she was waiting at the pier for the ride. The junk operator would not let us in initially, after much pleading, he finally let us in (for free!). The view from the junk is amazing, and no words in the world can describe. The ride took us round the Victoria Harbor, and finally back to Kowloon public pier - to the place where we started our Hong Kong journey - Arena of Stars.
MTR Route: Tsim Tsa Shui -> Central (Tsuen Wan Line), Central -> Sheung Wan (Island Line)
Along the way we took pictures of Hong Kong Museum of Art