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By Ashley Soo | March 22nd, 2022

What’s it called? Star Ferry

What is it about? Founded in 1888 as the Kowloon Ferry Company, then rebranded in 1898, the Star Ferry is Hong Kong’s sailing icon.

The Star Ferry in the 1950s. Photo: Gwulo

No one will disagree if we name it the best cross-harbor service in town. Inexpensive, efficient and convenient, the commute also provides its passengers with the best scenery of Hong Kong during the ride. The Star Ferry even ranked first in the poll “Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides” in 2009 and was named by National Geographic as one of “Hong Kong’s Must-Dos”.

Regretfully, the public transport’s general manager has recently revealed to the public that the company has not recovered from the 2019 economic shock and has gone into a larger debt since the fifth wave of the Covid outbreak. We hope they survive and thrive and will serve Hong Kong for years to come!

Where is it? Central and Tsim Sha Tsui

From our Spotlight series.