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By The Loop HK Staff | March 27th, 2019

The humble “ding ding” has been a fixture on the roads on Hong Kong Island for 110 years, being one of Hong Kong’s earliest forms of transport — and the cheapest at a mere $2.3. Proposed in order to accommodate the city’s growing population, the original tram line ran from Kennedy Town to Causeway Bay, with 26 single-deck cars running up and down the route. Double-deckers were quickly introduced, but the tram’s iconic teak wood and green hued interior wouldn’t emerge until the 1950s, when Hong Kong Tramways began building their own cars rather than importing them from England. Now, only two restored trams retain this design, with the majority of cars having been refurbished with modern single seats, air conditioning and, digital displays of stop announcements in the 2010s for a smoother, more comfortable ride.

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