The fleet of twelve ferries currently operates two routes (four prior to April 1, 2011)] across the harbour, carrying over 70,000 passengers a day, or 26 million a year. Even though the harbour is crossed by railway and road tunnels, the Star Ferry continues to provide an inexpensive mode of harbour crossing. The company’s main route runs between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.
It has been rated first in the “Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides” poll by the Society of American Travel Writers (“SATW”) in February 2009.
The other picture is taken from the internet which shows the Star Ferry with a background of Hong Kong in the 1980s. The photographer is unknown – the credit is given to him/her whoever he/she may be.
What a contrast!