The Star Ferry, or The "Star" Ferry Company, is a passenger ferry service operator and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Its principal routes carry passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It was founded in 1888 as the Kowloon Ferry Company, adopting its present name in 1898.
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.
... Second generation Star Ferry Pier in 1912 Lower deck of a ferry boat in the morning Queen's Pier (Old Star Ferry Pier) in Central, Hong Kong Upper deck of a Star Ferry ...
... The Star Ferry was an important link between the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island before the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was built in 1972 ... In October 1965, the Government revealed that the Star Ferry had applied to the colonial Government for fare increases of between 50 and 100% ... Star Ferry, which considered this a secret, expressed dismay that the application had been made public ...
1970 the only way to cross the harbour was the Star Ferry, which had terminals on both sides ... The distance that the ferry travels, as measured from passenger entrance to passenger entrance is 1007 m. 22.28707°N 114.16133°E / 22.28707 114.16133 Hong Kong (Central Star Ferry Pier) 22°17′37″N 114°10′05″E / 22.29371°N 114.16803°E / 22.29371 114.16803 Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry ...
... between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon before Star Ferry got the license to operate the cross-harbour ferry service ... Long after Star Ferry had started to provided the service, it was still an important auxiliary transport, as it was the only means that one could cross the harbour ...
... Western Pier Peng Chau - Eastern Pier Mui Wo Pier 7 Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 8 Hong Kong Maritime Museum Pier 9 Public Pier Pier 10 Public Pier Star Ferry Pier, Central is a "mova ...
Famous quotes containing the words ferry and/or star:
“And my eyes are blue;
So ferry me across the water,
Do, boatman, do!
Step into my ferry-boat,
Be they black or blue,”
—Christina Georgina Rossetti (18301894)
“To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)