Addendum to "Congealed Congee and the Beast of Loch Ness"
27.12.2007 - 27.12.2007
Star Ferry, by the way - which I took from my hotel to get to the pier to catch the tendering vessel to get the ship - has been operating between Kowloon and Hong Kong since 1888, and is a venerable HK institution. Even though there are rail and road tunnels beneath the harbour, many commuters are loyal to the ferry from which you can see the towering skyscrapers and the jungle clad hills behind them.
The clocktower that I also mentioned earlier is another well known landmark or institution. It’s a vestige of the Kowloon railway terminus, and back in the day it was the last stop for trains from the mainland, including the famous Orient Express.