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Star Ferry

Smoke and mirrors of ferry economics

Transport officials want to spend a whopping HK$610 million to build additional floors on the Central ferry piers to enhance the shopping and dining experience in the heart of the city.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 7:52am 6 comments

1950s Star Ferry baby Christina North relives Victoria Harbour crossing

Christina North is proud to tell people not just that she was born in Hong Kong. She adds that she entered the world on a Star Ferry boat crossing Victoria Harbour.

Her father was a British naval officer posted in Hong Kong at the time. On the day of North's birth in 1956, her mother was on the way to the British Military Hospital in Kowloon when she went into labour on the ferry.

8 Feb 2013 - 5:21am

No urgent need to redevelop Tsim Sha Tsui's Star Ferry bus terminus

Hong Kong's awakening to the need for heritage conservation means redevelopment projects are facing growing resistance. The proposal to turn an old bus terminal into a modern piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui is a case in point. After eight years of struggle, the government has finally given up the project, citing technical problems and public opposition.

13 Aug 2012 - 9:51am

Ferry pier bus terminus saved

The government has decided to shelve its long-discussed proposal to build a piazza to replace the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier's bus terminus, blaming technical difficulties and public opposition.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

'Give arts hub Venetian touch'

A proposed monorail for the West Kowloon Cultural District could be replaced with more eco-friendly transport, the arts hub authority told Town Planning Board members when it introduced its master layout plan yesterday.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

New life for old ferry as restaurant

The Star Ferry company is hoping to boost its sagging revenues by tapping the fine-dining market. It will turn one of its old vessels into a floating restaurant, the ferry operator said yesterday.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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Law can save our health and society

Air pollution is getting worse in Hong Kong. To tackle the problem, the Motor Vehicle Idling (Fixed Penalty) Bill came into force on December 15. Under the bill, drivers have to switch off the engines when the vehicles are stationery.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A vivid journey into HK's past

Our Home, Our History - An Illustration By The Hong Kong Heritage Project

From bits of farmland and a tiny port to an industrialised city and then a prosperous international metropolis, Hong Kong has 'stunned the world with its rapid economic development that was globally heralded as a miracle', the picture album Our Home, Our History - An Illustration says.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Let's promote greener travelling

No one likes fare increases. But in these inflationary times, they are to be expected. Rising costs have already prompted major transport operators to raise tariffs this year. So when the cross-harbour ferry operator announced moderate adjustment proposals for one of the lowest fares in the city, there was little opposition.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Ferries' new technology may help clear the air

Oily black smoke belching from Star Ferry vessels plying Victoria Harbour could become a thing of the past if trials of new exhaust-scrubber technology prove successful.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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