Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier

Renovation urged for Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier to revive 'dead zone'

Star Ferry pier could lose its historical value. Photo: Sam Tsang

With the decision not to redevelop the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier bus terminus, we have once again seen the difficulty of trying to balance the views of the public and the need for heritage conservation.

Saturday, 18 August, 2012, 2:37am

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

TST bus terminus plan wins backing

The government has overcome the first major hurdle in its new plan to demolish the Tsim Sha Tsui bus terminus after gaining support from the district council yesterday.

The proposal to demolish the terminus next to the Star Ferry pier was approved by the Legislative Council six years ago but was delayed because of strong opposition.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Retail area to double under pier plan

The shopping and dining areas of the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier will more than double under a plan to redevelop and revitalise the landmark.

The Harbourfront Commission met for the first time yesterday to discuss the project with some members raising concerns about blocking visitors' access to the harbour deck under the new plan.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Comparisons with China not useful

Throughout the tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, I have been so impressed with how the Japanese have remained calm and disciplined.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Three TST landmarks to stay under revamp

Three landmarks on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront - the clock tower, Star Ferry pier and five flagpoles - will remain intact under a plan by the Tourism Commission to develop the bus terminus into a 'multi-purpose and vibrant' piazza.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Schoolgirl duped into joining bogus tour

A Form Four schoolgirl was duped into paying HK$500 to join a 10-day study tour to Shanghai the swindlers claimed was organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, police said yesterday.

The trip was scheduled to start yesterday but crime squad officers from Tsim Sha Tsui police station found no one had turned up at the designated gathering point in Wan Chai at 8am.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

A proud tradition of service since 1888

The Star Ferry was launched in 1888 when Dorabjee Nowrojee started a daily steam boat ferry - the Morning Star - from Pedder's wharf, in Pedder Street, Central, and Tsim Sha Tsui.

Nowrojee, a Parsee, operated under the name of the Kowloon Ferry Company. The ferries carried Hong Kong and Kowloon Wharf Godown Company employees across the harbour free of charge.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

talk back

Q What do you think of the design of the new Star Ferry complex?

The new Star Ferry pier in Central will lop off nearly 300 metres from the route between Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui ('Architects hit out at Central pier design', August 30). I wondered, therefore, whether there might be a corresponding 25 per cent fare reduction.

Richard Straw, Happy Valley

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

New pier an ironic voyage into the past

The new, old-look Star Ferry Pier brings back to Hong Kong the colonial past that, until recently, there has been an eagerness to obliterate. For those who have seen such buildings smashed by demolition balls and replaced by glass and steel, the structure is at best ironic, at worst, cringe-invoking.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Pier's makeover spells ruin for shop owner

Ms Kam has been holding a clearance sale at her Star Ferry shop for more than two months - because she does not know when she will have to close.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Star Ferry plans shops and cafes to stay afloat

The expanded Star Ferry pier scheduled to open in July will feature shops and restaurants to entice people to take the longer walk to its new location by the outlying islands ferry piers.

The old building beside the General Post Office will be torn down to make way for the Central reclamation.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am

Transport firms need more help: legislators

Lawmakers have accused the government of doing too little to help the transport industry in the face of surging oil prices, as bus and ferry operators warned they would have to put up fares to cover rising costs.

Star Ferry assistant general manager Johnny Leung Dik-hing said its fuel bill had more than doubled in two years.

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Star Ferry predicts 30pc fare loss

Star Ferry says it will lose nearly a third of its commuters if changes to areas near its piers in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui go ahead.

The government wants to turn the Nathan Road concourse into a themed square and move the bus terminal to Tsim Sha Tsui East. Star Ferry pier in Central is also scheduled to be moved to a new pier 500 metres from Statue Square in March.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Scrap plaza plan

I was sorry to learn that the bus terminal at Star Ferry in Tsim Sha Tsui might be replaced by a shopping plaza (South China Morning Post, August 17).

Planners seem determined to make so many changes that they change the identity of Hong Kong.

They want to sweep aside places like the bus terminal which enable us to reminisce about the past.

23 Aug 2002 - 12:00am