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Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Parting Shot -

Some things don’t change. In 1888, the first ca­ble fu­nic­u­lar in Asia was built in Hong Kong, link­ing the sub­urbs of the ‘Hill District’ (where many Bri­tish colo­nial of­fi­cials lived). The orig­i­nal Peak Tram was born and its pop­u­lar­ity soon grew. By the end of the tram’s first year, 150,000 had rid­den its rails – the city’s pop­u­la­tion at the time was only 180,000. In the 1920s its coal-fired boil­ers were re­placed by elec­tric­ity ( pic­tured right), and it has had a few makeovers since. But one thing re­mains: the same vast views that vis­i­tors have been ad­mir­ing for 130 years.

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