THREE WAYS TO SEE THE CITY
Star Ferry operates between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, with gorgeous city and harbour views both day and night. Hour-long tours from R193 pp. starferry.com.hk
Budget option: the normal Star Ferry service is R5 pp each way
(it takes about eight minutes to cross from one side to the other) – and the views are just as good.
HK Tramways offers a guided tour onboard a 1920s-style, open-top tram, which is a great way to orientate yourself in central Hong Kong. R175 pp. hktramways.com
Budget option: take a regular tram – there are six routes; it costs R4,80 per ride; a four-day pass is R62. The Peak Tram and Sky Terrace provides the iconic view over Hong Kong. R182 pp return. thepeak.com.hk
Budget option: take a Route 15 bus to Lugard Road and do The Peak Circle Walk, a 3,5-kilometre route circumnavigating Hong Kong’s highest point. For route details, see discoverhongkong.com.
ABOVE The trams in Central have been in operation since the colonial period. TOP Traditional junks still sail in Victoria Harbour. OPPOSITE View of the city from The Peak.
ABOVE Sliced sea whelk with black bean sauce at Lan Kwai Fong Hotel. MIDDLE Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks at Lan Kwai Fong’s BreeZe Lounge are served throughout the day to guests.