THREE WAYS TO SEE THE CITY

Getaway (South Africa) - - TRAVEL HONG KONG 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.

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