HK Red Route
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Fri 28 Dec 2018 23:27
Big Bus Hop On Hop Off – Red
Route, Hong Kong
We took the Star Ferry over to Hong Kong Island. Before the Brits came it was home to about three thousand living in scattered fishing villages. Now the seventy-nine square kilometres has a population of nearly one and a half million. The Red Route on the hop-on-hop-off bus would take us around the city passing the Happy Valley Race Course - a prime real estate area and to the far right of the map, Victoria Park opened in 1957 and had a major revamp in 2000. Bus stop number seven shows the beginning of a series of escalators. These were planned in the early 1980’s and opened in 1993. There are eighteen escalators in all covering eight hundred metres, rising one hundred and thirty-five metres and used by about eighty thousand people every day. Downhill happens from six in the morning until ten, this gets workers down and has allowed many to give up owning a car, From ten to midnight they travel upwards, if you need to nip the other way there are seven hundred and eighty-two steps between Conduit Road and Queen’s Road Central. Along the waterfront major works are happening on an underground. Here are some of the pictures of what we saw along the way.
ALL IN ALL SO LOVE HOP ON HOP OFFS
SHORTER BUT VERY INTERESTING