It has been a very big day. Five walks already done. Sure, walking around parks and temples isn't the most strenuous activity but I have been on my feet all day. Time to give my feet a rest and visit The Peak on Hong Kong Island (also known as Victoria Peak) via two famous forms of Hong Kong public transport, the Star Ferry and the Peak Tram. As the name suggest, The Peak is a peak. A peak south-west of Hong Kong Central which provides amazing views of the bustling city below. The Peak is a major tourist draw card. I don't think you can really say you have done Hong Kong if you haven't visited The Peak. The same can probably be said about the Star Ferry and the Peak Tram.
After dinner in Tsim Sha Tsui I hop aboard the Star Ferry bound for Hong Kong Island from the Star Ferry Pier located on Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. According to Wikipedia the history of the Star Ferry dates back to 1888 when the merchant Dorabjee Naorojee Mithaiwala purchased a number of steam powered ferries (two of which were called the Morning Star and Evening Star, hence the name of the company today) and founded the Kowloon Ferry Company. Despite a name change The "Star" Ferry Company, as it is known today, has been hauling passengers across Victoria Harbour for over 100 years. Today approximately 70,000 passengers cross Victoria Harbour via a fleet of 12 ferries everyday (that's about 26 million a year!).
I tried to take some pictures while on the Star Ferry, but it is hard to take good shots when there is very little light and the boat is a swaying. The two below are the better ones. With the sturdiness of a tripod and the ability of long exposure times I hope to capture much better photographs at The Peak.