Well you’ve cracked the sky, scrapers fill the air.
Will you keep on building higher
’til there’s no more room up there?
Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?
Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?
I know we’ve come a long way,
We’re changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?
– Cat Stevens, “Where Do the Children Play?”
(A ferry crossing from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong Central.)
The Star Ferry in Hong Kong used to be the main means of transport between Hong Kong island and the Kowloon side. Today, with the connecting tunnel serving trains and cars, the ferry is used mainly by tourists and some passengers. It has been rated the most exciting ferry ride in the world.
It is best experienced at night with the lights from Hong Kong providing a colorful backdrop. The ride costs only 2.50 HK dollars or 32 US cents. How can you go wrong? Definitely not to be missed when visiting Hong Kong.
And since today is Chinese New Year, let me greet you
恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 (Gōngxǐ fācái)
‘Happiness and prosperity!’