Hong Kong – Star Ferry

Today we ride the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong to Kowloon.  This service has been in operation since 1888. Popular with tourists and locals. Research says the ferry service carries over 70,000 passengers per day.

The upper deck was a good choice. Only 2.6 HKD return and easy to pay with our Octopus Card. We rushed ahead of the crowd to catch a seat by the water. Popular spot for Tourists.

A short 15 minute walk  from our Ibis Hotel Sheung Wan to Pier 7 on the waterfront. The walk itself was enjoyable with great views along the way.

Zoological Botanical Garden -Yesterday we went on an easy bus ride as I say… tough part is the steep climb up the hill to the Park entry. Located on the Northern slope of Victoria Peak. Founded in 1864, originally developed for plants. Best part of this walk is the garden. Large collection of palm trees, bamboo, shrubs and a massive ancient herb garden. Over 1000 species of plants. Rare a gorgeous collection of Camellia.

The Memorial Arch was Erected in 1928, in memory of the Chinese who lost their lives during World War 1. It was destroyed during the World War 11 and later rebuilt. It is guarded by Stone Lions.

The Garden Fountain and pond is a perfect rest stop. Originally built in 1864 has remained a focal point of the Garden

Approaching the Western side of the park we hear strange howling sounds. It is actually from these monkeys swinging from tree to tree in their enclosed cages. There are buff- cheeked gibbons, an orangutan, a sloth, black and white lemur and others types of animals as well.  An African spurred tortoise looked so sad as he was confined in a small space. We have seen many of these animals in the wild. Always makes me so upset to see animals caged up and crammed together. 


  1. Beautiful photos, country, people. My heart goes out to caged animals not given sufficient space to move or their natural kind of environments to thrive well even if in protected areas with access to our curious views. 🥲💕✨🤗💖✨

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