Hong Kong Snapshot(8) – A journey of Hong Kong Tramways 香港隨影(8) – 香港電車之旅 by @aaronli

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今天,我走上了一段電車之旅,搭上一架全香港歷史最悠久的電氣化交通工具。
Today, I get on the Hong Kong Tram, the earliest public transport of Hong Kong.

香港電車是香港歷史最悠久的交通工具,也是香港的地標,同時亦是每一個外國旅客到香港一定會嘗試的交通工具。香港電車是全世界唯一全線採用雙層電車的電車系統,是歷史留給香港的珍貴禮物。
Hong Kong Tramways is the oldest transport in Hong Kong, and also the landmark of Hong Kong. Every tourist of Hong Kong must have tried the journey of HK Tram. HK Tram is also the world’s only tram system using double-deck cars in the whole system. It is a precious gift of Hong Kong from History.

香港電車計劃於1882年提出,但當時香港的貴族主要生活在山頂,故對投資這個運行在海邊的系統沒有興趣,直到1903年,才有公司正式投資並通車。第一段的香港電車由堅尼地城去到銅鑼灣,主要服務當時英國人在香港的主要活動地區 – 維多利亞城,至於為何路線會規劃到香港島最西邊的堅尼地城和石塘咀?是因為石塘咀是當年著名的紅燈區,可方便公子哥兒們到石塘咀玩樂。
The plan of HK Tram started in 188 but the rich people mostly lived in the peak so no company were interested to invest until 1903. The first construction of HK tram system went from Kennedy Town to Causeway Bay which covered the active region of the British. The Kennedy Town was the most western region of the HK island but it was the most famous red-light district. So Kennedy Town was also covered for the rich to had fun.

電車有另一名稱「叮叮」,原因是電車經常會發出「叮叮」的聲音,久而久之大家都稱呼其為「叮叮」了。
HK Tram is also called “ding-ding” as the trams always got some “ding ding” sound.

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今日的電車路線
The route of HK Tramways nowadays

時至今日,香港電車已由港島西端的堅尼地城,延申至東面的筲箕灣,為香港島的市民服務。由於當年香港電車的路軌是沿海邊鋪設,所以香港電車見證著香港的填海歷史,你一看電車路軌,就知道香港島有那些地方是填海填出來的。加上電車路軌兩旁街道都是香港島最早發展的地區,所以到了今日,你會見到很多舊式建築和大廈,相信老香港的愛好者對這段旅程一定感到很刺激!事不而遲,出發!
Nowadays, HK Tramways has covered nearly all district of the HK island north. As it was constructed along the coast of HK island, it also showed the history of the land reclamation of HK island. The road of the HK tram was the earliest developed areas of HK, so now you may still find a lot of old buildings and contructions along the road.Old HK lover must love it! So, let’s start!

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我的起點,港島東邊的筲箕灣
The starting point, Shau Kei Wan

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這輛就是我的行程主角,最新型號第七代電車
This is my car today.

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先穿過閘口,電車是下車才付錢的
Let’s go through the gate

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直接上上層,風景較好
OF course we go up stair!

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旅程開始!
The journey starts!

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筲箕灣的老城區,唐樓處處
Old district of Shau Kei Wan

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翠華餐廳,可能是全世界最出名的港式茶餐廳
Tsui Wah Restaurant, probably the most famous HK style restaurant in the world

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走進西灣河一帶,兩旁高樓的壓迫感正是香港人的寫照
Stress from the high buildings from two sides, which is also the picture of HK people life

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這種富有香港味道的舊式大廈已買少見少
Such HK style old buildings become less and less

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這裡是鰂魚涌,眼前這座就是海山樓,正是《變形金剛4》在香港的拍攝點
Montane Mansion in Quarry Bay. It is one of the filming location of “Transformers 4”

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晚上的海山樓,這也是著名旅遊網站<孤獨星球>香港首面的封面照
Montane Mansion at night. You may have seen it before. It is the cover photo of the HK page in “Lonely Planet”

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認住前方有Superdry廣告的電車,由於電車是單線行駛的,所以這輛電車在整段旅程都在我的前方
Take a look at the tram in front with the advertisement of Superdry. As HK tram is only single way, this tram is in front of mine in the whole journey

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隨處可見的港式味道,不是旅遊網站介紹的可比。至於樓上的按摩店,我奉勸女仕不要去…
You may see HK style food anywhere, not those recommended in traveling guide. For the massage shop on the 2nd floor, I recommend ladies not to go…

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香港殯儀館,哥哥張國榮的葬禮也在這裡舉行
Hong Kong Funeral Home. The funeral of Leslie Cheung also took place here.

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經常會出現這種一堆電車塞在一起的情況
We can always see number of trams sticking together.

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北角的新光戲院,香港現存唯一只上映粵劇的地方,曾被《時代雜誌》選為「遊客不容錯過的亞洲體驗」第7位。
Sunbeam Theatre in North Point. It is the only existing theatre of Cantonese Opera. It was selected as the 7th place of 25 Authentic Asian Experiences by Times Magazine

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北角春秧街街市,這是一段聞名中外的路段!
Chun Yeung Street wet market in North Point. It is famous in the world!

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因為電車和街市的距離只有那麼多!很多外國媒體都曾報導這路段!
Just beacuase of the narrow distant between the market and the tram! Many press in the world have reported this!

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這家瑞士㗎啡餅店超好吃!
Swiss Café + Kitchen, very delicious!

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又是你,Superdry,走快一點好嗎?
Hello Superdry. Can you be faster?

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電車的確很慢,不知不覺已天黑了,哈哈說笑。
HK tram is really slow. It’s dark already. Haha joke!

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遇到一輛觀光電車,全是外國人好像很好玩
Found a tourist tram! Seem everybody is having fun!

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到達不夜城銅鑼灣!
Sleepless City Causeway Bay!

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站在這條馬路,我可以保證,你24小時每1秒都可以見到有人!
I am sure you can’t see nobody on this street 24 hours from second to second!

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銅鑼灣就是不夜天
Sleepless city

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進入灣仔,你會見到這家已超過100年歷史的和昌大押,今日和昌大押地下那層已變成酒吧了。
This is the Wo Cheong Pawn Shop with over 100 years in Wan Chai. Now the G/F is a bar.

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說時遲那時快,我們已到了香港的商業核心中環,這裡有數十間國際銀行的總局。
Oh we arrive Central, the commercial center of HK. Over 30 international banks located their Asia headquarters here!

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同時也是數十個國際品牌的亞洲總部!D&G
It’s also the Asia headquarters of varies international brand. D&G

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GIORGIO ARMANI

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香港終審法院!
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

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這條路上去就是著名的clubbing勝地蘭桂芳
You may go to Lan Kwai Fong, the most famous clubbing area of Hong Kong, through this road.

有些人說電車既舊且慢,早應淘汰,但其實電車電車已成為香港人的集體回憶,也是生活的一部份。低廉的車費讓電車大受歡迎,很多老人及不趕時間的年輕人都愛搭電車,電車的慢,給忙碌的香港人一段靜下來的時間,很多情侶也愛走上電車,一起感受一段浪漫之旅。而且,電車是難得香港遺下屬於「自己文化」的東西,我希望在未來,香港電車仍會繼續在香港的路上行駛。
Some people said HK Tramways should be eliminated due to its oldness and slowness. But actually, the HK tram is already part of the life of HK people. The cheap price attracts people which is not in a hurry. The slowness of tram gives us a time to relax, to calm down. Many couples also like to enjoy a romantic journey in the trams. Most importantly, HK tram is one of the “HK culture”. I wish I may still see trams going on the street of HK in the future.

好了,我也到達我的目的地,要下車了,有機會再見!
OK! I got to my destination! See you!

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下車時見到這個廣告,如果大家都對香港電車行有興趣,其實我們有電車全景遊服務,你可自己包下一架電車,亦可在電車上認識其他朋友,電車全程1.5小時,來自各方的朋友,一同喝著啤酒,欣賞香港美景,談天說地,實在不亦樂乎!
I saw this advertisement after I got off the tram. If you are interested in HK tram, you may book a TramOramic Tour! You may book the whole tram yourself, or make some new friends in the journey. In the 1.5 hour journey, we guys drink beers, enjoy the view of HK, knowing each other, how happy it is!

謝謝你能抽空閱讀這篇文章,我平日喜歡分享香港的故事,希望大家多多支持,我會繼續努力!

Thanks for spending your time to read my articles. I like to share stories of Hong Kong. I wish you may support me and I will keep going!

Please Upvote and Follow me @aaronli


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Good Article

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thank you!

I been dreaming of visiting HK since long, not as a tourist, i wish to find some job and look to work there for a couple of years or so to experience the life! I have heard amazing things but its not happening yet because i shifted to the middle east now for work, hopefully in the future! If you interested in looking at your neighboring country, INDIA, here you go https://steemit.com/life/@alexkoshy/india-life-and-tourism-here-s-should-you-consider-touring-india

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If you come to work in HK, you have to stand for the expensive house in Hong Kong haha!

Good information! Thanks for the share!

Nice picture, I love hong kong and i will travel there soon

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I am looking forward to your coming!

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I will, But i have some work in here it must be done then i will coming and stay for long time coz hong kong is not for 1or2 weeks

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感謝@someone的支持!

非常赞!@aaronli简直可以当香港旅游大使

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哈哈謝謝!香港旅遊大使還是留給成龍哥哥吧~

香港真是一個很好的地方!

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講得好!

beautiful city but too much people . Makes it very loud during the day. Would like to see the country side

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We have 70% area is country side. But you need to pick a good time. Even the country side is loud during holiday haha

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haha however the country side is more beautiful and has fresh breeze

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I can be on the western tram in 20 minutes from my village. I have moved 5 times in hong kong and each time I move farther anbd farther away from the people haha!

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beautiful...nice food too isnt it?

Great travel

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thanks!

天氣不熱時,坐電車上層其實是挺好的享受

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我最愛就是坐上層

I need to see HK, the only place with real economic freedom :)

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not really "real" but it does better than the other cities~

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You must see this index of economic freedom and be happy, you have really low taxes :) http://www.heritage.org/index/

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come with expensive goods and house and low salary haha

The name"ding ding" is cute.🚊

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haha because 100 years old HK people were not familiar with the term "electric"

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@anteres007 haha yeah That really stuck out. Ding Ding
Same like amsterdam hearing ding ding all day

Wow!!! China is an amazing country with beautiful buildings with huge tourist centers. I will love to visit China someday

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Every city in China has its own culture and characteristic. You will enjoy it!

精彩内容,感谢分享

Best 4 The Best Good Luck

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thank you!

They look so awesome :)

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It's a good experience :)

hi, I live in Myanmar Cointry.
Please,follow and vote me

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Thanks

Thank for sharing

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Thanks!

Arron 加油!

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謝謝你的支持!

Nice post great job!!!

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Thank you!

I would love to visit, the trams look so cozy

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Come~

i have followed you.So, please follow me......

I miss Hongkong, and wanna go back there !!!

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Come again!

Hi @aaronli I've been in Hong-Kong last June for a vacation and tour for 6 days. By the way I'm from Philippines. I like your post and I'd like you to know that I missed Hong Kong very much. I hope I could get back there one day. And if ever I would like to take a ride with the tram train lol I missed riding that one on our visit. I wish I could hear more from Hong Kong in your post. Thank you.

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You will have the chance to HK again!

Great Post
thank you for sharing

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thank you for your comment!

寫得很仔細喔 謝謝推廣香港電車文化
在緩慢的電車沿著路軌觀看香港什麼都要快一步的步伐。

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對呀,就像生處另一個時空觀看繁忙的香港!

Thanks for sharing your journey its pretty interresting hongkong is a really developed city keep on posting ;)

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Thank you! Wish HK will keep going

Amazing post so far. I loved it

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Thank you! Wish you come HK to try it soon!

i like the bus ! Nice post! Well written !I follow you.Upvote me ! Thank you

I need to visit Hk one economic paradise

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Oh seem many people like the "economic free" of HK

Very good post. This team of @someone and @aaronli is just perfect. Awesome Work . Lovely post. Great work , keep it up. Upvoted. :)

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Thank you! @someone will keep posting good articles of double language (Chinese and English). Keep reading~

amazing post, I liked you pictures very much.

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thank you!

Beautiful post

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thank you!

很不错的

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謝謝!廣州也很不錯!我最近才去完廣州~

I really like Hong Kong, it is such a mixture of british and chinese cultures.

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Thank you! I think Hong Kong is the only city in the world with mixture of British and Chinese

i hope get there one day its a wonferfull city

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I am sure you will enjoy the journey in HK!

Great Hong Kong!

thanks for share your post , hong kong is really nice i hope travel to this place . for the last thanks for translate your post in english

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Thank you! My English is not good. Wish you may understand :)

nice picss

Great review and very good photos. Your post is an inspiration.
Thanks for posting.

It's hours away from Philippines. It's really great to visit Hong kong, problem is that the cost of living allowance is so high. One of the best place for shopping : )


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Great photos , you did a perfect shot in this shot ,
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thanks for sharing .

Wow...you are heightening my dreams of coming to HK. thanks for showing us this beautiful city

Good that this tram still operates. Been HK a few times and hope to return to visit again end of the year and hope on this ride once more.

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It's happy to see the tram will still operate for a long time!

WOW. Awesome post. I am loving all the color, and all the visual presence. Keep the content rolling :)

坐香港的电车有种在老电影里的感觉

Hi @someone i really love your article as an Hong Kong lovers i just can say thank you. 6 days ago my first article was about Hong Kong too
https://steemit.com/travel/@ricko66/travel-asia-1-hong-kong
But as a newbies no one notice is and my second was about the Ozone bar
https://steemit.com/travel/@ricko66/world-highest-bar
and same no one really look at it. I travel to HK very often as i live in north Thailand Chiang Mai Thank you i ^ and follow you

Very nice post, the HK people do make it; no matter it is a copy; they got it! And make "Old" things new. Thanks for those pics

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Fusion of old and new is the best

看到那叮叮車,繁華久久的街道感覺很懷舊啊!

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最重要是這些街道現在還存在~不知還能保存多少年...

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香港很著特別的文化:永遠在新與舊,中與西找到平衡點。

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其實現在都不太平衡了哈哈

很有怀旧的感觉!!!

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哈哈但兩旁的街道都已經是新型商店了

@someone i love hong kong and i love to travel to this such an beautiful place thanks for sharing bro :)

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thank you for your reply! I wish every one in the world likes hk~

enjoy your post , i can see HK from the other side . thanks for your sharing . hope to see more , and also hope to upvote me , thanks !

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thank you! I will share more~

Great pics : )

Nice urban adventure! Thank you for the tips and your comments!

good article...

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thank you!