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Repulse Bay & Star Ferry

The beach of Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

 Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay is the most popular swimming place in Hong Kong with convenient transportation. Located in the south of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay is endowed with a pleasant seascape and charming vistas. Walking along the beach, one can feel the soft sands and tepid water. Here stand statues of Tin Hau, Queen of the Sea and Kwan-yin, Goddess of Mercy, protectors of fishermen.

Many shops, department stores, restaurants and supermarkets ring the beach. The Repulse Bay Shopping Arcade built on the site of an original luxury hotel includes a small department store with shops. Inside the department store is a clinic, a roof restaurant and a restaurant serving Chinese and Western food.

With exotic buildings surrounded by beauty, Repulse Bay has become a highly prestigious residential area.

Image of Kwun Yum, Repulse Bay 

Getting there:

        Take the subway and get off at Central Subway Station Exit A, then take bus No.6, 6A, 6X or 260 at the Bus Terminal of Exchange Square to Repulse Bay.

        Take bus No. 40 at Tang Lung Street of Causeway Bay or bus No. 52 at Yue Kwong Road of Aberdeen.

 Star Ferry

Star Ferry is a world-famous ferry company. Since 1898, it has run for over one hundred years. Presently the Star Ferry has twelve ferryboats all named 'Star'. Every year these ferryboats provide daily service for more than 3,500 passengers.

Star Ferry ferryboats travel mainly between Central of Hong Kong Island, Tsimshatsui and Hunghom of Kowloon. A few lines connect Wan Chai and Tsimshatsui. Taking the ferry at Star Ferry Pier is the best way to enjoy the bewitching sights of Victoria Harbor. It takes only eight minutes to travel from Central to Tsimshatsui.

The ferry fee is between HKD 1.7 and HKD 5.3. Since the fare is so inexpensive, some people take repeat trips on the Star Ferry for a closer view of Victoria Harbor.

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