Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hong Kong has more than one port, but many ships just use one. The best port, Ocean Terminal, will dock you right on Kowloon island, just across from the best view in Hong Kong. If you are at this port, you can walk right off the boat and into the Ocean Terminal Mall, which is air conditioned and has a place to stop for coffee if you need it. You will have to walk through the mall to the exit, which isn't too far from where you get off of the ship. Anyone call help you find the exit.
Once you leave the mall, you can walk to the underground train, which is just a few blocks down the only street that you will see once you exit the mall. Keep in mind that the word "Subway" means something different in Hong Kong. "Subway" is an underground walkway to help you cross the street. You will need to walk to the "Tsim Sha Tsui"station (there is a map you can click on to download a large pdf version) to board the train . The people working in the booths are very helpful and speak english. You can read more about the subway system in my other posts on Hong Kong (which you can access with the drop down menu on the blogger sidebar that says "Choose a Location".
If you don't want to take the subway, you can catch the ferry, just outside of the Ocean Terminal Mall.