There is no doubt the best way to experience Hong Kong Island is to hope on a Tram locally known as the “Ding Ding” for its bell-like sound. Hong Kong is a colorful city, and this is evident on the buses too painted with various colors, decorations, and advertisements of major brands. It was interesting to see the artwork on each bus; it reminded me of the Nairobi Matatus (Mimi van taxis).
The Hong Kong Tram has been in existence running from East to West of the Island for over 100 years since 1904 and has been evolving since then. It is cost-friendly and one of the most efficient public transportation in HK, and the world’s largest fleet of double-deck buses.
Riding on the tram was one of the best ways to see the historical, modern buildings and vibrant streets of Hong Kong. We hopped on from Kennedy Town and rode to Timesquare Causeway Bay. The best way to experience all the magic is from the top decker; you will sock in all that the city has to offer from a bird’s eye view, the hustle and bustle of the streets, the people, and the magic that Hong Kong is. If you love color, this visual experience of the colonial and modern buildings will not disappoint. You will see a comprehensive view of the city’s architecture and lifestyle. The tram is not so fast to a photographer’s joy; you can take some iconic pictures from a different perspective.
In addition to the colorful buildings, you can see various landmarks along the way (depending on the direction you are going), including the western market – a historical colonial architecture established in 1900, and Timesquare in Causeway Bay. We got off at Causeway Bay for some Indonesian food, took a walk in Victoria Park, enjoyed some branded shopping experience at Times Square, and later had a drink in the local restaurants. There is plenty of things to do in Causeway Bay, both during the day or night.