Janice Hall Heck

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A Stroll Round Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

I lived in this incredible city for seven years when I worked at Hong Kong International School. Michael Lai does an outstanding job of capturing the beauty and the bustle of Hong Kong. (I lived in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong.)


We were in Central (CBD) of Hong Kong island and we knew we only have 2.5 hours to spare. We made the quick decision to go for a walk around Victoria Peak.

The Peak is located in the western part of Hong Kong. With an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest hill on the island side. We opted to take the tram up to the Peak; the quickest means of getting there.

The Peak Tram is a funicular railway which takes passengers from Garden Road in Central to the Peak where people can have a spectacular view of the HK Harbor ( Victoria Harbor). The trip brings passengers to an altitude of 400m (1310 feet). The Peak Tram was opened for public service as early as 28 May 1888 and has been in service ever since then.

We queued up at the Tram Terminus as any tourist would. The ride up the steep hill was enjoyable…

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