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Mar 31, 2009

Tsim Sha Tsui

I can't quite get a handle on the correct pronunciation of this word. The TS is either suppose to sound like a J,ch or and Sh. I say it with a Ch sound. It is of course easier to call it by the familiar term TST.

There is a light show with music every night at 8pm using the buildings that line up along the harbour.

The Star ferry carries people across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon.
 I read somewhere about 26 million people a year take it.

Avenue of the stars. You can put your hand in stars like Jackie Chan's and Chow yun fat's hand prints.
Waiting for the train. We bought the kids lanyards to hold their octopus cards. It is a card you can add money to and use it for the trains and pretty much everywhere.  Aside from all the great street markets and taxis Hong Kong is ahead of the game on a cashless society. I used it at the grocery store the other day.
The kids have discovered the card symbol is also on vending machines, so far they haven't attempted to use them.

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