13 July 2009
South China Morning Post
If you ask any tourist
after a visit to Hong Kong what they love about this magical city they
will almost certainly mention the Star Ferry.
Moving the Star Ferry in
Central to its new location was nothing short of an act of vandalism
against Hong Kong's heritage and collective memory.
Now these mindless planners
are going to shift the Star Ferry bus terminus, presently located at
Tsim Sha Tsui ferry terminal, to Tsim Sha Tsui East.
By doing so, on both sides
of the harbour, they will be destroying the seamless bus to ferry connections
essential for the service to remain viable.
These projects must be stopped
before it is too late and tourist arrivals start to decline.
Iain Seymour-Hart, Auckland, New Zealand