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Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Token for HKD2.50 ;)
The title of the poem above is “Crossing the Bar” An 1889 poem written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The poem is the where the name Star Ferry was derived from. The poem is about a beautiful and serene journey of a man. There may be sadness in goodbyes but surely love abounds when we see our Pilot – God face to face.
The poem is the favorite poem of the founder of the Star Ferry. No wonder the first two stanzas catches the heart of Naorojee – the Indian businessman who founded the company more than a century ago.
Not only it is a cheap ride as compared to MTR, but the experience you will feel while on board will be unmatched. Well, knowing that the ferry service is more than a hundred years old, you will have that piece of history to be stored in your memory bank.
The Star Ferry Company Limited
Route: Tsim Sha Tsui – Central v.v.; Tsim Sha Tsui – Wanchai v.v.
Mode of Payment: Coins and Octopus Card
Fare: HKD2.50 one way – weekdays; 3.40HKD one way weekends
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