The “Star” Ferry Free Ride Day for all on July 2, 2017 In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of HKSAR and The “Star” Ferry’s Entering its 120th Anniversary
June 27, 2017, Hong Kong - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR and The “Star” Ferry’s entering its 120th year, The “Star” Ferry will offer a free ride day to all members of the public on July 2, 2017, the coming Sunday. Passengers can travel for free on the two inner harbour ferry crossings running between Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, and between Tsim Sha Tsui and Wanchai during that day.
A Hong Kong icon, The “Star” Ferry was founded in 1898. Crossings of the "Star" Ferry at Victoria Harbour are acclaimed as an important part of the commuter system between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula. It not only provides affordable and reliable services to the public, but also serves as a not-to-be-missed tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The National Geographic Traveler has named the "Star" Ferry ride as one of "50 places of a lifetime", and the ferry ride is also well known as one of the world's most value-for-money sightseeing trips. It was rated first in the “Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides” poll by the Society of American Travel Writers in 2009.
The "Star" Ferry operates two inner harbour ferry services, Tsim Sha Tsui - Central and Tsim Sha Tsui - Wanchai under a franchise carrying about 50,000 passengers daily, in addition to a harbour tour service running a circular route covering the central Victoria Harbour. In late 2016, a brand new Water Tour service was launched for passengers to explore the beauty, magnificent views, and adventure of Hong Kong’s waters by deploying the latest generation of emission reduction technology and environmentally friendly ferry.
About The Wharf (Holdings) Limited
Founded in 1886, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited (Stock code: 4) is a listed subsidiary of Wheelock and Company Limited. Wharf is a premier company with HK$443.8 billion of total assets as at the end of 2016. Investment Properties ("IP") in Hong Kong and China continues to grow over the years and continues to be a key growth driver for the Group. With a book value of HK$319.3 billion, it accounted for 64% of the Group's core profit in 2016. Wharf is active in Hong Kong and China with prime real estate as primary strategic focus. Site acquisition, design, development and marketing are its core competencies while mall development and retail management remain its strategic differentiation. IP including flagships Harbour City and Times Square is the backbone of Wharf’s business model. The portfolio continues to grow and has been a key growth driver for the Group with addition of five International Finance Square projects in China. Wharf’s mission of “Building for Tomorrow” underlines the Group’s asset expansion programme. The Group now operates 14 hotels in Asia Pacific and is set to expand the portfolio with a solid pipeline of new hotels over the next few years. Also contributing to Wharf’s presence in the Mainland are key port assets along the China coast. Wharf website: www.wharfholdings.com.
About Star Ferry
The “Star” Ferry Company was established in 1889 carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon Peninsula. National Geographic rates the Star Ferry crossing as one of 50 ‘places of a lifetime’. Besides the two inner harbour ferry crossings running between Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, and between Tsim Sha Tsui and Wanchai daily, it also operates the Harbour Tour on "Shining Star", providing passengers with classic experience of Hong Kong, as well as World Star Water Tour, a brand new distinctive service for tourists and locals to explore the beauty and adventure of Hong Kong’s waters beyond Victoria Harbour. Star Ferry is committed to giving back to society. It was the first public transport that offers free rides to seniors aged 65 or above and it has been awarded a Caring Company logo for over 15 years.
For more information, please visit: www.starferry.com.hk.