In Hong Kong, speed and cleanliness are the name of the game. Every time we toured around the city, practically everyone was in a hurry! But despite the hustle and bustle, the streets are very clean and the air so much cleaner.
The main reason behind this is their mode of transportation. While Davao City and the rest of the Philippines are known for public utility jeeps and tricycles, Hong Kong uses faster and more eco-friendly public vehicles.
The islands of Hong Kong are conveniently interlinked by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), a train system very much like our MRT in Metro Manila.
Instead of small jeeps that cause much traffic, Hong Kong uses double decker buses that stop only at designated stations peppered throughout the city.
In some tourist attractions like Ocean Park and Ngong Ping, cable cars are available for use. While the price is steep, it makes up for speed and a breathtaking view of the Hong Kong skyline.
Their seven-story airport boasts of walkalators (or horizontal escalators) so that travelers can storm through the building while resting their feet for a while.
While these means of transport are impressive, most Hong Kong tourists choose to travel on foot. Yes, it gave us more opportunities to appreciate the beauty of the country while walking, but a twenty-minute walk is no joke!