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This photo was taken at Western Market in Sheung Wan. Here the trams do a 90 degree turn - hence the 'skid' marks on the road.

The MTR stops in Sheung Wan, so many people will transfer to tram to continue their journey westwards.

The buildings in the distance mark the start of the Central / financial district of Hong Kong.

This is my 3rd addition to the scavenger hunt - something orange.

Tech: Resized and sharpened slightly.

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Updated: 1 August 2004

In July 2004, Hong Kong Tramways celebrated 100 years of service.

"It began in 1904 as a fleet of 26 single-decked tramcars. In old colonial Hong Kong, the trams were divided into first class or third class. Class distinction was not abolished until 1972.

The familiar double-deckered trams were first introduced in 1912. Today the fleet boasts 163 trams, and is the world's largest fleet of double-deckered tramcars still in operation. It serves a hefty 240,000 passengers on average every day."

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