Origin of the Head-tail Driving Panels
Shau Kei Wan Terminus is the easternmost terminus of the tram system in Hong Kong. It is located at Shau Kei Wan East Street, No. 1. The station consists of a “loop” (with a loop of tracks), with a guard kiosk in the middle of the loop.
When the trams started its operation in 1904, the terminus was at the junction of Shau Kei Wan Road and Chai Wan Road – which is the end of a one-lane road. When the trams reached the terminus, they would turn the trams around by way of “reverse running”. Drivers would turn around the tram before they start another trip, so there is a cockpit in the front and rear.
Until 1929, the tram route was extended to the current address, and a loop of track was built as the new tram terminus.
Pray to Buddha: Blessing from God
Long time ago, Shau Kei Wan was a typhoon shelter. There were a large number of temples near the fishing port to pray for their families who worked on the ships and this place is no exception.
The route starts at the historic Shing Wong Temple (the tram’s terminus), then across Tin Hau Temple, Yuk Wong Po Din and Tam Kung Temple, and continues along Main Street East to Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence. Every year, there are many activities celebrating various traditional festivals.
The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, formerly the old Lei Yue Mun Battery, has been renovated into a new building, making it a great photography point.
The Best of Gourmet
With the convenient transportation of Main Street East, you can reach this food street with the subway within seconds. Both sides are full of food shops. You can enjoy a variety of foods: childish chicken cups produced by Golden Fried Chicken, Master Low-key egg waffles, On Lee fishball noodle, Lui Tsai Kee Siu Mai and Hin Ho de Curry Restaurant which has been rated as one star restaurant by Michelin for two consecutive years, etc.
You can also transfer from here to Big Wave Bay, to enjoy surfing and barbecue at Shek O. A good holiday alternative would be taking pictures at the 158 Lighthouse.
Junction of Shau Kei Wan Main Street East and Kam Wah Street
|How to get there:
To tram terminus: take Exit C of Shau Kei Wan MTR Station and walk to the right to Tung Street for about 15 minutes
To Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence: take Exit C of Shau Kei Wan MTR Station and walk to the east street in your back. Follow the directions and walk to the left for about 30 minutes
To Tai Long Wan or Shek O (Method A): Take MTR Exit A2 from Shau Kei Wan MTR Station. Take NWFB No. 9 at the bus terminus
To Tai Long Wan or Shek O (Method B): Take green minibus on the left from Shau Kei Wan MTR Exit A2
To 158 Lighthouse: Take NWFB No. 9 at the Shau Kei Wan MTR Station Exit A2 and get off at the “Cape D’Aguilar Road” stop.
Shing Wong Temple, Tin Hau Temple, Yuk Wong Po Din, Tam Kung Temple, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Outdoor Market
Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
Address: 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan
Enquiries: +852 2569 1500
Hong Kong Tramways Corporation
P.S. Actually every tram station has a QR Code, you can know how long the next tram will arrive!! Very convenient!)