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  • Welcome to Hipfig 's Video Guide Series

  • on Hong Kong. In this video we'll be

  • showing you the buses in Hong Kong. We'll

  • tell you how to use a bus to get around

  • the Kowloon and Hong Kong Island side

  • Buses in Hong Kong are an easy method of

  • getting around town. They're easy,

  • frequent, inexpensive, comfortable most

  • are air-conditioned, and they go

  • everywhere in Hong Kong. Many are double deckers

  • double deckers which are fun and offer views of

  • the city from the top deck. In Hong Kong

  • Private companies run public bus service

  • There are 5 major bus companies: the

  • Kowloon Motor Bus company or KMB,

  • City bus, New World First bus company,

  • Long Win bus corporation, and the New Lantao

  • bus corporation. The Kowloon Motor bus

  • company or KMB provides service mainly

  • in Kowloon and the New Territories. They

  • have a few routes operating cross harbour

  • to the Hong Kong Island side. KMB has

  • over 400 routes in Hong Kong. City Bus

  • operates mainly on the Hong Kong Island

  • side. Bus number 15 goes to Victoria Peak

  • from Central. You can pay for buses using

  • exact change or an Octopus card. New

  • World First bus company provides bus

  • service mainly on the Hong Kong Island

  • side and also has routes in Kowloon and

  • the New Territories. Destinations and bus

  • numbers are displayed in English and

  • Chinese on the front of each bus. Bus

  • stops clearly display the bus numbers,

  • and route maps encased in a plastic box.

  • Once at your bus stop, wait in line.

  • On buses, you enter from the front entrance

  • Pay with exact change or tap your

  • Octopus card if you have one. Prices are

  • displayed on the fare box. If you're

  • going a short distance make sure to ride

  • a bus

  • that ends at your destination or nearby

  • Otherwise you'll end up paying more

  • because the fares are based on the end

  • destination. The majority of bus route

  • fares are based on where you board and

  • the final destination of the bus route

  • and not where you get off. Look for your

  • stop on the screen in the bus. To exit

  • your bus, make sure to press the red

  • button to tell the bus driver to stop

  • before your destination. Exit from the

  • back. Bus rides themselves can be an

  • experience especially on the top deck in

  • the front row of a double-decker bus

  • coming from places like Stanley or the

  • Victoria Peak. In Hong Kong there are also Mini- Buses

  • Mini-buses also known as Public Light buses

  • Mini buses are small buses run by

  • independent operators. Usually they have

  • a capacity of up to 16 passengers and

  • no standing passengers are allowed

  • There are two types of mini buses: green

  • and red top. The green colored top mini

  • buses run a fixed route at fixed prices

  • You can pay by exact change or Octopus

  • card. Red colored mini buses don't have

  • fixed routes, schedules, or fares. They

  • act more like shared taxis. You can pay by

  • exact change. Only a few accept Octopus

  • cards. A convenient option for tourists

  • are the hop on hop off buses run by Big

  • Bus. Big Bus operates three routes in the

  • Hong Kong area. You will also see Panda

  • buses on the Kowloon side which are for

  • tourists from Japan and must be

  • purchased in Japan before arrival

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