This Hong Kong & Yaumati Ferry ticket stub is from the summer of either 1995 or 1996, when my dad took us to Lantau Island.
If you watch Hong Kong movies from the 80s and 90s, any that show scenes of the harbor will likely include a vessel from HYF, and maybe even one of the distinctive vehicular ones. Like the Star Ferry, HYF was one of the icons of Victoria Harbor, but unlike the Star Ferry, it served more of a functional purpose than a tourist one. When Hong Kong ceased to require its function any longer, the ferry service ended.
As always, I hope you’ve enjoyed this museum post.
Opening scene in 1990 movie Sunshine Friends (笑星撞地球) showing an HYF vehicular ferry
As mentioned in this previous post, I’ve scanned a few other model-train materials in these past few months – this guide to model railroading that came with my first train set is one of them.
I was already fascinated with model trains themselves, and this guide just added to it. For a time it was my preferred bedtime reading, dreaming about all the possibilities before I even fell asleep. As can be seen in the PDF, I checked off the items I owned. In that regard, it’s kind of a nice historical record.
Since there’s no date in the guide that I can see, I can only surmise that it was published in the late 80s or early 90s.
Life-Like Basics for Beginners – A Guide to Model Railroading, 7th edition (PDF, 27.4 MB)