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And that reminded me of the October trip which I encountered my share of fast driving by bus drivers.
I do remember it was the day I went to
to trace the
footsteps of Chinese female author, Zhang Ailing. She was in Hong Kong
Kong to study during the World War II and her presence left
footprints in the local literary scene. Hence, to get to the HKU campus in Po
Fu Lam, bus is one of the affordable public transportation.
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Back to the trip. I was really amazed for the uphill trip from Central to HKU. Even though the road is a 2 lane tarmac, the driver can maneuvers the windy road with ease. The best part is that the vehicle is a 1990s Volvo OIympian Alexander 3 axles model, the regular maintenance has preserved the engine poweress. The more scary fact is the downhill route. From Po Fu Lam to Admiralty, there were at least 15 turns, some were sharp, some were gradual. My heart skipped whenever the driver executed sharp bend follow by a 10 degree descent and this happened thrice, with the last try was onto a viaduct. My position on the upper deck first row added the excitement on full view but fear prompted me to hold the safety belt tighter next!
I do hope with the recent Chai Wan episode, the 3
Hong Kong bus
companies will really look into the safety aspects for their operations. They
can not be like Mainland Chinese companies, ignoring safety. If they do so,
they are endangering Hong Kong's as a safer
city as compared to other Chinese cities.