Hong Kongers fight to save their beloved trams

A controversial new proposal to take Hong Kong’s beloved trams off the streets has sparked a wave of anger from residents who fear losing track of the city’s past.

Known as “ding-dings” for the sound of their bells, trams have served the northern coastline of the city’s main island for more than 110 years and still carry around 200,000 passengers a day.

As development changes the face of the city, sweeping away many of its historic landmarks, trams have survived in the face of growing competition from buses and the modern MTR metro system.

But a recent proposal to scrap part of the network has renewed fears that this unique piece of heritage is also under threat.

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Source Credits: Dennis Chong in AFP

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