After many years of harbour reclamation and construction work, the new Central Waterfront Promenade on HK Island opened (unofficially) a few days ago. It hasn't received much publicity as there is still a lot of landscaping and other work to do but it is now possible to walk between Star Ferry Pier and Admiralty Station Exit A on Harcourt Road, in a completely traffic-free environment via the waterfront and through Tamar Park in about 15 minutes. The new promenade also opens up new photo opportunities of the HK Island skyline. The Observation Wheel, similar to the London Eye, is planned to be installed next year near Central Piers 9 & 10. The promenade should also make a good viewing point for harbour fireworks displays.
At last, it seems much-needed new life is being breathed into the HK Island harbourfront!;