The city's iconic transportWhile other cities have upgraded their trams to modern, sleek, air-conditioned, single-storey designs, Hong Kong’s fleet has largely remained unchanged since it opened in 1904. They are very well-used by locals and tourists alike. Although, the lack of air-conditioning meant that the novelty often wears off quickly for Westerners not acclimatized to the gritty humidity for most of the year. It remains the most economical form of transport; while I lived in Hong Kong, the fare for a single ride was HKD2.00 about (USD 25 cents) no matter the distance.