Friday, February 3, 2012


Mass transit in Hong Kong is really convenient and clean.  

Each MTR station has network maps posted that are easy to read and in both English and Chinese.  Much like the clipper card used in the Bay Area, Hong Kong launched the "Octopus card" back in 1997.  These value rechargeable cards are used not only just to pay fares, but can be used for payment at parking meters, convenience stores, supermarkets, vending machines and fast food chains.  

Although the mass transit railway gets really crowded at times, it appears that most people respect the public property, so the trains/subway are really well kept.  They even have TVs to entertain passengers!

Good to know: The MTR has a line that would take you all the way to Disneyland!

Thanks for dropping by!

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