Old Octopus

Today’s museum post is a “figure out what to bring back to the U.S.” edition: an old yellow-colored Octopus card.

I found this card many years ago, I think on the floor of the lobby in my aunt’s flat. I brought it with me every time I came back to Hong Kong, but once I started living here I realized that it’s too old to work with the Octopus app on my phone, meaning that I couldn’t keep track of my daily Octopus expenses. It’s been sitting in my drawer ever since.

Old Yellow Octopus

I thought about keeping the card because it has some old logos on the back, but now that I’ve posted it to the museum I think it’s OK to return it to the MTR. Unlike my Sega Genesis games, I don’t think I’ll regret getting rid of this card. Enjoy the museum!

Old Yellow Octopus - Back

2 thoughts on “Old Octopus”

    1. Hi D C,

      When I turned in the card, it was still workable and I even got my deposit back. The only thing it didn’t work with was smartphones with NFC. As I needed to track my spending and couldn’t check my usage from home, I stopped using this card in favor of a newer one.

      Thanks very much for taking the time to read and leave a comment!

      Jonathan Young

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