Continuing from the previous post, tonight we have a commemorative MTR ticket from 1987, most likely issued as part of a charity event for the Community Chest. Although I was in Hong Kong at that time, I don’t really have any recollection of this ticket. Googling around, I found this really cool website with lots of MTR history and info. Hope you enjoy this museum post!
For this Merry Christmas edition of the Museum, we have a Kowloon-Canton Railway special Christmas ticket, circa 1995. It was part of my late aunt’s collection of KCR/MTR tickets, and I finally took the time to scan them on this Christmas Eve. I’ll be posting the rest of them in the coming days. For now, allow me to extend to you a 2016 Merry Christmas. Happy holidays!
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.
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!
For the first post of 2015 we have a museum post featuring a commemorative KCR ticket. I don’t know when this ticket was released but it must have been after 2004 when the Che Kung Temple Station opened.
This ticket is 31327 out of at least 66000. I was only able to find two other references to it on Google, here and here.
There will be more MTR/KCR tickets in the future. As always, hope you’ve enjoyed this museum post!