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  1. Octopus cards reveal Tsui's steps

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Constable Tsui Po-ko's Octopus card was used to take a bus that passed through Kwai Chung hours before constable Leung Shing-yan was shot dead there in March 2001, an inquest into the deaths of the two officers, a security guard and another constable heard yesterday. On the same day in December 2001 that a bank was robbed in Tsuen Wan, the Octopus card ...

  2. Octopus users out of pocket on MTR rides

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Millions of Octopus card users will be left wondering if they are paying more than single journey ticket holders when new MTR fares take effect on June 13. Train passengers with Octopus cards normally enjoy a lower fare than people buying tickets from vending machines, but the MTR says a fraction of Octopus card users will pay 10 cents to 20 cents more than single journey ...

  3. Works like a charm

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a built-in Octopus card function, can adorn handbags, key-chains and mobile phones. The ornaments operate in the same way as normal Octopus cards and value can be added at MTR stations, 7-Eleven and Circle K stores, or by charging the desired amount through registered credit cards. Each piece comes with HK$10 credit and, unlike regular Octopus cards, requires no initial deposit. ...

  4. Salesman fined HK$2,000 for violin theft

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A salesman who stole a Taiwanese musician's antique violin on a ferry was fined HK$2,000 yesterday. Lau Chun-man, 47, pleaded guilty at Kowloon City Court. He took the violin- valued at HK$2.75 million- left behind by Lee Chia-hao on a Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Wan Chai on August 10. Police traced Lau through CCTV footages and his Octopus card. The court ...

  5. travel companions

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai Looking for a way to liven up the daily commute? With Lumineux's Octopus ornaments, you can leave the flimsy plastic card and that boring Octopus watch at home. Lumineux ... Studded with Swarovski crystals, each fibreglass ornament is embedded with an Octopus chip and attaches to a key ring, mobile phone, bracelet or necklace, making it a versatile and eye-catching ...

  6. You've got mail

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong shoppers have always loved limited-edition designer goods, so no doubt they will snap up the new items from Yves Saint Laurent's Ymail collection, which have been designed exclusively for the relocated 4,000 sq ft store in Harbour City. The range comprises three pieces (right): a tote bag (HK$8,950), evening clutch (HK$2,950) and Octopus card holder (HK$2,940). Each ...

  7. Trouble tipped when Southern Link opens a week on Sunday

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... in Octopus cards, it will be a separate magnetic ticket, meaning passengers transferring to other lines will have to exit and re-enter the turnstiles at interchange stations, either buying new tickets or using their Octopus cards. MTR general manager of marketing Jeny Yeung Mei-chun said the new line was opening earlier than expected so the corporation had not had time to adjust ...

  8. in the picture

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is by Octopus card only. ... and convenient to obtain hard copies of your memories. These self-service booths accept digital photos from almost any medium- CDs, Bluetooth and infrared devices, five kinds of memory card and even ...

  9. Railway buffs get carried away as KCR reaches end of the line

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Polly Hui

    ... deductions from Octopus cards. But a few holders of the old purple student Octopus cards, which the MTR Corp said on Saturday would charge the wrong fare, did request card renewals. The merger has been touted as bringing savings of HK$0.20 to HK$8.20 per trip to 2.8 million commuters who use Octopus cards, and other savings brought about by unifying the new systems. Many people took ...

  10. MTR sets out fare cuts for 2.8m commuters

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... announced yesterday by the MTR Corporation. Long-distance commuters travelling on Octopus cards, who need to change train systems, will see the biggest savings under the new fare structure. For most ... about increased competition. The highest fare cut will be enjoyed by an Octopus card user travelling from Tin Shui Wai to Sha Tin, taking West Rail, changing to the MTR and then East Rail. ...




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