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Old September 15th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #2761
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I really hope it was a company that took those photos... and it wasn't just some train geek making his girlfriend pose with MTR signs
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Old September 15th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #2762
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LOL! Hello there.

Btw, do they really have to make those guys stay there with those signs?
Yes. Yes they do...

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I really hope it was a company that took those photos... and it wasn't just some train geek making his girlfriend pose with MTR signs
The photo watermarks gave it away... they are taken by (CC)TVB, one of the local TV broadcasters, so the girl is some Z-list HK "celebrity" I assume...
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Old September 15th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #2763
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Yes. Yes they do...
Yeah, but why? Isn't there another way to inform people if the train goes to LOHAS Park or Po Lam?

It's actually a serious question, I'm not mocking.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #2764
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Yeah, but why? Isn't there another way to inform people if the train goes to LOHAS Park or Po Lam?

It's actually a serious question, I'm not mocking.
Yes, there are announcements and TV screens on the platform to inform passengers the destination.
These MTR staff is a temporary action to further empathizing the information, and serves as representative to answer any questions promptly if there is any.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 07:11 PM   #2765
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Ok, I get it. Thanks.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #2766
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So it won't technically expire right.
yes, but i believe there is a surcharge to reactivate your card.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 04:32 AM   #2767
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I really hope it was a company that took those photos... and it wasn't just some train geek making his girlfriend pose with MTR signs
She's Katy Kung, a TVB artist (Z-list for now). They are from her personal TVB blog, so it was probably taken by a friend of hers.

More of her here

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Old September 16th, 2009, 04:51 AM   #2768
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I think it's a waste of money and effort to actually employ so many people to hold up signs. The interchange is clearly marked and the different colours indicate the different lines. I don't see how that improves customer service by having a mouth there to tell you what the sign above blatantly says.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #2769
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I think it's a waste of money and effort to actually employ so many people to hold up signs. The interchange is clearly marked and the different colours indicate the different lines. I don't see how that improves customer service by having a mouth there to tell you what the sign above blatantly says.
I think so, too.
Same thing for the SKL, how confusing can it be to walk across the platform for transfer? And it was all big deal.

Well, we know HK people... we are all spoiled by the MTR.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 12:41 AM   #2770
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Redundancy is one thing MTR excels at. All the redundant signage, and now the extra "ambassadors," make it painfully obvious where to go.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #2771
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I don't see how that improves customer service by having a mouth there to tell you what the sign above blatantly says.
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I think so, too.
Same thing for the SKL, how confusing can it be to walk across the platform for transfer? And it was all big deal.
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Redundancy is one thing MTR excels at. All the redundant signage, and now the extra "ambassadors," make it painfully obvious where to go.
I hazard a guess it's pandering to a "certain" country bumpkin group of visitors or migrants whom seem to have real trouble following even the simplest of instructions.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 01:02 AM   #2772
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I hazard a guess it's pandering to a "certain" country bumpkin group of visitors or migrants whom seem to have real trouble following even the simplest of instructions.
Ouch lol
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Old September 18th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #2773
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She's Katy Kung, a TVB artist (Z-list for now). They are from her personal TVB blog, so it was probably taken by a friend of hers.
She was the one that was in that recent police show right? The one with "Laughing Goh?"
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Old September 18th, 2009, 05:00 AM   #2774
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I'm not sure... I rarely watch TVB nowadays.

Since it seems like there are several people interested in her, here is some info on her. I don't know if her filmography details are up to date. I do watch Scoop whenever I can and I've seen Dressage to Win.

Birthday: December 5, 1989
Height: 162cm
Bust: 32
Waist: 24
Hips: 33

Variety Shows:

- Scoop Host

TVB Series:

- Dressage to Win - 盛裝舞步愛作戰 (2008)
- You're Hired! - 絕代商驕 (2009)

Movies:

- Love Connected - 保持愛你(2008)

I don't know if there's a police show in there, but it doesn't look like it.

I hope this hasn't derailed the thread.... back to the MTR!
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Old September 18th, 2009, 06:01 AM   #2775
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I hazard a guess it's pandering to a "certain" country bumpkin group of visitors or migrants whom seem to have real trouble following even the simplest of instructions.
Not really. I doubt this is for tourists, as the signs I've seen at Nam Cheong or East Tsim Sha Tsui or Hung Hom are all in traditional Chinese!
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Old September 18th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #2776
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Not really. I doubt this is for tourists, as the signs I've seen at Nam Cheong or East Tsim Sha Tsui or Hung Hom are all in traditional Chinese!
I'll be the first one to protest if MTR does thing in simplified chinese only in HK!!!
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I'll be the first one to protest if MTR does thing in simplified chinese only in HK!!!
Seriously, simplified chinese is just plain disrespectful and it breaks down the language...just like typing "u" - even i do it too
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Old September 19th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #2778
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Seriously, simplified chinese is just plain disrespectful and it breaks down the language...just like typing "u" - even i do it too
Knowing Hong Kong people, expect a protest within 24 hours.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 11:42 AM   #2779
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10,000 oppose MTR line's path
23 September 2009
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More than 10,000 signatures opposing the South Island Line's alignment had been submitted to the government when a two-month objection period on the link ended yesterday.

The Transport and Housing Bureau was still working last night to identify the groups or individuals who had filed objections.

Their grievances will have to be considered before the project can move on to the next stage.

While district residents support construction of the link, many are unhappy about a viaduct section above the nullah between Nam Fung Road and Ap Lei Chau, which will damage the area's beautiful scenery and pass several noise-sensitive institutions - a seminary, a temple, a home for the elderly and a hostel for the mentally disabled.

Tai Wong Yeh, a temple at the mouth of the nullah near Wong Chuk Hang, also filed an objection over the viaduct design yesterday.

Temple keeper Paul Cheung Kin-hung said the government was going to take over a small piece of land between the temple and the nullah. The temple has used the land for rituals for 20 years.

Cheung said the land was being claimed to make way for a viaduct foundation column, which would be built right outside the temple's entrance.

The MTR has already agreed to enclose the viaduct to lessen the noise but engineers are still studying ways to move the viaduct away from the complainants.

Suggestions may be made in two weeks.

Meanwhile, complaints against taxi drivers overcharging jumped about 58 per cent to 313 cases during the first half of this year over the same period last year.

The increase followed changes to the fare system last year that saw fares rise for short trips and fall for longer journeys. The changes came before the Transport Department officially altered all taxi metres.

Other complaints against taxi drivers have declined.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 03:48 PM   #2780
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Airport Express Travel Pass Question

Hey guys, I'm leaving for HK tomorrow and I have everything sorted out, but I do have one quick question. I'll be staying in HK for 3 days, and will leave early in the morning on the 4th day.

I'm thinking of buying the HK$300 Airport Express Travel Pass with a round-trip journey on the airport express and 3 days of unlimited travel on MTR, and on the 4th day, in the morning, just charge the card with the amount needed to go from Jordan to Hong Kong (HK$ 8.5).

And here's the question: do those two trips on the airports express need to be made in the same 3-day period, or can I make one on the first day (VHHH-Hong Kong) and make the second one (Hong Kong - VHHH) on the 4th day?

Also, I understand this pass is also an Octopus card, right? So after the pass expires I can just charge it with whatever sum I need, like a regular Octopus?

Thanks in advance.
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