May 21st 2014
Are you one of the less fortunate Hong Kong commuters that has to travel for more than an hour to get from home to work and vise-versa? Well don’t fret, as it looks like one local has found a solution to your woes! On Monday night, this man decided to string a hammock across a compartment, taking his comfort into his own hands.
Photo Credit: HKGolden.com
Unfortunately, his easy breezy commute was cut short when an MTR employee intervened and told him to dismantle his makeshift bed. Maybe it’s time for the MTR to introduce sleeper carriages?
From Station to Station: Couple Take Adorable Photographs at Every MTR Stop
May 21st 2014: Hong Kongers sure love the MTR! Last year, Tim Littlechild and Chantal Shafie of RTHK’s Something For the Weekend broke a Guinness World Record during their epic one-day MTR Challenge, visiting all 83 stations in eight hours and 18 minutes. Just today, we came across a whole new MTR marathon…
What Does It All Mean? The Literal Translation of Hong Kong’s MTR Map
April 15th 2014: Local blogger Justin Moe gave both Cantonese and non-Cantonese speakers a chuckle last week with his humorous ‘literal’ translation of Hong Kong’s MTR system. Although some of the reworked place names are not technically precise, no doubt the Tourist Board is taking note!
Deeper Underground – HK URBEX Explores The MTR Tunnels
March 31st 2014: Localiiz’s favourite brave adventurers, HK URBEX, have dived deep underground in the first installment of their subterranean series. Exploring the underground construction site of the MTR South Island Line, they bring us all a first hand insight into life below street level in our city.
The Day After Tomorrow – Hong Kong Edition!
March 31st 2014: Anyone else as riveted as we were with the absolutely crazy weather this weekend? From torrential downpours, to hailstones as large as golf balls, the flooding of Festival Walk, streets and the MTR, the Sevens weekend ended in truly dramatic style. The pictures and videos are still flooding in (pun intended) to Localiiz.
A Hilariously Accurate Depiction of Admiralty Station at Rush Hour
March 5th 2014: Are you one of the many unlucky souls whose work commute involves the Admiralty MTR station? The popular Facebook page Hong Kong Memes posted this great graphic on their page, credited to Tyler Faust.
How Not to be an A**hole on the MTR!
February 8th 2014: We hope any Hong Kong newbies are taking notes of how not to be a “Si Fat Guai” on the MTR!
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