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- Testing the MTR Urban Lines Vision Train in Mainland China
- Inspecting the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge
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- When Hongkong Post rode the rails to China
- Coupling new and old on the East Rail line
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- Hong Kong taxi on the streets of Toronto
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Yearly Archives: 2014
One Logo – Two Languages
For a company that operates in Hong Kong, where both Chinese and English are official languages, it is important to have a corporate brand that looks just as good in both. Here are two corporate logos that achieve this in an exceedingly clever way.
Posted in Everyday Life Tagged advertising, corporate branding, hidden meaning, Hong Kong, mystery 4 Comments
Laundry day in Hong Kong
I doesn’t matter where you live in Hong Kong, but finding somewhere to dry your laundry usually involves an open window.
Posted in Everyday Life Tagged clothesline, Hong Kong, laundry, washing 2 Comments
Lost in translation while navigating the MTR
Navigating the Mass Transit Railway network is Hong Kong is pretty easy – the map is easy to read, the signage is in both Chinese and English, and the audio announcements are repeated in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. So how did my dad and I managed to get confused when getting from A to B?
Posted in Transport Tagged Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, language, lost in translation, Mass Transit Railway, MTR 3 Comments
The ‘secret’ Chinese restaurant menu
When westerners visit Chinese restaurants, the idea of a secret’ menu that only Chinese people get is a common one – and on my last visit to Hong Kong I finally encountered one, on the popular tourist island of Cheung Chau.
Posted in Tourism Tagged Cheung Chau, dining out, Hong Kong, language, lost in translation, restaurants 5 Comments
Traversers and turntables at Hung Hom station
Hung Hom station is the southern terminus of the Kowloon Canton Railway, which also makes it the final destination of the ‘Intercity Through Trains’ which link Hong Kong to China. So how do the trains get turned around for their return journeys?
Posted in Transport Tagged depots, East Rail, Hong Kong, KCR, Kowloon Canton Railway, MTR Intercity Through Train, rail operations, railway 3 Comments