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Octopus card fare anomalies

Traveling on public transport in Hong Kong with an Octopus card is simple – load up your card with credit, tap on when you start every journey, and the lowest fare will be deducted each time – no more fumbling with coins! However it isn’t always that simple, as these are some anomalies in the Octopus card fare structure.

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Post-war Hong Kong and British bank cheques

I’m currently part way through David Graeber’s book ‘Debt: The First 5,000 Years’ and stumbled upon an interesting Hong Kong-related titbit.

Neon lights in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Continue reading

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