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Souvenir sales on the Hong Kong MTR

Hong Kong’s MTR system is famous around the world, so perhaps it is no surprise that a wide variety of official souvenirs are available. The range includes such trinkets like watches with an Octopus chip inside, allowing you to pay […]

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Hong Kong bus models for every budget

What does a young kid on holiday in Hong Kong and loaded up with red envelopes do? In the case of my son – spend the cash on pull-back action models of Hong Kong public transport! Cheap and cheerful The […]

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Scale model of a MTR works train

Found over at Wikipedia – a scale model of a MTR works train, located in their head office in Kowloon Bay.

Scale model of a MTR works train (photo by TeaLaiumens, via Wikimedia Commons)
Photo by TeaLaiumens, via Wikimedia Commons

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Model railway shops in Hong Kong

While in Hong Kong I visited a number of model railway shops to see if they had anything interesting – so what did I find?

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Japanese collectable models: the random 12 piece collection

During my no-so-recent trip overseas I encountered the uniquely Japanese way of selling collectable models – the 12 piece “collection”. On finding this collection of boxes on the hotel floor, I’m sure that housekeeping thought they had stumbled on some bizarre kind of drug runner.

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