"NEVER leave your hotel without this card" Octopus Card Tip by BobbyL
Octopus Card, Hong Kong: 63 reviews and 46 photos
From the tips I read in Virtual Tourist, and a nephew who travel frequently in Hong Kong, I was informed to purchase an Octopus Card at the airport if I have to move around using the MTR. It is totally hassle free. You don't have to remove the card in your wallet or bag, as long as it will be detected by the sensor, and the turnstile will open specially when you are on a rush. Sometimes you can see the card balance flashed on the screen (on newer stations). My friend and I each got the HK$100 + HK$50 deposit card, and we used it all along for the 4 days duration of our stay. The best part of it is that whatever balance plus the HK$50 deposit will be refunded to you at the airport. you can also use it to pay your purchases in 7/11, and I used it to pay hot chocolate in HK disneyland. You can recharge the card at minimum HK$50. You just have to go to the customer relations booth found at any station. This card is really hassle free. Just don't lose it or else...
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