"Octopus Card" Octopus Card Tip by Boromir
Octopus Card, Hong Kong: 63 reviews and 46 photos
If you plan to move around with the MTR an Octopus Card it's a must. This card has "money" on it and you can pay for your TR fare with a simple touch on the reader.
You can also pay in some small shops like 7Eleven. When you buy the card for the 1st time you'll pay a 50 HKD for card and deposit. The card can go to a negative amount for only one transaction. For example if you have 1 HKD left and you need to buy something which worth 30 HKD, the Octopus will permit the transaction and the balance will be -29. No futher transactions will be permited until you go over zero by re-charging the card.
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