- Created: 03 September 2009
Passengers interchanging at the upper platform of MTR Lai King Station can now look skyward to see a beautiful floating ring-shaped spider web made with a wire frame and translucent sheeting. Entitled “Cosmos”, the eye-catching display reflecting the magnificent beauty of the cycles of nature was unveiled 26 August as the latest installment in the “Art in Station Architecture” programme.
- Created: 22 July 2009
Photos, personal belongings and stage costumes of the late actress Lydia Sum, as well as footage of her films, TV dramas and interviews, will be on show at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum from July 22 until February 22, 2010, to review Sum's memorable show business career and explore the cultural meanings of her iconic screen image.
The exhibition, Our Beloved "Happy Fruit" Lydia Sum, reviews Sum's eight iconic screen images - "Happy Fruit", "Fei Fei (Fatty)", "Shanghai Woman", "Shi-nai" (Family Woman), "Strong Woman", "Champion Mistress of Ceremonies", "Dear Friend" and "Charity" - to pay tribute to her outstanding career and explore the relationships of the icons with the broader historical and cultural context of Hong Kong.
- Created: 14 July 2009
A special Early Bird Offer is being launched for residents living near Po Lam and Hang Hau stations beginning on 20 July to tie in with the implementation of the new 3+1 train service arrangement during peak periods on the Tseung Kwan O Line. Passengers entering ticket gates at either station before 8:00am from Monday to Friday will receive one point on their Octopus cards for each journey. For every five points accumulated in each given week, passengers can use the points to redeem a HK$10 MTR Shops cash coupon. The Early Bird Offer will be available for four consecutive weeks, concluding on 14 August. Cash coupons must be redeemed by the Sunday of each week of the promotion.
- Created: 13 July 2009
An exhibition of photographs and documentary videos of three public housing estates - Shek Kip Mei, So Uk and Lower Ngau Tau Kok - will be open to members of the public from July 12.
The photo and video exhibition will make its debut from July 12 to 25 at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei. The exhibits will then move to the Park Court of Pacific Place from July 26 to 30, Sha Tin Town Hall from August 11 to 16 and Tuen Mun Town Hall from August 23-30.
- Created: 06 July 2009
The ancient Silk Road was not only a route of trade and commerce, but also a bridge between ancient China and the West, having profound effects on the exchange of economics, politics and culture.
This autumn, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present the "Silk Road Arts Festival", taking Hong Kong audiences to revisit the mysterious Silk Road and to discover its colourful cultural diversity through wide-ranging and exhilarating programmes.
- Created: 02 July 2009
Rail passengers arriving at Hong Kong from the Mainland of China can enjoy discounts of up to HK$5 on MTR fares by swiping their Octopus cards over either one of the two new Fare Saver machines located near two immigration check points.
The new Fare Saver machines are installed in the paid area of Shenzhen Metro’s Futian Kou’an Station and inside the restricted area of the Hung Hom Station Intercity Through Train Arrival Hall. Cross boundary passengers who swipe their Octopus cards over the Fare Savers may enjoy a fare discount on the next MTR trip they take on the same day from MTR Lok Ma Chau or Hung Hom stations to any MTR destination (except the Airport Express).
- Created: 29 June 2009
Winning entries in the "Blossoming Welcome for the EAG" Photo Competition of the Hong Kong Flower Show 2009, which was organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and held in March at Victoria Park, are now on display in Kowloon Park Arcade until July 31, from 7am to 11pm daily. Admission to the exhibition is free.
The photo competition, jointly organised by the LCSD and Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), was one of the show's major fringe activities to promote community greening. This year, the competition received over 7,000 entries.
- Created: 22 June 2009
New clickable route map, an easy-to-navigate layout, detailed station information and nearby entertainment options are all part of the MTR Corporation’s enhanced customer website at www.mtr.com.hk, designed to assist passengers before, during, and after their journeys on the MTR. For the first time, a special version of the website will be tailored for viewing on mobile phones, helping passengers plan their MTR journey anytime, anywhere.
- Created: 16 June 2009
The "Dragonfly Festival" was launched June 13 at the Hong Kong Wetland Park featuring a mix of educational and entertaining activities for visitors to learn more about the interesting life of dragonfly.
From today until the end of September, the park will present a wide array of specially-designed activities for all ages. One of the highlights is the public lecture delivered by a dragonfly expert who will share his experience of exploring this "winged jewel" of Hong Kong.