With the transfer of Hong Kong away from British rule, there was a belief that the older Queen's Head coins in Hong Kong would rise in value, so many people hoarded these older coins and waited for their value to increase.
I adore to be treated like a lady, being loved and spoiled.
I love gentlemen who knows how to treat and please a woman, intelligent men with good sense of humour, who are not afraid to show their feelings.
By November 1998, 4.6 million cards were issued, and this rose to 9 million by January 2002.
In 2000, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority granted a deposit-taking company license to the operator, removing previous restrictions that prohibited Octopus from generating more than 15 percent of its turnover from non-transit-related functions.
The cards are used by 95% of the population of Hong Kong aged 16 to 65, generating over 12 million daily transactions worth a total over HK$130 million.
Octopus Card Limited's and the cards' slogan is Making Everyday Life Easier, which is also part of the corporation's mission statement.
Being the super fabulous parents that you are, you’ve no doubt done a few of these, but there’s probably more than a few on our list (which is in no particular order, by the way) that you haven’t gotten to yet. Bop over to the Zoological and Botanical Gardens and pay a visit to the monkeys, birds, snakes, and other animals.
Finish up by picking up an ice cream (and some cool bubble blowing toys) at the snack bar and relax by the fountain. Go back in time at the beautifully preserved 100-year-old Lei Yue Mun fort – HK’s oldest British coastal fortress dating to the Victorian period – that is home to the Museum of Coastal Defense.
In 1989, the Common Stored Value Ticket system was extended to Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) buses providing a feeder service to MTR and KCR stations and to Citybus, and was also extended to a limited number of non-transport applications, such as payments at photobooths and for fast food vouchers.