27 November 2009

Seen in Hong Kong #10 : MTR

MTR stands for Mass Transit Railway. In Singapore, they call this the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). The MTR is one of the fastest, most efficient, and most reliable modes of transportation here. It does get a bit packed during rush hour, but there is also a higher frequency of trains during rush hour, so you can always wait for the next train if the current one is already packed like a can of sardines.


There are panels on both sides of each train that has all the stations’ names listed. There are announcements at each stop and there are prompts on where to get off to change trains for a different line. The next station’s name conveniently lights up as the train approaches it. A light also prompts you from which side of the train to exit.


Do you see the Mickey Mouse ears on the pink line? That's the line you take to go to Disneyland.


For as long as you can reference your way to an MTR station, you will never get lost in Hong Kong.


I like to look at shoe fashion while taking the MTR. Can you guess which foot is mine?


Have a great Thanksgiving weekend, everyone!


ModernMom said...

You must be the bottom right:)
Love these pics. I just adore when you take us on a tour!

Wanda said...

Oh, just to be different - bottom left?

Now you have to tell us who's right.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I also say bottom left. Don't keep us in suspense!

I still would get lost on the train. It looks confusing to me!

Alicia said...

Wow, it looks so clean in there!!! I'm assuming no drink or food allowed on?

aamayna said...

I love getting a inside look into life there. Thanks for posting!!

Elle Bee said...

I'm pretty sure you're the peep toes!

Theta Mom said...

I think you're the bottom right and love those little Mickey ears!

Aunt LoLo said...

One of my FAVORITE parts in Totoro (the movie) is when the bus/cat says, "beep beep beep cheng man kauh mahn cheh muhn. Please stand clear of doooor."

After coming home, I DEFINITELY missed the MTR. There was a guy in the Tuen Muen station that sold fresh, hot jerkey, in little disks. MMMMMM. So tasty!

Helene said...

Before I forget, I think your foot is the one in the bottom left?? Just because I would think with 2 young children to chase after, you'd need to be wearing a good pair of tennis shoes!

We don't have anything like the MTR here where I live...bummer, b/c it looks like a great way to travel! No traffic to deal with!

BTW, thank you for the tips on how you do your posts!!

smiles4u said...

Thanks for taking me along for the ride! My little man would love riding on this! XX Lori

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