The “Year of the Dragon” ticket set includes two tickets of different designs, a ticket holder and eight red packets. The tickets can be used for unlimited domestic journeys on the MTR*, Light Rail, MTR Bus and MTR Feeder Bus on the first day of the Lunar New Year (10 February 2024).
The two ticket designs adopt red and gold, the most auspicious colours in traditional Chinese culture, as their main palette. We worked again with Mr Abe Au, who has provided his brushstroke of the Chinese character “dragon” for one of the tickets. The other design carries a modern depiction of the mythical creature by local artist Mr Edward Li. While in vastly different artistic styles, the two designs echo one another with their portrayals of the fierce and strong Chinese dragon, expressing wishes for good health and a great spirit in the Year of the Dragon.
The ticket set also comes with a pack of red packets, which feature the playful element – pull on the dragon carrying a gold ingot and reveal a “pictogram” formed by Li's dragon illustration interchanging with Au's calligraphic work. MTR Mobile users can also download six WhatsApp stickers inspired by the illustration by scanning the QR code on the back of the red packets and share them with friends and families as holiday greetings.
*Each ticket is valid for unlimited domestic journeys on the MTR, Light Rail, MTR Bus and MTR Feeder Bus on the first day of the Year of the Dragon on 10 February 2024 (except Airport Express, East Rail Line First Class, High Speed Rail, journeys to or from Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Racecourse stations). If the ticket is used to travel to Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau in breach of the terms and conditions, the holder is liable to pay the full single journey fare between the station of entry to Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau station. Malfunctioning tickets can be exchanged on 10 February 2024 at any MTR Customer Service Centre (except Airport Express, Hong Kong West Kowloon, Light Rail, Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau, Racecourse, Hin Keng, Kai Tak, Sung Wong Toi and To Kwa Wan stations).
Artistic Partner: Hong Kong Arts Centre
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