The MTR Year of the Snake Commemorative Ticket Set will be available for sale beginning 20 January 2013. Each set includes two eye-catching souvenir tickets, one in traditional Chinese style derived from the artwork “Snake” by renowned Chinese painter, Mr Zhao Shao’ang, and the other a contemporary image created by a Canadian illustrator, Mr Steve Mack. The ticket set also comes with a specially-designed ticket holder and 20 eye-catching red packets with greetings for an auspicious Year of the Snake.
Priced at $65 each, the ticket sets will be available at all MTR and Light Rail Customer Service Centres (except Airport Express, Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Racecourse stations) while stocks last. Each customer is limited to two sets per purchase.
Each commemorative ticket allows passengers to take unlimited rides on the MTR, Light Rail, MTR Bus and MTR Feeder Bus (except Airport Express, East Rail Line First Class, to or from Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Racecourse stations) on 10 February 2013, the first day of the Lunar New Year. The tickets will be returned to passengers as souvenirs after use.
“It is a tradition for Chinese people to visit their relatives and friends to give their greetings during Lunar New Year. The souvenir tickets will make their travels a lot more convenient by offering a whole day of unlimited rides on the MTR. Passengers can also make use of the red packets featuring snake images in the ticket set to wish their families and friends a prosperous Year of the Snake,” said Ms Jeny Yeung, Commercial Director of MTR Corporation.
“Mr Zhao Shao’ang is a famous painter of the Lingnan School who has had a profound and lasting impact on the internationalisation of Chinese painting, while Mr Steve Mack’s works give a unique presentation by using several simple colours to match his geometric images. The souvenir tickets featuring the works of these two artists will be great items for members of the public to collect,” she added.
MTR Club members can enjoy priority purchase through the MTR Club’s website at www.mtrclub.com.hk from tomorrow (4 January 2013) to 15 January 2013 or by cash in person with email notification at MTR Travel in Admiralty Station on 18 and 19 January 2013.
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