Monday, 17 November 2008
Current Idea 0_0? OCTOPUS CARD!
I've been to Hong Kong a couple of times and there's the existence of this card called 'Octopus Card' which was first launched in 1997. I found it really interesting when I used it for traveling around the city therefore I'm going to investigate it for this brief. It's a contact-less card used for electronic payments online and offline. It expanded widely and now used for the payment of a mass transit system (underground trains, buses etc). Besides transit, this card can be used to pay for food in supermarkets, vending machines, fast-food restaurants, convenient stores, parking tickets within Hong Kong. This card is able to make things so much easier and it transfers the payment in 0.3 SECONDS! You can always top up the card at the MTR traveling stations.
Less fuss and no going through your change to see if you have enough.
It can be used in unexpected places...........