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February 2017

Sha Tin to Central Link misinformation

More misinformation from the MTR:

“The Sha Tin to Central Link (SCL) is a strategic railway line that stretches from Tai Wai to Admiralty”.  It really isn’t! 

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What they are actually doing is linking up the Ma On Shan line and West Rail (through East Kowloon, in brown on the graphic) and extending East Rail from Hung Hom to Admiralty (in blue on the graphic). 

Yeah, OK, I’ve written about this before.


MTR fail

Confusing (wrong) information on the signs above the platform screen doors on the MTR’s Kwun Tong Line:

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You don’t change at Mong Kok to go to Tsuen Wan – for that you’ll want Prince Edward.

Likewise, if you want to change to the Tsuen Wan line towards Central you should do that at Mong Kok. 

Fortunately this wrong information is only on the platform for trains going towards Tiu Keng Leng, which is why it’s in grey rather than black, but still….


Cheesing

黐線 chi1 sin3 – crazy, idiot; nuts

Waitrose Double Gloucester

ParknShop were selling this cheese for HK$40 (which is reasonable by Hong Kong supermarket standards).  Then a few weeks later it went up to HK$88, which is definitely 黐線 chisin.  Then it went back down to HK$44. 

Then it was HK$22, which is slightly cheaper than the regular price in the UK (£2.55, since you asked).  Only in some PnS stores – one branch of Taste is selling it for around HK$70.

But there was no information about those earlier prices.  This from a company that will advertise reductions such as HK$88 down to HK$87.90, not to mention “alt fact” reductions (where the higher price might have been charged for one day, if at all). 

Sadly, it’s not one of my favourite Waitrose cheeses.  OK on toast, but that’s all.