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Octopus Cards Discontinued! What Happens to Your Money?

on 11/07/2017 - 01:39 pm

Octopus Cards Limited recently announced that all first generation Octopus Cards will become invalid on January 20, 2018.

The company decided to replace these cards in order to keep them up-to-date with the latest security and technological advances, and to add the Octopus Online Payment Service and the ability to transfer money to and from Octopus via O! ePay.

If you have a card that looks like one of these...

Then you need to replace it.

Can't tell if you need a new card? Here's how to be sure:

1. Check the last digit. The card numbers of First Generation On-Loan Octopus have no brackets around the last digit.

2. Listen for the special sound
Each batch of the ...

Shenzhen Metro "Skipping Stops" Upsets Passengers

on 11/01/2017 - 05:57 pm

On October 30th, 2017, the Shenzhen Metro decided to try out a new method of easing passenger flow they call "Skipping Stop." As the name implies, the train you're on may decide to skip certain stops. As expected, netizens began complaining as soon as the metro published this news.

The primary complaint is that riders now need to pay extra attention to the announcements in metro stations and when they're on the train because it's only by these verbal announcement over the loudspeakers that passengers become aware that the train will skip a stop.

The Shenzhen Metro replied stating that this is a common practice among metro operators and that important stations on popular lines will not ...

e-Channel Closures at Shenzhen Bay Border During Renovation

on 10/16/2017 - 08:33 pm

The self-service e-Channel stalls in the exit hall of Shenzhen Bay are undergoing construction from October 14th for about one month, ShekouNews reported today. The renovation is expected to take one month.

The goal is to replace 17 old stalls with 19 new ones; increasing the total number of stalls from 37 to 39. During the construction only 20 stalls will be available, so expect delays while exiting during busy times.

The article advises tourists to choose other exit halls such as Futian or Luohu, or avoid going during busy times; especially from 8:00-11:00 weekend mornings.

Image Source: ShekouNews

Click here for more info about the Hong Kong and Mainland China e-Channel ...

Shekou Ferry Services Cancelled Ahead of Typhoon Khanun

on 10/15/2017 - 09:46 am

UPDATE: The following Ferry Services are cancelled on Monday October 16th, 2017.

From Shekou to Macau New Terminal
Cancelled: 8:15am, 8:45am and 9:45am. 
Back to normal from 10:30 onwards

From Shekou to Macao Taipa:
Cancelled: 9:15am
Back to normal from 11 onwards

From Shekou to Zhuhai
Cancelled: 7:30am, 8am, 8:30am and 9am
The following are on on standby: 09:30、10:30、12:30、14:00、15:30、17:00、17:45、19:30、21:30

Ferry services to Hong Kong Central and Hong Kong International Airport are back to normal.
Shenzhen China Merchants Shekou International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd. has announced that all ferry ...

New Restriction Forces Passengers out of Cars at Hong Kong Border

on 10/13/2017 - 05:40 pm

The days of comfortably crossing the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in a car are coming to an end.

One of the most popular ways for foreigners in China to go between Hong Kong and Shenzhen has been by car. Shared vans were plentiful and could be hired on either side of the border, from the airport, or even via door-to-door service.

On Thursday October 12th, 2017; however, passengers crossing the Huanggang Border in Futian District of Shenzhen began complaining on social media that they were forced out of their cars and made to go through the customs and immigration check on foot.

Image Source: 【重要通知】本月12日起皇岗口岸过关需下车查验
We checked and yes... According to the "Peopl ...

Fees Waived for Travel Anywhere in China from October 1st-8th!

on 09/30/2017 - 02:39 pm

Every year China waives the toll fees on its highways across the country on holidays such as National Day on October 1st. Since the Mid-Autumn Festival lands on October 4th this year, the period of free use of the highways this year is the longest ever!
From 00:00 October 1st to 24:00 October 8th, toll fees on all highways across China are waived for motorcycles and passenger vehicles with seven seats or less.

Image Source: Sky News

Shenzhen Metro Hours Extended to Midnight During Holiday

on 09/30/2017 - 09:22 am

The number of travelers on the Shenzhen Metro is expected to increase this year compared to last year, according to Shenzhen Metro operators.

In order to meet the demand of passengers, on Sept 30 (Saturday), Oct 1 and Oct 4, the Shenzhen Metro will prolong its run time from 6:30 to 24:00. During other public holiday days, all lines expect for line 11 will run from 6:30 to 23:00. Line 11 will close half an hour later than other lines.

Also, it’s expected that peek time will occur on line 1 to Luohu, line 3 to Shuanglong and line 11 to Bitou during the public holiday, so expect delays. Passengers are advised to pay attention to official announcements, prepare in advance and beat th ...

Shenzhen Metro Stations Closed, Trains Stopped for Repairs on Saturday

on 09/22/2017 - 12:25 pm

The Shenzhen Metro recently announced that, due to scheduled maintenance, service on Line 1 will not be available at various metro stations from 9:20pm on Saturday September 23rd.

According to their original announcement the following stations will be closed and there will be no trains passing these metro stations:

Qian Hai Wan Station
Li Yu Men Station
Da Xin Station
Taoyuan Station

We called them to confirm this morning and we were told that actually, only two stops will be affected during this time: The Qian Hai Wan and the Taoyuan Stations.

Photo is from previous guides. It's not the actual one for Saturday's busses; however they should look like this.

If you'r ...

Shekou Ferry Services Cancelled Ahead of Tropical Storm MAWAR

on 09/04/2017 - 10:02 am

Shenzhen China Merchants Shekou International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd. has announced that all ferry service to and from Shekou have been cancelled until at least 12 noon today Monday September 4th. The cancellation is due to rains brought on by Tropical Storm MAWAR. 

Shekou Ferry Schedules:
 * Shekou to/from the Hong Kong International Airport
 * Shekou to/from Hong Kong Central
 * Shekou to/from Macau
 * Shekou to/from Zhuhai

Shekou Ferry Services Cancelled Ahead of Severe Tropical Storm Prakhar

on 08/27/2017 - 04:18 am

UPDATE: All Ferry Services to and from Hong Kong International Airport, Central and Shekou will resume as normal on Monday August 28th.
The Following are Cancelled Monday August 28th:
 * From Shekou to Zhuhai: 7:30am
 * From Shekou to Macau New Terminal: 8:15am
 * From Macau Taipa to Shekou: 8:30am
 * From Zhuhai to Shekou: 8:30am
 * From Macau New Terminal to Shekou: 9:45am
UPDATE: All Ferry Service to and from Shekou has been cancelled for the rest of the day today Sunday August 27.
Shenzhen China Merchants Shekou International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd. has announced that all ferry service to and from ...