To welcome a bright and lively year of the dog, MTR will launch a special edition ¡§Year of the Dog¡¨ Commemorative Tickets on 28 January 2018. The tickets have two designs: Qing Dynasty Chinese painter Shen Quan¡¦s elegant litter of dogs and British contemporary painter Catriona Hall¡¦s unique Dalmatian. This blend of traditional Chinese art with exquisite detail and edgy contemporary western style brings a new sense of cultural exchange to Hong Kong citizens.
¡§Year of the Dog¡¨ Commemorative Tickets includes two commemorative tickets1, an attractive ticket holder and eight ¡§Ten Ren¡¨ tea bags. The entire set for $85 only. In addition, we have a limited edition ¡§Year of the Dog¡¨ vacuum bottle for $110. The commemorative tickets and vacuum bottle will be available at all MTR and Light Rail Customer Service Centres2 (unpaid area). Each person can buy up to two sets while stocks last. Please click here for product details.
1Each ticket is valid for unlimited rides on the first day
of the Year of the Dog on 16 February 2018 (except Airport Express,
East Rail First Class, journeys to or from Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Racecourse
Stations). Passengers are required to present their tickets for verification
when taking the Light Rail, MTR Bus and MTR Feeder Bus. 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.
2Except Airport Express, Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Racecourse stations.
About the Artists
Shen Quan (1682-1760)
Chinese painter from the Qing Dynasty
Shen Quan is known for painting flowers, birds, animals and people. Emphasis is placed on reality and minute details.
He once went to Japan with his protégés for three years and established the "Nanpinha" style. His drawings had profound impact on the founding of Japan's Edo Nagasaki style. The Japanese named him the "best foreign painter." Upon his return he received an assignment to work for the Qing imperial court and was an official painter there for the rest of his life.
Catriona Hall (1960- )
British contemporary painter
Catriona Hall is renowned for her paintings of animals and birds. Having lived in the United States and Egypt, her style is shaped by her experience abroad and her interest in European Medieval art. She likes to use acrylic paint and has a simple yet avant-garde approach.
Her work can be seen at artsy hot spots like Cambridge Contemporary Art, Gallery in the Gardens in Buxton and StART Space London.
For enquiries, please call the MTR Hotline at 2881 8888.