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Here is how it is supposed work: in the station (Hong Kong or Kowloon) you go through a turnstile. The turnstile has an RF card reader which can read (and invalidate) the ticket. Typically you need to swipe the ticket over the reading area next to the turnstile but if you are lucky the reader may still see it if it's just in your hand. After it's read, the ...


There is no crime in taking the ticket. A ticket can often be useful as a receipt for business expenses purposes, especially if you didn't get a receipt when you bought it. I'm not sure how you managed to get to the train without going through a ticket barrier in Hong Kong though. In any case you paid for the journey and have a ticket to prove it.


I'm now traveling in Hong Kong and have talked with at least 120+ people, including airport, cafe, restaurants, police, hotel, bank, shop clerks, station attendants, money exchanger, etc... but only 5 people cannot speak English, one of them is a security guard (age 50s or 60s men), another one is a beggar (60s men I think), another one is a cleaning staff ...

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