|The model -
the brand 'Hong Kong - Asia's world city' has been applied to several
vehicles in the fleets of the various Hong Kong bus operators, some with
a red base colour, some black, and my favourite being a white base, as
carried on this model released by Model Bus Evolution. This model is packed
in a deluxe 'jewel' box, limited to 2,888 pieces and released in Hong Kong
in December 2002.
- 855 is one of eighty 12-metre Dennis Dragons delivered to Citybus between
1995 and 1997. They carry Metal Section (Metsec) bodies, which were assembled
in Portugal, and also feature Alexander style front ends. Fleet nos. 801-829
have a 3+2 seating layout, whilst 830-880 have 2+2. 855 entered service
in December 1995.
The dragon is Hong Kong's visual identity.
It incorporates the Chinese characters for Hong Kong as well as the letters
'HK'. The design symbolises a blend of East and West. It's flowing lines
impart a sense of speed and change. These core values underpin Hong Kong's
positioning as 'Asia's world city'.
Opportunity High Quality