Saturday, July 25, 2009

Shopping in Hong Kong - Cosmetics

Ladies must enjoy cosmetics shopping in Hong Kong. Your favourite brand must be available here.

Wonderful selections of colour cosmetics and skin care products are available at department stores namely Lane Crawford, Sogo and Seibu.

Chain stores such as Sasa, Bonjour and Angel offer paralegal products of prestigious brands at very competitive prices. Causeway Bay, Central and Tsimshatsui are major shopping areas for cosmetics.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shopping in Hong Kong - Mobile Phone

Mobile phone is something you can’t resist while shopping in Hong Kong. From vanilla to 3G, you name it, Hong Kong has it.

Along Percival Street in Causeway Bay, nearby Times Square, there are numerous mobile phone shops which are packed with customers day and night. Actually large and beautiful branded phone shops are everywhere in Central, Wanchai and Tsimshatsui.

Digital Cameras, Computers and Electronics
These are on many tourists’ shopping list. Shopping in Hong Kong is just like swimming among floods of product choices. Do a bit of research in advance, write your shopping list and come do your shopping in Hong Kong. I am sure you would be surprised by the wide range of models and their unbeatable prices. I must tell you all the shops selling these items are always full of people.

Fortress and Broadway are well established shops with long term reputation. You can easily find them in Times Square.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shopping in Hong Kong - Chinese Clothing

Chinese Handicrafts
Chinese handicrafts are h
ot items for shopping in Hong Kong. If you would like to take home some Chinese clothing and handicrafts, you must visit one of the Chinese Arts and Crafts shops. They sell super high class embroidered products, silk fabric, traditional Chinese fashion and handicrafts.

They have four shops located at China Resources Building and Pacific Place on Hong Kong side; Star House at Star Ferry and Nathan Hotel on Kowloon side.
Shanghai Tang is another luxurious Chinese style fashion house. Everything here has a concept of Chinese culture. Local westerners love this brand name very much. Their shop is situated on Pedder Street in Central, right opposite to The Landmark. They have a branch at One Pacific Place as well.

If you want to go economy, you might want to dive into Lee Yuen Street East or West in Central. These two little streets lie between Des Voeux Road Central and Queen’s Road Central, not far away from Central MTR station. There are mini stalls lining up on these two streets selling Chinese stuff. While shopping in Hong Kong, this is one of the places you can demonstrate your bargaining skills.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Shopping in Hong Kong - Antiques

If you love Chinese antiques or artifacts, Hollywood Road is the number one destination for your shopping in Hong Kong.

Wide collections of Chinese antiques are sold at a fraction of auction house prices. Some of the shops provide certificates for authenticity. These antique shops and stalls line up on Hollywood Road all the way towards Cat Street. While the cost of antiques is difficult to determine, please feel free to bargain.

Soho is an adjacent area comprises of Staunton Street, Elgin Street and Shelley Street. This area is highly cosmopolitan with many different themed restaurants and bars. After your antique shopping, don’t forget to come here to have a relaxed afternoon tea.

Direction: MTR Central station, exit D1. Walk along Queen’s Road Central towards The Center. Then take the covered escalator to mid-levels. This escalator is the longest in the world, according to Guinness World Records.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Shopping in Hong Kong - Diamond Jewellery

Diamond is another sought-after item of shopping in Hong Kong.

We import the best and highest quality diamonds. Hong Kong also has first class designers and finest workmanship. In fact, Hong Kong is one of the world’s four largest diamond trading centres.

Diamonds in Hong Kong are sold at unbeatable duty-free prices. Depends on the size of the diamond, a pair of ear rings might start from HK$1,800 (US$230) up. Don’t forget to ask for certificates if you are buying one carat or more.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Shopping in Hong Kong - Gold Jewellery

In Chinese culture, gold is forever. Therefore my prime suggestion for shopping in Hong Kong is gold jewellery.

This is the best souvenir for your Hong Kong travel. You must be convinced by their modern or traditional designs as well as first class craftsmanship.

Hong Kong gold business guarantees the purity of gold, therefore you don’t have to worry about quality.

Gold is sold according to its purity and weight, plus labour cost. Therefore a price tag usually shows the weight and purity indication of 999 or 999.9. However some might show the final selling price.

Fashionable gold rings, bracelets or mini horoscope animals might start from HK$700 (US$90) up.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Shopping in Hong Kong

Is shopping on your agenda while visiting Hong Kong? If so, please subscribe my blog and I am going to walk you through the best items to buy here.

Shopping in Hong Kong is going to be lots of fun. Hong Kong shopping is famous for its competitive prices and enormous product
varieties. You’ll be surprised by the latest and hottest items available. The Nokia phones here could be even trendier than those of Helsinki’s. Statistics shows 56% of total Hong Kong visitor spending goes on shopping.

Come experience it, you just can’t resist it. If possible, please set Hong Kong as your final stop for your Asia travel, just to avoid carrying your big lots of goodies around.

In my coming posts, I am going to talk about the best things to shop in Hong Kong and where to buy them.

Hong Kong Travel Blog - Shopping

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hong Kong Skyline - IFC II

International Finance Centre II (IFC II) – The Tallest in Hong Kong
415 meters / 88 storeys / completed in 2003 / designer: Cesar Pelli
Address: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Direction: MTR Central station, Airport Express Hong Kong station

This is the most prominent building along the Hong Kong skyline. It stands out among the other skyscrapers and you are able to see this shining crystal from apart. Look at the header of my blog, I am sure you can spot it right a way.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s (HKMA) offices are situated at the top floors. However you have no chance to visit these sky offices.

Fortunately, HKMA has an Information Centre on the 55/F which is open to public on weekdays from 10am to 6pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.
The Exhibition Area has a currency section which traces the development of money and banking in Hong Kong and shows examples of coins and notes used over the years in and around Hong Kong.

Guided tours are held on weekdays at 10.30am and 2.30pm, and on Saturday on 10.30am. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the tallest building on the Hong Kong skyline.

IFC II has a first class shopping mall. You’ll find it competitive to any other largest shopping malls in New York, London or Paris. Here, you can find the world’s finest anything, though expensive.

IFC I, the smaller version of the same building and the Four Seasons Hotel are connected to the shopping mall by footbridge.

Hong Kong Travel Blog - IFC II