Saturday, August 1, 2009

Shopping in Hong Kong - By District

Kowloon Peninsula

Tsimshatsui - the golden mile of Nathan Road is full of shops selling everything. Things here are mid to high class. You have to take extra care while shopping in this area. High percentage of complaints received by The Hong Kong Consumer Counsel is associated with shops in Tsimshatsui. Beware of bait-and-switch tactics. Try to ignore the south Asians approaching you for copy watches.

Carnarvon Road and Mody Road in Tsimshatsui is line up with numerous export retailers. This is an ideal place to shop for low cost clothing and cosmetics. But be prepared to compromise on quality.

Direction: MTR Tsimshatsui station.

Open hours: You can shop in Tsimshatsui almost round the clock. Some restaurants and convenient shops open 24 hours.

Mongkok - Nathan Road in Mongkok area is fully of eye-catching sparkling gold jewellery shops. These shops outperformed any other retail business even during Asian Monetary Crisis. Gold shopping in Hong Kong is world-famous as purity is guaranteed. Gold also has resell value. These shops are usually packed with customers.

If you enjoy bargaining, Fa Yuen Street in Mongkok is where you should go. Locals call this ‘Women Street’ selling economic fashion and accessories. In this area you can experience how cheap things can be. While branded T-shirts in Central costs around HK$2,000, T-shirts here is just HK$20 or even cheaper.

Direction: MTR Mongkok station.
Opening hours: Shops open through late night.

Hong Kong Travel Blog - Shopping

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the warnings on the shops of Tsimshatsui, I will keep them in mind while visiting Hong Kong and particularly visiting Tsimshatsui market.

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