3 Shopping Tours in Hong Kong for Shopping Hobbyists

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Hong Kong is known as a shopping paradise. Here are 3 recommendations for shopping tours for those of you who really like shopping. Come on, see!

Shopping is one of the activities that a traveler can do while on vacation to Hong Kong. There are many shopping destinations here, here are 3 that you should visit while in Hong Kong:

1. Central Market

Central Market is the first shopping destination in Hong Kong that travelers must visit. Central Market is focused on showcasing local talent and small businesses, not only in the F&B industry but also in retail. There are many unique outlets, such as Slowood and the HK Tram Store that deserve your attention.

Vorrarit Anantsorrarak, a Thai photographer based in Hong Kong describes Central Market as “Lots of trendy local brand stalls, pop-up shops, restaurants, bars and side arts and cultural events. Really brings the heritage atmosphere of Central Market back to life. modern times,” he said.

You can find unique Hong Kong items such as the Hong Kong Tram Monopoly, diecast Hong Kong buses and trams, and many more unique versions of Hong Kong nostalgic elements in the form of everyday lifestyle products at the HK Tram store. This shop is the place to take home one of Hong Kong’s signature souvenirs.

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If you are an environmentalist, Slowood offers eco-friendly goods and organic food ingredients with no waste. You can buy whatever you want in the quantity you need and take it home in the container you have. You are happy, earth is happy!

Apart from these shops, there are many other shops selling unique Hong Kong experiences and you should stop by to experience them in person. The location of this shopping tour is at 93 Queen’s Road Central and 80 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.

2. Shanghai 618

Shanghai 618 is a revitalized mall in the heart of Mong Kok. Formerly, the Mall which consists of 14 protected historic buildings, is a row of waterfront shophouses or tong lau selling sweet fruit tobacco, electrical appliances, medicinal tea, and leather goods.

A century later, the street area has been restored with a modern twist and now you can find retro photo spots, murals paying homage to the street’s history, and independent local businesses selling and making all kinds of goods. The location of this mall is at 618 Shanghai St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong.

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The attractive features of the shophouse facades and interiors will give you a glimpse of what a pre-World War II balcony shophouse looked like. This often overlooked place of interest has some 20th-century shopkeepers and modern new boutique shops and eateries.

The interior is trendy and hippy, and every corner has a different Hong Kong themed mural complemented by a brief historical description. Every piece of art here is very instagrammable, especially the old Shanghai Street which used to be heavily decorated with outdoor hints.

3. Cruise Liner Mall

Another interesting tourist spot that you must visit while on vacation in Hong Kong is the Cruise Liner Mall. Located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, this mall is part of a large mall called The Whampoa.

This mall is a hidden gem and often overlooked compared to the more famous shopping malls like Causeway Bay, Harbor City and others in Central. This cruise ship-like mall is located at 6 Shung King St, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.

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Sticking like a thumb popping up in the middle of a residential area, this unique 360-foot-long structure houses a Japanese wholesale market, AEON, restaurants, theater and even a small amusement park.

This mall carries a significant history, being the largest and busiest shipyard in Asia in the early 20th century. From that time until the mid 80’s, the shipyard kept changing ownership until it became what it is today. What a history and uniqueness that not many people know about!

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