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Old 09-04-2008, 12:03 AM   #3526
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is the hk weather very cold now? i dun have winter clothing should i just buy over there?
If there's a need to buy...pls! dun buy in SG la...
go over there to buy..nicer and more design and alot cheaper...
SG no winter season...so they chop u...cuz u gt money to travel...=P
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:21 PM   #3527
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If there's a need to buy...pls! dun buy in SG la...
go over there to buy..nicer and more design and alot cheaper...
SG no winter season...so they chop u...cuz u gt money to travel...=P
haha that kinda makes sense..
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:57 PM   #3528
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hi , anyone know of places where i can buy fashionable clothing & shoe for guys ( machiam like our far east plaza) .
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I just came back from Hongkong. Very cool and fine weather! Here I list down some places one should visit. Of course there are other areas like Elements, Citygate, APM, New Town, Festival Walk, Maritime Square...but what I list below should cover 80% of your shopping needs. Note street markets opening timings - locals markets like Tai Yuen, Apliu open from 7am to 7pm (sometimes to 9pm). Mongkok (Sai Yuen, Tong Choi) closes around 1230am (Sun to Thur), 11pm (Fri-Sat). Temple Street closes 1130pm everyday.

Free wifi Macdonalds, Starbucks, Pacific Coffee, Wanchai/Central MRT, Public Libraries, some Govt areas (schools etc). Note there's usually a limit of 20min free surfing per day.

Prince Edward Fa Yuen St
Shops selling factory-reject goods 50-70% off Polo, Adidas, Nike, EDC, Burberry.....to name a few. As far as I can see, the defects are largely negligible small stains, oversewn buttons...etc.

Mongkok Ladies St, Tung Choi, Sai Yeung Choi South St
Typical tourist market. Worth a stroll to while away the night. There's a 4-floor Bossini store at Sai Yeung Choi South St, the top floor sells off-season (read: in-season locally) clothes 40-50% off. There's an Espirit outlet (opposite the Bossini store) if you have no time to visit the larger one at Tung Chung.

Mongkok - SINO CENTRE (along Nathan Rd)
Mostly toys, CD/DVD, watches, game shops. Worth a visit, especially the 2nd-hand DVD shops (Blu-ray HK100-150, brand-new Japan Region2 DVD movies/mtv HK10-40). Most shops close around 9pm, a few as late as 1am.

Mongkok - CTMA CENTRE (along Nathan Rd)
Mostly toy shops. Not very cheap, buy only what you can't find elsewhere. If you can find in Tai Yuen St (Wanchai), it's usually cheaper.

Mongkok - ARGYLE CENTRE (~Bugis Village)
Crazily cheap clothes! 40-50% cheaper than the already-cheap Bugis Village.

Sham Shui Po - Apliu Street
Galore of electronics gadgets, mechanical tools, photo gear. SOME good buys:
a. Monopod (Velbon, Manfrotto, Gitzo, Benro)
b. Batteries (Eneloop HK69, Recyko HK55, Camelion HK50, Uniross HK45), can't find iMedion.
c. Luxeon w/ 12 LEDs headlamp (HK40)
d. Optical Cable 3m (HK45)
e. HDMI Cable 3m (HK48)
f. B&D RTX-1 (HK475)
g. Energizer/Camelion/GP hp chargers using AA batt (HK35)

Sham Shui Po Fuk Wing St
Wholesale toys, ad-hoc shops clearance sales. These places are only cheap when you buy in bulk. Sells singly also, but know your prices before you buy (Tai Yuen St is a good place to compare)

Sham Shui Po Tai Nam, Ki Lung, Yu Chau, Pei Ho, Fuk Wa, Kweilin St
Locals market selling clothes, toys...very similar to the Mongkok night street markets (less souvenirs), but cheaper of course.

Sham Shui Po - DRAGON CENTRE
Nice place (~People's Park Complex) to stroll around and there's a great restaurant (yu mi jia) selling hongkong cuisine, no svc charge!

Sham Shui Po - GOLDEN SHOPPING CENTRE
Like SLS, many interesting stuff not found locally, and cheaper. SOME good buys:
a. Qnap (TS209 HK1670, TS409 HK2150)
b. USB hub w/ individual on/off switch (HK40)
c. Memory hardcase for SD/miniSD/microSD/MS/MSDuo/M2 cards (HK20)
d. Wii Games (US Version) (~10-15% cheaper)
e. mATX galore (much more variety than Taiwan)
f. HDMI-DVI converter (HK35)
g. all brands of MP4 players .

Wanchai - Tai Yuen St
Largely locals market, but with 6 toy shops usually the lowest prices you can find. You won't find much Gundam HG kits, cos MG kits are only S$30++! Tamiya kits are also way cheaper (25-40%). At the street end you can find a classic HK public toilet.....longkang w flowing water and small doors...be amazed what you can see below.

Wanchai - 188/198 COMPUTER SHOPPING CENTRE
Not worth going unless you absolutely need something from there. Very cramp walkways and a lot of ahbengs....chances are you can already find what you need in Golden (SSP), and cheaper.

Causeway Bay - TIMES SQUARE (~ Ngee Ann City / Adelphi)
A lot of audiophiles shops on the lower levels, restaurants on the upper levels. But look out for warehouse sales at the 14th floor exhibition area. Last year I found mid-range stuff like Timberland at 40-50% off, this year ladies high-end clothes/bags that costs upwards of thousands, 60-80% off!

Causeway Bay - CAUSEWAY BAY 2 SHOPPING CENTRE
Many toy shops. Generally not that cheap but on and off some great deals. But if you are short of time, Sino and CTMA will suffice.

Causeway Bay - WINSOR HOUSE
Many types of shops ToysR'us, toys, clothes, 2 floors of computing shops (like Funan). Nothing special here but there's one shop selling Apple stuff (those who knows, HK prices are a lot cheaper)

Tung Chung - CITYGATE
I think I should at least mention it here. Due to the proximity, worth visit only if you have the time. Many outlets stores but you won't miss much as the prices are not really rock bottom, may have a few good buys (my wife bought HK1000 worth of Espirit stuff that would have cost S$400++). There's another Espirit outlet at Mongkok.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:30 AM   #3530
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hi , anyone know of places where i can buy fashionable clothing & shoe for guys ( machiam like our far east plaza) .
Shoes u can go Fa yuen st...alot of choices...
Fashionable clothing ah?
Hmm...this i nt so sure...cuz i go there i buy G2000 and Esprit nia..hahaha
i love their Esprit..so nice...Wear a few mths then start to see the stocks selling in SG esprit stores...=)
Actually their Giodarno and bossini also very nice...very different from SG ones...ahahaha
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:33 AM   #3531
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I just came back from Hongkong. Very cool and fine weather! Here I list down some places one should visit. Of course there are other areas like Elements, Citygate, APM, New Town, Festival Walk, Maritime Square...but what I list below should cover 80% of your shopping needs. Note street markets opening timings - locals markets like Tai Yuen, Apliu open from 7am to 7pm (sometimes to 9pm). Mongkok (Sai Yuen, Tong Choi) closes around 1230am (Sun to Thur), 11pm (Fri-Sat). Temple Street closes 1130pm everyday.

Free wifi Macdonalds, Starbucks, Pacific Coffee, Wanchai/Central MRT, Public Libraries, some Govt areas (schools etc). Note there's usually a limit of 20min free surfing per day.

Prince Edward Fa Yuen St
Shops selling factory-reject goods 50-70% off Polo, Adidas, Nike, EDC, Burberry.....to name a few. As far as I can see, the defects are largely negligible small stains, oversewn buttons...etc.

Mongkok Ladies St, Tung Choi, Sai Yeung Choi South St
Typical tourist market. Worth a stroll to while away the night. There's a 4-floor Bossini store at Sai Yeung Choi South St, the top floor sells off-season (read: in-season locally) clothes 40-50% off. There's an Espirit outlet (opposite the Bossini store) if you have no time to visit the larger one at Tung Chung.

Mongkok - SINO CENTRE (along Nathan Rd)
Mostly toys, CD/DVD, watches, game shops. Worth a visit, especially the 2nd-hand DVD shops (Blu-ray HK100-150, brand-new Japan Region2 DVD movies/mtv HK10-40). Most shops close around 9pm, a few as late as 1am.

Mongkok - CTMA CENTRE (along Nathan Rd)
Mostly toy shops. Not very cheap, buy only what you can't find elsewhere. If you can find in Tai Yuen St (Wanchai), it's usually cheaper.

Mongkok - ARGYLE CENTRE (~Bugis Village)
Crazily cheap clothes! 40-50% cheaper than the already-cheap Bugis Village.

Sham Shui Po - Apliu Street
Galore of electronics gadgets, mechanical tools, photo gear. SOME good buys:
a. Monopod (Velbon, Manfrotto, Gitzo, Benro)
b. Batteries (Eneloop HK69, Recyko HK55, Camelion HK50, Uniross HK45), can't find iMedion.
c. Luxeon w/ 12 LEDs headlamp (HK40)
d. Optical Cable 3m (HK45)
e. HDMI Cable 3m (HK48)
f. B&D RTX-1 (HK475)
g. Energizer/Camelion/GP hp chargers using AA batt (HK35)

Sham Shui Po Fuk Wing St
Wholesale toys, ad-hoc shops clearance sales. These places are only cheap when you buy in bulk. Sells singly also, but know your prices before you buy (Tai Yuen St is a good place to compare)

Sham Shui Po Tai Nam, Ki Lung, Yu Chau, Pei Ho, Fuk Wa, Kweilin St
Locals market selling clothes, toys...very similar to the Mongkok night street markets (less souvenirs), but cheaper of course.

Sham Shui Po - DRAGON CENTRE
Nice place (~People's Park Complex) to stroll around and there's a great restaurant (yu mi jia) selling hongkong cuisine, no svc charge!

Sham Shui Po - GOLDEN SHOPPING CENTRE
Like SLS, many interesting stuff not found locally, and cheaper. SOME good buys:
a. Qnap (TS209 HK1670, TS409 HK2150)
b. USB hub w/ individual on/off switch (HK40)
c. Memory hardcase for SD/miniSD/microSD/MS/MSDuo/M2 cards (HK20)
d. Wii Games (US Version) (~10-15% cheaper)
e. mATX galore (much more variety than Taiwan)
f. HDMI-DVI converter (HK35)
g. all brands of MP4 players .

Wanchai - Tai Yuen St
Largely locals market, but with 6 toy shops usually the lowest prices you can find. You won't find much Gundam HG kits, cos MG kits are only S$30++! Tamiya kits are also way cheaper (25-40%). At the street end you can find a classic HK public toilet.....longkang w flowing water and small doors...be amazed what you can see below.

Wanchai - 188/198 COMPUTER SHOPPING CENTRE
Not worth going unless you absolutely need something from there. Very cramp walkways and a lot of ahbengs....chances are you can already find what you need in Golden (SSP), and cheaper.

Causeway Bay - TIMES SQUARE (~ Ngee Ann City / Adelphi)
A lot of audiophiles shops on the lower levels, restaurants on the upper levels. But look out for warehouse sales at the 14th floor exhibition area. Last year I found mid-range stuff like Timberland at 40-50% off, this year ladies high-end clothes/bags that costs upwards of thousands, 60-80% off!

Causeway Bay - CAUSEWAY BAY 2 SHOPPING CENTRE
Many toy shops. Generally not that cheap but on and off some great deals. But if you are short of time, Sino and CTMA will suffice.

Causeway Bay - WINSOR HOUSE
Many types of shops ToysR'us, toys, clothes, 2 floors of computing shops (like Funan). Nothing special here but there's one shop selling Apple stuff (those who knows, HK prices are a lot cheaper)

Tung Chung - CITYGATE
I think I should at least mention it here. Due to the proximity, worth visit only if you have the time. Many outlets stores but you won't miss much as the prices are not really rock bottom, may have a few good buys (my wife bought HK1000 worth of Espirit stuff that would have cost S$400++). There's another Espirit outlet at Mongkok.
Great update...Had fun shopping huh? lol
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:00 PM   #3532
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Anyway wch hotel u staying? if u let us know where u stay...maybe we cld give u a rough guide on where to eat nearby ur hotel?

2) which areas have famous and good food?
Actually u can get nice food in most areas of HK..
You can try Cafe de Coral and Maxim...their food is nice and affordable...go google abt them and read up on the outlets wch u will pass by during ur journey in HK...
You oso muz try their Cha chan ting...go experienced it...Nice food and cheap too!
Must eat dim sum and wanton mee...Char siew...roast duck & pigeon...egg tarts and pineapple bun all very nice...
i intro u one restaurant..its nt tt expensive...
Its Hang Heung Restaurant at New World Centre. you will passby this shopping centre when u go to Avenue of stars...The restaurant is at 3rd level itself...=)
Anyway there's endless of things u muz try...ahahaha

3) what are the things i must buy back to sg?
Disneyland stuffs? lol...Ocean park stuffs? lol...
You must buy Qi Wah...rem its QI WAH...buy their egg rolls...cookies and etc...their stuffs very nice lor...=)

I'm going to stay in this Metropark Hotel Kowloon. is there any nice food near this hotel?
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:49 PM   #3533
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HK to Shenzhen shopping

Hey guys, any nice shopping areas in Shenzhen which you will recommend? From Shenzhen custom, how to travel to these nice shopping areas?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:33 AM   #3534
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I am staying at largos hotel. Any things to recommended? guys
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:39 PM   #3535
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I am staying at largos hotel. Any things to recommended? guys
just stayed in largos recently.
for breakfast, can go to the 七哥茶餐厅 just across the road. there are 2 more such cafes just by the side. also not bad.

also, dun expect the facade of the hotel to be nice, i went like early march. they are under renov for the outside. dunno done liao or not
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Old 13-04-2008, 05:30 AM   #3536
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just stayed in largos recently.
for breakfast, can go to the 七哥茶餐厅 just across the road. there are 2 more such cafes just by the side. also not bad.

also, dun expect the facade of the hotel to be nice, i went like early march. they are under renov for the outside. dunno done liao or not
What's your thoughts of Largos?
Wanted to book it but read from several travel webby.. the comments isnt tht good.
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Old 13-04-2008, 03:51 PM   #3537
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Hey guys, any nice shopping areas in Shenzhen which you will recommend? From Shenzhen custom, how to travel to these nice shopping areas?
travel via their mtr
lao jie got wholesale centre called bai ma
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The only real negative thing about Largos is the size of the room, very small. Apart from that, its 1) cheap 2) clean 3) friendly and efficient service staff 4) very very near Jordan MTR station (as in 3 mins walk to MTR B1/B2 exit, down the stairs and u'll be at the ticket gantry, no long walks required). Its also situated near shopping areas and eateries, accessible yet relatively quiet.

What's your thoughts of Largos?
Wanted to book it but read from several travel webby.. the comments isnt tht good.
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2 shopping centres nearby, Yue Hwa and Wing On. At 7th floor of Wing On building, there is this very nice Chinese Restaurant called Federal Restaurant. Superb ala carte chinese dishes at affordable prices. For cha chan teng ala home cooked meal style and good wanton mee, there are both located at Parkes St. Directions from Largos Hotel: Cross the traffic lights across Nathan Rd. Next, cross the traffic lights on your left across Jordan Rd. Proceed straight along Jordan Rd (walk with traffic flow), past Pilkem St. Turn left into Parkes St. You see two rows of shops, left and right. The Mai Wen Ji (wanton mee) is straight ahead on your right (after a dessert shop) while the nice cha chan teng is the second one on yr left (if i recalled correctly). IMO, Mai Wen Ji wanton noodle is nice but the food from the cha chan teng is nicer! For HK$48, u can have a 2 dishes and a soup. U can try their XO scallop, Prawns, Kou Rou, salted fish with pork. All very very nice and hone cook style. Their soup is ! Dont miss their claypot rice as well!


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The only real negative thing about Largos is the size of the room, very small. Apart from that, its 1) cheap 2) clean 3) friendly and efficient service staff 4) very very near Jordan MTR station (as in 3 mins walk to MTR B1/B2 exit, down the stairs and u'll be at the ticket gantry, no long walks required). Its also situated near shopping areas and eateries, accessible yet relatively quiet.
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