Shopping is a favorite pastime of Hong Kongers. Almost all visitors to Hong Kong go on a shopping binge and always leave with few extra bags. Few places in Asia can compete with Hong Kong in the field of shopping. Popular shopping centres in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories, three regions of Hong Kong are as given:
Hong Kong Island
Foremost shopping area in Hong Kong Island is Central District, which is the heart of all commercial activities in Hong Kong. It is admired for fantastic fusion of old markets and designer boutiques. Financial and banking houses throng the area, and interspersed between them are glittering malls of international standard. Most prominent among Central District shopping spots are Bonham Strand West, Hollywood Road and Cat Street. The last two are particularly famous for antique shops. High-end shopping malls like the Landmark, the Galleria, Prince's Building and IFC Mall.
This area, which is always brimming with hectic activities, is home to an array on high-end shops. Most prominent among Causeway Bay shopping spots are Windsor House and Times Square. Between them, one can discover Fashion Island, World Trade Centre, Sogo, Mitsukoshi and Causeway Bay Plaza. The region is particularly known for Hong Kong and Japanese style shopping malls and arcades.
Two malls, Queensway Plaza and Pacific Place make the tourists head towards Admirality. Moreover, Hong Kong Island's MTR Line and the Kowloon Tsuen Wan Line are linked by Admirality stations. Moving between both shopping hubs, people tend to stop at Admiralty.
Mong Kok is particularly good for electronic and bargain shopping. People who are fond of talking the things out of the shops should visit Mong Kok. One can easily find stuff like CDs, televisions, computer and mobile phones accessories here. Mong Kok also has some streets devoted to some particular things such as Sports Shoe Street, Women's Street, Bird's Market and Flower Market.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Most shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui is concentrated in Canton Road and Peking Road. The area is specially visited for high class fashion shops. Other than these two alleys, Ashley Road, Hankey Road, Lock Road and Haiphong Road are also famous. Apart from shopping, these areas also provide pubs and restaurants, where the visitors can soothe their frenzied nerves.
Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard is a famous entity on Nathan Road. Boulevard has 50 plus shops and to shop here is an experience to remember.
Kowloon Tong is a major station in the local train network, and what makes it attractive for the tourists is the mall Festival Walk, which is located right above Kowloon Tong Station. The stylish, elegant mall, having more than 200 shops, is ever ready to fascinate the visitors.
New Territories, the upcoming shopping destination in Hong Kong, has some glitzy malls. Most well-known among these is the Maritime Square. The Mall is designed as a large cruise ship, with sails and other necessary adornments. The Mall holds more than 200 shops and restaurants.
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