Monday, March 3, 2014

Hong Kong Day 5 - Last minute shopping and grocery hunting at Causeway Bay

Staying at Causeway Bay has a lot of perks for those who love to shop and window shop. There’s a wide array of everything at this place – from high end fashion brands to street side markets. There’s so much to see, hear, taste, and do here that one day isn’t even enough to explore. With that, we started early as this is the last day of our stay here at the vibrant and dynamic city of Hong Kong.

Causeway Bay at night
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Starting off at the MTR station, we went to Hysan Place to explore this newly opened mall. Spanning over 17 floors, this mall has got a great selection of more than 100 shops. The most notable ones include the following: GAP, Hollister, collect point, eslite, French Connection, Superdry, Bauhaus, and Apple. Apart from that, there are food places here as well so you might just want to try the restaurants out. We kind of took our time here and actually got to purchase great stuff from some of the stores that aren’t found back home.

the new in place to be is at Hysan Place
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Next stop is Times Square just a little further up. There’s always an interesting showcase or exhibit at the foot of this mall which gives customers an opportunity to take a memorable snapshot. With over 10 floors of stores, it’s also a nice place to do some shopping. Although, it’s not for those who have a tight budget as the stores here are leaning towards the high end of things. Some of the notable brands here are Zara, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, I.T, agnes b., Calvin Klein, Lacoste, and Tommy Hilfiger.  There’s also a supermarket here called city’ super at the basement where we bought some yummy grocery items to take back home. Yup, we only bought some foodstuffs from the supermarket at this place.

Times Square - always happening
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Afterwards, we headed to Lee Gardens just a few blocks away. I guess this place is reserved for those who are willing to spend a lot. Just looking at the brands here will make you aware of that – Gucci, Bulgari, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu among others. It was just nice to browse around the shops here to check out what’s new and in fashion.

high end shopping at the Lee Gardens
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Going back, we passed by a street market called Jardine’s Crescent. For those bargain hunters, this seems to be the place most appealing. Though narrow, this street has a wide selection of goods from clothing to other goods. It’s a place for those who are great at haggling for the best prices. It’s a nice idea to go exploring here to see if there is anything worth buying. At the edge of this street, there’s also a wet market where you can get good deals on flowers and fresh produce.

Jardine's Crescent street market
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We also got some Chinese medicine from a pharmacy located along Hennessy Road. There are actually quite a number of Chinese drugstores at this area where you can get nice remedies for most types of ailments. However, if you really like to consult with a Chinese medicine practitioner, there are pharmacies which offer this kind of service – though English is quite a rare find in these parts.

Before we left for the hotel to pack-up and get to the airport, we visited the SOGO Department Store. You can’t miss this one as its right there when you get out of the MTR station at Causeway Bay. This is a really nice department store with over 10 floors of shopping area. They have a wide selection of food, clothing, household items, and other products which might take your fancy. The prices here are relative depending on the brand you choose but there are bargains to be found in each floor.

Sogo Department Store
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The day in Causeway Bay was quite hectic but was really fun. Going through the different shopping malls and streets in this area was exciting. There was so much to see in this vibrant part of the city! Might spend more time here the next chance I get to visit Hong Kong. I’m sure there will be something new again to visit by then!

How to get here:
Take the Island Line and get off at Causeway Bay MTR Station.
All exits will lead you to the bustling shopping area so just take your pick.

What are your thoughts on Causeway Bay? Did this post make you want to go and visit it too? Tell me about it by commenting below or using the Contact button on the right.

If you have some questions, feel free to ask. I’ll try my best to help you out.

This post ends my 5 Day journey around Asia's World City of Hong Kong. Hope you guys had a good time reading through my posts while finding some helpful information about your upcoming travels.

For more about my itinerary, you can follow this link: Hong Kong - 5 Days / 4 Nights Itinerary


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