News and information about travel, hotels, events and sightseeing in Hong Kong from a local Hong Konger

Camel Paint Building: Advice for shoppers

The entrance to Camel Paint Building (block 3) is in a small alley. This is a very good place to buy shoes in Hong Kong. Camel Paint Building has lots of different shops if you look upstairs but it is most famous for its cheap shoes. You can get very good prices on...

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Hong Kong Night Markets

Shopping and eating late into the night are key parts of Chinese society that are well catered for in many cities by “Night Markets”.  Hong Kong is no exception and you’ll find a great variety of market choices available well into the small hours.

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Factory Outlets

The term Outlet shopping has been around long enough to have been used and misused in a number of ways. The Hong Kong outlets fall into a few different categories, each with their own appeal but catering to different needs.  Before setting off on your next outlet shopping expedition make sure you’re clear what you are after.

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Florentia Village

Florentia Village is the leading international luxury designer outlet in Greater China inspired by classic Italian architecture. They have a branch in Kwai Hing in the New Territories of Hong Kong.  Just a short MTR trip from TST.

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Horizon Plaza – Everything you Need to Know

Horizon Plaza in Ap Lei Chau on the south side of Hong Kong island is one of those “secrets that everybody knows”.  It is a great shopping destination for locals and visitors alike, but hardly advertised or fully described.  At the same time, every fashionista in HK and every person who loves interior design is very familiar with these building packed full of shops.

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Featured Hotels

Excelsior Hotel in HK island is close to shops, restaurants and offices so whatever is your reason to visit HK the Excelsior is a good choice.

Eaton Hotel in Kowloon next to shopping malls and local restaurants.

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Featured Festivals

Cheung Chau Bun Festival – It’s only a few years ago they decided to have the procession on the Buddhist’s Birthday so that it always falls on a public holiday and everybody can enjoy.
Dragon Boat Festivaldragon boat race is not only a Chinese festival activity more.  There are international dragon boat races all over the wo

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More Festivals

Seventh Goddess’ Day is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month. It’s a sad love story about the 7th princess of Emperor and a cowherd.

Chinese Mid Autumn Festival / Chinese Moon Festival is on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.  It’s one of the most celebrated festivals in HK. Moon cakes, moon gazing with lanterns are the major events. Several legends are associated with it.

Picture of Fireworks in Hong KongChinese New Year – Don’t plan any shopping on the first 3 days of Chinese New Year.  It’s the most celebrated festival in Hong Kong and most shops are closed for 3 to 7 days.

Chinese Ching Ming Festival – Public transport will be busy on this grave-sweeping day.

Outlying Island Hotels

The Silvermine Beach Resort is located on Lantau and offers a touch of the island life just 30 minutes fast ferry from the big city!

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