Hong Kong’s multitude of wet markets are windows into a vivid and timeless world of food shopping that refuses to be extinguished by modern supermarkets. Of all the wet markets in the city, none offer as grand an entrance as the Chun Yeung Market. Hop on an eastbound tram heading towards the North Point tram terminus and, without warning, you’ll swing off the broad King’s Road onto a narrow street which is lined on either side with buzzy stalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood. Experience the sights and sounds of old-school market business in full swing.
Address: Chun Yeung Street, North Point, Hong Kong Island
Stay at the same street of our hotel
Take a tram to North Point at Causeway Bay
Full of historical steps and public memories of HongKongers, North Point Ferry Pier is a ferry pier started operation in 1957 near the site of the former North Point Estate. North Point Ferry Bus Terminus was in use since 1958 which was one of the largest bus termini in Hong Kong Island. Now the terminus was relocated such that this would end the long 58-year old history of the terminus. The pier is with tight connection to the city in which it only take for about 10 more minutes to reach the Kowloon cities and sites such as Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and its park.
Address: Harbour Parade, North Point, Hong Kong Island
From our hotel, head east on Chung Yeung Street toward Tong Shui Road, then turn left onto Tong Shui Road, further turn right onto Java Road, take about 6 minutes.
If shopping were a sport, Causeway Bay would be the home of the Olympic Games. This is where consumerism is out and proud, and every available square inch is seemingly devoted to worshipping at the altar of retail. Even though a relatively compact area, it would still take at least an entire day to work your way through its endless shopping malls, department stores, boutiques and market stalls.
People come from far and wide to shop in Causeway Bay, and they’ll rarely leave without stepping foot inside its grand prize – Times Square. Sitting on top of a MTR Causeway Bay Station exit, the district’s largest shopping mall has 230 stores spanning mid-price to luxury fashion and accessories, electronics and toys, two department stores, a supermarket and over 20 restaurants dishing out top-grade Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Western fare.
Address: 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2118 8900
MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit A
Hong Kong’s largest Japanese-style department store and a major fixture on the local shopping circuit, SOGO carries a wide selection of international items, including renowned European fashion brands, skin care products and cosmetics, jewellery, leather goods, electrical appliances and home supplies. Each store also has a supermarket.
Address: 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2833 8338
MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit D
Locked in tightly by the commanding Peak to the south and the splendour of Victoria Harbour to the north, the buildings of Central and SoHo have really had nowhere to go but up, which they do in a stunning competition of glittering skyscrapers. The shopping also heads upward and the city’s financial district is also a major concentration of luxury goods and high-fashion. Along Hollywood Road and south of it in SoHo the shopping experience turns more boutique-style. Things are equally as exclusive here, where antiques shops, art galleries, fashion boutiques and chic eateries cater to a cosmopolitan clientele.
Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West, sometimes simplified as ‘the lanes of Central’, are a jam-packed jumble of clothing and accessory items, many of which have distinctive Oriental flavours. From ready-to-wear to factory outlet, tailored garments, leather and silk; the world of the ancient bazaar somehow refuses to budge from the modern downtown.
Address: Li Yuen Streets East and West, Central, Hong Kong Island
MTR Central Station, Exit C. Walk along Des Voeux Road Central towards Sheung Wan.
Referring to the area south of Hollywood Road, SoHo is the multicultural wine, dine and swanky nightlife side of Central. The upmarket bars and exotic restaurants of SoHo’s historic and narrow streets are chic to the extreme.
MTR Central Station, Exit D2, walk along Queen's Road Central towards The Center. Then take the Central–Mid-Levels Escalator and get off at Staunton, Shelley or Elgin streets.