The Hong Kong Shopping Festival August 2012
2012 Hong Kong Shopping Festival.
During the annual Hong Kong shopping festival Hong Kong is transformed simply into a shopper’s paradise. This is a reputation it has jealously protected if the previous shopping festival experiences are anything to go by. It’s an event meant to favour each and every potential shopper as everything is readily available at a range of prices that can cater for the diverse spending capabilities of all.
It’s a festival held during summer hence it schedule, 1st of August to the 20th of September. The high temperatures however are not to worry you as the refreshment quality will dazzle you while the air conditioning in Hong Kong facilities is state of the art.
What’s in it for me?
The Hong Kong shopping festival entails extensive and unlimited shopping. Different players in the industry have enough preparation time and are thus able to bring out all they have to offer creating a very competitive shopping arena that embraces diversity. Local as well as international shoppers get a chance to sample the best of Hong Kong. Locals have a unique and enviable culture, they love to shop. This trend is further enhanced by a twenty four hour economy which allows you to shop any time of day or night.
Basically they can be divided into Kowloon and the Hong Kong Island. This can further be split for ease of access and tracing as follows; Kowloon has Jordan, Mongkok, Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui and Sheung Wan. In the Hong Kong islands we find North Point, Central, Causeway Bay and Admiralty. It is interesting to note that each of these areas has its unique trends and distribution of commodities. For jewellery that includes gold and silverware areas of interest will be Mongkok specifically on Nathan road, North Point on kings road and Central on queens road. As for clothing and leather ware try Causeway Bay, Jordan Mongkok, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. Home appliances Cause way bay and Mongkok. Hardware presence is best felt in Canton road and Mongkok. Sea food either fresh or dried can easily be found in Sheung Wan or Des Voeux road west. For the tech savvy a wide range of computers and related accessories are in Wan Chai, Mongkok, Causeway Bay and Sham shui Po. For makeup and cosmetics; Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and mongkok are the places to check out. As for sports fans all the latest goods, accessories and fashion trends can easily be traced to MongKok. With this breakdown it becomes easier to directly visit an area where your item of interest lies.
Malls are well distributed and their presence cannot be ignored. Looking at some of the most popular ones, Pacific Place Queensway Admiralty, Times Square in Causeway Bay, IFC mall in central and Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Street side stands have contributed significantly to the growth of the street markets. They are a sight to behold and sell practically everything, here you get a chance to interact first hand and experience the cultural diversity of the locals. You will find a variety of foods, art works, souvenirs clothing and much more.
The Hong Kong shopping festival August 2012 gives all a chance to sample variety and get the best value for money on any day for anything you need.
Where to Stay in Hong Kong during the 2012 Shopping Festival
There are many hotels in Hong Kong. Here are a few selections listed by popular areas:
Tsim Sha Tsui
- Regal Hong Kong Hotel
- Metropark Hotel Causway Bay
- Lanson Place Hotel
- L’Hotel Causway Bay Harbour View
- Jia Boutique Hotel
Hong Kong Central / Sheung Wan Area
- Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong
- Hotel LKF by Rhombus
- The Mercer Boutique Hotel
- Bishop Lei International Hotel
- Conrad Hong Kong Hotel