This whole shopping area is as eclectic as it gets and you may seem a little out of place here where the local shopping is aimed at HK residents. If you want to see a bit of the ‘real’ Honkers not too far from the tourist track of Nathan Road then shopping here will appeal. We noticed everything seems more run down out this way but if looking closely some art deco style tenements still exist squeezed in between the taller buildings.
Electronics and items associated with them are concentrated at the Golden Shopping Center. Here, clustered together in claustrophobic, never–ending aisles are computer components, accessories, gadgets, software (not always legit) and swarms with like minded people - especially after working hours.
Apliu Street is the equivalent of the Akihabara district of Japan albeit a little cheaper and vendors sell a wide variety of items at reasonable prices. Not all will be high quality and not all will appeal to the tourist. There are numerous fashion wear wholesalers along Cheung Sha Wan Rd - some may allow solo purchasing and Nam Cheong St and Ki Lung St are famous for fabric and haberdashery. For that timely and much needed break we went to McCafe near Golden Centre where there are also some restrooms.
Overall, if you want to build your own PC or want to shop where the locals do, then Sham Shui Po will offer a few bargains. Best advice is to have some idea of price because it can be overwhelming otherwise. From the MRT station, Golden Shopping Centre is (Exit D2) and Dragon Centre is (Exit C1) – it can get busy here so taking the right exit helps.
Enjoy your experience!
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