Sham Shui Po
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,724 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Sham Shui Po is a busy district in West Kowloon. In many ways it is similar to Mongkok with numerous street markets with clusters of businesses focused on different different manner of products. Additionally, there are endless street shops and shopping centres in the area, mixed in with eateries and a few historic attractions again.

The more famous street markets are highlighted by Cheung Ha Wan Road (Fashion Street), Fuk Wing Street (Toy Street), Ap Liu Street (Electronic Street) while some of the notable venues including Golden Computer Arcade & Golden Computer Centre (computer, parts and accessories) and Dragon Centre (9 floor mall).

Heritage attractions in the area include the Sam Tai Tsz & Pak Tai Temples on Yu Chau Street, the Heritage of Mei Ho House museum (Tai Po Road) and the Lei Cheng UK Han museum (Tonkin Street) a bit further away.
Written September 16, 2021
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hkukphoenix
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can't believe someone hasn't written a review!
It's only a few hundred metres from ladies market but a long way round via the MTR which I guess is why it is a bit of a hidden secret, which I will share.
The streets are more frequented by locals which I think is reflected in the prices and you won't be grabbed or chased by someone trying to sell you a Gucci handbag which has been my experience in Ladies market!
Goodies for sale include cheap bags, shoes, children's clothes, general clothing, electrical accessories, loads of second hand bits of electrical/mechanical items if that's your thing!
You can get a replica adult football kit with your choice of name and number for HK$70 ( or for another HK$30 complete with "official" logos"), but you have to order and wait 5-7 days. Lots of watches, clocks, camera cases, cases/accessories for DSLite/PSP/i-pods/screen protectors.
Check out the golden computer centre which is an amazing rabbit run of stalls selling everything, although ink cartridges for my particular epson printer not available (probably out of date by HK standards). I've previously bought gameboys & games, PSP & games and memory cards from here and not had any problem in the UK. Can't say the same for the dodgy PS2 game and CD roms but there, you take the chance when they have to phone someone for the item and then pass it over sheepishly in a brown paper bag!
The Dragon Centre (can't miss it as there are 2 huge dragons on the top) is worth a look just for the architecture. Inside, the escalators criss cross across the frontage of the building which is all glass so you get an amazing view of the streets below. One of the few places I've seen a sign saying "no photographs". At the very top is a death defying dragon roller coaster which hovers over the open space to the floors below. Have not seen it working though. There's also an ice rink at the top.
To find your way to Sham Shui Po and prevent getting lost, don't forget to pick up your free, excellent A-O-A Street Map on arrival at HK International Airport . I dare not go anywhere in HK without it!
Written August 10, 2007
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LamaTemple40
Melbourne, Australia141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
Well away from the tourist trail but reachable via the train. Can be crowded in the street markets but this is a reflection of the true HK largely devoid of tourists. Dragon Centre offers a fairly good shopping centre. Food here can be very authentic and quite well priced. This area has a sub-continetal influence as well. People are quite friendly and generally a little surprised to see a western tourist in these parts. Granted this is a slightly lower socio-economic are but it feels safe. Also a large amount of electronics shopping available as well. I have been at least 2 dozen times and will return again. A true favourite for me.
Written July 11, 2014
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malshiv
Kolkata (Calcutta), India141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
The place to go in Sham Shui Po area for fabrics is Ki Lung street,very close ,about 200 meters from MTR station. We went on 2 nd January,it was a Saturday and market was open at noon. Retail stalls selling fabric on the road and shops on both sides of road offering fabrics,buttons,zips,fasteners etc.
We found a nice shop selling very nice fabrics for Indian dresses at 156 Ki lung street,lady owner was conversant in English,helpful and as we got 4 pieces of 2.5 meter length each,offered us 20 % discount on displayed prices.paid total 300 HKD for 4 lengths,bargain for very nice and different fabrics.
The area is not touristy at all,more of a local shopping area,interesting place to visit if you are looking for fabric shopping and off beat kind of place to visit
Written January 4, 2016
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Shadowfaxlancashire
Bacup, UK752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
If you are bored with touristy places to shop, this is like the old Hong Kong used to be. This was first on my list when we arrived in November last year.
We walked from our Hotel which was the Dorsett Mongkok, rather a stupid thing to do as it was further than I had anticipated, but we found loads of good things on our travels. We were heading for Tim Ho Wan in Fuk Wing Street for breakfast and on arrival were seated within about 10 minutes. As always the food here is good but this is a restaurant aimed a locals so don't expect the ambiance of the newer Tim Ho Wan restaurants. Once we had eaten loads we headed off on our search for material, haberdashery, gem stones and clothes. Cheung Sha Wan Road is great for clothes, there are a lot of wholesalers, but the majority sell one offs. We went to Wai Nga Gem Company at 246 Yu Chau Street, we can here twice actually to buy made to order necklaces and bracelets, from all kinds of non precious stones and pearls. Monday is good day as they are not too busy and they made things while we waited. Fuk Wing street is full of toy shops and as we were there just before Christmas these were stuffed with Christmas Decorations as well which were well worth a look. Previously we were there just before the Mid Autumn festival and it was full of lanterns instead.
We then headed down to Fa Yuen Street, another hike but great for cheap clothes in the rummage type shops which are behind the markets stalls.
You need good walking shoes to do this and when we went back a week later we went on the MTR and walked less but managed to find the Hawkers Fabric Bazaar on Lai Chi Kok Road which was a warren of fabric and great for buying Chinese brocade in a large variety of colours, but watch the widths if you are comparing prices, some of the brocade sold on the surrounding streets is less than 36" wide and therefore much cheaper.
What ever you are looking for this area offers the real feel of HK with authentic markets and shops.
Written January 9, 2015
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WilsonC_6888
Hong Kong, China475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Despite the fact the SSP District is one of the poorest in HK, it actually has a lot of characters that you can't find anywhere else in HK.

Go if u are looking for -
* relatively inexpensive electronics items (batteries, chargers, etc.) that you don't mind breaking
* cheap toys (may not be the most authentic/genuine) off Fok Wing Street
* export clothes and samples
* food that the locals often patron (i.e. deep fried pork intestine, deep fried fish balls, etc.)
* antique electronics items (i.e. cassette tape players)
* obsolete technology (per developed countries standards) items
* old DVDs, VCDs, Nintendo games, cassette tapes, etc.

Do visit The Golden to check out the latest electronic gadgets. Personally, not my favorite cuz' it's cramped.

I suggest you stroll down Apliu Street and Fok Wing Street. The streets do get crowded in the afternoon and on the weekends. You can find really inexpensive toys such as R/C heli, cars, etc.
Written February 24, 2015
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loupeter
81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
I always have to go to shamshuipo every time we go to Hong Kong. Some of my most timeless yet modern style clothing pieces, I bought from here for anywhere from 30Hkd Up. My three favorite denim jeans are from here bought for about 69hkd each. I have a skirt that I bought here that people guess is a high-end designer brand, but I bought it here for less than 50hkd. The shops are mostly for ladies and teens fashion, but on this trip, I got 5 pairs of casual shoes for 320hkd or about 32USD in total. My husband goes to the computer and gadgets mall in Dragon Centre. I make sure to allot at least two hours to coming here. So worth it. There are fast food places in case you need to se the lavatory, but these may be difficult for those unfamiliar with the area. Use Exit D of Shamshuipo station on the MTR for a good exit among the fashion and near the computer and gadgets.
Written March 17, 2013
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ozallens
Hornsby, Australia210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a place you can spend the whole day walking around.

Firstly, when you land at the airport, go to the HK Tourist shop on your way out (you walk past it) and ask for a copy of the tourist booklet for the area. It’s very helpful. Or you can visit their website.

It’s really a place to walk around and feel immersed in everyday Chinese culture. It’s real Chinese locals going about their daily shopping, from markets, to butchers, bakers and fruit and veg sellers.

They have streets where the shops are focused on a particular genre, such as buttons or leather. There’s the big multi-level electronics store called the Golden Shopping Centre with lots of tech and gaming equipment. We bought a few adapter cables which were good and cheaper than here in Australia.

The food was fantastic. So many little local places. We had the best noodle dumpling soups here at Man Kee Cart Noodles (they have 3 cafes on the street). Many people from the city go here to eat. Some places won’t speak English but we found that they just asked around in the restaurant to find someone who could.

The big department store called the Dragon Centre is great too. Nine floors with plenty of shops.
Written February 11, 2019
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Donna F
Yucaipa, CA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
As a quilter visiting from the USA, I was most excited to visit Sham Shui Po. In fact I came to Hong Kong with one suitcase knowing that I would buy a 2nd suitcase here from the purchases I would make Sham Shui Po ... no joke! I am a senior and I traveled to Sham Shui Po from Hong Kong via MTR by myself and I felt very safe. There is very little English spoken here. However, it did not deter from making purchases from the vendors. Great Bargains ... I bought five 1 yard pieces of fabric from one vendor for $100 HKD or $13 USD. Amazing!!! Just be aware of the quality fabric from not so "hot". Also I purchased buttons from a shop that had honestly 25 high drawers by 50 long on 4 sides and then little alcoves ... amazing. For lunch I selected a local "no English" restaurant. However, I made sure that the pictures on the window were in both English and Chinese ... easier to point as to what you'd like to try. This is a wonderful outing. Vendors are gracious, not pushy, and be sure have small HKD currency.
Written April 9, 2015
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HaveMoneyGoTravel
Singapore7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the place on the last day of our visit.

All sorts of stuff can be found here. If you're looking for budget products, this is the place.

A vendor was offering leather belts & wallets at HKD 20. That's like SGD3.40. I thought it was fake leather. On close inspection its cowhide.

The milk tea (famous in HK) is only HKD 13 compared to Tsim Sha Tsui HKD 20.

Found a great Tim Sum restaurant Li Xin. Popular place with HK TV stars. Also well known for their roasted goose. Price for 5 tim sum dishes with a great pot of tea for HKD 90

See local wet market here as well

Easy access. Take the MTR to Sham Shui Po station.

Written December 1, 2013
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