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“A Matured Residential Estate with Much to offer”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tsuen Wan

Tsuen Wan
Ranked #158 of 812 things to do in Hong Kong
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Owner description: Industrial and residential area of Hong Kong
Jurong, Singapore
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116 reviews
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“A Matured Residential Estate with Much to offer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Me and my wife stayed at Tsuen Wan from 9th to 12th Dec 2012 and on days when we didn’t to the city, we enjoyed exploring the Tsuen Wan Town Centre on foot and blending with the locals in the shopping malls, shops, eateries and at their wet market. Food sampling became the highlight of our stay at Tsuen Wan as we find that this is the best way to get to know the place and understand the people and their culture.

The locals at Tsuen Wan work long hours and all the shops and eateries are opened from early morning till late at night. Tsuen Wan is basically a self-contain matured residential estate with all infrastructures in place. Amenities like Banks, Hotels, Shopping Malls, Shops, Restaurants, Tea Houses, McDonalds and many other local eateries including a wet market which is well stocked with both fresh and cooked food to cater for the convenience of the locals. Many would drop by the Wet Market after work to pick up some groceries for their dinner while others would settle for a meal at the eateries before going back home.

Mini-buses are the common transportation for the locals and it is a common sight to see long queues at the road side waiting for the bus in the morning and for transportation to other districts, Tsuen Wan is served by the MTR Red Line. The MTR Red Line starts from the Central District of Hong Kong and runs through attraction places like Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok and ends at Tsuen Wan MTR Station.

Visited December 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Okay Malls and shops.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Okay Malls and shops, but not much else to see I'm afraid. However, the malls are reasonable new and some of the shops do offer occasional deals.

Visited October 2011
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“A local experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Nothing spectacularly amazing but it is a nice, cosy neighbourhood and a sneak peek into the life of a common Hong Konger. We enjoyed a dim sum brunch in one of the neighbourhood dim sum restaurants, where the elderly locals hang out and catch up with their pals over dim sum and tea. We had to share a table with two elderly gentlemen and it was interesting to experience the local lifestyle. The servings was huge! We ordered only 11 items and we couldn't finish what we had ordered (we usually could)! We walked out to the street and the local marketplace, and saw people in a long queue, they were apparently voting their political opinions. It is amazing! We don't really get to do this in Singapore! There were lots of street eats, such as curry fishballs and other items in a satay stick, HK pancakes, Japanese deep fried cuttlefish, and lots of cha chan tengs (HK local food chains where simple food such as noodles with hot dogs and eggs, and toast, are sold).We explored some of the neighbourhood malls (rather old malls, not the newer malls linked with Nina Plaza) so don't go expecting swanky malls similar to Sogo or Harbour City) and came across this small stall, manned by a middle-aged lady, who is selling Chinese sweets (sticky sweets made of syrup, sesame seeds, peanuts and dessicated coconut) from Yuen Lang. It is so good (bad for your teeth though, I am sure, but absolutely worth the visit to the dentist!) Hubby thinks it is the most fun part of our HK trip, as he was tensed about losing our kids in Disneyland and Ocean Park, and the shopping which was very very good for wifey was not that fantastic for him, especially after wifey made him stop by Chanel at Harbour City to buy a wallet and a 2.55 bag =) and then, 6 pairs of shoes at a Japanese boutique... Try heading to Tsuen Wan - for a truly authentic HK experience.

Visited March 2012
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