"Buying Electronics and open street goods" Shopping Tip by xymmot
Shopping, Hong Kong: 42 reviews and 45 photos
You are better off taking the airport bus that will put you right off on the road....A21 35HKD no problem there is a information booth where the buses are....give them the address and they will tell you where to get off and if there is a bus that takes you closer, but the A21 bus goes right down Nathan road and right to the area.
Once infamous for pirated software but today considered one of the cheapest places in Hong Kong (if not the world) to get (or buy parts to build) a personal computer, the Golden Shopping Centre is a prominent IT shopping center. Golden Shopping Center Shops has extensive lines computer products from components like motherboards, RAM, and CPUs, complete systems, to various peripherals. Unlike purely consumer-oriented IT shopping centers, Golden features several stores specializing in professional and esoteric network equipment.
The Golden Shopping Centre is also known for the number of video game stores it contains, where people purchase gaming systems, software and accessories at either a slightly discounted price, or in special in-store packages which might include an extra game or extra accessories. Since the halls are extremely narrow, it is often very congested, especially on weekends. The mall has two floors. The upper floor, Golden Computer Centre (Chinese: ¸ßµÇë?ÄXÖÐÐÄ), mainly sells games and gaming software, while the lower floor, Golden Computer Arcade (Chinese: üS½ðë?ÄXÉÌ?ö), focuses on the sales of computer-oriented hardware. They were originally fashion markets named "Golden Shopping Centre" and "Golden Shopping Arcade" respectively.
It was the first computer market in Hong Kong and today "Golden" (¸ßµÇ/üS½ð) is synonymous to "computer market" in the minds of Hong Kong people even though many other similar computer arcades have been established today.
The street market in Sham Shui Po is a hotspot for both locals and tourists.
For those who are looking for electronics and accessories, the Apliu Street market is well known in Hong Kong. The vendors in this open-air street market sells a wide variety of products at reasonable prices, allowing individuals to trade second hand goods here. The sheer variety of things available at the market is astounding - different shops sell industrial electronics, analog and digital radio communications equipment, disco effects equipment, crockery, 1940s-era radios, LPs, torches, and audiophile hi-fi amplifiers in various stages of repair. The Hong Kong government promotes Apliu Street as Hong Kong's answer to Akihabara (in Japan).
The annual Hong Kong computer fair held in the streets of Sham Shui Po attracts a large crowd.
The market on Ki Lung Street is also famous for its fresh food and cheap prices. In the early 1990s, the Hong Kong government rebuilt the market and also added air conditioning.
There are numerous fashionwear wholesalers along Cheung Sha Wan Road. On weekends, some shops allow retail purchases, offering quality clothes at very affordable prices.
Nam Cheong Street and Ki Lung Street are most famous for their fabric stores, containing cloth, sash, ribbons and buttons
Have a great time in Hong Kong and happy shopping
cheers tommy x
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