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HK Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀

Posted by on January 5, 2012

They call it the shopping hub of Hong Kong. It has all the luxury goods' brands.

View Tsim Sha Tsui in a larger map

In the map above, the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station is indicated as a "train" symbol, the cyan pins indicate tourist spots (take photo), the yellow pins indicate specific shopping centres/shops and the food symbol indicate eateries/restaurants. 

1. 糖朝 The Sweet Dynasty: 88 Canton Road – Exit A1, turn right and walk all the way along Haiphong Road till the T-junction, turn right and continue walking till seeing the restaurant. Be prepared to wait if it is during normal meal times. It is rather famous for their congee, wantan mee and soya beancurd (in a tub). 

2. 鼎泰丰 Din Tai Fung: Silvercord along Canton Road – Exit A1, turn right and walk all the way along Haiphong Road till the T-junction and it's the building on your left. Their xiao long bao 小笼包 is so much better than Singapore's. Don't ask me why. There's a Food Republic in the basement of that building that looks like the one in Singapore. There's a Breadtalk in that building. Check out the S$16 pandan sponge cake they are selling, and appreciate the pandan cakes sold in Singapore. 


3. Avenue of Stars: the Symphony of Lights light up the shores of Hong Kong every day at 8pm. You can also purchase tickets to take the Big Bus Tours which will bring you around the area to see the night view.


4. Star Ferry Terminal and Clock Tower: Historical sights of Hong Kong. You can go there to take photos as well as sit the Star Ferry to the Pier at Central (the kind of ferries you see in HK movies).





5. HMV @ Pacific Centre: Hankow Road – you can get CDs/DVDs there. Right opposite it is 奇華 Qi Hwa the famous 老婆饼 old wives cake shop. 

6. DFS: Coach, Gucci and Burberry. LV is across the street in its own boutique. You can't miss seeing it.  

7. Harbour City and Gateway: Huge shopping mall. Imagine the size of Vivocity with the shops of Paragon. Expensive.

8. Knutsford Terrace: Exotic European restaurants.

9. Macau Restaurant: 25 Lock Road (Exit R) This is not the only outlet for this chain of family restaurant. The food is not bad, similar to Xing Wang in Singapore, but it has fantastic Portuguese Egg tarts. Go and try!






10. Apollo Book Company: 27 Kimberly Road, Wing Lee Building 2F (opposite the Kimberly Hotel) It is actually a publishing/importing magazine company that is hidden in the bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui. They sell Japanese magazines that comes with bags or pouches. Singapore Kinokuniya sells them too, but this place sells them cheaper (they import in bulk for HK), and they have older editions too. Some of the bags are opened out of the box to show people the samples too. I actually found a reference for this place in a HK tourist guide book, bought in HK. 



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