Shopping Hong Kong by MTR (for people who hate walking)
One of the beauties of Hong Kong is its well-developed transport system, in particular, the MTR. The MTR is fast and efficient, and a great way to get around the key shopping attractions. For those inclined to dislike walking, which includes me, here’s a guide designed for you, featuring the top shopping destinations nearest the main MTR stations!
OK, beat me up for being lazy, but honestly, the CBD areas of HK are really tiring places to do a lot of urban exploring. Up and down stairs, constantly zigzagging through the hoards of people, 1 KM here feels like a 10 KM nature hike.
So, here’s how to do it by MTR with shopping destinations that are mere meters from the subway. Stay tuned for a future post where I’ll cover shopping by bus which is perhaps an even more leg friendly option.
The Key MTR Stations for Shopping in HK
Mong Kok – exit C3 – Langham Place – a modern multi-storey mall that features cafes, restaurants, several brand name chain stores. Of course, there are lots of markets in Mong Kok, but you’ll need to walk about 400m for Ladies Market and the nearby Sneaker Street.
Tsim Tsa Shui – exit H – iSquare – a large modern mall with cafes, dining, fashion, and beauty. Also has a cinema.
Central – exit G – Landmark – famous for its collection of luxury brands.
Kowloon Tong – exit C1 – Festival Walk – fashion mid to high level including H&M and Mango. Asia’s biggest ice- skating rink and a multi-screen cinema.
Kowloon Station – exit C – Elements – upscale shopping inc. luxury brands, fashion, and lifestyle.
Hong Kong Station – exit F – IFC Mall – 4-storey IFC Mall houses around 200 international brands, inc fashion, beauty, cafes and restaurants, and a cinema.
Admiralty – exit F – Pacific Place – 4 storey mall inc. boutiques, restaurants, supermarkets, and cinema.
exit c1 – Queensway Plaza/Lab Concept – a one-storey shopping mall featuring coffee shops, cafes, and fashion inc. Topshop.
Wan Chai – exit A1 – Wan Chai Computer centre – all kinds of electronics, tablets, notebooks, cameras, and gadgets
Causeway Bay – exit F1/F2 – Hysan Place – 17 floors of fashion and beauty products.
exit E – Fashion Walk – high-fashion and Japanese and European mid-priced brands
exit E – Island Centre – youth fashion
exit B – Causeway Bay Plaza and Causeway Bay Plaza 2 – 20 floors of shopping, dining, and offices
Here is a map of all those shopping destinations
See here for a guide to the MTR and here’s a map of the stations and lines
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More? There’s always more, for an intro to shopping in HK see the post The Essential Guide to Shopping in Hong Kong and the Top 16 Markets and Shopping Streets and the pick of the places to stay in HK.