Located on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, Causeway Bay is one of Hong Kong's top shopping and nightlife districts. Originally a fishing harbor and warehouse area for merchants, Causeway Bay has became a shopper's paradise, drawing the biggest crowds on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. As many of the shops stay open until midnight and later, it is also a popular social spot for local teens. Apart from large department stores, Causeway Bay houses a number of restaurants, ranging from cheap Dai Pai Dongs to more expensive establishments.
Also known as Women's Street because it used to sell goods only for women, Tung Choi Street is similar to Temple Street Night Market, except that it starts its trading day at noon. In addition to the street stalls, which sell anything from furiously beeping alarm clocks and glittering faux designer watches to unisex clothes and CDs, there are also lots of small shops that sell all sorts of other stuff. The market is generally quite crowded, and a bit of pushing is just as expected as haggling over prices. Ladies' Market is situated in the southern part of the Tung Choi Street.
The Flower Market is located on Flower Market Road (where else?) near Prince Edward Road West. Flowers from all over the world are sold both wholesale and retail. For the same amount of money you spend in a flower shop for a dozen roses, you can get a much bigger bunch of guaranteed-fresh flowers here in a variety of colors. The flowers sold here are always fresh and smell very good. So head down to this market to gift that someone special a nice bouquet of a variety of flowers.
Jade Market, as its name suggests, specializes in the deep green gem jade. A gigantic jade stone monument punctuates this market that is bustling with crowds. This stone is believed to be a symbol of good luck, and newborns are blessed with them in the local culture. An array of hues, qualities and types are available depending on your zodiac sign and horoscope. Tourists are seen bargaining down to a convenient midpoint with vendors. Also on offer are an array of items, knicknacks, electronics, home decor and clothing. Head here to pick up a souviner typical of Southeast Asia.
Looking for cheap clothes, food, watches or footwear? Temple Street is the place to go to. Almost everyone will find a bargain at this night market. Temple Street runs all the way from Man Ming Lane to Ning Po Street and is divided in two by the Tin Hau Temple, the street's namesake. For some street-stall food, it is best to head north of the temple, where anything from a bowl of noodles to a full seafood meal can be found.
Harbour City complex is one of the largest shopping complexes in Asia and boasts more than 700 shops and 50 restaurants. It is segregated into five sections including the Ocean Centre, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, Gateway Arcade, Star Annex and Ocean Terminal. The shops are connected to one another by covered walkways making it easy to lose all sense of direction. You will find everything here from designer labels to local fashion chains, department stores, art, lifestyle and household items, jewelry and watches, bookshops, confectionery shops and infant care merchandise. Cruise ships that are visiting the territory dock at Ocean Terminal.