Sham Shui Po is a hot spot to indulge in mouthwatering street food, select edgy electronic goods or even purchase some of the more practical goodies. The area has long been struck by urban decline – it is encompassed by old Chinese buildings and people venturing past packed like sardines. A bolt of anxiety might shoot through you upon your first arrival, but if you follow our guidance below, you will be able to wander in this treasure island with ease.
The nine-story building is the second-largest shopping center in West Kowloon. It is a melting pot of authentic, retro and modish treasures to cast your eye upon. You can find a variety of beauty and health stores, sports stores, electrical stores, department stores, eateries, furniture stores as well as musical instrument stores. Do not miss the Japanese- and Korean-style Apple Mall located on the 5th and 6th floors; all the exquisite Japanese- and Korean-style boutiques selling adorable clothing, cosmetics, laptop and phone accessories and jewelry gather around here. The higher the elevator whisks you up, the more surprises you will find – an ice skating rink and a vast food court on the 8th floor and a 90s-style games arcade on the top floor. Plus, how often can you find a roller coaster (malfunctioned) inside an ordinary-looking mall? Not one in a million!
Opening hours: 10 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Getting there: MTR Sham Shui Po Station, Exit C1