Nathan Road, Hong Kong

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    Nathan Road: Night-time can be the best time for shopping!

    by amyhenderson Written Nov 20, 2004

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    For a 'guilo' there is something very special, cheeky and even mischievous about shopping in the late evening. It brings about much more excitement!

    The market stalls on Nathan Road are open until very late at night, about midnight. It's not really about what they sell, more appropriately, it's what they don't sell! (I'm yet to work that out) But quite seriously, it's just a great atmosphere and it's something the locals enjoy doing. So, when in Hong Kong, do as the... you know the rest :-p

    What to buy: Electronics, clothes, antiques, local food... and remember, it's OK to haggle a little with the price. If you're not happy with the price, walk on and I'm sure you'll find another stall selling almost exactly the same item/s. Personally, I don't like to haggle and I'm not good at it. I just like to check out all the unusual things for sale (dried snake, for example...)

    What to pay: How much do you really want the item?

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    Nathan Road: On Crazy Sale

    by geeyook Updated Jun 14, 2004

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    Wow, "On Crazy Sale"! How can you miss this one? One of Hong Kong's widest streets, Nathan Road was named for Governor Sir Matthew Nathan, the Governor at the time it was constructed. Nathan Road was known "Nathan's Folly" because everyone thought Nathan was crazy for building such a wide street seeming leading nowhere. Today, it is one of the busiest thoroughfares in Hong Kong. Filled with boutiques, jewelry stores, camera stores, hotels and restaurants. The lower portion is known as the Golden Mile because of all the neon signs.

    On Crazy Sale!

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    Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui: Shopping @ Parklane

    by coolpanda87 Updated Jan 28, 2004

    In this stretch of Nathan Road, there are many stores waiting for your patronage, including department stores, clothing, Chinese antiques, food, Chinese Herbs & electronics.

    Since the Central Government's decision to let more Mainland Chinese visit Hong Kong, the streets throughout Hong Kong have filled up with eager shoppers, so be ready to go against the crowd.

    What to buy: There are a lot to see & buy here...

    What to pay: more than 50 HKD

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    shops in Mong Kok: Buying CD/VCD/DVD

    by jil_coleslaw Updated Aug 9, 2003

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    there are quite many shops selling CD/VCD/DVD and most of them are selling the official or original.

    beware:
    1] don't buy the disc from the street stalls or hawkers, those must be the copied version or called "cinema version". I guess you know what I mean. Even the price is cheap (around HK$20 per one), but the quality is not satisfied.

    2] check the region code of DVD. some DVD are internationally playable, but some might be only for specified region.

    What to buy: DVD:
    1] around HK$80-200 for western movie
    2] around HK$50-100 for Hong Kong or asian movies
    3] around HK$150-250 for classical music or special edition

    VCD:
    1] around HK$20-50 for most of the movies
    2] around HK$150-250 for box-set of Japanese cartoon

    CD:
    1] around HK$70-100 for Hong Kong and Asian regions
    2] around HK$80-150 for western and Japanese

    sometimes, the CD and DVD will be attached poster, just ask the shop-keeper. Or some shops selling the poster too, just HK$10-40

    What to pay: cash in HK currency
    credit card: Visa, Master and American Express are mostly accepted, but check whether any service charge

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    Lots of jewerly, cameras etc.

    by MJL Written Mar 5, 2003

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    Nathan Road and Kowloon is famous for hundreds of shops. Jewerly, cameras, CDs, design cloths etc.

    What to pay: Prices are higher than e.g. Thailand, but some lower than Europe. You will find much better bargain some shopping centre and department store out of city centre.

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    Nathan Road: Nathan Road

    by anees Written Jul 23, 2007

    Long retail shops road that can be nice to walk and look and maybe buy some electronics, cloths, chinese food and stuff.

    What to buy: electonics, textiles, pranded cloths, or fake watches, shoes and many othes.

    One side street takes you to Nathan Road
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    Nathan Road: Where else..

    by Dyesebel Written Apr 12, 2007

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    You will almost find here everything you are looking for, electronics,clothes,bags,shoes, you name it!

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    Nathan Road

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Mar 29, 2003

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    Nathan Road is the primary district in Kowloon for modern shopping and restaurants. This street definitely can induce sensory overload.

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