Once Upon A cantonese Winter: Shopping Under the Gloomy Skies

Feb 19, 2011 Our 4th day was our shopping day. Our room window is facing another building so it was hard to determine if it was still early without checking our cellphones. It was almost 11am when we finally got out but it looked like it was only 6am.

carnarvon road
Carnarvon Road

We headed to the nearest KFC to have brunch.

Brunch at KFC Cameron

 Chicken, egg, muffin, biscuit, milk tea, crisscut fries, egg tart to jumpstart our day! (gutom lang?)

And then we began our walking/shopping tour.We started with the local shops at Cameron Road.

ben and jerrys scoop shop
Ben and Jerry's scoop shop at the Knutsford steps along Kimberly Road.

We also went inside Miramar Shopping Centre and checked if there's still an available Naruto limited edition shirts at Uniqlo.

uniqlo Orlando Bloom

trying out the specs at uniqlo
trying out the eyeglasses while Dell's busy choosing a Naruto shirt.

This store was on sale (forgot what street it is located).  Their last season’s items were being sold at 3 for HK$200. 

JDC 3 for 200 HKD
the store was named JDC - a local brand

I bought a pair of jeans, a hooded jacket with detachable sleeves and a cape blazer.
And then we took the MRT to Sham Shui Po.

Sham Shui Po is one of the many shopping districts in Hong Kong. You can find a lot of items here ranging from electronics, computer stuff and even kitchen equipment. 
I really don’t mind not going to Sham Shui Po during my previous trips as I buy my camera accessories in TST or Mongkok.  But when I found out recently that this place is home to wholesale clothing stores, I immediately included it in our itinerary.

Sham Shui Po is just 5 stations  away from Tsim Sha Tsui. Upon arriving at Sham Shui Po, we walked along Cheung Sha Wan Road where most of the fashionwear wholesalers can be found.

fashionwear wholesalers at Cheung Sha Wan Road

Being able to shop in Bangkok a few times, I find their wholesale prices a bit expensive. Add to that that you have to get a minimum of 3 pieces of a particular item of the same style and the same color to get a wholesale price. But I’m not discouraging you from buying. I’m just a cheapo. Hehe.

cheung sha wan corner nam cheong
Cheung Sha Wan Rd. cor Nam Cheong St.

sweet potato vendor at sham shui po
Sweet Potato

pei ho street
Bazaar stalls along Pei Ho St.

We also checked out Apliu Street where most of the electronics stuff can be found.

digital hub logo at sham shui po
Digital Hub Logo

We got tired walking for 5 straight hours plus it was drizzling the whole afternoon so we decided to go back to the hotel.
Read: Nakakatamad na.