Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

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Re: Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

Post by floppy » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:49 pm

jetsetter wrote:
Very nice blog, floppy. So once I like your FB, u will see me liao?! :sweat: :sweat:
Err... whatever you have shared as public would be visible (you can blame Zuckerberg for that!) :lol:
That said, you can follow the blog if you are on Wordpress (should be a lot less intrusive) or use a RSS reader to receive the feed (least intrusive method).

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Re: Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

Post by jetsetter » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:34 am

floppy wrote:
jetsetter wrote:
Very nice blog, floppy. So once I like your FB, u will see me liao?! :sweat: :sweat:
Err... whatever you have shared as public would be visible (you can blame Zuckerberg for that!) :lol:
That said, you can follow the blog if you are on Wordpress (should be a lot less intrusive) or use a RSS reader to receive the feed (least intrusive method).
No worries. Your instagram is nice too! Lovely kids u hv

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Re: Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

Post by isetan » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:49 am

floppy wrote:
isetan wrote:Any tim sum restaurants to recommend in Hk?
I have two recommendations:


1. The boring option would be Tim Ho Wan.

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2. The authentic option would be Luk Yu Tea House.

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Is Luk Yu Tea House located Mongkok?

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Re: Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

Post by hquek » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:14 am

Tried Tim Ho Wan at IFC, convenient but oh so many pp and food not nice.

Went to the original branch at Sham Shui Po...food was much nicer. Went there before they started, only 2 SG families (can hear accent) ahead of me.

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Re: Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

Post by hquek » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:19 am

Dithered if to share, but hey, this is KSP...so good stuff must share. Here goes.

if anyone is interested in Lego, visit In's Point at Yau Ma Tei (facing the street, fairly near to mrt station and Cityview hotel). There are many micro shops selling legos - minifigs only or sets. For minifigs, these are pasted on boards and you can see what you want. Note that prices can differ A LOT between shops so do some comparison. BUT, if you walk away and someone else grab, it's too bad too sad.

For box sets, the prices can be about 40% cheaper than SG (or even HK Toys R Us prices). Do compare between the shops also cos price may differ. Offerings may differ also. But the shop owners are very knowledgeable and will likely know what you are referring to if you drop some clues.

And now, for my deep dark secret....Kenson's on 2nd floor offers the best prices for box sets. He's a very young chap and very nice guy. But can be overwhelmed with demand so have a bit of patience.

Cash only transactions (there is a citibank nearby to withdraw if need). Shops are dispersed on 2nd and 3rd level so do walk around and enjoy. These shops usually only open for a very short time - typically after 5pm to about 9pm (a bit longer during weekends but not much).


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Re: Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

Post by hquek » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:21 am

For other types of toys, you can visit Tai Yuen Street at HK island (can't remember the nearest mtr). There are some shops that specialise in toys like gundam, and other toys (can't recall offhand, but def no Barbie and the likes). These shops stock lego but I find it fairly pricey compared with In's Point. I used to visit this place for Bakugans and that spinning top thingy (haiz....so popular then, now....)

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Re: Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

Post by floppy » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:03 am

isetan wrote:
Is Luk Yu Tea House located Mongkok?
It's located on Hong Kong Island, 24-26 Stanley Street to be exact. Nearest MTR is Central.

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Re: Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

Post by jetsetter » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:46 am

floppy wrote:The standard stuff to buy from Macau:
In addition, the Portuguese Egg Tarts from Margaret’s Café e Nata is nice :drool:
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Floppy-san: I prefer Lord Stow's Bakery egg tarts which can be bought at The Venetian Macao.

http://www.lordstow.com/


Note: I've "Liked" your FB page. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Shopping - What & Where to buy in Hong Kong & Macau

Post by isetan » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:30 pm

floppy wrote:
isetan wrote:
Is Luk Yu Tea House located Mongkok?
It's located on Hong Kong Island, 24-26 Stanley Street to be exact. Nearest MTR is Central.
Thanks


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