After we got back from Macau, we took a breather at the hostel then went to the night market in Mongkok called Ladies Market.
We took TST -> Mongkok. We got a bit lost since we took the exit pointing to Shantung Street and walked further away from the market. I tried asking the locals but just as I was about to open my mouth, they’re quick to shake their head hinting they can’t speak English. I guess that’s part of Hong Kong’s charm. You’re kind of worried about getting lost even though you know that you don’t have to. As long as there’s a MTR exit, you’ll be able to go back to your hotel. 😉
Anyway, 5 to 10 minutes later we finally reached the market. It’s an alley full of stalls that sell everything from toys to clothes to bags and even home decor. Some say this doesn’t even beat Divisoria :p but if you want to give your friends and loved ones pasalubong from Hong Kong, then this is the place to be.
Haggling 101: Instead of asking for a discount, bid for half the price right away!
Scenario: (haggling a BEN10 shirt & short combo)
Me: How much?
Me: I get two for HKD100 (spoken in broken English!)
Vendor: No, no! One HKD110
Me: *shakes head, walks away*
Vendor: Ey! Oke, oke! I give two for HKD100. Only for you!
BEN10 shirt & short combo (originally HKD110 per set)
Hannah Montana towel (originally HKD49; I got it for HKD35)
Was also able to buy tights for HKD20 (forgot to take a picture)
Other purchases not from the night market:
3 HK shirts for HKD110 from The Peak Market
3 executive pens with Hong Kong engraving from The Peak Market, HKD100
Note: You can’t haggle at The Peak Market.
Crocs Farrah Wedge in Oyster from Citygate, HKD158
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Shower Gel 200ml from Sasa, HKD48
Orange Avenue UV Color Lipgloss from Sasa, HKD19.9
Pink Dolphin plush from Ocean Park, HKD69