Hong Kong has long enjoyed a well-justified reputation as a shopper’s paradise, offering a plethora of goods from all over the world at very attractive prices. This is largely due to the city’s status as a free port, allowing tax free sales of most commodities with the exception of cigarettes and wine. There is something in Hong Kong for almost every shopper, irrespective of budget or preferences. The seasonal sales are much looked forward to, offering even more tempting bargains to the shopaholic.

The finest shopping opportunities in the metropolis are to be found in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The modern shopper who seeks out department stores and malls will not be disappointed, as there are innumerable modern shopping centres scattered throughout Hong Kong. Most of them are highly accessible, with a relaxed ambience and featuring an array of cafes and restaurants to rejuvenate the shopper. The world’s most famous designer names and hottest brands are to be found here, from watches to jewellery, clothing and leather goods. Pacific Place, IFC Mall, SOGO, Harbour City and Times Square are just a few of the premier malls in the city.

The street side stands of the metropolis are a renowned aspect of shopping in Hong Kong. Items like clothing and accessories are plentiful at venues like Central, the night market at Temple Street, Ladies Street and Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market.

A special feature in this metropolis is that shops selling similar goods are clustered in street localities. For example, Sai Yeung Choi Street is reputed for video and audio equipment, Nathan Road for gold, and Hollywood Road for its fascinating antique shops.

For computers and accessories, Wan Chai, Sham Shui Po, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay all offer a wide selection. Fashion accessories and sports goods are plentifully available in Mong Kok, with leather goods and dresses concentrated at Jordan, Mong kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay. For household appliances and products, head to Mong Kok, Causeway Bay, Admiralty and Yau Ma Tai amongst other destinations.

Visitors with a penchant for a Hong Kong boutique hotel will be pleased by Cosmo Hotel, a fine 4 star hotel Hong Kong offers. This convenient accommodation provides well-furnished rooms and many modern amenities.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+