By Phin Upham
Hong Kong has many sights to behold, but spending a day or two shopping is actually worth the effort. There are big brand retailers situated all over the city, but those looking for a unique experience can find one almost anywhere they look. Here are three of our favorites.
Ngong Ping 360
China declared in 2000 that it wanted to build a new tourism project, with gondolas leading to leading tourist destinations in the Hong Kong area. After a feasibility study, Ngong Ping was conceived. One first takes a gondola up to the home of the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha. There, one can find an incredible retail and entertainment complex nestled in the hills.
Tung Choi Street
Known as part of Hong Kong’s “Lady’s Market”, Tung Choi is the most recognizable of a group of streets. Street markets are unique experiences. One part swap meet, one part buffet, these unique places are home to any kind of trinket you can afford to haggle for. Just be weary of some faked goods. Still, you can find some incredible bargains and very interesting merchandise.
Wondering how to complete your home’s Asian theme? Some ancient throw rugs from the Ming dynasty might do the trick, and you can find these kinds of treasures on Cat Street. If you’re looking for those quintessential souvenirs, like jade or silk, Cat Street is where you want to find yourself. Home to trinkets and unbelievable art, Cat Street is worth browsing even if you’re curious.
About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website or Twitter page.