In Hong Kong, shopping is not so much a pastime as a way of life. It's rare to find an empty mall, and the lines you see outside designer label stores are made up of customers waiting to get in as management limits the number of people who can come in at any one time! There are bargains to be had in the city's street markets, and some very luxurious retail experiences await in the smarter stores. Small independent stores add to the general wealth of choice – and of course no sales tax is levied in Hong Kong. In general, shops tend to open mid morning and only close late in the evening.
Ed Peters has been based in Asia for most of his adult life, and counts Hong Kong as his second home. While he lives in a farming village on one of the outlying islands, getting to the city center takes only half-an-hour by ferry. And it's only 30 minutes by taxi to Hong Kong's futuristic international airport. These are just two of Hong Kong's many attractions –... Read More