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“Best place for shopping for Electronics”
Review of Sham Shui Po

Sham Shui Po
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

This is the best place for shopping for electronics. You like computers? electronic parts? repairs? cameras? cloths? u can find anything in here. And at a very resonable price. This were I buy all electronic stuff from.

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Reviewed May 19, 2011

Sham Shui Po hosts similar outdoor street markets and shop front markets to those found in Temple Street near Jordan (MTR) and the Fa Yuen (Mongkok-East MTR) and Ladies Market (Mongkok MTR). Unfortunately, it doesn't carry the tourist banner and seems to remain off the beaten tourist path in Hong Kong, perhaps due to its more dated and rough appearance.

Like Fa Yuen St. you will find a more working (local) market in Sham Shui Po with a focus on electronics, gadgets and secondhand equipment. There is also an interesting wholesale area with beads, drapes and other interesting needs for the design and fashion industries. Overall, Sham Shui Po is less interesting than the other markets in Mongkok, Jordan and Stanley in terms of tourist value but it makes for a nice walk through if you're here for some time and need something new to see/do.

As a warning, Sham Shui Po does have some seedy areas that are best avoided at night time, unlike Mongkok where all the main streets are perfectly safe. Perhaps this is another reason, Sham Shui Po seems to stay off the tourist trail in Hong Kong. During the day, its perfectly ok for a visit.

5  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed December 19, 2010

The Sham Shui Po district contains many shopping plazas, but perhaps the highlight is the Golden Computer Centre.

This is the perfect place to take your boyfriend, husband or significant other when he starts complaining about how many handbags you've purchased.

Multiple floors, each containing dozens of stores and stalls selling computer and electronics gear, will keep him happy for hours and win you mega brownie points.

Well worth a trip.

1  Thank Kellyansapansa
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Reviewed November 26, 2007

Sham Shui Po, like Mongkok, is heartland to the Kowloon resident - not a tourist trap like Tsim Sha Tsui. For the visitor, the main reason to come here is the unlikely-named Golden Centre, two extraordinarily busy and warren-like floors of computer and IT-related shops - hardware, software, accessories, you name it. Grotty it may be, but for the IT buff, its pure heaven.

For collectors of DVDs, there are 2 shops which specialise in classical music - concerts, recitals, operas, documentaries etc. At HK$20-30 a piece, these are many thousand reasons why China is a favourite target for anti-piracy laws and legislators. The quality of the DVDs - as good as a original! Tis always a guility pleasure when I come a calling!

6  Thank PianoManiac
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Reviewed August 10, 2007

Can't believe someone hasn't written a review!
It's only a few hundred metres from ladies market but a long way round via the MTR which I guess is why it is a bit of a hidden secret, which I will share.
The streets are more frequented by locals which I think is reflected in the prices and you won't be grabbed or chased by someone trying to sell you a Gucci handbag which has been my experience in Ladies market!
Goodies for sale include cheap bags, shoes, children's clothes, general clothing, electrical accessories, loads of second hand bits of electrical/mechanical items if that's your thing!
You can get a replica adult football kit with your choice of name and number for HK$70 ( or for another HK$30 complete with "official" logos"), but you have to order and wait 5-7 days. Lots of watches, clocks, camera cases, cases/accessories for DSLite/PSP/i-pods/screen protectors.
Check out the golden computer centre which is an amazing rabbit run of stalls selling everything, although ink cartridges for my particular epson printer not available (probably out of date by HK standards). I've previously bought gameboys & games, PSP & games and memory cards from here and not had any problem in the UK. Can't say the same for the dodgy PS2 game and CD roms but there, you take the chance when they have to phone someone for the item and then pass it over sheepishly in a brown paper bag!
The Dragon Centre (can't miss it as there are 2 huge dragons on the top) is worth a look just for the architecture. Inside, the escalators criss cross across the frontage of the building which is all glass so you get an amazing view of the streets below. One of the few places I've seen a sign saying "no photographs". At the very top is a death defying dragon roller coaster which hovers over the open space to the floors below. Have not seen it working though. There's also an ice rink at the top.
To find your way to Sham Shui Po and prevent getting lost, don't forget to pick up your free, excellent A-O-A Street Map on arrival at HK International Airport . I dare not go anywhere in HK without it!

17  Thank hkukphoenix
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