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Shop till you drop in Hong Kong

06-26-2012 14:26 BJT Special Report:Hong Kong 15 Years |

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Hong Kong has the reputation of being a shopper's paradise.

Shopping is arguably Hong Kong’s Number One Pastime. Visitors find it’s all too easy to get swept away by the latest fashion tide.

Many head to the pleasures of Tsim Sha Tsui. Harbor City is the biggest mall in Hong Kong. Another popular option is Causeway Bay. From department stores, to small boutiques and bargain stalls, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Reporter: “Hong Kong is truly a shopper’s paradise. Very few visitors can make it out of the exciting city without picking up something to take home. Its shopping areas offer a mix of unique items. There literally is something for everyone in Hong Kong.”

For those who like bargain hunting, there are plenty of open markets. Jardine’s Crescent is a perfect place to get great deals fashionable clothes and accessories.

Reporter: “For this gorgeous scarf - it only cost less than 50HKD!How sweet!”

This market attracts customers from all around the world.

Hong Kong being a free port, most goods from all over the world are duty-free. Even luxury watches are sold at relatively low prices.

Peter C. W. Leung, managing director of Halewinner Group, said, “Hong Kong’s low-tax mechanism has given our business a lot of benefits. Although the European debt crisis and gloomy US economy has put some pressure on us, but the consumption power from Chinese mainland still remain strong.”

Shopping is woven into the fabric of the city. Whether you participate in it as social activity or a serious sport, it’s a time-honored tradition that’s part of the culture and a way of life.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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