Travel & Places to Visit

Hong Kong – Part 4: Mongkok Ladies Market

I’ve heard of Mongkok many times in those Cantonese dramas that I watched since young. In Cantonese, Mongkok means “busy corner”. It’s one of Hong Kong’s liveliest districts, full of shops, street side stalls, people as well as the famous Mongkok Ladies Market.

Perhaps, the biggest mistake in my Hong Kong itinerary is to visit this place on a Saturday evening. The crowd was too overwhelming! Worst than Christmas eve on our Orchard Road.

Welcome to Mongkok – one of the busiest place on Planet Earth!

Mongkok Ladies Market is located on Tung Choi Street, just a short walk from MTR Mongkok. It sells everything and anything, from bags, accessories, women’s clothings, toys and consumer electronics to men’s and children’s clothings. As you can see, despite the name, it’s not only aimed at women.

Bargaining seems to be a MUST here. Most of the prices in Mongkok Ladies Street are negotiable. If they don’t give you a discount, they will at least give you a free gift with your purchase. Clothings and bags are really cheap here. Be warned that this place is also flooded with fake and imitation products especially clothings, bags and watches.

There are also a lot of street side stalls in Mongkok selling congee, fried chicken, nuggets, fish balls in chilli sauce etc. They looked so yummy too and some stalls are really packed with customers. I’m not so adventurous when it comes to street food because I’m concerned about the food hygience.

I gave these yummy fishballs a MISS.

Dealing hours at Mongkok Ladies Market generally begins at noon and runs until about 11.30pm each day. If you’re travelling with young children (especially with stroller), please avoid this place on a Saturday night. Otherwise, you may expect a lot of pushing here. Other than the crowd, Mongkok Ladies Market is still a delightful place to shop for cheap products.

 

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