Hong Kong Travelogue: DFS Shopping + Habour City Tsim Sha Tsui + Langham Place MongKok

On November 2, 2012 by Michelle Ng

Hi all!

 

Who does shopping at 5am in the morning? I do! The first store I hit was the DFS beauty shopping at Changi Airport! When I learnt that the budget airlines would be shifting to the main terminals, my first thought was that now I have more choices when doing duty free shopping. What a shopaholic right?

Sneakily took these pictures with my Iphone 5. In fact, all the photos here are from my Iphone 5. Who needs a compact camera when you get a phone with great camera qualities?

I was very hesitant in purchasing the YSL touche eclat foundation because the retail price at Orchard Ion is around $70. Still, I give this a miss considering that I have a lot of foundations to finish.

I also cam across tese brushes from Artisan & Artist which are insanely soft like the Hakuhodo brushes! Prices will give you a heart attach though too but I believe these are a good investment.

I reached Hong Kong early in the morning at 10am and immediately when to settle some errands in the airport itself! After all that’s down, I headed to the city!

When you reached the HKIA (HK International Airport), you can get to the city either by the train (MTR) or by bus. Personally I like the bus because not only are there spaces for passengers to place their luggages, you get a seat plus it only take 30 mins to 45 mins to reach the town! All at the comfort of an air conditioned bus. Total cost is only around SGD5, depending on where you are heading from the airport. I paid HKD28 to get to Tsim Sha Tsui, yes to shopping immediately after I land.

Tsing Ma Bridge! It links Lantau Island to the rest of Hong Kong and is the longest suspension bridge with both rail and road traffic in the world!

Once I reached Tsim Sha Tsui, I made my way to Lane Crawfrod and Facess where all the beauty brands are! And right smacked in between these two departmental store is a MAC Pop up store that promotes the new holiday 2012 collection from MAC!

This MAC Glamourdaze collection is also available in Singapore now.

For the first time, I ventured into LCX,  Ocean Center of Habour City (this is a humongous shopping center – 700 shops!) and found some cool British and USA under the same roof!

Brands include American Eagle and Beams Boy etc.

Below is the view of the ocean from Habour City.

Habour City is actually shaped like a ship from the exterior. I remember visiting this place fairly often when I was a toddler and was one of my favourite hang-outs as i love the ocean.

My mum and I took a rest at Agnès B. Cafe  L.P.G which is only available in HK and Taiwan. Why can’t Singapore have one?

This is just a regular cafe, a nice chill-out place.

Hot Chocolate

Chorizo Sandwich

And a cake which I randomly picked and hence do not know the name.

My guess is this is a espresso cream cake, and it was delicious!

I want to eat at this cafe again~

My shopping loots.

And I actually went shopping with my hand carried luggage! Winner!

While I was passing up, I saw this under renovation at Habour City. Piffttt, we are going to have Laudrée in Singapore soon too!

After spending the whole afternoon at Habour City, I met up with my relatives at Langham Place (Mong Kok) for dinner.

This has always been my go-to shopping center in Mong Kong because you get a lot of stand-alone beauty brands in this mall, for eg. Shu Uemura, Nars, MUFE and more.

This sushi restaurant is a celebrity own-ed restaurant but I did not have dinner there. I must try that next time! For dinner, my aunt treated me to a buffet at Langham Hotel.

Delicious aren’t they?

Below are my loots for Day 1!

Pelpum lace dress from Monki (situated next to H&M at Langham Place Level 1).

2 jeans from American Apparel (scored a deal at buy 1 get 50% off!) and a pair of work pants from Monki.

No makeup haul for today! What a surprise.

 

 

Thanks for reading ~

 

2 Responses to “Hong Kong Travelogue: DFS Shopping + Habour City Tsim Sha Tsui + Langham Place MongKok”

  • i love hong kong!!! when i went there with my friend in july (oh my god hot as hell) we were so bent on visiting that huge graveyard that overlooks the ocean and all the ??s we see on tv hahahah but we didn’t get a chance to cuz the information counter lady said the graveyard is very difficult to get to.

    any must see places?

    • Michelle

      Oh I only visit the graveyard when I have to…usually my relatives drive my family there. I rarely see buses going uphill towards the graveyard.

      You can try Stanley, or The Peak. You can also try the Citygates outlet near the HKIA :)

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