Hong Kong Trip Part 2: More sightseeing, and Haul from Nails supply shop!?

On July 26, 2011 by Michelle

Hi again!


*Picture of Nathan Road
For this 2nd part of my Hong Kong trip back in May, I am going to show you more places to visit and some great findings that I chanced upon in this trip. 

 Star Ferry

One of the places I visited was Star Ferry. It was almost like walking down the memory lane when I was there as it brought back memories my parents brought me there when I was still loving in Hong Kong. At that time, ferries were more popular than MTR back then when crossing from the Hong Kong island to Kowloon. This time, me and my friend were crossing over from Kowloon to the Hong Kong island to visit The peak and Stanely Market.
Check out my PART 1 HERE for descriptions of The peak, Stanely Market and more!
Crossing over through the transport of the ferries is fairly fast and you get a very nice view of both sides of the shore. If you like sea breeze, you should try the ferries for a ride! However, this may not be advisable if you have terrible seasick as the ferries do rock back and forth.

Ladies’ Street market

There are many things on sale, but most of them are probably imitation goods. What they mostly sell are imitation of Longchamp, Cath Kidston and Marc Jacob bags. Some other stuff they sell are of course Hong Kong souvenirs. Many stall sells apple accessories such as Iphone covers. And Angry Birds merchandise are madly popular there! For ladies market, you must bargain for your purchases. If you cannot converse in Cantonese, most can understand simple english or they will pass you a calculator and you just key in your desired price and bargain from there!
For Ladies’ Street, you just need at the most an hour to comb through all the stalls. Luckily, Mongkok is just around the corner. If you want some shopping, head to the different lanes in MongKok.  Some lanes specialize in sportswear! You can find this shopping centre called Langham Place nearby too. Aditionally, check out the Goldfish Market, F lower Market and Yuen Po Street Bird Garden which are nearby too! I failed to visit these places but I shall go there the next time! 

How to get there:

1.MTR Mong Kok Station Exit E2, then walk along Nelson Street for two blocks.
2.Bus 1, 1A, 2, 6 or 6A from Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier.
Temple street night market
Temple street night market is somewhat similar to Ladies’ Street market, an outdoor market but their goods are slightly different. Their items are more expensive than Ladies Street though so if cheaper purchases, head to Ladies’ Street. However, I am glad to have found the jackpot at Temple Street!
I found a few nails supply shop right at the start of Temple street. These shops are still opened at 11pm! And they were crowded as these shops are popular with us ladies. There is a wig supply and a small beauty supply shop nearby too!
OPIs and China Glaze are about the same as getting online from transdesign.com but the cheaper buys have to be Essie and Zoya. Unfortunately, I forgot to record down the price of the Zoyas, but for the Essie, they were about SGD7 plus each after a promotion of buy 2 get 1 free.
My haul and swatches:
Left to right: Essie mint candy apple, Essie Flirt, Essie Limited Addiction

There were many other suppliers as well and it is something similar to the PNC nail supply shop in Chinatown (read my post HERE). I also spotted some gellish nail polishes but again, I forgot the prices. If you are a nail fanatic, you must visit Temple Street!

How to get there:
Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon (MTR Jordan Station Exit A. Turn right into Jordan Road, then right into Temple Street)
4pm – midnight

Wait for my third installment of my HK trip! I hope that you enjoyed this post.

Cheers ~

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