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The 10 Best Budget Shopping Places in Hong Kong

To many Asian ladies, a mention of Hong Kong fashion makes their eyes twinkle. For centuries, Hong Kong has been a fashion icon. The city lives up to its reputation even now.

On offer are the latest designs of local and international brands. The variety is huge. The fashion malls are countless. And most importantly, prices are varied.

Budget-conscious travelers can find good deals at street markets, wholesale malls and factory outlets. Anything that Hong Kong is famous for, such as fashion clothes, accessories and antiques, is covered at these wallet-friendly shopping places.

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Currency exchanging is not the matter in Hong Kong.

From the moment you land at the airport, you can already find money changers at the terminals, though with lower rates than in the city.

Some travelers prefer to use the ATM to withdraw local currency. Others exchange money through banks and hotels.

However, if you want to have more Hong Kong dollars, you should head yourself to the city’s popular tourist areas or commercial districts. There are a large number of money changers clustered around these hubs, providing people with the most competitive rates.

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The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), which is also called the Chek Lap Kok Airport, is the world’s 8th busiest international passenger airport.

Given that the distance between the airport and central Hong Kong is more than 40 km, you’ll have to figure out which mode of transportation suits you best to effortlessly get to central Hong Kong.

Find the answer in this transport guide.

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If you’re planning your trip to Hong Kong anytime soon, it’s best to learn about transportation options that exist there before you actually land at the airport.

Hong Kong’s highly developed public transport network makes it a tourist-friendly destination for visitors. Means of transport are abundant for us to choose from: Metro, buses, minibuses, trams, ferries and so on.

In fact, Hong Kong has the world’s highest rate of daily journeys made on public transport (more than 90%!).

And that doesn’t come as a surprise since public transport in Hong Kong is affordable, fast and very efficient.

Let’s figure out which modes of transportation in Hong Kong are best suited for your needs and budget.

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Gourmet Paradise. World’s Fair of Food. Culinary Capital of Asia. These are just some of the many reputable labels Hong Kong has under its belt in terms of food. HK takes great pride in their cuisine which is well-known and well-loved all over the world.

Whether you want to spend lavishly or be frugal on your food trips, this culinary mecca will never run out of choices to offer tourists and locals alike. It is just incredibly abundant in upscale restaurants, casual eateries and humble street stalls to give everyone a dining experience worth treasuring.

As locals say, “When in Hong Kong, eat as the Hong Kongers do.” And there is just no better way of doing that than by sampling their years-old, classic, and absolutely appetizing street fare. With cheap stalls teeming the bustling streets of Hong Kong, your HK$50 ($6.44) would go a very long way.

To know which among the street food you should not fail to get, we’ve come up with a list of the 10 glorious street snacks in HK. Some of them may strike you as weird-looking, odd-smelling and strange-tasting, but each item is certainly worth a try.

Here is your guide to the 10 best street food in Hong Kong.

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When you think about food in Hong Kong, the mind, for sure, conjures images of noodles, dumplings and seafood. While those thoughts are enough to make anyone salivate, there’s more to Hong Kong cuisine than just those three mains.

What makes this tropical paradise an excellent heaven for foodies is the wealth of choices that fits a wide range of budget. It is known as the Gourmet Paradise and the World’s Fair of Food after all.

You get delectable street food for an average of HK$10 ($1.29). Casual restaurants are found in every corner of the city, too. And if you’re into the fancy lifestyle, the choices of fine dining restaurants will surely give you a thrill. Dining in Hong Kong gives you the best of both Eastern and Western cuisines.

To make it less hard for you to choose among the wide range of choices they have, we’ve rounded up the 10 best things to eat in Hong Kong and the best places to get them.

Enjoy this guide and know why people in Hong Kong are said to be the best-fed people on earth.

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Hong Kong is the kind of travel destination that makes people forget their way home. It hypnotizes travelers with its amazing cuisine and shopping options.

Besides culinary delights and good bargains, Hong Kong is also well loved for many other things. Its historic shrines and temples has won our hearts through giving us useful lessons about Hong Kong’s heritage and culture. Families love to enjoy bonding time in a joyful way at the city’s world-class theme parks. At night, Hong Kong dazzles under the stars while partyphiles have good time at lively night spots.

Indeed, Hong Kong’s attractions are as diverse as the people who come and stay in this city.

Check out our list of top 10 things to do in Hong Kong to make the most of your journey.