I Spotted Lady Gaga in Lang Kwai Fong and I Thought this is Hong Kong's Pop Capital

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ALL-TIME FAVORITE POST FROM 2010 RE-BLOGGED: Lady Gaga's poster is plastered all over Lang Kwai Fong. Arguably, Hong Kong's most famous district is also the center of shopping, dining and drinking. Whenever i am in Hong Kong, i always make it a point to drop by this spot. It's where the young kids dress up and shop. It's where the expats cheers beer and make merry. It's where the creme de la' creme of Hong Kong social scene converge and show off their latest wears. What can i say? What is Shibuya in Japan is Lang Kwai Fong to Hong Kong!  

My experience in Lang Kwai Fong is truly one of the highlights of my recent trip to Hong Kong. I cannot explain how awesome the experience was. I arrived midday and the sun was up but the coolness of the air was sure enough to make me last long time. I felt really good dressing up because everyone's ridiculously chic and dapper here. I've seen many cool high-schoolers showcasing their latest fashion style. I stopped for a bit to smoke and watch as the youth channel their rock star status. Along with them are a few businessmen  in three-piece suit meeting up with other businessmen. I've seen women rushing for their luncheon in designer ensemble and  half a million worth purses. After having a really tasty lunch at Shakeys (I know...), i walked for more and discovered this uphill strip of shopping delight.

Walking around is a breeze and shopping is a seriously addicting stuff in Lang Kwai Fong. I've seen one of a kind merchandises: from trippy hats, straw belts, quality leather goods and even iPhone and Blackberry accessories. Prices are affordable and competitive. If you decide to stay in Hong Kong Island, you can find the best quality and prices for those cheong sam and key chain souvenirs. For those who are into gadgets, there's a good number of shops selling brand new and second-hand dslrs, cellphones and tablet PCs.

Four floors of shopping delight, H&M flagship store is not to be missed. I've been lucky that whenever i go and shop, a lot of items are on sale so i get the items for cheap. If you should decide to splurge, nearby Elements and Landmark mall will get your fix of the limited edition Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Longchamp, Goyard, YSL and Hong Kong favorite, Shanghai Tang.

With an impressive array of merchandises, it's not surprising a lot of expats and visitors call Lang Kwai Fong or LKF, a home away from home. But after an exhausting day of shopping, you don't have to go too far to experience the best of Hong Kong's nightlife! Up next, get drunk, crazy and absolutely seen in LKF!

How to get there:

Lan Kwai Fong: Exit D2, MTR Central station, 5 minutes by foot will lead you to Lan Kwai Fong

SOHO: Take the Central Mid-levels Escalator, follow the road sign.


Anonymous said...

Wow, sikat din pala si Lady Gaga sa Hong Kong. I haven't been to Hong Kong. But I wanna visit this place in the future. Lang Kwai Fong looks life a perfect place to go shopping :)

vin said...

the second pic looks a lot like our very own divisoria, only cleaner and more organized. hehe

ayan said...

ey kwento mo naman dito like where'd you stay... and other stuff like that.. unang beses ko pupunta dun sa sunod na buwan.. any info would be of help.. already read your other articles bout hk..

*lalo na mga tipid tips..haha.. murang tulugan, kainan, anything cheap..i fancy..lol haha
tnx man

flipnomad said...

ang saya gumimik sa lan kwai fong, medyo pricey nga lang... i remember when i went there with my friend, nag taxi kami pabalik nathan road dahil sa kalasingan buti na lang ginising kami nung driver nung nasa tapat na kami ung hostel :-)

Korek Flip enjoy gumimik sa lugar na to, dito kami nagcelebrate ng New year after manood ng fireworks. grabe ang mahal ng beer, kaya tig-isa lang kami tapos uwian na hahaha.

Uy, di ako nakagimik dyan! Puro geek friends kasama ko sa HK at sa bahay lang nila kami nagiinuman (uber tipid). Hihi. I miss HK. It's one of those countries na di ko inexpect na magugustuhan ko.

Sounds like a great place...hmmm...even i would love to visit the city someday!

Mukhang paradise yan for shopping-lovers ah.

@mylovelylife88 yes! Lang Kwai Fong and Mongkok - best shopping places for me. will post mongkok in a few days!!! Pero coming from bangkok, super expensive na ang merchandise sa HK!

@vin oo nga! actually, i think, a friend of mine once said, same products found in Divisoria and sometimes cheaper pa. so the trick is to find the most unique and cheapest! thanks, Vin!

@ayan he he thanks bro for the trust. yes, will be posting the rest of HK in the coming days!!! Medyo marami pa. As for the accommodations, i cannot really recommend the place because i know there's better hotels out there. sige will try to draft something. san ka na ngayon bro?

@flipnomad gusto ko sana gumimik sa beijing club parang embassy/republiq daw sa HK, ala na budget. beer na lang sa labas, medyo mahal pa rin. for my LKF at night post, meron ako tipid tips! he he

@lakwatsera de primera ang saya siguro dito pag new year. ordinary weeknight nga lang, sobrang dami ng tao. what more kung may special occassion/holiday???!!!

chyng said...

Jerik, join ka sa invite ni Gay ha.. on Friday yata. hope to see you there ;-)

@Pinay Travel Junkie i haven't met anyone who's been to HK and didn't like it. we all love HK and sobrang lapit pa! For first timers, i highly recommend HK as the first country they should visit. Medyo nagmahal na nga lang ngayon!

@Siddhartha Joshi it's a beautiful country. It's pulsating, it's alive, it's the west, it's the east... it's such a remarkable country to visit. how are things with you?

@Ian favorite ng mga locals and expats because LKF has everything: from high end shops to flea market finds and then when you're done, you can chill and drink beer or party the night away!

@chyng i'll try ha, baka will be in Cebu this weekend pero kahit na saturday pa naman he he Will message you guys agad! :)

ayan said...

supposed to be somewhere far...but the plan failed though... bigtime..
im stuck here... manila lang... hope to come up with a good plan soon... wala na din pera so malamang yan hk at macau trip muna ang last.. sa first week ng july yon

dude, sorry late reply! so we're both traveling on the first week of july. that's great news man! you'll love Hong Kong for sure. easy on the booze and ciggies, other than that... have fun!