I spotted Lady Gaga in Lang Kwai Fong and i thought this is Hong Kong's Pop Capital
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.