New Territories Shopping
Where to Shop in New Territories
The New Territories are no different than other locations in Hong Kong when it comes to shopping – they're full of good shopping malls, big and small. Serious shoppers and visitors will find lots of tempting merchandise displayed in these malls located mostly in the New Town area.
Such goods include international brand-name clothes, beauty and skin care products, jewelry, electronic equipment, Chinese and Asian arts & crafts, antique furniture as well as Chinese tea and herbs. A good area to start exploring the shopping possibilities in the New Territories is Tai Po.
New Territories Shopping Centers
This unique 59,000 sqm shopping centre was conceived as a mixture of shopping mall and park. It is considered as the first of its kind and the concept has been dubbed a 'Shopping Park'. The shopping centre is themed as a tropical rain forest, with an artificial waterfall and pillars decorated with large pieces of 'fruit'. The roof of the main lobby is glass, letting natural daylight in.
- Location: On Castle Peak Road, a five-minute walk from the Tsuen Wan MTR Station – follow the signs
IKEA is one of the market leaders in home furnishing and lifestyle products. Many items on sale are the assemble-it-yourself type of products which have a worldwide reputation for functional, good design at surprisingly low prices. Currently there are three IKEA branches in the New Territories.
Location: IKEA Tsuen Wan Store is at Basement One
Tsuen Wan Plaza Open: Daily 11:00 – 22:00.
IKEA Warehouse is at Jumbo Plaza in Sheung Shui Open: Daily 10:00 – 18:00.
IKEA Shatin Store is at the third floor of Grand Central Plaza, Open: Daily Mon - Fri 11:00 – 21:00, Sat/Sun/Holidays 11:00 – 22:00
Located next to the Sheung Shui MTR Station, Landmark North features more than 100 shops featuring goods as diverse as the latest fashions to electronic items alongside a good range of restaurants.
- Location: Next to the Sheung Shui MTR station, Sheung Shui
Located in Tsing Yi, Maritime Square has a nautical theme. The Square features a superior range of about 140 shops and restaurants. It serves many transit passengers as it is not far from Hong Kong International Airport.
- Location: At MTR Tsing Ti Station
Located in Sha Tin, this is a huge shopping and entertainment complex offering everything from cheap bargains to high-end shopping including internationally renowned designer boutiques, cinemas, and a good range of gourmet cuisine in its restaurants. It also has a few big Japanese supermarkets. This Plaza gets extremely crowded at weekends so it's best to go on a weekday. If you are looking for cheaper shopping options, look around the retailers directly outside New Town Plaza. Read More...
- Location: Accessible by the KCR railway (Sha Tin station), near the Royal Park Hotel and Grand Central Plaza in Sha Tin
Tai Po Plaza
Tai Po Plaza is well known for selling VCDs, CDs and good value clothing and shoes. The plaza also has many outlets selling food, books, cosmetics, computer games, eye wear and sports products. There are other shopping malls nearby, including Fortune Plaza, Jade Plaza and Plover Cove Plaza.
- Location: Tai Po Centre
TMT Plaza (aka Tuen Mun Town Plaza)
TMT Plaza is a big five-storey mall in Tuen Mun Town and features about 400 shops. It is currently the biggest mall in northwest New Territories. With its location in Central Tuen Mun and its link by sky bridges to nearby buildings, the plaza is always busy with not only eager shoppers but people who come for the rich choice of dining and entertainment options.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: In Tuen Mun, northwest New Territories
Tsuen Wan Plaza
Tsuen Wan Plaza is on Tai Pa Street, next to the Tsuen Wan MTR station. The seven-storey plaza covers an area of 583,600sqft and offers a mixture of shops, restaurants and entertainment options, including a six-screen cinema.
- Location: Next to the Tsuen Wan and Tsuen Wan West MTR Station
Uptown Plaza is one of the most convenient shopping malls in Tai Po as it is located just next to Tai Po Market Railway Station. There are of course bigger malls in the area but this compact plaza has everything within reach.
- Location: Next to Tai Po Market KCRC station
New Territories Markets
Fu Shin Street Old Market
This is a must-see for visitors to the New Territories of all ages as it provides such a contrast to the many brand-new, gleaming but ultimately impersonal shopping malls. Like most fresh markets, Fu Shin Street Old Market starts to get busy as early as six or seven in the morning and lasts until early evening. It is the place where the locals go and shop for goods ranging from seafood, meat, vegetables, rice, flowers, to herbs. The products displayed also include clothes, household items as well as souvenirs. This place really showcases what local life is all about.
- Location: On Fu Shin Street, a pedestrian lane in Tai Po, northwest of the railway station and near Man Mo Temple.