The City of Shopping Centres That Never Seem to Close

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Cherry Blossoms - part of display in shopping mall.
Yes folks, it's the city in Asia where midnight shopping IS Midnight shopping. No late night = 8 or 9 pm closing time like in Europe. Every night is a good night for shopping. Now, what do you do when you are NOT a shopaholic ? Carry the bags for others of course ! I was the pack mule for this trip and that was not bad at all. I had the excuse to slowly gaze about at shop windows and look for any interesting food places along the way.

This place is really commercial, you can see the lowest floor of multi-storey shop houses are best decorated at the ground level. Neon lights, great decor & signboards. The next (non commercial) level up looks like it was pre-WW II. Even many restaurants paint their ceiling all black but leave the vents & wiring all exposed. No ceiling partitions here.  They are fast when it comes to service - and faster when you don't buy anything within the time limit.

This is the centre of Chinese & Cantonese movie industry - most of the stars come from here. And they also have a big place up on the hill overlooking the city or bay. You might bump into them shooting  some scenes in the city. Each of them act in more productions per year than an average western movie star.
fransglobal says:
Josephine? This girl must buy names the way some buy shoes...
Posted on: May 28, 2010
almond72 says:
Dear Josephine, I wouldn't mind carrying your shopping at all. But... I need to be Superman to lift mansions & apartments about. I'm a bit teeny for that. For other smaller items, I'm game ! As for the photo of me, I think only the legs would be visible. :P
Posted on: May 28, 2010
almond72 says:
And refuse to leave before shooting some holes in the walls ? Looking for payback, are you ? lol
Posted on: Nov 01, 2009
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