Hot to shop: Hong Kong

See the pros in action in one of the world’s greatest retail meccas, Hong Kong.

How to compress shopping in Hong Kong into 600 words? Physically impossible. But you’ve got to have a go… You can see the story here.

Speaking of shopping, I came across an article recently which found that in a round-up of 14 cities across the globe, Australia is the most expensive destination for electronics and camera shopping. Not that we didn’t know that already.

Surprisingly, Manila came in second most expensive, while Shanghai and Jakarta were in the cheap end of town, the example of a Canon EOS 550 DSL being US$570 more expensive in Sydney than Shanghai. Shame, Australia.

Pic credit: Sun-Herald

About the author

Fear is found on a creaking glacier in the Caucasus mountains and joy is encapsulated in the perfect Shanghai dumpling. And while I love a $500-a-night hotel room (who doesn’t?), sometimes the best stories are found in a $20 guesthouse. With an eye always out for good markets and great street eats, I write the travel news and features for the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s The Age newspapers, and features for whoever else asks. I have a particular soft spot for the wilds of the Middle East, scarves and carpets. My articles and photographs have been published in a range of consumer magazines and newspapers in Australia and abroad, and occasionally I chat on radio, too, from Essentials Magazine to 3AW or the Irish Times.

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