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Warwick, United Kingdom
August 27, 2002
Once you've had enough of shopping there is the nearby Tin Hau Temple where locals were praying and lighting incense.
There are also several pubs on the beach front, pleasant places to have a drink away from the noise of the city before catching the bus back. There are several buses back so be sure your's goes to where you want to be. Occasionally the drivers will refuse to speak English, fortunately I was rescued by a local lady who translated for me and the driver finally notified me in English of my stop! For time away from the pollution and noise of the city this is a great place to go.
From journal A short stopover in Hong Kong
by Harry Potter
New York, New York
June 24, 2002
The streets of Stanley Market contain many stalls selling various wares and this market is a bargain shoppers paradise. Some items are unique and some are just sold at lower prices than found outside the city. My friend snatched up a few Pashmina scarves knowing they were being sold at a fraction of the price found in U.S. department stores. Clothing made of assorted silks, wools and cottons are sold in abundance. Another hot item are purses and at one stall, I secured 2 of them along with a set of coasters for $30. Interesting toys and musical instruments are for sale.
There is also opportunity to quench your hunger and thirst and an iced cappuccino gave me the energy to continue my bargaining in the Stanley Market for several hours.
From journal Hong Kong Instant
by de Witt
June 10, 2002
From journal Hong Kong
July 3, 2001
I first visited a "chop shop" where they make stone name stamps for imprinting your name on letters. Actually, I visited a few such stores in hopes of making a deal. I bought three for 180 Hong Kong dollars, which seems pretty good since the first place I went to asked for 170 Hong Kong dollars for just one that was considerably smaller in size. Haggling is accepted in a number of the stores just like in the street markets of Kowloon, but then a number of places in Stanley also seemed to have set prices, such as the retailer I purchased a belt from for 79 Hong Kong dollars. I guess the best tip is to key your eyes open and watch how the salesperson interacts with other customers.
The market is only slightly more diverse than the junky stores found throughout Kowloon. But the open-air narrow stalls are sort of fun to navigate, and it’s nice being near the water. After visiting the Stanley Market I walked over to the Tin Hau temple, where many locals were lighting incense and making their daily prayers. There are a number of places to grab some lunch both in and around the market. Heading home I took the #14 bus that takes a scenic route to Sai Wan Ho, passing over a large reservoir on the eastern edge of the island.
From journal China: Hong Kong
March 7, 2001
Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia
November 3, 2000
They don't bargain a lot here but it's really a lot of fun. Take the bus up. Sometimes I have so much, I don't want to take the bus back so I take a taxi.
From journal Secrets of Hong Kong