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Sheung Wan

Sheung Wan

Elegant, exotic and hip, the old neighbourhood of Sheung Wan is an eclectic blend of shopping experiences dominated by traditional Chinese beliefs and businesses.

Start with the historic Western Market, which offers an array of handicraft shops nestled inside an Edwardian-style mall. To the west is Dried Seafood Street, Wing Lok Street and Bonham Strand West, where locals head to purchase dried abalone, scallops and other pungent products for soups and tonics. Make sure to drop into Koh Shing Street, where you’ll witness the ancient practice of Chinese medicine in action.

To the east of Western Market, you can also browse the antiques shops and curios on and around Cat Street, before wrapping up your day by perusing the designer household accessories and hip restaurants in the shabby colonial chic of Gough Street.

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