Hong Kong is widely known as a cosmopolitan central of the world with its hundreds of business opportunities that has drawn hundreds from around the world to call Hong Kong their home. There are also a staggering number of tourists and business travelers that visit the city annually to explore the many avenues of this amazing city in a small corner of Asia. There are a number of opportunities for fine dining, sightseeing as well as crazy shopping in its network of streets.
Apliu Street is a massive flee market in Sham Shui Po area of New Kowloon, which derives its name from a small village which has now been overridden by the extensive urbanization, selling everything from old coins to antique clocks and clothing though its specialty are the secondhand electronic items offered at amazing prices. Selling many items from mobile phones to radios, stereo systems, amplifiers and even spare parts, Apliu Street is a haven for geeks seeking the best electronic items at affordable prices and this might have been the basis for calling it a shopping district for ‘Geek Shoppers’. The market even spills over into Pei Ho Street offering still more shops to haggle and bargain over for you to strike just the right product at the perfect price.
Wedged between Yen Chow Street and Nam Cheong Street and running parallel to Cheung Sha Wan Road, reaching the Apliu Street is fairly easy. From the Shan Shui Po Station exit from the A2 or C2 gates are you will find yourself directly within the hustle and bustle of the flee market. Though the Temple Street Night Market too offers computer hardware and related items, the Apliu Street is a pleasantly cheaper and more interesting hunting ground to explore. Knowing a bit of Cantonese might help you while bargaining as most in Hong Kong use Cantonese but make sure not to be confused by the masks put on and identify original products among the others.