Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Traveling Tuesday: Exploring Sham Shui Po

Today, I met with one of my good friends and went to the Sham Shui Po district, also known as the wholesale district.  If you take the MTR Exit B, it will take you the Toy and Clothing wholesale streets.  Fuk Wing and Fuk Wa Streets are filled with little shops selling toys, children's accessories, stationary, and seasonal things.  During Christmas, there are Christmas trees, ornaments, and decorations.  Right now, during the Easter season, you can find easter eggs and the like.

Fuk Wing Street toy shop with a good selection of board games

A look at Fuk Wing Street

Tofu Food stall along Pei Ho Street

Handbag stall along Fuk Wa Street
 On the other side of the Sham Shui Po district, which is bisected by Cheung Sha Wan Street, you find the electronic and fabric streets right off of MTR Exit C.  Along Apliu Street, you'll find stops of LED lights, cell phone repair shops, cell phone shops, electronic accessory shops, and other cool things.  If you walk farther along Apliu Street, in the Prince Edward district direction, cross Nam Cheong Street, and towards Poplar Street, you'll come across the fabric streets.  Here you can find all your crafting needs, ribbons, buttons, faux leathers, trimmings, and more.

Sidewalk of Apliu Street
A look down Apliu Street

Ribbon shop's wall of shoelaces on Yu Chau Street

Fabric shop along Yu Chau Street
This is a great district to explore.  When my husband and I used to head down here, we would always find something fun to buy:  mostly board games.  But, definitely a great place to check out!