It looks like Citygate Outlets is must-see destination.
Citygate Outlets is a shopping centre at Tung Chung, on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. Tung Chung is, in a relative sense, far flung from the heart of Hong Kong, right next to the airport, but as a “new town”, it has all the attractions of Hong Kong (food, shopping, what else?) while being really clean and neatly designed. I remember it fondly as the place where I was first acquainted with the diabetes-inducing phenomenon known as Aji Ichiban (although of course, there are other stores).
We went to the shopping centre in question last year, but quite a bit of it was still under construction, and although I recall seeing designer fashion there, the prices then didn’t quite appeal to me. But maybe it’s due to the subconscious impact of seeing markedly large Hong Kong dollar amounts (1 AUD is roughly 7 HKD); somehow, I convince myself a nice t-shirt is not worth HKD$100, but when I get home, I realise I can’t get anything nice for less than $20. Anyway, if the article is right, it’s definitely worth another visit – if only to get out of the hustle and bustle of the CBD and Kowloon.
And if the thought of going to an “outlet mall” brings up images of DFO in Homebush, then you’re mistaken – it’s as much a proper shopping centre as any other.
How to get there: Exit C from Tung Chung MTR Station