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Meandering Through Temple Street Night Market

Hong Kong


When the sunset’s in and the evening transformed into night , the trader’s bring out their wear’s to sell at the Temple Street Night Market in the Kwaloon bay area. I strolled into the market in the evening and instantly became part of the hustle bustle of the place . Tiny shop’s selling toy’s , bangles, coins , tea pot’s , t shirt’s , and many other nick nak’s . Reminded me of the Karol Bagh market in Delhi . It was also very similar to the Thamel market in Kathmandu barring the dope off course . Littered with eateries , massage parlours and jewellery shop’s .The lane was brightly light up as passer by shopped and bargained for a good deal .

Named after the Tin Hua temple located in the middle , it is a hot spot for shopper’s .I bought some great plastic toy’s and robot’s for my Nephew . Then sat down at a noodle restaurant for a hot snack . As i looked skyward i was amazed to find a sign saying “ Kamla Beauty and Hair Saloon” the word’s where in hindi , it struck me that even Indian’s have landed here to sell their services .

The Street’s on either side have shop’s selling clothes and jewellery . I strolled into a shop called “ Crocodile .This was a shop selling T shirt’s and short’s . I was delighted and picked up two brightly colures t shirts . The ladies at in the shop’s gave me a big discount 900 HKD for two extra large T shirt’s and shorts was a good deal. I thanked them took some picture’s and strolled away . The women on the footpath were all nattily dressed selling their massage services , but i was in no mood to be tiltilated so i walked away .This is off course a famous area of Hong Kong and a must see for most tourist as bargain’s are rife here .
Took the taxi back to my hotel costed me 100 HDK would have been better if i had taken the Mtr , but what the hell i needed a conversation. John was my taxi driver “ You see sir Honk Kong has it’s own unique smell and that is the smell of money . All the rich Millionaires of China have kept their million’s in Hong Kong , they don’t trust the Chinese Government . They think their money is safe here.” he said tuning his car radio again and again .” Well i wanted to move my money from India to Hong Kong but it’s not possible now , rules have become very strict and the new Modi government is hell bent on taxing the rich .No one is being spared .” i said with bait of tension in my voice . John looked out of the car window “ you must goto Macau and see the gambling den’s their , it’s also good for sex .” I nodded and said “ Well i already have too many vices i don’t need another , but yes Macau is on my agenda.” The taxi stopped near the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and i strolled back into my room . On the way up i was quizzed by a spanish couple , to whom i said” Well i am travelling around the world this is my 11th country in south east Asia . They were amazed and let out a big “ WOW”

Posted by Anuj Tikku 08:14 Archived in Hong Kong

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