On the first Saturday after the full customs clearance between Hong Kong and the mainland, the flow of people in the "Famous Shop Street" area of Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui today (11th) is not as high as before the epidemic, but there are queues of people outside some famous luxury brand stores.
Shenzhen residents who come to Hong Kong via Macau are expected to spend about 100,000 yuan on shopping when they return to Hong Kong.
Canton Road has more people in the afternoon
At noon today, the flow of people on Canton Road is average, and there are only five or six customers queuing in front of some famous stores.
Around 3:30 p.m., the flow of people increased significantly, and queues of people appeared outside many famous stores. Some people were carrying shopping bags in their hands for "shopping", and tourists "dragging suitcases" were also seen wandering in the area from time to time.
Two Shenzhen female travelers who traveled to Hong Kong via Macau bought a $10,000 bag each to warm up
Ms. Tian and Ms. Li from Shenzhen traveled to Hong Kong via Macau for a few days, and today they made a special trip to shop at "Famous Shop Street" in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Both of them carried a full load of spoils in their hands.
(Right) Ms. Li said that she expected to spend 100,000 yuan to come to Hong Kong for "shopping", while Ms. Tian (left) said that she hoped to experience the "retro Hong Kong style" when she came to Hong Kong (Photo by Ou Jiale)
Ms. Li said that she expected to spend 100,000 yuan to come to Hong Kong for "shopping". Currently, the two bought a bag each, spending an average of more than 10,000 yuan.
Other than shopping, I want to see neon signboards but I haven’t got my wish
Ms. Tian said that she hoped to experience the "retro Hong Kong style" when she came to Hong Kong. The two planned to see the unique neon signs of Hong Kong during the trip: "But unfortunately, I haven't seen them on the streets yet. "
Mainland tourists feel that the flow of tourists is not as good as before after a three-year absence
Mr. Huang and his wife returned to Hong Kong from Shenzhen to visit their relatives. Ms. Huang carried a Louis Vuitton shopping bag. She said that the bag was a gift from the "grandfather", worth more than 30,000 yuan, and each family member had one.
After coming to Hong Kong after an absence of three years, Mr. Huang said frankly that Hong Kong has changed a lot, "I don't recognize many roads." He thinks that the traffic on Canton Road is not as good as in previous years, and the atmosphere is much colder.
Passengers miss out on "good things" and praise the convenience of customs clearance
Ms. Guo traveled to Hong Kong by high-speed train from Shenzhen. She made a special trip to buy clothes and handbags. However, the handbag she wants to buy today is temporarily out of stock and needs to be pre-ordered: "I may have to ask a friend to help pick up the goods later."
Ms. Guo also praised how convenient it is to travel between the two places after customs clearance, and she does not rule out that she will travel to Hong Kong again in a short time: "It is very convenient after customs clearance. If you want to come, you will arrive soon."
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