Tuesday, February 4, 2014

[Vacation] A day-out at Shenzhen

We had McDonald’s for our brekkie, and after that we set off on our journey to China territory, Shenzhen.

Crossing over to Mainland China, Shenzhen is pretty simple from Hong Kong, as there is a direct train (East Rail) to Lo Wu (border of CN/HK). We boarded the train from Hung Hom via TST East Station and it took us about 60-70mins to reach Shenzhen (including customs clearance). 

Upon clearing the immigration custom, we headed straight to the Metro Station. We alighted at Lao Jie Station where Dong Men Pedestrian Street is located. This is a MUST-VISIT place in Shenzhen for shopping. If you are a fashion/beauty/food junkie, then this is an economical place to shop and eat so you can't miss it.

We had our lunch at Zhen Gong Fu, the fast-food market in China, and they offer steamed Chinese food entrees and soup dishes. The food was delivered swiftly and it is very cheap for a set. It tasted normal, nothing to crow about.

I have been to ‘Modern Toilet Theme Restaurant’ in Hong Kong (Mongkok) and Taipei (SiMenDing), and I was surprised to discover that there is one branch in Dong Men Pedestrian Street too, so we decided to drop by to have some drinks and snacks though we just had our lunch at Zhen Gong Fu.

In the eatery place, we sat on the toilet bowls to have our meals, and the food / drinks entrees are served in mini versions of toilet bowls which are commonly seen in the public toilets.

It was a peculiar experience to have our meals in the bathroom/toilet restaurant.

Apart from Dong Men Pedestrian Street, we also did some shopping at the Luo Hu Commercial City, and the shopping mall is situated directly beside the immigration custom which makes it very convenient for tourists to do their last minute before leaving the border.

My shopping experience in Shenzhen was really wonderful and all my loots from Shenzhen only cost a very minimal amount of my money as the things there are INSANE CHEAP!! We left Shenzhen with a satisfied smile on our faces, and we had a fruitful shopping trip indeed. Baby wants to stay in Shenzhen for at least a night if we are planning to visit Hong Kong again. 

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