First we had dinner in nowhere else but McDonald’s. The last time we were in Macau, we also tried McDonald’s and that time in Hong Kong was also for the same reason—to compare and see how different it is from our Philippine “McDo”.
They have the McPepper burger (HK$18.80), which was really good and spicy. They also have shaker fries (french fries with powder flavoring), and I don’t know why we don’t have the same thing here in the Philippines on a regular basis since the flavoring makes the fries tastier.
They also have chicken fillet which they call McWings (HK$16.70) (our Chicken McDo here tastes better) and a drink similar to the Coke float (HK$11.70).
While some of the food are similar and some different, the crowd and the look and feel of McDonald’s in Hong Kong is the same as in the Philippines: cozy, cheap meals (our total bill was just HK$64.90), a hang out for studentsand friends. I think I kinda missed being back home when I saw this scene, and yet it felt very much like I was just in Manila.
Now, on to the shopping. Citygate Outlets is made of up four levels of shopping and food establishments.
They have brands with outlet shops here like Armani Exchange, Burberry, Diane von Furstenberg, Mango, Esprit, Guess, Club Monaco Studio, Calvin Klein Jeans, Coach, Kate Spade, Nike, Crocs, The Body Shop, Escada, Samsonite, Vivienne Tam, and so much more.
If you really planned to shop these brands, then shopping in Citygate Outlets seems like a good idea, instead of buying regular priced items in the main malls. Of course, since these are outlet stores, the items for sale are off-season. I window shopped in Polo and Armani Exchange but didn’t go shopping for myself. But we did visit the Giordano Outlet store, a good place to buy pasalubong.
Compared to regular prices of Giordano here in Manila, the items were cheaper. In fact, I saw several Filipino tourists also buying up stuff in Giordano.
I bought walking shorts for my brother and a wheeled trolley bag for my mom, both at bargain prices. I remember the yellow cardigan in the above picture selling for just HK$39 (just about P240), and I’m now regretting why I didn’t even buy one for myself!
Citygate Outlets is certainly a good shopping stop on the way from any trip to Lantau Island (Tai O, Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping 360) and of course, Hong Kong Disneyland (which is also in Lantau).
Fabulous travels! Cheers!
MTR Stop: Tung Chung