We have long heard about the Citygate Outlets at Tung Chung, on the Lantau island, Hong Kong. So we decided that it should be one of our must-visit places for our recent Hong Kong trip.
You can easily make your way to the the Citygate factory outlets via the MTR. For direction, see below – How to get to Citygate Outlets Hong Kong.
There are over 80 branded outlets at the Citygate Hong Kong. They have brands like Adidas, Anteprima, Puma, Mango, Calvin Klein, Crocs, Samsonite, Bally, Coach, Kate Spade, Burberry, Dunhill, Esprit, Armani Exchange, Club 21, Polo Ralph and Tommy Hilfiger.
Deep Discount at Citygate Outlets
Many of the outlet shops open from 10am until 10pm daily. However, some outlets such as the the Kate Spade and Coach open from 11.30am. You could easily spend two to three hours in this outlet mall. For die-hard factory outlet shoppers, be prepared to spend half a day in order to check out each store to sieve out the good deals. The discount generally starts from 30% and all the off-season items could be going for more than 50% discount.
Where I Shopped at Citygate
The favorite store for me was the Samsonite outlet. They have generous discount of 30% on some nice looking business backpacks and luggage bags. The next store I like was Polo Ralph Lauren. They have a sizable store and some of the long sleeved shirts are on 50% discount! I also bought quite a number of baby kid’s tops for my twin nephew and niece. They are on 50% discount as well!
Citygate Food Republic
If you are tired from all the walking and shopping, there are several restaurants to take a rest and have a meal. Or you could stop at the MacDonald’s on the 2nd floor for a quick snack. For us, we prefer to visit the familiar Food Republic food court.
Besides branded outlet shops and restaurant, you can also shop for grocery at the basement supermarket. It was interesting to find several brands that are not available in our supermarket back home – Singapore.
Overall, this is the best place in Hong Kong where you can find all the branded outlets under one roof.
Although Citygate is located far away Kowloon, it is easily accessible via the MTR. Since We stayed at the Imperial Hotel near the Tsim Sha Tsui Station(尖沙咀) in Kowloon, to travel to Citygate, we took the MTR at Tsim Sha Tsui(尖沙咀) to Lai King(茘景) on the Tsuen Wan Line(荃湾线). At Lai King(茘景), we changed to the Tung Chung Line(东涌线) and travelled 3 stops to Tung Chung(东涌). At Tung Chung MTR Station, we walked towards Exit C.
Where we Stayed in Hong Kong
Alternatively, you may stay at Novotel Citygate Hong Kong which is very near to Citygate and it provides complimentary shuttle service to and from airport.
Factory Outlet Shopping Tips
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- Hong Kong Horizon Plaza at Ap Lei Chau
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- Brands at Johor Premium Outlet
There are a good selection of brands at Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) - Armani Exchange, Burberry & Salvatore Ferragamo, just to name a few. More stores like Brooks Brothers, Braun Buffel, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Versace will be opening this year. I look forward to shopping at JPO again.
- How to go to Johor Premium Outlets by Bus
The easiest way to visit Johor Premium Outlets is by bus. You can take either Bus JPO1 from JB Sentral or Bus JPO2 from CIQ 2nd link. The bus fare is MYR4-5 and the ride is nearly an hour. I love the bus rides and I don't mind going back to JPO soon.
- Hotels near Johor Premium Outlets
Hotels located near Johor Premium Outlets are in great demand. Thanks to the newly opened Johor Premium Outlets and the free shuttle bus service offered by some of these hotels.