As a lover of all things market, as well as a diver and serious animal lover, I was beyond ecstatic to find out there was a goldfish market in Hong Kong.
The market is situated in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong's Kowloon. The market is a series of streets, rather than a structured market. It's amazing! Shop upon shop selling every type of fish you could imagine and some you have never even heard of or seen. Things that would be illegal in many western countries, and bargain-bin prices compared to your local fish store. The fish are often displayed outside the shop in plastic bags, ready for you to take home. The Chinese consider goldfish to be particularly lucky, but there are hundreds of other varieties of fish to be found in the streets around Tung Choi street.
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Big Bus Tour
I booked a ticket online with Big Bus Tours yesterday. I collect my ticket and board at Star Ferry.
It’s a little chilly up here on the top deck of the bus in December, but I’m easily distracted by the sights around me. We follow the curve of Victoria Harbor to Kowloon and stop at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to pick-up more passengers. This wait is tedious (over fifteen minutes), but finally we’re back in motion.
I typically dislike tours as they mess with my control issues, but not the Big Bus Tour: we’re moving at a rapid clip, the tour information is interesting and I much prefer observing the crowds from above than wrestling with them at street level. From this perspective my view extends far down busy streets (the famous Temple Street night market below) and I’m eye-level with the enormous neon signs framing them.