Sydney, Oct 26: A recent study has unveiled the most Instagram-worthy shopping destinations in Hong Kong, perfect for capturing the spirit of Halloween and beyond.
Ubuy Hong Kong, a cross-border shopping platform, analyzed the number of Instagram hashtags related to shopping spots in the city to determine the most photogenic locations.
The hashtags were included if they had a substantial number of posts linked to the shopping areas.
Harbour City – 322,407 Instagram posts
Topping the list is Harbour City, with an impressive 322,407 Instagram posts featuring its hashtags. Situated on the north shore of Victoria Harbour, Harbour City is Hong Kong’s largest shopping mall. It offers an array of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and even an ocean liner terminal. Plus, its prime location provides breathtaking views of the Hong Kong skyline and the sea. This Halloween, Harbour City is ready to enchant visitors with Halloween activities, including a Halloween Candy Bag DIY Workshop and their Spooky Halloween Party.
D2 Place – 182,652 Instagram postsD2 Place secures the second spot with 182,652 Instagram posts featuring its hashtag. D2 Place spans two nearby locations in West Kowloon, providing a trendy and vibrant destination for shopping, dining, and socializing. It’s a redeveloped industrial area featuring fashion boutiques, creative markets, and a sky garden. Halloween enthusiasts will find plenty of events and promotions to celebrate the spooky season.
K11 Musea – 147,536 Instagram postsK11 Musea takes the third spot with 147,536 Instagram posts. Located on the harbourfront, this shopping center offers an immersive experience for visitors. Its striking facade is adorned with flowing greenery, draping over glass and concrete, and it hosts a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. This Halloween, K11 Musea has an array of activities, including the Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick-Or-Treat Monster Party.
Langham Place – 64,278 Instagram posts
Langham Place secures fourth place with 64,278 Instagram posts using its hashtag. Positioned in the heart of Mongkok, Langham Place offers a plethora of shops, restaurants, and other entertainment experiences. It also provides direct access to the area’s only five-star hotel.
The Mills – 63,508 Instagram posts
The Mills claims the fifth spot with 63,508 Instagram posts featuring its hashtag. Found in Tsuen Wan, The Mills is a former textile mill transformed into a shopping, arts, and cultural center. It offers a selection of shops and restaurants to explore. This Halloween, The Mills is hosting a market with a focus on inspiring more sustainable and environmentally friendly ways to celebrate the holiday.
Festival Walk – 50,202 Instagram posts
Festival Walk takes the sixth position with 50,202 Instagram posts featuring its hashtag. This shopping mall, located in Kowloon Tong, provides shops, restaurants, a cinema, and an ice skating rink.
Hysan Place – 48,961 Instagram posts
Hysan Place ranks seventh with 48,961 Instagram posts including its hashtag. Situated in Causeway Bay, Hysan Place offers various shops and restaurants to browse, along with a rooftop urban farm.
Hollywood Road – 44,412 Instagram posts
Hollywood Road secures the eighth spot with 44,412 Instagram posts that include its hashtags. Running between Central and Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island, Hollywood Road is renowned for its selection of shops offering antiques and art, in addition to historic landmarks like the Man Mo Temple. Hollywood Road’s mix of attractions includes plenty of choices for people with spookier sensibilities this Halloween.
1881 Heritage – 43,500 Instagram posts
In ninth place is 1881 Heritage, with 43,500 Instagram posts that include its hashtags. 1881 Heritage is a repurposed 19th-century police building, formerly the Marine Police Headquarters. Located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, the open-air mall offers shops, restaurants, bars, and a Heritage Hall describing the site’s history.
New Town Plaza – 36,006 Instagram posts
Rounding out the top ten is New Town Plaza, with 36,006 Instagram posts that include its hashtags. Located in the center of Sha Tin, New Town Plaza offers various shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, including Snoopy’s World, a Peanuts-themed outdoor playground. This Halloween, New Town Plaza has exciting offerings, including interactive displays, costume contests, and their Halloween Chill Out Party.
A spokesperson from Ubuy remarked, “Hong Kong’s shopping destinations cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences, and they are a perfect canvas for Instagram enthusiasts to capture their experiences. Harbour City, in particular, stands out as the top choice for Instagram users, offering not only a vast array of shopping, food, and entertainment but also stunning cityscape views – ideal for those perfect Instagram snapshots.”
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