Today, I want to talk about one of my favorite places in Hong Kong. Just in case you do not know me personally, yes, I am living in Hong Kong since last year. I am still trying to fit in this city and hopefully soon I can say something about my life like, “Hmm, not bad.”
Go back to one of my favorite places in Hong Kong, it is a fish market where my all fish crazyness started, yes! It’s actually called, Gold Fish Market. It’s located in Tungchoi street, Mongkok. You can easily google it and find more information.
I only heard about this place when my mom gave me this guide book of Hong Kong for the tourist. I am not a tourist exactly so I didn’t really read it first. I misunderstood that I was local some reason. Ha! Wrong. And one day I read the book after my mom visited me and the gold fish market was one of places they recommended and I wanted to go there. I went there with my boyfriend and we didn’t really think about buying anything there. He doesn’t like animal which to me it is a bit funny because I am not an animal person either! And you know, we just walked a bit and couldn’t really find any ‘Fish’ but instead, we saw lots of dogs and cats. So I was tired and bored and then, we found this one place. – Later I found out we went to the wrong side of fish market so we couldn’t see the whole street. – And then.. they were so cute. I didn’t really think that fish will be cute .. I asked my boyfriend to choose the fish because to me, they were all the same. And that’s how we got our first tropical fish, cute little 3 Red Coral Platy. I thought they looked so FAT. One of them was actually pregnant, I didn’t know it of course. (She had 7 fry after a week.)
Anyway, talking the fish street. The whole street sells Aquarium fishes (tropical fish)/ Marine fishes and also sells equipment – fish tank, filter, and everything you need to have fish. Also they have several pet shops and sell dogs, cats, hamster, lizards, frogs, turtle. It’s really an interesting view when you get there. The symbol of this market is though, probably the fishes in the plastic bags on the store wall. Not all of stores are selling fish like that but lots of stores sell fish like this.
I’ve been there more than 30 times so far. It is A LOT! My boyfriend was amazed when I went there 2-3 times a week just to watch fishes. – But I ended up buying something every time. Hehe.. I haven’t been there for a while though. I think maybe it’s time to go there again!… for my blog… hahahaha I’m just giving me another lame excuse to go there. But this time will be much interesting cause now I have my blog to talk about it so I will take a lot of good pictures next time I go. Can’t wait! :p
How to get to Gold Fish Market in Mongkok?
Take MTR (Kwun Tong Line or Tsuen Wan Line) and get off at Mongkok Station.
Find Exit B3 and walk along to the bridge and find Tungchoi street! 🙂