I always enjoy shopping in Hong Kong. Somehow, I always end up in Mong Kok. Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok is blocked off during shopping hours (after 4 PM on weekdays and the entire day on weekends), and the street was full of shoppers.
I have been going to Hong Kong pretty regularly since I started working, and I have noticed a steady increase in Mainland tourists. There is more Mandarin Chinese (the standard language of the Mainland) than Cantonese (the standard language of Hong Kong) spoken, and now most of the sales people will speak Mandarin first.
One of my favorite things to do is to eat street food from one of the many street food vendors in Mong Kok. Find one that is busy, and they are all pretty yummy.
I also went to the Mid Levels Escalator for the first time. This is a group of escalators that connect Central (a shopping/business area, and also connection to the MTR) and the Mid Levels (a residential area, especially for expats). It was quite interesting to see the different restaurants and apartments as the escalator went up to the Mid Levels.
Hope you enjoyed my trip to Hong Kong!