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Elements, Hong Kong

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Shop til you drop!

  • May 6, 2010
When it comes to shopping, no one does it better than the Chinese, Japanese and well, basically, Asians! When it comes to geomancy or Feng Shui, no one believes it more than the Chinese, especially Hongkongers & Taiwanese.

When you combine the two, you've got the best of both worlds! That is, at the Elements (圆方)! Elements is almost brand new, well, about 2 year old or so (opened Oct. 1, 2007). It is the flagship shopping mall of MTR at the basement of Hong Kong tallest skyscraper International Commerce Centre. Elements is easy to get to, simply take the MTR to Kowloon Station or the Airport Express from the airport to... Kowloon Station! As easy as that.

is based on Fengshui's (aka Geomancy) 5 elements of nature. The entire shopping mall is divided into 5 zones... Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth.  About 120+ shops, an ice skating rink and the largest cineplex in Hong Kong (seating 1600) are housed within the 5 elements. This is no ordinary shopping mall though. Elements covers a total space floor of 1 million sq. feet! 

Each zone of the mall is designed with an interior theme peculiar to that particular element. For example, the Water zone is represented by the water feature "harmony" while the Earth zone is symbolized by the number 9 as the land where Elements is built is Kowloon which literally translates to Nine Dragon.

I love shopping here. For a few obvious reasons:
  1. Convenience: One can easily get here by subways, taxis or even buses from mainland China or Shenzhen airport!
  2. Great restaurants: A wide choice be it Japanese, Chinese or Western.
  3. Less Crowd: Elements cater to high end shoppers. Hence you can actually shop leisurely without having to worry about being pickpocketed!
  4. Washrooms that are even better than those of 5 star hotels: There are actually sofas outside the washrooms! There are perfumes in the washrooms!
  5. Gift-shopping: I've found this place a great place to look for innovative designs and some truly special-interest gifts like designer Japanese teapots! 

If you've a chance to come to Elements, be sure you look out for a crystal-studded Mercedes Benz. It's quite a spectacular sight! To find it, simply look for Starbucks, it's displayed right outside the cafe!

Some interesting shops in Elements:
Some great restaurants in Elements:
  • Namh
  • Lei Garden
  • Wang Jia Sha

Some top brands anchor stores:
  • Bvlgari
  • Mont Blanc
  • Piaget
  • Chanel
  • Tumi

Be it for shopping or be it for just a quick bite or luxurious lunch, Elements in Hong Kong is a great place to be at! I'm heading there again this very Sunday!
Shop til you drop! Shop til you drop! Shop til you drop! Shop til you drop! Shop til you drop!

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May 09, 2010
I've totally been here before, but I did not know all of this history about them -- too blinded by the stores and food to pay attention ;) Thanks for the interesting read!
May 11, 2010
I usually stay on the HK side but since I've meeting up with a friend who lives in Kowloon, have been checking up some "new" malls around Kowloon. Where do your relatives live in?
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Quick Tip by . April 08, 2010
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First class shopping & dining atop Kowloon Station. If you stay at W Hong Kong, this is where you'd want to be!
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"Elements" is an upper middle class large shopping mall located on 1 Austin Road WestTsim Sha TsuiKowloonHong Kong. It is developed and managed by MTR Corporation through its subsidiary Premier Management Service. 
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