Hong Kong’s one and only flea market
Gadget flea market
You have arrived at a true geek’s Mecca! This is where you can pick up a record from the 70s, a limited-edition Bruce Lee DVD, hi-fi audio sets from every brand on the planet plus a wide selection of useful gadgets like remote controls, light bulbs, magnets and binoculars. Back in the 1970s, this was the place to come for the latest model transistor radio, and still today, the selection of electronic components is wider and the prices better than you’ll find at any department store.
Newest gadgets next door
Apliu Street is for those who enjoy a stroll and like to be surprised. For those looking for the latest gadgets at the best price, head to the huge Dragon Centre (at the intersection of Apliu Street and Yen Chow Street) or Golden Computer Centre (146 Fok Wah Street), reputedly the cheapest place in town for tablets, smart phones, cameras and cool IT accessories.
Nice to know
The Cantonese name ‘apliu’ is the name of the original village 鴨寮which has now been overtaken by the urban jungle.It literally means ‘duck huts’ after the straw huts in which the villagers raised ducks.Locally the street is also known as the ‘thieves market’ after the sometimes dubious origin of the used goods on sale…