Some shops specialise in large size clothing and footware which can be difficult to find elsewhere as many shops in Hong Kong stock only smaller Asian sizes.
GETTING THERE – Buses 6, 6A, 6X and 260 from Exchange Square Bus Station, in Central on Hong Kong Island provide a frequent service and stop outside Stanley Plaza, about 8 minutes walk from the market and Stanley Village Bus Terminus, about 3 minutes walk from the market. Number 6 service is a popular tourist route which provides a scenic journey.
Also, bus 66 (weekday peak hours service only) from Exchange Square Bus Station terminates at Stanley Plaza, about 8 minutes walk from the market via escalators down through the plaza to the waterfront.
Performances are free for casual bystanders although donations are requested and each group usually has a sitting area close to the performers, popular with photographers, for which a small charge.
Cantonese opera performances do not usually take place when there is night racing at Happy Valley.
Here nobody expects to pay anything like the marked prices and it is quite normal to "bargain" down to half the asking price.
In the section of the market from Public Square Street towards Jordan Station can be found fortune tellers, palm and face readers and tarot card readers who, for a small sum offer to look into the future, and groups of Cantonese opera and, occasionally Western, singers and musicians.
The market starts about 150 metres down the street.
From Yau Ma Tei MTR Station take exit C and at the top of the steps at street level turn left along Mang Ming Lane and Temple Street is the second street on the left.
Yuen Po Street Bird Garden In the 1960's, a dim sum restaurant on Shanghai Street in Mongkok became a popular venue for bird lovers who took along their caged birds and listened to the birds singing, whilst dining.