Dragon Centre and Apple Dorm @ Sham Shui Po Kowloon (Hong Kong)
While experiencing dining and shopping in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon Hong Kong, Dragon Centre seems like the decent place that’s pretty ideal for casual hang out and relaxation. With retail shops and local designer businesses, visitors can find not only local cuisines, but chic accessories and fashion alongside some very creative handicrafts as well.
Their food court channels a casual vibe, with simple interior to go with the eclectic range of variety. But, I was keen and intrigue when I came across a chicken rice stall. So obviously, a taste of Hong Kong chicken rice sounded like a good idea.
And we learnt that bargaining is totally normal and acceptable in Hong Kong culture. So yes, this chicken rice came with a plate of vegetable free of charge. Something that would never (ever) happen here in Malaysia. Their chicken dish for chicken rice was a lot more authentically chinese style- poached to yield a nice chewy chicken skin intact to its juicy meat. And while this is more commonly served accompanied with garnishing like cilantro or spring onion, it doesn’t seem to bother the local diners in any bit that it’s missing. Rice on the other hand, did lack the rich garlicky fragrant.
Chicken rice wasn’t the main draw instead, was merely to fulfill my curiosity. The spotlight would be this hippie snack that’s trending and for all I know, it hasn’t reach our shore. This one is namely the Cola Chicken. Cleverly stacking the fried chicken serving onto the top of a drinking cup, it makes perfect grab and go snack.
Despite being the first nine story shopping centre in Hong Kong (since 1994), this winning mall with Certificate of Merit issued by Hong Kong Institute of Architects for its outstanding architectural design, this 20 years old shopping mall is very well maintained and is a proud owner of an indoor ice skating rink, with an arcade center with Apple Mall occupying the 5th and 7th floor and hosting over 400 shops and kiosk mobile shops that would wow the ladies in particular.
Sky Rink Skating School.
Indoor ice skating ring with total area of 17000 square feet and is also one of the few skating centers in Hong Kong that have real snow.
Sky Fantasia game arcade at the 9th floor.
2HKD for 1 token and this place is very popular amongst teenagers.
The apple mall at the 5th and 7th floor has more than over 400 shops and it’s not to be missed when visiting the Dragon Centre. The amount of things in these tiny little shops with narrow walkway can be a little intimidating; I wouldn’t recommend anyone with serious shopping addiction to be spending too much time here if you know what I mean.
And speaking of Apple Mall, the Apple dorm is right next to the Dragon Centre itself. For anyone who needs a temporary dormitory, these 100 square feet bedrooms are available for HKD 3800 monthly (inclusive of water, electricity and management fee), with common sharing facilities like pantry, bathrooms and that beautiful roof top serving as laundry area. Each room comes with a security door with password and key card. The management offers housekeeping at all common area, making this perfect for exchange students on short stays.
Dragon Centre is located at:
37K Yen Chow St
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 2360 0982
Contact Apple Dorm at:
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