Best places to spot your fave celebrities in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong has got all the food and shopping you could ever hope for, but even better there's always a chance that you'll just happen to run into one of the shining stars of the local celebrity scene.

What makes a vacation feel more complete than a brush with stardom? This fab list by Skyscanner will make sure you maximise your chances of seeing Hong Kong's fabulous A-listers.

1. Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay is also known as Hong Kong's shopping Mecca, and you know you'll be buying some stuff while you're in Hong Kong. So why not kill two birds with one stone while you're there?

Some of the famous celebrities spotted there recently include Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, Daniel Wu, and Eason. If you're lucky you'll run into one of them when you visit, or you can just hang out there all dressed up and maybe get mistaken for a celebrity yourself.

One shop in particular patronised by local heroes is fab fashion boutique Liger, owned by local stylista Hilary Tsui and her business partner, and while you're stocking up on chic tops and shoes, steal some sideways glances at your fellow shoppers and see who comes in.

Liger: Fashion Walk, 55, Hong Kong

2. Tsim Sha Tsui

TST is one of the most intense shopping zones in the whole world, packed with amazing malls and other eating and shopping hotspots, and it's not just tourists who go there for great deals.

Lucky shoppers will catch a glimpse of their faves out doing the same thing they are; Juice, a fashion and lifestyle store by Edison Chen is a great place for street-wear, and his friends might just drop by when you're there.

Besides shopping, a stroll down the promenade is one of the best ways to get an uninterrupted view of the city's famous skyline, and it's a prime spot for selfies.

This is where you'll find Avenue of the Stars, Hong Kong's tribute to its hometown heroes. And while Bruce Lee is sadly no longer with us, you'll definitely want to pay homage to his memory at the Bruce Lee statue.

Juice: G/F, 2 Minden Row, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

3. Mong Kok

Also known as the heart of Kowloon, this densely packed neighbourhood is a great place to find traditional Chinese characteristics amidst a modern shopping paradise. One great place for people-watching is Fa Yuen Street, a.k.a. Sneaker Street, where all the sneaker-heads in town go for their kicks. If you're lucky, you'll be able to spot Kenny Kwan and Khalil Fong.

4. Dragon-i Nightclub

This is celeb central, also known as Hong Kong's latest dance floor, among them models, and celebrities. Make sure you dress to impress just in case you spot an A-lister.

Aptly located in the party district of Lan Kwai Fong, they apparently sell the biggest amount of champagne in Southeast Asia.

If you look right, if you're dressed right, and you have the money, you might be able to get a seat and party with the likes of Cecilia Chung and Daniel Wu.

60 Wyndham St, Hong Kong

5. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Central is one of the best hotels for celebrity-spotting, as local heroes like Andy Lau and even international luminaries like Kate Moss love the atmosphere and the service of this legendary hot spot.

If you're not staying there, you can grab a drink at the plush MO Bar, whose understated glamour sets the scene for the crowds of financial big shops, Cantopop celebrities and well-heeled types who enjoy a good cocktail.

Queen's, The Landmark York House, Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

6. Bosco Wong's Oystermine

Oystermine is an oyster bar opened up by actor Bosco Wong and his friends located in a quiet corner of Kowloon. It has a cosy atmosphere and features an outdoor patio for balmy alfresco nights.

Bosco makes recommendations on what wine goes well with each seafood dish since he has a special interest in wine, and if you time your visit right, he might turn up with some of his celebrity pals.

Hong Kong, 57 Nam Kok Rd, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

7. Stanley District

Located down the peninsula from the centre of the city, Stanley is a quiet town with a lot of history, a lovely market street and even a nice beach, making it a great day trip while you're in Hong Kong.

Locals love the peace and quiet of Stanley, and recently eagle-eyed celebrity spotters saw Linda Chung at a restaurant with a new beau down there.

You never know who you'll run into, even out in the countryside.

8. Hong Kong's Malls

We love the malls of Hong Kong for their bargains, cleanliness and high tech amenities. One of our favourites is IFC Mall, in the heart of Central, where we can get everything we need for our peeps back home.

For example, supermarket city'super dubs itself "a mega lifestyle speciality store that offers a one-stop shopping experience." It has an international food market, a gift salon and a wine cellar.

If you get your souvenirs for your besties back home here you might get lucky and spot some celebrities getting their daily necessities as well, like Cecilia Cheung, who has been known to shop there on occasion.

9. Bonus: Angelababy

Hong Kong's very own Kim Kardashian isn't just an Instagram superstar. She's also a busy entrepreneur with a number of businesses of her own.

Baby Cafe, a collaboration between her and cinematic auteur Tony Chan Kwok-Fai serving up Japanese-French fusion, is inside Langham Place Shopping Mall and is a great place to take a break over a hot meal or cool dessert.

If while you're lifting a spoonful of creamy tiramisu to your mouth you happen to notice that your nails are a little chipped or less than pristine, you can head over to her nail salon at Causeway Bay Plaza for a mani-pedi.

And if the stars are right, you may even run into her Babyship herself.

Baby Cafe:
Shop 30, 11/F, Langham Place Shopping Mall, 8 Argyle St., Mong Kok

Oasis Beauty x Mini nail by Angelababy:
Units 04 & 05, 13/F, Causeway Bay Plaza, Phase 1, Causeway Bay

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