Times Square Hong Kong is a popular multi storey shopping mall and office tower complex in Causeway Bay. Because of its location, Times Square Hong Kong has become one of the top shopping and dining destinations in in the Asia's World City.
Because of steep land prices in Hong Kong, this shopping complex departs from the usual western model of the flat shopping mall. The space allocated to retail is configured over 16 floors housing 230 shops. The mall and lifts to the office tower are accessible by long escalators linking the ground floor podium and the first level of the mall.
Shops at Times Square Hong Kong offer an excellent mix of mid-range stores aimed at the average shopper. Local Hong Kong brands, such as the Fortress electronics store and Lane Crawford department store, are just some of the most popular among shoppers. there are also some luxury and other major international brands, such as Marks and Spencers and Kookai. The mall has also become well known for its big name eateries and gourmet restaurants which serve a variety of cuisines including Shanghainese, Japanese and other international fares. Movie lovers can also watch a film or two at the cinema complex.
If there is one draw back when shopping at Times Square Hong Kong, it would have to be the huge crowds the mall draws, and it can be crushingly packed at times. Nevertheless, this mall is still a good shopping destination for both locals and tourists.
During Christmas and New Year celebrations, the plaza in front of the mall becomes abuzz with activity. The area has become one of two main gathering points, along with the harbour, for Western New Year celebrations in Hong Kong. Just like its namesake in New York City, Times Square Hong Kong is packed with revelers waiting for the countdown, which is done by the "lowering" of lights on a wall.
To get to Times Square, take MTR to Causeway Bay, and exit at Times Square. Expect crowds during weekends.