For our last day in Hong Kong, Tom and I met my friends Erica and Jacqueline to tour the Western District. This is another area we didn’t see on our trip to Hong Kong two years ago. We took a short tram ride from Central to Western Market.
Once we started walking, we set our sights on a famous bamboo store on Western Street. On the way, we visited a wet market.
Although this area is gentrifying, there are still some great sights.
And some colorful streets and signs.
The bamboo store did not disappoint! I bought trivets, mini bamboo steamers, and mooncake presses. Erica and Jacqueline purchased things there, too!
Coincidentally, our lunch venue was adjacent to Dymock’s, one of Hong Kong’s largest bookstores. Jacqueline and Erica asked the store if they had Good Chinese Wife–and they did! So I signed all six copies, which were later put on a special display with an “Autographed by Author” sticker! It was so much fun to do this impromptu book signing.
That evening Tom and I headed to Prince’s Building for the final book event–the launch party for an anthology I contributed to: How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? True Stories of Expat Women in Asia (Signal 8 Press, 2014), edited by Shannon Young. It was held at Bookazine.
The post-party moved up to Sevva, the restaurant/bar on the rooftop of Prince’s Building. Check out these stunning views!
We would leave Hong Kong 12 hours later.