Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Starbucks in Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Last year, I share with you the most unique Starbucks in the world, located on Duddell Street in Hong Kong. In March this year, Starbucks opened another unique concept store.

Located across in Kowloon is the latest Starbucks concept store in Mong Kok. Once a shady district known for its notorious triads and the famous Ladies’ Night Market, it has since cleaned up its act. Although also in collaboration with G.O.D., Starbucks on Sai Yee Street is completely different from the one on Duddell Street.

With its focus on local culture, arts and movies, this two-storey 6,000 square feet Starbucks store is decorated with photos of local people taken on the streets showing their day-to-day stories, old movie posters and contemporary art that reflects the living heritage of old Hong Kong. Movie plays a crucial role in the local culture and is the essential element for Sai Yee Street’s Starbucks. It houses a mini theatre and offers regular seminars (free of charge to the public) by the Hong Kong Film Archive as a platform for cultural exchange.

P.S.: Singapore Starbucks and Tourism Board, when is our turn to get our own unique Starbucks?

89-91 Sai Yee Street, 1F-2F Wai Kee House, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

+852 2789 8710

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