Hong Kong Market hours
Hong Kong is a city that knows a thing or two about shopping—but it’s not all indoor malls and mega entertainment complexes. There are also plenty of colorful outdoor markets that cater to every type of customer. Check these out while you’re in town.
PMQ Night Markets
This all-new night-time market in Central is housed in a rejuvenated former police building (known as the Police Married Quarters, or PMQ for short). Taking place each weekend in the central courtyard that’s sandwiched between the two main lowrise buildings, PMQ Night Markets consists of stalls hawking everything from jewelry to beauty products to clothing to shoes. Take your pick of local brands or international designers. There are also a handful of outdoor food vendors representing restaurants across the city, serving finger foods, snacks and pastries. Picnic tables spread out across the yard make it easy to grab a bite and while the evening away.
The PMQ building itself is on the site of a former government school that was partially destroyed during World War II. After the war, the site was converted into the city’s first Police Married Quarters, where newly inducted officers lodged with their spouses. The complex was vacated in 2000, and in 2009 the government earmarked it for a heritage conservation project, consequently transforming it into a public space while keeping functional elements of the old buildings intact. Today, clothing boutiques and lifestyle shops line the corridors. 35 Aberdeen St., Central
Opening Hours: June 6-8 & 13-15. Fri 6-11 pm, Sat 5-11 pm, Sun noon-5 pm.
How to Get There: Ride the Mid-Levels escalators up to Hollywood Road, then walk westward until you reach Aberdeen Street. Make a left on Aberdeen—PMQ will be on your right-hand side.