Mary Ann and I had one day to spend in Hong Kong before heading home. We ended up at the more affordable, but still lovely, Holiday Inn Golden Mile right smack in the middle of Lower Kowloon or Tsim She Tsui.
Our Australian business partner Cam Mitchell mentioned a good place to look for money exchange as Hong Kong does not share money with mainland China. We discovered he was talking about the infamous Chungking Mansions, which was right next to our hotel. A very different world when you walk in. Full of food and shops from the Middle East, India, Africa, etc. There are also spartan accommodations (the cheapest in town). If you get a chance to go to Hong Kong, don’t be intimidated by Chungking Mansions. Mary Ann and I think it is great.
Check out the video below on how Hong Kong’s iconic Chungking Mansions became what it is today. Also, Anthony Bourdain went to Chungking Mansions on Parts Unknown. You can follow the link below for purchase on YouTube or buy it on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/hong-kong/id1365777415?i=1393889716
About Michigan Global Trade LLC:
Removing the Fear of Importing
Let us be your eyes and ears on the ground in China and around the world to manage the suppliers, production, logistics and quality control. We keep you informed and help with:
- Finding the product, you need,
- Visiting the factory to assure it meets your needs,
- Quality checking the order to make sure it meets your specification,
- Overseeing the container to the dock, so you know it’s ready to go,
- Oversee customs clearance and delivery to your door,
- Provide updates via email throughout the process,
- We answer our phones, when you call.
Our partners have worked together for over ten years and understand how to successfully procure materials internationally for most markets. We have partners in the USA, Australia, United Kingdom with sourcing and production facilities in China helping you buy from China, India and Vietnam. We work very hard to locate or produce a product, manage quality control, and get it to you anywhere in the world quickly and within your budget.
We streamline communication by having a US office contact to best manage time zone differences and communication. We are available to talk during office hours or any time you need us.
Products and Sourcing:
We can source any supply you are looking for and if we cannot find it, we may be able to produce it in our factory to your specifications. We have key product lines in construction, fasteners, furniture components and custom manufacturing–but we can find or make any product you need.
We handle the heavy lifting. We work with freight forwarders to handle logistics, customs and shipping to your door. Let us worry about finding what you need and getting it to you.
Availability and Quick Turn-Around:
Our team is ready to find what you need. We are easy to work and would love to provide a quote for the products you are looking for in your business. Let us show you how competitive our pricing is for your market.