Saturday, January 29, 2011

Op shop hop

Purely as a noble self-sacrifice for the benefit of my local readers I spent the afternoon visiting six op shops in order to provide their locations. I won't rate them as good or bad because as any expert op-shopper will know, one week you may find nothing but junky McDonalds' toys and on the next visit you'll score the mother lode of Lego or Barbies. In my opinion they are all worth visiting because you never know what you may find and the joy is in the looking.

Today I explored the Salvation Army stores on the MTR Island Line.

1. Chai Wan
Take exit D at Chai Wan station, turn right and walk along the overpass and through Chai Wan park to Yue Wan Estate. You can see the shop from Chai Wan Road near the post office.

2. Shau Kei Wan
Take Exit B1 from Shau Kei Wan station and turn right onto Shau Kei Wan Main Street East. The shop is number 139.

3. North Point
Take the B1 exit from North Point station and look for 379 King's Road.

4. Causeway Bay
This is a short walk from the North Point store along Kings Road and at about four streets past Fortress Hill station turn right onto Wing Hing Street.

5. Wan Chai, Wood Road
At Wan Chai station take the A3 exit to Johnston Road. Turn left and walk along to Wan Chai Road, then turn left onto Wood Road. The store is next to a green Jockey Club school.

5. Wan Chai, Hennessey Road
Take exit A2 from Wan Chai MTR and walk along  Hennessy Road until you reach number 337. Opening hours are 10:30 am - 7:30 pm.


  1. But what bargains did you come home with???