The Whampoa World shopping mall is one-of-a-kind and is quite unique. When you arrive at this shopping mall centre you might feel amazed or even puzzled why there is a luxury cruise ship between the residential areas of Hung Hom. As a matter of fact, the luxury cruise ship is part of the shopping mall and therefore quite an attraction itself (although it’s reconstructed with concrete). The design of the shopping mall is somehow a tribute to the former Hung Hom dry dock No.1 of Whampoa Garden and reminiscence the old times. This is even more true after the Hung Hom Ferry Pier was shut down awhile ago (please refer to our post for more information about the last days of the Hung Hom Ferry Pier).
With more than 1.4 million square feet, Whampoa World shopping complex is one of the largest on the Kowloon side. The design of this shopping mall center is a unique combination of different themed worlds. The themed worlds are Whampoa Gourmet Place, Fashion World, Treasure World, Home World, Amazing World and Pebbles World. As the names already indicate, the different worlds offer a vast variety of fashion (Esprit, G2000, Bread N Butter, H20, Nike, etc.), dining, accessories, electronics (CD Warehosue, HMV, etc.) and entertainment. More than 300 shops, restaurants and stores can be found in the Whampoa Worlds as well as Hong Kong’s first bowling alley (Thunderbowl), a Billiard House, a gym (Jumpin Gym USA) and a movie theater. The four different “decks” of The Whampoa houses a Jusco department store, Modern Beauty Salon, and the Sportful Garden Restaurant. A Game Station and the Spotlight Recreation Club can be found on the lower “decks”.
Opening Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm (daily)
Enquiries Call: +(852) 2121 8344
How to Get to Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa:
Official Website: http://www.whampoaworld.com/
Address: Whampoa World, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
By MTR: The Whampoa Worlds are a little bit inconveniently located. Although, being located in Hung Hom the shopping mall is quite a walking distant from the MTR Hung Hom station away (at least 20 minute walk).
By Bus: The following buses will drive by the Whampoa Worlds via the Hung Hom MTR Station: 5C, 8, 11K, 11X, 21 and 21A (this is from the airport).
Nonetheless, we highly recommend taking one of the buses starting from the TST Star Ferry terminal such as bus No. 8A or 8P. Traveling time is approx. 20 minutes. Expect to pay around HK$ 5.0 for a single journey. Alternatively, you can take the Green Mini Bus 6, 6A or 6X from TST Hankow Road via Hung Hom MTR Station.
If you are on Hong Kong Island, you can take bus 115 from Central directly to Whampoa Garden or use the Star Ferry to TST and catch bus 8A. From the Airport simply take E23.
The following buses serve the Whampoa Garden: 5D, 8A, 8P, 12A, 30X, 115, 212 and E23. The close by Hung Hom Ferry Pier can be reached by buses 3B, 7B, 15, 85C, 268B, 269B, 297 and 796X. In addition, there is also a ferry between North Point (Hong Kong Island) and Hung Hom. In case you would like to take one of the Green Mini Buses: No. 2, 6, 6X and 8 serve Whampoa Garden while 13 and 26 go via Whampoa Garden.
Map and Location fo Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa: