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Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets: where to buy a decent pen

We may have become slaves to digital technology, but there’s always an occasion when a good pen comes in handy, and this stationery store in Mong Kok has a great selection

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 January, 2016, 6:01am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 January, 2016, 6:00am

Where can you buy a decent pen these days? An archaic question, perhaps, in this digital age, but if you are a little old-fashioned, Chung Nam Book & Stationery is your answer.

In business since 1973, the Hong Kong-style store occupied premises in Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok, until it relocated to its current address in Nathan Road (near Yau Ma Tei MTR station Exit C) a couple of years ago.

It offers a wide range of pens, from biros for students to international brands such as Montblanc and DuPont, all at reasonably good prices.

Also on sale is an array of Frixion Ball pens (ultra-popular, and with erasable ink, that you could only buy in Japan previously) in different colours for about HK$20 each, depending on tip size.

Chung Nam Book & Stationery, CN Square, 503 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. Tel: 2384 2430