Causeway Bay has everything for those who enjoy living in the heart of a booming metropolis. This thriving commercial centre has one of the most popular shopping districts in the city, with many outlets running around the clock. Its streets are vibrant, making for an exciting and dynamic Hong Kong experience. Causeway Bay is well connected by trams, buses, minibuses, taxis and the MTR, which can often be the quickest route to and from other parts of Hong Kong, with Central just a five-minute ride away and Tsim Sha Tsui 10 minutes. Road links to the mouth of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel make travel to Kowloon by bus or taxi easy and cheap, although traffic can get congested at peak hours. Stores and shopping centres abound in this area. A wide range of luxury and popular retail brands, computer products, electrical and household goods, international beauty products and everything in between can be found. Times Square has become the centrepiece of this part of Causeway Bay. But shopping choices thrive elsewhere in the neighbourhood. You can be forgiven for thinking that the entrance to Japanese department store Sogo is little more than a popular meeting point. However, you'll find that the store boasts 13 floors and includes a Japanese supermarket and restaurants. For camera gear, there are ample consumer electronics stores to choose from, but make sure you buy from a dealer endorsed by the Hong Kong Tourism Board's Quality Tourism Services (QTS), as it's often a case of buyer beware. For some local flavour, Jardine's Bazaar and Jardine's Crescent operate as open-air market venues with bargains to be had on clothes, bags and souvenirs. You will also find Chinese-medicine stores selling dried fish, pungent herbs and tinctures for all ailments. Swedish furniture store Ikea, American children's store Toys 'R' Us, local fashion and food-filled Island Beverley and Causeway Plaza round off the offerings that make Causeway Bay a shopping paradise for tourists and residents alike. There are several large-name supermarkets for groceries, including Wellcome and ParknShop, but the abundance of restaurants means that going hungry is not an option in this part of town. Foodies can avail themselves of Vietnamese, Mexican, Spanish, Indian, Shanghainese or any other world cuisine, while some of the best Japanese and Korean restaurants in Hong Kong can be found tucked away high up in commercial buildings. Revellers also flock to Causeway Bay to enjoy its numerous karaoke and sports bars. Down the road from Causeway Bay MTR is the Hong Kong Stadium, which hosts the annual Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and other events. Sport-loving residents can also try the members-only Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and Hong Kong Football Club (in nearby Happy Valley) to escape the crowds and enjoy the private swimming pools, bars and sporting activities. A cheaper way to beat the bustle is to head to Victoria Park - 19 glorious hectares of grass, fountains, jogging tracks, swimming pools, and basketball and tennis courts, right in the heart of Causeway Bay. As the largest park on Hong Kong Island, it's a great place for celebrating important local festivals, such as Mid-Autumn and Lunar New Year, with the thousands who flock there every year in true Hong Kong style. As hordes of shoppers and office workers crowd the streets, malls and markets of Causeway Bay, this busy Hong Kong district is an area that doesn't stop.