Many Hongkongers head across the border to Shenzhen for its restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Photo: Alamy
Many Hongkongers head across the border to Shenzhen for its restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Photo: Alamy

A day out in Shenzhen, with food, shopping and karaoke: just like Hong Kong, but quieter and cheaper

  • At the end of 1978, Shenzhen was one of four coastal cities picked to have special economic zones to attract overseas investment into mainland China
  • Now it is booming and its malls are a popular draw for day-tripping Hongkongers

Many Hongkongers head across the border to Shenzhen for its restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Photo: Alamy
Many Hongkongers head across the border to Shenzhen for its restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Photo: Alamy
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