It’s been a long time since I introduced you to my weekend in Shenzhen. I’m so busy with the gadget news so I almost forgot to share my Shenzhen life with you guys. Well, let me show you the flea market here, where I found lots of interesting stuff. Sorry, no knockoffs in this sharing.
I love to spend my weekend in Shenzhen, where I travel from Hong Kong for some enjoyment. So, I traveled to Shenzhen last weekend to visit the flea market.
The flea market is located far away from the subway station I arrived, so I need to take a cab to the place. While on the way, I passed by a petrol station and there’s a booth selling bananas, pretty amazing.
Next, I saw a truck packed with hundreds of ducks… Man, are the ducks alright to breathe at here, the petrol station?
Haha, I found this sign at a small shopping mall, M.I.C rocks!
This is my destination, the Art City. It’s located at Hua Qiao Cheng (华侨城), on the west side of Shenzhen. You can take the Shenzhen subway to reach this place, or take a cab like me for first time visit.
Here’s the local flea market. It’s only available during the first weekend of the month, Saturday and Sunday. It’s pretty hot here.
There are around 30 booths here, selling homemade and handmade stuff. You might find some surprises here.
These badges are kinda cute, $10 yuan (about $1.50 USD) for one.
McDonald’s is not my cup of tea, but I like this Ronald McDonald badge. I’m quite a big fan of him when I was a kid. And especially this video.
Transformers! I got both for decorating my bag. Looks pretty cool to me.
There are more badges at the other side, with key rings! The seller says that the pictures are hand drawn.
Look! There’s a mirror on the back! Great for girls.
Notebooks, cards, bookmarks are available too. The drawings are nice, I got some bookmarks for my friends. Not expensive, just $8 yuan (about $1).
Anyone interesting with these drawings?
These figures are made from coil.
This toy is pretty cute, you can change the faces anyway you like, and keep with the same body.
I would get one if there’s a Spiderman or Iron Man face. It’s selling for $60 yuan (about $9).
Ladies’ stuff… Not looking at these unless I have a girlfriend with me.
My favorite toy during my childhood, Kendama. If you do not know about this toy, look at the video below.
Looks pretty easy huh? Not for beginners.
The kendama is not cheap, $165 yuan (about $24) for one, look at the guide first before you play. This thing has a website.
If you know the People’s Liberation Army, you would buy this cute little doll.
Wood containers with interesting drawings. They have different types for you to choose.
Decorate your tissue box like this.
I love this idea of stuffing a tee-shirt into a can. Quite creative and each design is only $79 yuan (about $11).
These zipper cases are the most eye-catching items in the flea market. There are three designs, and I got them all for $75 yuan (about $11).
The Windows logoff prompt. The Chinese words on the top of the case mean “Wife Does Not Want Me”, and the yellow button: “Suicide”, red button: “Cut my wrist”, green button: “Self-immolation“.
The Chinese words read as “Lack of memory”.
And this read as “Lack of quota”. Which one do you prefer?
Advertising comic strip for these Windows zipper cases.
A pizza pen. And a banana pen beside it. $20 yuan (about $3) for each.
You got to buy this if you love China very much…
These Chinese Propaganda stickers are for subway cards, you can stick them on cards for decoration. Up to 100 different designs. $10 yuan (about $1.50) for each.
This is my Shenzhen subway card, a must-have item when you come to Shenzhen.
This motorbike is hand-made with coils, pretty impressive. However, this is not for sale…
These bicycles are also made with coil, $30 yuan (about $5) for one.
Beautiful Chinese jade necklace, just $68 yuan (about $10).
I love these lighters with hand drawings, maybe a Steve Jobs with an Apple logo will make me buy it. $48 yuan (about $7) for one.
These coin pouches are my favorite, they have artistic designs and look extraordinary.
I chose this special one with the “Shanzhai” word printed on it, for $55 yuan (about $8).
Cute little cushions formed a large calendar, this item is sold in one whole set, for $149 yuan (about $22).
This flea market is held every month at Shenzhen, and some visitors from Hong Kong will visit this place. The locals can register to open their booth at here, and display their creative products.
Just in case you are interesting with this place, here’s the address, in Chinese.
A very nice laptop case I got from Emoi.
Meal time! There’s an Italian restaurant where a plate of spaghetti costs only $9 yuan (about $1.30), cheap and tasty.
My brother and I ordered salad, baked rice, clams and spaghetti.
The most delicious dish in the whole meal, only $10 yuan (about $1.50)!
I will bring you more photos next week, and give you a tour on the IKEA in Shenzhen, please stay tuned!
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