No trip to Tokyo is complete without visiting Don Quijote (or Donki as it is known). Let the teens go wild in this discount superstore that won’t cost you the earth (also try the 100 Yen shops in teen paradise, Harajuku).
Escape the Hong Kong bustle and hop on a bus to Stanley, a seaside village with beach, markets and plenty of food options.
Try and avoid the markets on weekends when they become crazy busy.
For a snapshot of local life, every visit to Hong Kong should include a trip on the Central – Mid-Levels Escalator, the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world (on Hong Kong Island). Look for shops that sell ‘Chops’ (a traditional stamp made with your name in Chinese Characters). Alternatively, try designer Citygate Outlets - 40 minutes on the MTR from Central to Tung Chung.