What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Expats normally do not have difficulties in finding the items that they would like to buy in Macau. As Macau tax is lower than other cities, you would find items priced much lower than western cities. Macau has a wide range of shopping choices, including discount clothing markets around São Domingos near Senado Square and in the Three Lamps district (Rotunda de Carlos da Maia) near the Red Market.
Nearby, the Sun Star City, on Rua de Pedro Nolasco, and Sportstar, a two-storied arcade of specialty shops on Rua da Palha, offer a wide variety of clothing, watches, and stylish accessories like sunglasses, handbags, shoes and novelty items. Avenida Horta e Costa is a long shopping street that begins at the Red Market and extends as far as the Flora Gardens beneath Guia Hill.
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
Sizes from local shops are petite. However, there are foreign brands available in department stores.
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
PARKnSHOP & Seng Cheong Supermarket are two popular supermarkets for expats.
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
There are many excellent shops selling authentic antiques and fine reproductions all over Macau as well as in the Coloane village, but the most convenient area is bounded by Rua de São Paulo, Rua das Estalagens, and Rua Stº António, all in the neighborhood of St Paul's at the foot of Monte Fort.
You can shop for household items in IKEA Hong Kong. Many local people as well as expats travel to Hong Kong for shopping and travel, as Hong Kong has a wide resort of shops and items are reasonably priced.
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Shops in Macau are usually small. You may have difficulty finding a number of department stores in Macau.
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