April is a month of deadlines for me, but I am determined to update around here! For today, I want to introduce these Hong Kong themed postcards!
As much as I love the online world, I’m really into postcards and snail mail, even more so when I was introduced to Postcrossing. Some time ago, I saw these illustrated Hong Kong themed postcards being shared on Postcrossing and I tried, but failed, to find out where to get them.
I forgot all about it until I was catching up over lunch with my friend in Mongkok and since she was also a Postcrosser, we started talking about it and she goes, “Hey, I need to show you these fun postcards, you’re going to love them!”
So after lunch, my friend took me to a shop inside CTMA Centre in Mongkok where I bought these (sorry, but I forgot to note down the name of the shop!). I think the girl at the shop was wondering why someone was so excited over postcards, of all things.
The good news is, apart from CTMA Centre, I found out that Post Collection opened a postcard cafe in
Causeway Bay last year [*Update: the cafe has moved to Wan Chai, location details below Post Collection Cafe has closed], selling coffee, food and postcards!
I haven’t had the chance to visit the postcard cafe myself but I will when my current stash is all mailed out! Most of the cards I bought have already travelled to different locations around the world and I really like the idea of sharing bits of Hong Kong via postcards. :)
If you’re travelling to Hong Kong, I think these postcards might be a fun alternative to normal postcards or if you live here and like cafes, here’s a new one to check out maybe?
Post Collection Cafe [CLOSED]:
Shop D, G/F, 1 On Lok Lane, Wan Chai
(Wan Chai station – Exit A) Hours
Weekdays: 11am – 11pm
Weekends: 12 noon – 11pm