Souvenir shops sell seashells, veined stones and carved coral, but we discourage buying the latter as it hastens the destruction of reef-based marine environments. Facing Number 3 Fishing Port, the glitzy Pier 3 Mall is packed with international brand boutiques.

Edible Souvenirs

Food gift shops peddle cuttlefish jerky, dried seaweed and locally famed brown sugar cakes (黑糖糕, hēi táng gāo), which are very spongy, dusted with sesame seeds and not overly sweet. A unique wind-dried octopus is also a local speciality, but is intended for cooking not as an eat-now snack. Peanuts are also grown here and locally known as tudou (土豆), which amuses mainland Chinese for whom that word means potato.