If you're looking to come down to fashion earth after the designer heaven that is Central, Sha Tin's New Town Plaza is a great bet. Decidedly off the beaten path, the New Territories' best mall has more than 350 midrange shops and restaurants anchored by Marks & Spencer and Japanese department store Seibu. The usual local suspects abound, but lesser known local brands like Pedder Red also have stores. A huge multiplex cinema draws crowds on weekends. New Town Plaza
is also home to two of Hong Kong's kitschier attractions: a musical fountain and Snoopy's World, celebrating Schultz's hound.