Originally published on 6 December 2018 by Sarah Moran. Last updated on 12 December 2019 by Jen Paolini.
The cold of winter has finally come to Hong Kong, bringing wind and lower temperatures to our city. Even if you’ve vowed to stay indoors all week, with temperatures dropping as low as 12 degrees, there is no escaping the cold—especially since most Hong Kong buildings don’t have central heating. But that doesn’t mean you have to listen to your teeth chattering all day long. Luckily, all of the outlets listed below sell trusty space heaters that will keep you nice and toasty, especially for those drafty offices and bedrooms.
Photos courtesy of Sylvane and Delonghi
As one of Hong Kong’s largest consumer electronics destinations, Fortress is a safe bet when it comes to space heaters, electric heaters, and portable heaters of all shapes and sizes. With over 80 brick-and-mortar outlets across Hong Kong and Macau, this is your one-stop-shop for all of the latest high-quality home appliances you need. Fortress offers an online shop, but the in-store staff is well-equipped to assist with recommendations and help you compare models, functions, and prices.
From small and affordable tabletop units like the SE6510 Fan Heater ($428) from Tefal to classic radiator designs like Delonghi’s TRD40820T Radiator ($1,988), there is a space heater to suit all kinds of spaces. More upscale tower models like the TCH8993ERBC Ceramic Heater ($1,498) from Delonghi come with a little more fanfare, with features like towel ceramic heating technology, a silent running system, eco-optimisation mode, 24-hour timer, auto-swing, safety auto-off system, and remote control. Fortress also offers a limited-time warranty for products that cost $200 up, which covers repair services by the manufacturer or authorised repairers, among other services.
2. Japan Home Centre
Japan Home Centre is the place to go for affordable household products. From cleaning materials, plates, cups, and storage containers to blankets and pillows—whatever you need, they’ve got it. Come wintertime, they also stock cheap and cheerful space heaters that’ll do the job.
While the options here aren’t plentiful, the products available will get you by if you’re strapped for cash. Japan Home Centre recently launched an online shopping platform so you can browse for goods from the convenience of your home, or you can head to one of their whopping 270 outlets dotted around Hong Kong and Macau. It’s easy to find a shop near your place for a space heater that suits your needs without having to break the bank. From Matsusho’s Mini PTC Heater ($139) to Cellini’s IP21 Mica Heater ($898), there’s something here for every budget.
HKTVmall is basically the eBay of Hong Kong, except it also has physical locations. Founded by Hong Kong Television Network Limited, this Hong Kong-based e-commerce company offers the ultimate online shopping experience for lifestyle items available across the city.
As the largest 24-hour online shopping mall in Hong Kong, it aims to be a one-stop-shop platform for everyone. You can browse through their selection on their website or even on their dedicated mobile app, available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Prices for heaters range from as low as $259 up to $3,850, and this Ceramic Heater ($259) by ecHome offers two different operation mode settings, a rotating feature, overheating protection, and more. You can order your space heater online or through the app and pick up at one of HKTV’s outlets.
Broadway is one of Hong Kong’s largest and leading retail chain stores for electronics and electrical appliances. The mega retail chain store even offers computerised ordering services, 10-day replacement guarantee, prompt delivery, product warranty, and much more. Prices for space heaters on their e-shop range from between $338 and $3,880, with one of the more popular heaters being the Dyson AM09 Fan Heater ($3,880), which has strong heating and cooling power, features a new jet-flow control, and comes with a 24-month warranty.
5. Park n Shop
Park n Shop is a leading supermarket which has over 340 stores in Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China, and is well known for providing quality products. Its online shopping platform only offers the INNOTEC Miami Tower Ceramic Heater ($628), which boasts an advanced ceramic heating technology, an LCD display with electronic control, timer control from half an hour up to a whole day, 90-degree oscillation, and plenty of other impressive features. Head to some of the physical locations for a wider variety of space heaters.
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