I believe that shoppers can apparently be classified as: recreational shoppers and non-recreational shoppers. "Recreational shoppers, as its name suggests, are people who shop for fun. The "non-recreational" type shop only when they need to. According to a survey by an international consumer market research group, the highest percentage of "recreational shoppers" are in the Asia-Pacific. The No.1 countries are Hong Kong and Indonesia, both with 93% of the people surveyed who shop for fun. The U.S. and U.K. have 68% and 34% recreational shoppers respectively.The survey results actually makes sense. Living in a city, such as Hong Kong, there are really little one does in ones' free time. Whenever I am in Hong Kong, 90% of the time I go out (non-work related) is for shopping. By shopping, I could mean all kinds of shopping -window shopping, grocery shopping, target shopping etc. Because afterall, if I don't go shopping, what else is there fun to do in the city? The conclusion? It is logical that there are more recreational shoppers in city since there is less to do (and a lot more shops and products to choose from.) So let me ask, are you a recreational, or a non-recreational shopper?