There’s something about Hong Kong which captivates me every time I visit. I’m a bit of a nut for this city, this diverse city which can take you up into mountains seemingly untouched by people, through the busiest street into a tiny cafe which is actually the worlds cheapest michelin starred restaurant, or sailing on a boat around the islands – all of this within half an hour of each other.
It is the waterways which really make Hong Kong a special place. Without them Hong Kong wouldn’t be one of the busiest ports in the world, without them thousands of people would have to take up residence in an already over populated city instead of being self-sustaining on the water, and without them the water ways one of the most impressive sky lines in the world couldn’t be viewed by the millions of visitors which pass through the city every year.
Along Victoria Harbour, with popular shopping and tourist area Kowloon on one side and the business district of Central on the other is plenty of things for visitors to experience, but only one is home to Bruce Lee.
The Avenue of the Stars, which pays homage to Hong Kong’s cinema scene, takes up much of the waterfront near Tsim Sha Tsui, or TST as the locals refer to it. Along there you will find the Asian equivalent of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles with hand prints, displays and plenty of photo opportunities, but my favourite stop is by the status of Bruce Lee.
You see it is by the Bruce Lee statue that people pull their best karate poses in front of the man who made martial art films so popular in Western culture, and because they’re laughing about pulling poses you can laugh with them.