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Friday, March 25, 2011

Avenue of Stars

At the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui, a promenade named the Avenue of Stars honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. Inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the concrete handprints at the Grauman's Chinese theater's forecourt, Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars attracts numerous visitors each year.

"The Oscar of Hong Kong" at the Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars is also the perfect location to enjoy the daily "A Symphony of Lights" outdoor light and sound show at 8pm. On a clear day, the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront is a great location to take pictures of the famous Victoria Harbour with Hong Kong Island's skyscrapers in the background.

Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, Kowloon

Note: You can also watch the daily outdoor light and sound show A Symphony of Lights from the Golden Bauhinia Square on the Hong Kong Island.

A significant number of stars honoured are local movie stars from some 50 years ago. A small number of more recent stars (or stars known to the Western world) including, Chow Yun-Fat, John Woo, Yuen Woo-Ping, Jet Li, Jacky Chan and Tony Leung also features at the Avenue of Stars.

Clockwise from top left: Hand-prints of Jet Li, Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Shek Kin
Note: Jet Li, International Action Star / Tony Leung, Cannes Film Festival awarded Best Actor / Andy Lau, influential pop singer and actor in Hong Kong and Asia / Shek Kin, an actor well known for playing Villains in movies, who passed away at the age of 96 in 2009.

Statue of Bruce Lee


A Statue of Bruce Lee stands strong on the East end of the Avenue of Stars, where a giant 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch is erected at the West end of the Avenue of Stars.

A giant 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch

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