The Avenue of Stars : Hall of Fame in Hong Kong
As you can see impossible is nothing. Get up early, don’t waste your time, grab a map of the city with a small subway map and get yourself into a real experience of Hong Kong! It is really early morning that I take my map and go here, The Avenue of Stars, located in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, was built to showcase local movie industry, its history, movie stars and those working behind-the-scenes. It is a waterfront promenade, 440 meters (481 yards) long, extending from the Hong Kong Museum of Art to the New World Centre. Completed in April of 2004 at a cost of HK$40,000,000, its architecture was modeled after the Avenue of Stars of Hollywood, USA. There are 73 movie celebrities’ tablets inlaid on the surface of the avenue. 30 celebrities also left their handprints on their tablets, including Jackie Chan, Jet Lee, and Andy Lau. Standing on the avenue is a 3-meter bronze statue of Kung Fu Star Bruce Lee. Hong Kong was the starting point of his movie career. He left here for Hollywood and made several very famous Kung Fu movies enjoyed by audiences around the world.
At the entrance to the avenue stands a bronze simulation of an Oscar statue and a small stage for performances. Walking along the avenue, I can find many snack shops, souvenir booths, some statutes on movies and benches to sit and rest. There are roaming “Star Ambassadors” on roller skates, offering assistance when needed.
Promenading on the avenue, there are great views of the famous Victoria Harbour. At night, it is a good place to watch the performance of ‘A Symphony of Lights‘.
A Symphony of Lights is a famous laser lights and music show in Hong Kong which is presented by the Hong Kong Tourism Commission through organizing 44 skyscrapers and landmarks lie on the sides of the Victoria Harbor. The night view along the beaches of Victoria Harbor is a famous attraction. Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula are full of high-rise buildings so at night, the lights blaze so magnificently and so beautifully around the harbor. Through interactive lighting and music show, it shows the vibrancy and glamorous night view of the city. It was formally included in the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the world largest lighting and music show on Nov. 21, 2005. It is one of the top three night views in the world along with Hakodate, Japan, and Naples, Italy. How to get there: 1. Take the subway and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui East Station. Go out of the station from Exit E. 2. Take the ferryboat to your destination at the Star Ferry Pier of Tsim Sha Tsui.