Created By: HKBU
Celebrity handprints and statues commemorate Hong Kong's major entertainment figures along the famed promenade that circles Tsim Sha Tsui's southern border. The promenade was originally modeled after Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The Avenue of Stars, which was extensively redesigned and reopened in 2019 under the direction of landscape architect James Corner, is a celebration of the creative riches and natural beauty of the city.
Bruce Lee, a master of martial arts who gave Hollywood of the East's martial arts movies international recognition, is at the center of that idea. The actor and philosopher's 2-meter bronze statue is prominently located on the eastern side of the promenade, and the water flowing beneath his feet serves as a reminder of his famous adage, "Be formless, shapeless, like water." Similar insight seems to have guided Corner's remodeling, which creates an intimate visual connection with Victoria Harbour through its physical presence. Corner describes his favorite feature of the Avenue of Stars as "I adore our huge, wooden railing, which is perfect for leaning on to absorb in the view and also rolls up and down like a curved ribbon along the water's edge."
Lee's statue is not the only one present. Anita Mui, known as "the Daughter of Hong Kong," a singer, actress, and undeniable superstar who was well-known in Chinese communities all over the world, joins him. She was a strong female force in Hong Kong music and cinema, known for her refinement, independence, and originality. Visitors can interact with Lee and Mui and take pictures with them thanks to augmented reality technology.
A third statue honors the well-known animated figure McDull, a juvenile pig who appeared in Brian Tse and Alice Mak's comic strips as an unexpected hero. McDull later transitioned from the Ming Pao newspaper to the big screen to the Avenue of Stars as an ambassador for the Hong Kong animation industry. The fourth figure honors the Hong Kong Film Awards, which have honored the city's film industry since 1982. It is a woman encased in celluloid film holding a pearl that she extends to the sky.
This point of interest is part of the tour: HKBU GFHC1045 TST Tour