Walking The Avenue Of Stars

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Published in


On our last day in Hong Kong, my friend and I visited the Avenue Of Stars located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui.

We were there the night before to catch the Symphony Of Lights show but since it was too dark to explore the Avenue Of Stars, we decided to return the next morning. From Mongkok, we took the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, walked through a passageway leading to Tsim Sha Tsui East Station before getting out via Exit J. (Refer to the MTR map HERE)

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From there, it was roughly a 3-minute walk to the Avenue Of Stars. Along the way we passed by Hong Kong Museum Of Art. Due to lack of time, we did not visit this museum.

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The first sight that greeted me at the Avenue Of Stars was this 4.5 metre tall replica of the statuette award given to winners at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

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There's a promotional poster of Hong Kong's tourist attractions by the Hong Kong Tourism Board featuring famous Hong Kong actor Tony Leung at the promenade.

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We saw this giant statuette the night before when we watched the Symphony Of Lights but it was too dark then. Now I could see it clearly in the bright day lights.

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The Avenue Of Stars, which is modelled after Hollywood Walk Of Fame, honors celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry.

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Built at the cost of HK$40 million, the Avenue Of Stars was first opened to the general public on 28 April 2004.

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Oh! Is this cute or what? : )

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Took another photo from a different angle to show the car hidden behind it : )

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Set into the 440-metre long promenade were plaques honoring Hong Kong celebrities, both alive and dead.

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Some plaques contain hand prints and autographs of the stars set in cement. This one below belongs to veteran actress Josephine Siew Fong Fong.

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For those who are already deceased, their plaques only contain their names, like this Bruce Lee's plaque.

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I think there were more than 100 plaques here - it was not practical for me to take photos of each and every plaque LOL! By the way, this is Jackie Chan's.

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And Kenneth Tsang's.

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Oh, I stumbled upon the late actor and singer Leslie Cheung's plaque. There were wreaths and flowers on top of his plaque.

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For the benefit of those who are not into Hong Kong stars, Leslie committed suicide on 1st April 2003 by leaping off the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central District, Hong Kong Island. Pretty tragic, no?

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Nice film reel design on the floor.

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A film making scene with the cameraman and the director.

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Bruce Lee immortalized in this bronze statue.

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Just took another shot with the cruise liner in the background. LOL!

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More statues showcasing the filming industry in Hong Kong.

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I thought the Avenue Of Stars was a great tourist attraction with stunning panoramic view of the Hong Kong Island skyline.

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But why was it so hazy? Was it due to air pollution?

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Took two more pictures of the Hong Kong Island skyline.

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We then walked over to the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower nearby.

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Built of red bricks and granite, this Clock Tower stands at 44 metres high. Can you see the long lightning rod at the top?

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Walking further, we reached the Ferry Pier. Here, I saw the cruise liner Ocean Princess docking so I just snapped a photo of it.

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It was time to return to our hotel in Mongkok to check out before heading straight to the airport. Our 6 days in Hong Kong had been both exciting and memorable. So is this the end of my Hong Kong posts? Well, not quite. Stay tuned for my next post coming soon! : )