Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong

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Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
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Chinese 星光大道

The Avenue of Stars (Chinese: 星光大道), modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry.[1]

History[edit]

The hand prints and autograph of director John Woo

In 1982, the New World Group built a promenade along the waterfront around the New World Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. In 2003, the Group announced it would spend HK$40 million to build the Avenue of Stars, a project supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Tourism Commission, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong government and the Hong Kong Film Awards Association.

Martial artist and movie star Bruce Lee's sculpture

The avenue was open to the general public on 28 April 2004 with an opening ceremony held the previous day, 27 April 2004. The opening ceremony was presided over by a number of government and industry figures, including Henry Tang (Financial Secretary), Stephen Ip (Secretary for Economic Development and Labour), Patrick Ho (Secretary of Home Affairs), Selina Chow (Chair of Hong Kong Tourism Board), Manfred Wong (Director/Actor), and Cheng Yu Tung (Chair of New World Group); in which the privately funded avenue was handed over to the Hong Kong SAR government as public property. At opening, the avenue honours an initial 73 inductees elected by the Hong Kong Film Awards Association and the readers of City Entertainment.

Description[edit]

The Avenue of Stars on a sunny day

The Avenue of Stars is the eastern node of several tourist attractions along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. In addition to the promenade and New World Centre, a number of attractions exist including the Museum of Art, Space Museum, Cultural Centre and the Clock Tower.

Entering from Salisbury Garden, a 4.5-metre-tall replica of the statuette given to winners at the Hong Kong Film Awards greets visitors. Along the 440 metre promenade, the story of Hong Kong's one hundred years of cinematic history is told through inscriptions printed on nine red pillars. Set into the promenade are plaques honouring the celebrities. Some plaques contain hand prints and autographs of the stars set in cement, but most of the plaques only contain celebrities' names as they are now deceased. A 2.5 metre bronze statue of Bruce Lee was erected along the Avenue of Stars in 2005.

The promenade commands a stunning panoramic view across Victoria Harbour. At night it is a popular viewing place for the Symphony of Lights display. It is a good place to go to see the glamorous stars of HK.

A large replica of the 2008 Summer Olympics torch will be on permanent display here.

List of stars[edit]

The following people have received plaques on the avenue of stars.[2] Note: People in the list who were born before 1949 in Republic of China are not from modern day Taiwan, but from mainland China, which Republic of China encompassed until the end of the last civil war.

# Name Place of Birth Residence Genre Notes
1. Lai Man Wai (1893–1953)  Japan Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong silent film actor; later as producer and director
2. Florence Lim Vancouver,  Canada Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actress married to Lai Man Wai
3. Butterfly Hu  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actress star from 1924 to 1960s
4. Sir Run Run Shaw (1907-2014) Ningbo,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Hong Kong media mogul, founder of TVB
5. Wong Man Lei  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actress started with Ji Nan Film Company and later with TVB and RTV; Chief Executive of South China Film Industry Workers Union; Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hong Kong FilmAwards (1995)
6. Zhu Shi Lin (27 July 1899 - 5 January 1967) Taicang,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong film director
7. Tso Tat Wah (September 15, 1915 - January 13, 2007) Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor
8. Lo Duen Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor and scriptwriter Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hong Kong Film Critics’Association (1998)
9. Griffin Yue Feng  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor and Huangmei opera star Lifetime AchievementAward by the Film Directors' Guild (1991)
10. Kwan Tak Hing 27 June 1905 - 28 June 1996) Guangzhou,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg actor
11. Cheung Wood Yau Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Cantonese opera star opera star 1940 and 1950s; later joined TVB and retired 1982
12. Ng Cho Fan Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong  Canada actor Greatest Individual Achievement Award given by the Cultural Ministry of the People’s Republic of China
13. Tang Wing Cheung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Cantonese opera star Opera King of Charity
14. Pak Yin  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actress retired 1964
15. Zhou Xuan (August 1, 1918(1918-08-01) - September 22, 1957) Changzhou,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong singer and film actress
16. Cheung Ying Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor died in Canada 1984
17. Li Tit Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor star 1930s and 1940s; Lifetime Achievement Award by the Film Directors'Guild (1995)
18. Wu Pang Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong director directed 58 Wong Fei Hung films
19. Yam Kim Fai December 29, 1912 Nanhai,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong opera star
20. Shek Kin (January 1, 1913 – June 3, 2009) Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong film and TV actor
21. Li Li Hua Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actress
22. Bai Guang (1921–1999) Beijing,  Republic of China Malaysia Malaysia singer and actress
23. Ng Wui  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor and co-founder of Union Film Enterprise Ltd; starred in over 100 films and directed over 200 films; later with RTV
24. Pak Suet Sin (April 1, 1926-) Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Chinese opera star
25. Hung Sin Nui Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong  Republic of China singer and actress
26. Chun Kim Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong writer and director founded Kong Ngee Co
27. Yu So Chow Beijing,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/San Francisco,  United States Chinese opera
28. Leung Sing Po Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Cantonese opera star later wutg TVB; award MBE 1976
29. Tang Kei Chen  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong radio anchor and radio actor/comedian; moved to Canada 1975
30. Tang Bik Wan Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Cantonese opera star/actress
31. Fong Yim Fun Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Chinese opera
32. Miranda Yang (February 13, 1932-) Shanghai,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actress and producer
33. Linda Ching (Lin Dai) Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actress took her own life in 1964
34. Woo Fung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor, director
35. You Min - Lucialla Yu Ming Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Cantonese operat star and actress retired 1964
36. Patrick Tse Yin (August 9, 1936) Guangdong,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong / Canada Hong Kong film and TV actor, screenwriter, producer
37. Li Han Hsiang (March 7, 1926 – December 17, 1996) Jinxi,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong director died of a heart attack in 1996
38. Loke Wan Tho (14 June 1915-June 20, 1964) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Republic of China cinema owner
39. Roy Chiao Shanghai,  Republic of China actor interpreter for the US Army during the Korean War
40. Patricia Lam Fung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong retired 1967 and died 1976
41. Chang Cheh (February 10, 1923 – June 22, 2002)  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong film director
42. Chor Yun Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor
43. King Hu (April 29, 1931 – January 14, 1997) Beijing,  Republic of China  Republic of China/Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong director
44. Ivy Ling Po (March, 1939) Shantou,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong opera star
45. Connie Chan (January 1, 1947-) Guangzhou,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actress and singer
46. Josephine Siao Fong Fong (March 13, 1947) Suzhou,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actress
47. Fung Bo Bo Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong film and TV actress
48. Jimmy Wang Yu (March 28, 1943) Wuxi,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor, producer, director and screenwriter
49. Tommy Ti Lung (August 3, 1946-) Xinhu,  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor
50. David Chiang Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong  Canada actor
51. Leonard Ho Kwong Cheong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong publicity officer and production officer at Shaw Brothers later Vice Chairman at Golden Harvest
52. Raymond Chow Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong film director
53. Bruce Lee  United States Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong martial artist, actor Founder of Jeet Kune Do, voted Greatest Martial Artist of All Time
54. Ng See Yuen Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong director
55. Michael Hui Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong comedian, director and screenwriter
56. Sam Hui Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor and Hong Kong pop singer
57. Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia  Republic of China actress
58. Sammo Hung Kam Po Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Hong Kong actor
59. Jackie Chan Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Hong Kong film actor
60. John Woo Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong film director
61. Yuen Wo Ping Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong  Hong Kong director and martial arts choreographer
62. Ann Hui On Wah Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong  Hong Kong director
63. Tsui Hark [1] South Vietnam  Hong Kong director
64. Chow Yun-fat Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong  Hong Kong TV and film actor
65. Leslie Cheung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong  Hong Kong/ Canada Cantopop singer and film actor deceased
66. Andy Lau Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Cantopop singer and film actor
67. Jet Li  People's Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong/ Singapore film actor
68. Maggie Cheung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong/ United Kingdom TV and film actress
69. Anita Mui Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong/ Canada Cantopop singer and film actress deceased
70. Tony Leung Chiu Wai Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong TV and film actor
71. Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng Malaysia Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong film actress
72. Wong Kar Wai Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong director
73. Stephen Chow Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong director and film actor
74. Ms Tsz Law Lin Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/  Hong Kong actress
75. Lam Kar Sing Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
76. Wong Tin-Lam Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/  Hong Kong scriptwriter, producer, director, and actor
77. Bow Fong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong actor
78. Lau Kar Leung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong film and TV actor
79. Shek Wai
80. Fu Chi
81. Grace Chang  People's Republic of China actress and singer
82. Patsy Kar Ling Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Thailand Thailand actress retired and living in Bangkok
83. Kwan Shan Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor
84. Lo Wai Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong actor
85. Tong Kai Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong choreographer
86. Nee Kwong
87. James Wong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong lyricist and writer deceased
88. Karl Maka Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong producer, director, actor and presenter
89. Eric Tsang Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong film and TV actor, TVB MC
90. William Chang Suk Ping Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong film editor, production designer and art director
91. Tony Leung Ka Fai Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/  Hong Kong film actor
92. Anthony Wong Chau Sang Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong TV and film actor
93. Cecilia Cheung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong film actress
94. Lai Pak Hoi Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
95. Kenneth Tsang Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong TV and film actor
96. Sylvia Chang  Republic of China film actress
97. Jacky Cheung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Cantopop singer and film actor
98. Lau Ching Wan Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong TV and film actor
99. Aaron Kwok Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong TV and film actor, Cantopop singer
100. Gong Li  People's Republic of China  Singapore film actress
101. Leon Lai  People's Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong TV and film actor, Cantopop singer
102. Deanie Ip Tak-han  Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong singer and film actress
103. Simon Yam Tat-wah Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong actor and film producer
104. Kara Hui Ying-Hung  People's Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong film actress
105. Carina Lau Kar-ling  People's Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg} TV and film actress
106. Louis Koo Tin-lok Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong TV and film actor
107. Nicholas Tse Ting-fung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svgFlag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Singer and actor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeWolf, Christopher "9 Hong Kong tourist traps -- for better or worse" CNN Go. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-03
  2. ^ "Avenue of Stars". AOS Management Ltd. Retrieved 9 Nov 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°17′35.15″N 114°10′29.14″E / 22.2930972°N 114.1747611°E / 22.2930972; 114.1747611