I’ve received some requests for information on the Bruce Lee: Kung Fu, Art & Life Exhibit currently on display at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. To make it easier, I’ve listed as much information as I have, based on my own experience visiting Hong Kong last month. I hope it helps to get more of you there, it’s definitely worth the trip. You can see some of my images from the trip HERE.
Flights: Cathay Pacific has great rates and service to Hong Kong International from Newark and JFK. Depending on where you’re flying from, most major airlines offer competitive rates, we just had a great experience on Cathay Pacific, including free & current movies, 2 full meals, and nice leg room.
Hotels: Stay in Kowloon City, it’s cheaper and Kowloon Island is where museum is located anyway. Use the Museum address and you can probably find hotels nearby: 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong.
Local Transportation: Take the MTR public transit system to save money. Most lines originate from Central Station on Hong Kong Island. Get off at either Che Kung Temple Station (Exit A) and then take a 5-minute walk or at Sha Tin Station (Exit A) and then take a 15-minute walk. Definitely try Che Kung Station as Sha Tin Station is actually more like a 25 minute walk and the Museum is difficult to find without asking someone, unless you know exactly where you’re heading (there are 2 malls between Sha Tin Station and the museum and no signs). Also, there could be a language barrier trying to get directions on the street.
If you plan on visiting other places on a single day, you can get a Tourist Day Pass for the MTR “Octopus Card” for HK$55 or about US$7.10 (MTR Customer Service Centers do not accept US Dollars, so change your money at the airport). The MTR can get you basically anywhere in Hong Kong. There are plenty of mini-buses and cabs to get you around, if you need them, but there will be language barriers if you don’t know where you’re going. You can download a map of the MTR HERE.
Other Bruce Lee-related Hong Kong Adventures: There are many other places to visit in Hong Kong for Bruce Lee fans. Just a few include: The Avenue of Stars, which has a life-sized statue of Bruce, along with the stars of many other Hong Kong actors and filmmakers. You can see my shots from our visit HERE; Bruce Lee’s Hong Kong home he shared with Linda Lee-Cadwell and his kids. I didn’t have time to visit but I hear it was a brothel for many recent years, and was last due to be converted into a full-time museum dedicated to Bruce Lee; The Peak Tower Hong Kong, which has the highest viewing point in HK. You’ll also find a Madame Tussauds Wax Musuem there, with a life-sized Bruce Lee figure wearing his trademark yellow tracksuit from Game of Death; and the Enter the Dragon shooting locations. Again, we didn’t have time, but a quick search on the internet will bring up a list of the locations and their conditions today.
If I’ve missed anything, or if you have any additional questions about the Bruce Lee: Kung Fu, Art & Life Exhibit at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to respond. Enjoy your trip!