Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial arts expert and movie star best known for films including Enter The Dragon and Game Of Death. Born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, he was the son of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-Chuen. Lee returned to Hong Kong at three months old and was raised in Kowloon, where as a child he appeared in several films. In his late teens he moved to the United States where he began teaching martial arts, eventually moving into films. Lee is widely credited with changing the perceptions of Asians in Hollywood movies, as well as founding the martial art of Jeet Kune Do. Lee died in Kowloon Tong on July 20, 1973 aged 32 from acute cerebral edema.

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Bruce Lee memorabilia goes under the hammer

Saturday, 6 August, 2011, 12:00am

Little Dragon's items go under the hammer

Almost 40 years after the death of kung fu legend Bruce Lee Siu-lung, 13 items associated with him will be auctioned this weekend in a total estimated value of more than HK$1 million.

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Slices of Bruce Lee history go under the hammer

Diehard fans who can't get enough of the late Bruce Lee - and who have the money to prove it - will be able to buy a piece of the kung fu legend's life next Saturday at what is believed to be the largest-scale auction of his memorabilia staged in the city.

Thirteen items from Lee's estate will be sold, and could raise up to HK$880,000, organisers say.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Unheroic superheroes

Lining the walls of Shin Hwa Gallery in Central are superheroes portrayed in everyday poses or looking less than heroic.

You'll see photos of a lonely Hellboy having a hot pot on the street and Wolverine working as a butcher at a market. You'll see silk screens of Captain America with animal teeth and Spider-Man with webbed fingers and a lizard tail.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Museum muddle a blow to Lee's fans

Most kung fu movies may be trite, but the man who made the genre a worldwide phenomenon is timeless. Bruce Lee remains the one truly great international star Hong Kong has produced. A museum dedicated to his life and career should be a no-brainer. Yet, 38 years after his death, all the city has to show for his achievements is a mediocre statue on Tsim Sha Tsui's Avenue of Stars.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Don't blame me for failure on Bruce Lee house

The failure to turn Bruce Lee's former Kowloon Tong residence into a museum commemorating the late kung fu legend 'was not my fault', the owner of the two-storey house said.

Instead, Yu Panglin blamed the Town Planning Board for failing to get the project off the ground at 41 Cumberland Road.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee plan ends

A plan to turn the home of the late actor and martial arts master Bruce Lee Siu-lung into a museum was scrapped after the government and the building's owner failed to agree.

Yu Panglin, who owns the two-storey house at 41 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong, offered to donate the house in 2008. It is now worth more than HK$100 million.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee museum bid dealt crushing blow

A plan to turn Bruce Lee's former home into a museum honouring the kung fu star has been abandoned after negotiations with the building's billionaire owner broke down.

The idea was quietly dropped even after the government staged an international competition to redesign the house at 41 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong, where the star spent the last year of his life.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Play with strings attached

It's Sunday and the malls in Taikoo Shing are packed with families enjoying afternoon tea or checking out the shops. For a group of seven youngsters at Yip's Music Centre, this is no lazy afternoon. Aged between four and seven, they are sawing out the notes to George Perlman's Concertino, led by violin teacher Lee Wing-shun.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Portrait of an artist

For a man who spent more than 20 years documenting Hollywood's celebrities and its culture of excessive consumption, David LaChapelle appears to have simple tastes: right now, for example, he is yearning for a cup of green tea and a view of nature.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee fan identifies bridge in secretly shot scene

Until now, it has been a quiet, scenic spot tucked away in a country park where young couples are taken by photographic studios to pose for romantic shots before their weddings.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

In a dapper mood for double celebrations

When music producer-turned-singer turned-actor Hanjin Tan was named Best New Artist at the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards last week, his manager turned fianc? screamed so loud she lost her voice for two days.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am


Public housing a must for life

I think the government should restart the Home Ownership Scheme. I don't think suspending it has helped the city's economic development in any way.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Social Media Week

Hey, Otaku Zone readers! Your favourite neighbourhood Otaku will be speaking on a panel at Hong Kong Social Media Week. Yes, this is a shameless plug for myself, but this is my column and my editor spoils me rotten. I'll be sitting next to famed comic book artist Pat Lee and movie executive Lloyd Chao to discuss Gaming and the Consequences of Living in an Alternate Reality.

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Q&A: Aarif Rahman

Aarif Rahman is perhaps best known as the actor who played the eldest son of a shoemaking couple in Echoes Of The Rainbow, which won a Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival this year. But the 23-year-old is also a musical talent: he plays several instruments, sings and composes.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am