Much has been made of the overseas interest shown in the West Kowloon cultural district, with the Pompidou Centre and Guggenheim Museum both expressing interest. But what about our home-grown cultural treasures? The prime harbourside site is set to feature several museums. It presents a golden opportunity to showcase a cultural icon known around the world to have been 'made in Hong Kong'. Moves are afoot to dedicate a museum to just such a character. The hero in question has a never-say-die attitude, appeals to an army of fans outside Hong Kong, and is about to develop a taste for kung fu. But no, we are not referring to the late Hollywood superstar and revered martial arts master, Bruce Lee. The star of the proposed museum would, instead, be a little pink pig. The well known and much-loved animated piglet, McDull, is enjoying growing popularity. From humble Hong Kong origins, the cute comic-book character has starred in an award-winning film and beguiled cinema audiences as far away as France. In his next film, the piglet is to learn how to become a kung fu master. McDull is certainly a Hong Kong success story. The pig's innovative creators deserve much credit for their work, which has established a new, widely recognised home-grown brand. But if there is to be one new museum devoted to a local cultural icon, then surely it should, instead, celebrate the career of the rather better-known master of martial arts, Bruce Lee. The failure to establish a permanent memorial in Hong Kong to the legendary superstar more than 30 years after his death is little short of a disgrace. During his short life - he died mysteriously at the age of 32 - Lee enthralled a generation of cinema-goers and, through his dramatic kicks and chops, put Hong Kong on the map. He was the first Asian actor to become a Hollywood superstar and he pioneered the genre. With millions of fans around the world, Lee is a Hong Kong icon if ever there was one. But despite efforts stretching back many years, there is no permanent monument to him in the city where he made his name. Guangdong has a museum and Bosnia-Herzegovina has a statue. In Hong Kong, however, he has been pretty much ignored. In the past, plans have apparently been thwarted by qualms about Lee's colourful private life. This is absurd. Few Hollywood stars could claim to be paragons of virtue. The idea of establishing a Bruce Lee gallery in West Kowloon was floated some years ago. But $20 million in private funds is apparently still required to put it in place. There is a vacuum waiting to be filled. Three consortiums of developers are on the shortlist for the West Kowloon project. They should be invited by the government to include a Bruce Lee museum in their plans.