June 12, 2011
We discover what makes Hong Kong the Hollywood of the East at this tribute to the film stars who have contributed to its hundred-year history of filmmaking. The Avenue of Stars features commemorative plaques, handprints of movie celebrities, descriptive milestones, and kiosks with movie memorabilia. There’s a towering Hong Kong Film Awards statuette, and a life-size statue of the legendary kung-fu action star, Bruce Lee.
At dusk, we get ready to watch the world’s largest permanent light and sound show. More than 40 skyscrapers put on a beautiful laser light display on both sides of Victoria Harbor. The show combines colored lights, laser beams and searchlights from the tops of some of downtown Hong Kong’s tallest buildings in sync with music and narration. There are five main themes to the show – Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership, and Celebration.
The best place to see this 15 minute light show is at the Avenue of Stars on Kowloon Island.