Apart from watching the Rajawali Warrior series, starring Andy Lau and Aunt Lung, my childhood was also accompanied by Jackie Chan’s comedy kung fu films.
In fact, I am willing to wait for the rebroadcast on television, which sometimes has the same airtime as the rebroadcast of the warkop DKI film at a rather odd hour, in the middle of the night.
Since seeing real scenes he jumps over skyscrapers without a stuntman in Tsim Sha Tsui — one of the most popular shopping malls in Hong Kong — I became a fan of this witty kung fu movie star and his hometown!
And of course, a little hope to be able to visit to tread in the footsteps of the successor to Bruce Lee’s legend one day. While eating authentic Dim Sum at this place of origin, of course.
Are you also a fan of Jackie’s brother like me? If so, let’s explore the places that became the traces of one of these kung fu martial arts masters! Let’s start from:
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
This is where Jackie Chan was born and spent his childhood. Victoria Peak is one of the highest hills in Hong Kong which has a height of 554 meters above sea level. Better known as ‘The Peak’.
When Jackie was little maybe this hill wasn’t that crowded. But now The Peak already has a variety of attractions that we can enjoy. Besides the best viewpoint in Hong Kong to see Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbor and Kowloon from a height; this place also has a big shopping center like Peak Galleria.
There are also famous buildings such as the Peak Tower. This is where Hong Kong city views from the best heights. It must be very romantic if you can be here while waiting for the sunset.
Inside the Peak Tower there is also the Hong Kong branch of Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum. And of course, Jackie Chan is one of the celebrities perched on the front position! In this Museum Jackie wears clothes from one of her most famous films, Rob-B-Hood.
There are several options to get to the Peak: Walk for those who don’t mind going uphill, take a bus, or take a cable car called the Peak Tram.
Actually I was going to walk because I was in the process of slimming down, but reportedly if we take the tram we will see amazing views of Hong Kong city along the way.`
Jackie might subscribe to The Peak Tram. Because this tram has been around since 1888! Maybe, maybe, when his mother asked him to buy soy sauce, he had to go downstairs. You must be tired if you walk up and down all the time. *ignore*
Hong Kong Park
Another reason to take the Peak Tram is that near the lower peak station is Hong Kong Park, where another Jackie Chan movie was shot, City Hunter!
The shady trees of this park between concrete concrete trees are truly an oasis that makes us more comfortable breathing.
At Hotel Island Shangri-La Hong Kong in the Central District area, you can see a large painting of Chinese landscapes stretching from the 39th floor to the 56th floor! This painting appears a scene in the movie Twin Dragon.
Not far from the Hotel there is a street called Chater Street. This location is a shooting location for New Police Story during a shootout scene with criminal gangs.
Still around Chater Street, don’t forget to visit Jardine house. Where Jackie and his friends saved Barbara in Twin Dragons!
Mid Levels Escalator
Although Hong Kong is famous as a port city, the landscape of this city is actually hilly. So for pedestrians, it must be a pity if you have to go up and down every day. They are not Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, or Chuck Norris.
They need stairs… that can walk. aka escalator!
With a length of almost one kilometer, this escalator is the longest escalator in the world. From 6 to 10 am the escalator only works for going down. And from 10am to 11pm, the escalator will only work going up. Of course, this regulation is intended to make it easier for residents in the Mid Level to go downstairs to work in the morning. Mid level Escalator is also included in the film Accidental Spy and Police Story.
If you and your wife come here, make sure to hold her hand tightly. Keep the wallet out of reach.
As said here; If shopping were a sport, Causeway Bay would be the home of the Olympic Games.
Those are the words that best describe this place. Don’t make a mistake
Kowloon and the New Territories
It’s not legal to go to Hong Kong if you haven’t taken the Start Ferry. From this ship we can cross to see the panorama of Hong Kong skyscrapers that seem to stand tall in the ocean. Especially if we cross on a clear night. It must be really romantic and dramatic to see this sparkling skyscraper.
Since 1898, dozens of these green-and-white ships have carried passengers from 7 am to 11 pm. These ferries also have cute names like Morning Star, Celestial Star or Twinkling Star.
Hong Kong is not that big. From the airport to the city center it is only 20 minutes by train. From Star Ferry Pier Central to Tsim Sha Tsui Station it only takes 8 minutes. At this station, Jackie had played a scene in the film Miracles and City Hunter.
Avenue of Stars
From Tsim Sha Tsui station we can walk on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront to get to Avenue of Stars. Here we can see the handprints of some famous movie celebrities in Hong Kong. Jackie is definitely here with a statue of a Chinese plain Kung Fu legend with a pose ready-to-strike that’s Bruce Lee! Wachaaaaaaa!
Tsim Sha Tsui
When people mention Tsim Sha Tsui, what comes to my mind is not just Jackie. Because of this Canadian-Indian stand-up comedian, every time I think of Tsim Sha Tsui, I burst out laughing. So there is one material that he tells of a conversation he had with the hotel clerk on his way to Tsim Sha Tsui. Here’s a snippet of the video:
This is where the most phenomenal Jackie scene is located. In the 1985 film Police Story, the final 10-minute ending is at Wing On Shopping Plaza where he jumps from the top of a building through hundreds of decorative lighting wires.
He almost died here, but it was precisely this scene that made his name skyrocket.
Cha chan teng
According to the documentary I watched, Jackie really likes tea. His favorite tea is Li Cha, a type of Chinese tea that he often adds honey to. Or black tea mixed with milk. No wonder, because the culture of drinking tea has long existed in the plains of Hong Kong and China.
Where did Jackie and the locals used to have tea? The answer is Cha Chan Teng! This Hong Kong-style tea shop combines a variety of history and a meeting of various cultures. The menu is a mix of western and eastern.
Call it Hong Kong-style milk tea which uses rare Sri black tea mixed with milk. Sometimes called Stocking Milk Tea, because the tea is filtered through a strainer in the form of a stocking. Don’t worry, the stockings are specifically made for tea, not the ones that are usually worn on women’s feet.
Another local snack that you can enjoy is a Portuguese-style egg tart in the form of egg custard baked with cookie dough. Also the Pineapple Bread, a bread that does not contain pineapple but is in the form of a soft and sweet pineapple skin with added butter on top. Or there is also Lou Ding, Instant noodles served with other complementary ingredients.
So more or less Cha chan teng is the Hong Kong version of angkringan or burjo.
Anyways, wait for me,
Dim Sum Jackie!
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