by Silke Oettel


Part two – Kowloon and the New Territories

Let the trip begin at the Star Ferry Pier Central. To use the Star Ferry for crossing the harbour is one of the greatest and cheapest possibilities to enjoy the skylines of Hong Kong on both sides of the Victoria harbour. Since 1898 the 12 green-white colored ships cross the harbour almost from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. on three different lines.

We arrive at Tsim Sha Tsui Station after a 8 minutes ride only. The Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier was also a shooting place in Miracles.

Just next to the Ferry Terminal on the left side is the next shooting place: the Ocean Terminal. There were shot several scenes from City Hunter as well as from Gorgeous, especially the fight between Jackie and Brad Allan at the Ocean Centre Car Park.

On our way to the famous Nathan Road we pass the Hotel Peninsula, also a well known shooting place from Gorgeous. The Peninsula is the eldest hotel in Hong Kong and was built in 1928. The entrance hall is a good place to enjoy the five o’clock tea. It appeared also in Gorgeous, when Jackie went through the entrance hall to go up to the Felix Bar on the roof of the hotel for his dinner with Bu.

Although I don’t know, if the Nathan Road has ever been a shooting place in Jackie’s movies, you can find there his California Fitness Studio with a huge transparency above the entrance. The transparency has an area of approximately 15 x 10 metres and it is not to ignore.

Back to the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui we come now to the Avenue of Stars. There you can see stars on the ground with names and handprints by many famous celebrities of Hong Kong’s movie business and, of course, also Jackie’s star.

Just next to his star is a shop, where it is possible to buy many of his merchandising articles.

Almost behind this shop you can see the Hotel Intercontinental. With his previous name Regent it was a shooting place in the movies Twin Dragons and Crime Story. The ‘Jackie Chan Friendship Party 2006’ took place there.

Now we come back to the Salisbury Road near the New World Centre and there appears a building in front of, named Wing On Plaza. It was and is also nowadays a shopping centre. Inside were shot some scenes of Police Story and especially the final fight, therefore the movie is called “glass story”.  

Nearby is another shopping centre, named Tsim Sha Tsui Centre. This building appears in Crime Story. The Salisbury Road in front of these buildings was also a shooting place in different movies, like in a car scene in First Strike or in Police Story.

If we would follow the road, we would come to the formerly airport Kai Tak. It was closed in 1998 when the new airport Chek Lap Kok on Lantau Island began to work. The Chek Lap Kok airport was completely new built in only 7 years on new founded ground and is one of the biggest airports of the world.

Now we take the KCR (Kowloon-Canton Railway) from Tsim Sha Tsui East to Tai Po Market in the New Territories. Only 15 minutes away (by foot) from the railway station there is the Waterfront Park, another shooting place from Rob-B-Hood.

Only three stations on the way back to Tsim Sha Tsui we arrive at the station Sha Tin. Jackie has his private loft somewhere here in the streets.

You can visit in Sha Tin also a famous temple, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple. The entrance to the whole area is hidden between the furniture shop IKEA and the Government office. But attention, the temple is located on the top of a small hill and you only can reach it by walking up a big number of stairs.

Back to the KCR station we go now to Kowloon Tong. We left the station, cross the railway line and walk towards until we come to a big road, the Waterloo Road.

Now we turn right and after crossing two small streets on our right side appears a huge tile, which is mounted into the wall. It is the wall from Jackie’s offices here. On the walls are still many tiles from fans displayed but also some huge light posters.


Now we arrived finally at our goal and stand in front of the gate.

A long way across Hong Kong is behind us, full of memories for Jackie’s movies and we also did enjoy the special feeling of this nice big city Hong Kong.

Shall we dare and ring the bell? Why not! The gate opens and we can step into the yard. Now we have the office building in front of us.

This is the place where Jackie and the JC Group do all their great work.

I hope you all did enjoy this trip across Hong Kong on Jackie’s traces. Of course this trip isn’t entitled to be complete. Many of you may know also another places, which are all also worth to visit.

But to discover Hong Kong with the eyes of a Jackie’s fan is something very special and a big pleasure too.

All the photos are taken by me or my husband, except for the historical photo from the Peak, which was taken by the Hong Kong resident Mr. Lee in 1953.

Without becoming Jackie’s fan I would never have discovered my deep love to his hometown Hong Kong. I would have missed many great experiences during my visits there and would have never met up with some nice people.
I’m very grateful for all of this and I did enjoy every single minute of each of my stays in Hong Kong.

Thank you, Jackie! Xiè xie!

With love

Silke Oettel, Germany




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