How to Explore Hong Kong like Jackie Chan!

How to Explore Hong Kong like Jackie Chan!

By Oghale May8,2024

Apart from watching the Rajawali Warrior series, starring Andy Lau and Bibi Lung, my childhood was accompanied by Jackie Chan’s comedic kung fu films.

In fact, I’m willing to wait for the rebroadcast on television, where sometimes the broadcast time is the same as the rebroadcast of the DKI Warkop film at a strange time, midnight.

Since seeing the real scene of him jumping over skyscrapers without a stuntman in Tsim Sha Tsui — one of the most popular shopping malls in Hong Kong — I’ve become a fan of this witty kung fu movie star and his hometown!

And of course, one day hopes to visit to retrace in the footsteps of this legendary successor to Bruce Lee. While eating authentic Dim Sum at this place of origin, of course.

 

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. Apart from being 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 mall like Peak Galleria.

There are also famous buildings such as the Peak Tower. This is where the view of the city of Hong Kong from the best height. It must be very romantic if you can be here while waiting for the sunset.

Inside the Peak Tower is the Hong Kong branch of Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum. And of course, Jackie Chan is one of the top celebrities! In this museum Jackie wore clothes from one of his most famous films, Rob-B-Hood.

To get to the Peak there are several options: Walk for those who don’t mind climbing, 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 the amazing views of Hong Kong city along the way.`

Jackie might be a regular on The Peak Tram. Because this tram has been around since 1888! Maybe, just maybe, when his mother told him to buy soy sauce, he had to come downstairs. You must be tired if you walk up and down all the time.

Hong Kong Park

Another reason to take the Peak Tram is that near the lower peak station there is Hong Kong Park, where another Jackie Chan film, City Hunter, was filmed!

The shady trees of this park among the concrete concrete trees are truly an oasis that makes us breathe better.

Central District

Chinese plains landscape painting at Island hotel shangri la hong kong – Photo by Hotel Shangri La

At Hotel Island Shangri-La Hong Kong in the Central District area, you can see a large Chinese landscape painting that stretches from the 39th to the 56th floor! This painting appears in a scene in the film Twin Dragons.

Not far from the Hotel there is a street called Chater Street. This location is the filming location for New Police Story during the shootout scene with criminal gangs.

Still around Chater Street, don’t forget to visit the Jardine house. Where Jackie and friends rescued Barbara in the movie Twin Dragons!

Mid Levels Escalator

Hong Kong Mid level Escalator – Photo by Wikimedia Commons

Even though Hong Kong is known 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 a ladder…that can walk. aka escalator!

At almost one kilometer in length, this escalator is the longest escalator in the world. From 6 to 10 am, the escalator only works going down. And from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., the escalator will only work going up. Of course, this regulation is intentional to make it easier for residents at Mid Level to go downstairs to work in the morning. Mid level Escalator is also included in the Accidental Spy and Police Story films.

Causeway Bay

If you and your wife come here, make sure to hold her hand tightly. Keep wallet out of reach.

Seperti yang dikatakan disini; If shopping were a sport, Causeway Bay would be the home of the Olympic Games.

Those are the best words to describe this place. Don’t be mistaken

Kowloon dan 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 upright in the ocean. Especially if we cross when the night is bright. It must be really romantic and dramatic to see this sparkling skyscraper.

Since 1898, dozens of these green and white ships have been crossing passengers from 7 am to 11 pm. These ferries also have funny 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 only takes 8 minutes. At this station, Jackie has 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 go to the Avenue of Stars. Here we can see the handprints of several well-known film celebrities in Hong Kong. Jackie is definitely here with the statue of the Chinese plain Kung Fu legend in ready-to-strike pose , Bruce Lee! Wow!

Tsim Sha Tsui

When people mention Tsim Sha Tsui, it’s not just Jackie that comes to my mind. Because of this Canadian-Indian mixed-race stand up comedian, every time I remember Tsim Sha Tsui I laugh out loud.

Cha chan teng

According to a documentary I watched, Jackie really likes tea. His favorite tea is Li Cha, a type of Chinese tea to which he often adds honey. Or black tea mixed with milk. No wonder, because the culture of drinking tea has long existed in Hong Kong and China.

Where did Jackie and the locals enjoy tea? The answer is Cha Chan Teng ! This hongkong style teahouse mixes a variety of history and a confluence of various cultures. The menu is a mix of western and eastern.

Call it the Hong Kong-style milk tea which uses rare Sri black tea mixed with milk. Sometimes it is called Stocking Milk Tea, because the tea is filtered through a stocking-shaped filter. Don’t worry, the stockings are specifically made for tea, not the ones usually worn on women’s feet.

Another local snack that you can enjoy is the Portuguese-style egg tart, which is egg custard baked with cookie dough. Also Pineapple Bread, bread that doesn’t contain pineapple but is in the form of soft and sweet pineapple skin with extra butter on top. Or there is also Lou Ding, Instant noodles served with other complementary ingredients.
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