Monday, 21 May 2018

Austin Coates and the Fuk Hing Bridge, Pak Tam Chung

Readers may recall that several years ago I was looking for a "lost" Bruce Lee filming location. It was for the Fist of the Unicorn movie starring his childhood friend, Unicorn Chan, and the film makers secretly filmed Bruce helping the various actors choreograph a fight scene. The footage was later incorporated into the film proper and it was marketed as a "Bruce Lee movie" (and still is...). Lee was actually in the process of suing the filmmakers when he died.

Anyway, you can read more about it in the post I made a while back and after an associated SCMP article was written about my small quest, the nearby bridge - Fuk Hing Bridge - is now often referred to as the "Bruce Lee" Bridge amongst various people living in Sai Kung. This is a bit of a shame. Not to take anything away from Bruce but his association with the bridge is fairly tenuous and there is someone else, seemingly forgotten about, associated with the bridge that has a more direct role in it being there.

Fuk Hing Bridge

Friday, 18 May 2018

Shatin Pass Road...on a motorbike

Okay, I know I am usually posting the odd walk and hike, but seeing as I have also been exploring Hong Kong on my motorbike I figured it would be nice to get an action camera up and running so I can film some of the places around the territory.

First up is the trip up Shatin Pass Road from Wong Tai Sin up to the junction near Tate's Ridge where Shatin Pass Road, Fei Ngo Shan Road and Jat Incline all join. Fans of the film Shatter may recognise one or two places (including the - blink and you'll miss it - pavilion where Ti Lung and Stuart Whitman take on Peter Cushing which makes a brief appearance at the 7:00 mark).

The fluffy dice is a nod to a former life in Chelmsford, Essex...