Bruce Lee’s home will soon be a museum
Fans of martial arts icon Bruce Lee will soon be able to take a tour of the star’s home.
A bid by a Hong Kong millionaire to preserve the one-time residence of the kung fu legend and convert it into a major tourist attraction was approved on Tuesday.
Property mogul Yu Pang-lin has been given the permission to transform the two-storey town house into a museum honoring the film icon.
“Both sides have now reached a consensus to go ahead and essentially proceed with this good plan,” Yu told reporters after a meeting with government officials.
“I’m 88 years old now and hope that while I’m still alive I’ll be able to see this Bruce Lee museum completed,” he added.
Hong Kong’s Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said it agreed to preserve the “original outlook of the building and its features” with an aim to revitalize it for long-term sustainable operation as a tourism attraction.
Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, and raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. His movies “Fist of Fury,” “Game of Death” and “Enter the Dragon” changed and influenced martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.
He was the father of actor Brandon Lee and of actress Shannon Lee.