What do Li Tit and Bruce Lee have in common in Hong Kong?

The very weird guy with dogs that looked like him, traversing Nathan Road in Kowloon by bus and the iconic fruit market in Yaumatei

 

 Oh, so iconic - Bruce Lee

Oh, so iconic - Bruce Lee

 No so iconic but very amusing (snigger) 

No so iconic but very amusing (snigger) 

Every now and then silliness and bad taste affect me but this one I could not resist.. both the interestingly named Li Tit and Bruce Lee are both on the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong which is not as bad or cheesy as you might imagine.

For the record Li Tit was a renowned Actor and Director in Hong Kong, many, many decades ago, a more innocent time I suppose where having such a name did not invite knowing glances and sniggers. 

Bruce Lee needs no introduction although I still think they need a statue of Chuck Norris next to Bruce. 

 Probably the weirdest guy I have ever seen in Hong Kong

Probably the weirdest guy I have ever seen in Hong Kong

I was too slow to get a front on picture of the guy with blonde hair, shame really, he was Chinese, aged 65 - 75 and bore a remarkable resemblance to his dogs, he also had a couple of huge cuban cigars sticking out of his pocket.. remarkably no one except me gave him a second glance as if such people are common sights here (they are not!) 

 Very moody and atmospheric, the Fruit Market

Very moody and atmospheric, the Fruit Market

 The best time to visit - 3am! 

The best time to visit - 3am! 

These are a couple of images of the fruit market in Yaumatei.. it is very iconic, very moody, very atmospheric and I will be back when it gets busy at around 3am. WOW! 

 Almost the perfect image

Almost the perfect image

Looking like a work of art, the 7 - 11 logo. The convenience store chain is everywhere in Hong Kong and I am in one 2 / 3 times a day. Yahoo. 

 I hate crocs

I hate crocs

It seems that Crocs stores are all over Hong Kong much to my dismay, and in my mind probably the worst invention ever.. and think about this, when Armageddon comes only 2 things will survive, crocs and cockroaches. 

 Take a bus rather than the MTR in Kowloon

Take a bus rather than the MTR in Kowloon

A handy little tip for you, if you find yourself anywhere in Mongkok, Yaumatei or Jordan in Kowloon you could actually take a bus to TST and ultimately the Star Ferry rather than the MTR. 

You need to be on Nathan Road heading south and look for the bus routes 1, 1a, 7 or 2, 6 & 9 - they are often next to each other and all 6 routes end at the Star Ferry... riding a bus down Nathan Road is rather interesting day or night. I do it all the time.

 The view from the 103rd floor of the Ritz Carlton Hotel

The view from the 103rd floor of the Ritz Carlton Hotel

I got myself in a spot of bother yesterday - I was in the simply amazing Ritz Carlton Hotel which is in the ICC Building in Kowloon West and I nipped into the "closed" restaurant to get some pictures - this is a view of TST and then Hung Hom and you can see the new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal at the site of the old Kai Tak Airport. 

...anyway I obviously tripped an alarm in the restaurant as a couple of security guards turned up to escort me out of the premises, luckily for me I had a legitimate reason for being in the Ritz as I was picking up a client. 

The Ritz Carlton is simply amazing


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Posted on July 7, 2013 .