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Urban explorer opens window into BL's former Hong Kong home

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Enter the dragon: Urban explorer opens window into Bruce Lee's former Hong Kong mansion - after it was turned into a seedy love hotel

  • Urban explorer, Steve, entered the abandoned final home turned love-hotel of film icon Bruce Lee
  • Snapshots show the derelict home in the in Kowloon Tong neighborhood has been left to crumble into ruin
  • Billionaire philanthropist tycoon Yu Panglin bought the property in 1974, allowed it to be used as love-hotel
  • Hong Kong government quietly knocked back plans to turn it into a major tourist attraction in 2011

 

Soure - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3877508/Urban-explorer-opens-window-Bruce-Lee-s-former-Hong-Kong-mansion.html

 

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How the Little Dragons abode, looked during the early 70's.

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With his wife Linda, standing in the front drive-way, with his leather work satchel.

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Birds eye view, the above picture, was taken on the far right, of the image below, with wall behnd them now painted white

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The backyard, where Bruce Lee once kicked a reporter, who jumped into his Japanese style garden, while the late star was cutting the lawn barefoot.

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Urban exlporation images, taken from the this article, Link- https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/08/hkfp-lens-home-of-bruce-lee-the-cranes-nest/

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The footage of BL with the punchbag, used in the below video, was not filmed at his Hong Kong home, it was fimed in the backyard of Roscomare House in Carlifornia.

 

 

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Bruce Lee’s Hong Kong mansion to become Chinese studies centre

Link- https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2173803/bruce-lees-hong-kong-mansion-become-chinese-studies-centre

 

 

With his son Brandon, and the same guy, from the top image, stood outside the gates of the property(Top image)

Bruce show's a friend the view, from the roof of his 41 Cumberland Rd, Hong Kong home(Bottom image)

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Kowloon Tong: Hong Kong’s lustful neighbourhood-turned kindergarten hot spot

Link- https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/26/kowloon-tong-hong-kongs-lustful-neighbourhood-turned-kindergarten-hot-spot/

 

Walking Tour: Kowloon Tong

Link- http://akindleinhongkong.blogspot.com/2011/07/walking-tour-kowloon-tong.html

 

 

Bruce Lee outisde his Kowloon Tong home, with his son Brandon and Daughter Shannon.

This iage, was taken the same day as the photos with Wu Fung?.

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Park Theatre, a Kowloon Tong cinema, sometime in the early 1970's., now demonlished.

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Bruce Lee’s Hong Kong mansion to become Chinese studies centre
 
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Yu Pang-lin, who bought the house in the early 1970s for about HK$1 million, planned to sell it in 2008 to raise funds for victims of the Sichuan earthquake that year. But he scrapped the idea when fans urged him to restore and preserve the property, affectionately known by Lee as the Crane’s Nest. At that time the house was being used as a short-stay love hotel.
Read more at https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2173803/bruce-lees-hong-kong-mansion-become-chinese-studies-centre#P0BEGeK6huB3IiDR.99

 

Source- https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2018/11/19/bruce-lees-hong-kong-mansion-to-become-chinese-studies-centre/

 

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Look's like the inevitable has happened, and one of the Little Dragon's Hong Kong home's will be no more. Many have said it was being used a brothel, with people misunderstanding the term Love Hotel. Which is easily done, I though a Love Hotel would suggest something related to a Brothel. However, the Love Hotel idea was not exclusive to this house or area. Nor is a term Hong Kong people were using for place where you can pay for sex. Love Hotel's were/are popular with young married couples, who live with their parents in small confined spaces. A problem in Hong Kong, was many young couples just couldnt get private time for themselves. These places that catered for the big demand, where dubbed Love Hotel's.

 

Bruce Lee former Hong Kong mansion to be torn down to make way for Chinese studies centre

Link- https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/bruce-lees-former-hong-kong-mansion-to-be-torn-down-to-make-way-for-chinese-studies-centre/ar-AAEfGys?li=BBr8YXK

 

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This building would have once made for a great location for the Bruce Lee Hong Kong exhitibiton. Though maybe it would have been too small to deal with visitors?. Not that there would be huge numbers coming through the door everyday day. If that was the case, surely someone would have turned his home into a physical tribute many year's ago.

 

 
"Bruce Lee: Kung Fu · Art · Life" exhibition extended to 2020
 

 

 

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