Bruce Lee's room is ready for you now

Central Station | Nury Vittachi 20 Dec 2019

Bruce Lee is having a good week. (Other than being dead.) If he's looking down from heaven, he'll be smiling.

Movie experts have recreated the mansion room where the violent climax takes place in 1973's Enter The Dragon, the film that made Lee a star. You can see it at the Hong Kong Film Archive center in Tai Koo Shing.

And you can check out the weapons used. (They'll be locked behind glass, so radicals shouldn't get any ideas.)

Separately, on the other side of the world, Enter The Dragon's California-based screenwriter Michael Allin narrowly escaped from a house fire a few days ago.

Lee and Allin fought bitterly while the movie was being filmed in Hong Kong.

Brave man. I don't think I'd fight with Bruce Lee.

"Want to trash my script and rewrite it, Mr Lee? Go right ahead! Just let me live."

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A sudden rule change says fish can now use the giant bridge from the mainland to Hong Kong.

But only edible ones. Food importers called for an exemption to the bridge's no-animals law, arguing that Hong Kong people love live seafood and need good meals during the holiday period. Officials said yes.

At last a government decision we can all agree on!

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Hong Kong property sales staff panicked when a newspaper reported that large chunks of the city would be underwater by 2050. But climate change experts said the estimates were wrong.

Anyway, the government's super-detailed report on how climate change would likely affect coastal Hong Kong will be ready in the summer of 2021.

If you want to buy a waterfront flat, maybe wait 18 months.

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Or, if you want to take the risk, buy a place on a small island. Ferry operators have been told they can receive taxpayer grants starting next year to subsidize unprofitable ferry routes and pay for nice new boats. I think a regular luxury yacht ride might make a humble flat on Lamma considerably more attractive.

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Nothing unusual about the Chinese language property billboard - except for the fact that reader Scott Lawson spotted it in Virginia, in the United States. It doesn't even have an English translation. Donald Trump's hostility to the Chinese is clearly not the whole story.

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Hong Kong is awash with vets. In normal modern cities, each vet serves 2,000 to 3,000 cats and dogs. In Hong Kong, the vet-to-pet ratio is only one to 500 and falling, according to a survey by the vet licensing body.

If the trend continues, each Hong Kong cat or dog will eventually have its own personal doctor.

Like Malibu, but for pets.

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Hong Kong children, are you worried you may be on Santa's naughty list? Reader Jason Rose yesterday pointed out that the latest rules on personal data says that individuals have a "right to erasure."

"This means that if you ask him, Santa has to delete all his information on your historic behavior," he said. "Do that now, and then be well behaved for the next week and you'll be on the nice list."

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Note from a reader who did not want her name printed: "My new year's resolution was to lose 10 kilos by the end of the year. After 11 and a half months, I have only 12.2 kilos to go."

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