Gold Goddess Statue
Tsim Sha Tsui
The Avenue of Stars, which is situated at the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Promenade will hold its opening ceremony on 27 April, 2004 (Tuesday). The Hong Kong Film Awards Association Limited which acted as the honorary consultant of the project donated a gold goddess statue to the Avenue of Stars today (4 April, 2004). At the 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards, Mr. Manfred Wong, Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Awards Association Limited presented a gold goddess statue to Miss Clara Chong, Executive Director of Hong Kong Tourism Board as a token of their support for the Avenue of Star project.
The Avenue of Stars is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. The Avenue of Stars, modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. In 1982, the New World Group built a promenade along the waterfront around the New World Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. In 2003, the Group announced it would spend HK$40 million to build the Avenue of Stars, a project supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Tourism Commission, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong government and the Hong Kong Film Awards Association. The avenue was open to the general public on 28 April 2004 with an opening ceremony held the previous day, 27 April 2004. The opening ceremony was presided over by a number of government and industry figures including Henry Tang (Financial Secretary), Stephen Ip (Secretary for Economic Development and Labour), Patrick Ho (Secretary of Home Affairs), Selina Chow (Chair of Hong Kong Tourism Board), Manfred Wong (Director/Actor), and Cheng Yu Tung (Chair of New World Group); in which the privately-funded Avenue was handed over to the Hong Kong SAR government as public property. At opening, the avenue honours an initial 73 inductees elected by the Hong Kong Film Awards Association and the readers of City Entertainment.