A proposed museum dedicated to the late Bruce Lee and located at his former home in Hong Kong has been scrapped. The plans ran aground after the Hong Kong government was unable to reach an agreement with businessman Yu Pang-lin who owns the property.
He has plans to restore the existing two-storey building in Kowloon Tong and construct a new 20,000 sq. feet structure that would house facilities including a museum, an archive, a martial arts academy, and a screening room, according to local media reports. But the proposal of the new structure, five times the area of the existing building, has been rejected due to the low-density land use designation of the area.
The Hong Kong Tourism Commission had colleted over 100 artifacts of film classics such as Enter the Dragon and Fist of Fury. It was intended to display these in the museum. Instead, these artifacts will be displayed in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in 2012.
Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon, is currently planning to locate a museum dedicated to the legend in Seattle. Bruce Lee had studied and taught martial arts there.