Things to do in Hong Kong: Watch a Hong Kong movie

Lan Kwai Fong – The Movie

lan kwai fong

We went to Lan Kwai Fong the very first night we arrived in HK. It was a Saturday and the place was packed – there were people cavorting on the streets, literally spilling out of the bars. What impressed me the most is despite the close quarters and loads of alcohol, I didn’t see any fights break out.

Dispel the gu wak jai (triad) movies you watched as a kid, man. Hong Kong is totally cosmopolitan now. smirk

telford plaza

Anyway, fast forward to a couple of days later. We woke up with no plans and it was decided that we’ll take the MTR and pick a random station and see what’s there. I reckon it’s a good way to explore HK so that’s exactly what we did. We ended up in the MTR that exits from Telford Plaza and into this futuristic looking cinema.

cinema hong hong

The cinema is built like an edged structure with different colors somehow transported in from the future. It was then then I declared I’m going to watch a movie…in Hong Kong. Hey, it’s one of the things you’ve gotta do when you’re there.

lan kwai fong movie

Watch a Hong Kong movie in Hong Kong. Tickets should be around HKD 50 (RM 20) per person. Expect HK schoolgirls in uniform sitting behind you.

hong kong cinema

We picked a local production called Lan Kwai Fong (although the Cantonese characters apparently says something else). I half expected to be bored coz I was never a huge fan of Hong Kong movies and the ex warned me that it has a very cliched storyline. Hell, if I didn’t know better I would have though she didn’t want to watch it. Heh.

hong kong movie

However Lan Kwai Fong (the movie) surprised me. The plot is very meh but the character development is something I can relate to. I see myself in one of them and my friends in most of the main and supporting cast. Definitely a must watch if you’re ever in HK.

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Oh, you might want to visit Lan Kwai Fong first – I found that it increased my enjoyment of the movie tremendously, having been to the places in the movie. πŸ™‚

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12 thoughts on “Things to do in Hong Kong: Watch a Hong Kong movie”

    • Thanks bro! πŸ™‚

      I was wondering what it meant but can’t read Chinese. I remember the ex telling me it’s a different title from the English one. Cheers!

  1. HB, bring back memory of when I was in Hawaii as a child. My grand uncle used to own a Chinese theater and my family go in to watch any films for free. Being a kid I fell asleep in the middle of the film and never saw the ending only to wake up to see it over.

    Now I watch online from web many films and with friends at the theaters too.

    • The movie theaters in Hong Kong are pretty good actually. πŸ™‚

      It’s not as large as the cineplexes we have over here but all things considering, not too bad.

      The most interesting thing is how they fit the theaters into the narrowest buildings in town. Heh.

    • Really? I love watching movies, although I haven’t managed to catch up on the latest recently.

      It’s a great form of entertainment…problem is, I always feel a bit disoriented coming out. πŸ˜€

  2. was thinking to watch a movie in HK at first, but then we thought it’s more rational to utilize the time to shop instead haha.

    hey i am wearing the same i heart hk tshirt as yours πŸ˜‰

    • Haha! I didn’t do a lot of shopping in Hong Kong.

      I hardly bought anything at all! πŸ™‚

      We did pop into a few malls to see what the fuss is all about but we didn’t go to HK to shop.

      Yup, the I <3 HK t-shirt is really popular. Temple Street sells it by the half dozen. I have a couple myself. Heh. πŸ˜€

    • I think it was more of an mid/late twenties for the characters. It was quite an interesting cast though – a very accurate portrait of the night life scene, not just in Lan Kwai Fong, but anywhere.

      I think you can get this from your friendly neighborhood DVD seller, or just torrent it. πŸ˜€

    • Yeah our movie prices are very cheap! πŸ™‚

      Korea and other places are expensive when you convert it too. I’m not sure about Indonesia, haven’t watched a movie there but would love to. πŸ˜€


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