Wishing you and your family health and happiness in the Year of the Dragon,
Dragons are popular symbols in Hong Kong. See how many of the following historical dragons you can recognise (scroll down for the answers):
A double dose of dragons here. The clips come from the film, Enter The Dragon. The film's star was Bruce Lee, whose Chinese stage name was 李小龍 or 'Lee Little Dragon'.
Dragon Lodge, at 32 Lugard Road, is still standing but it has been empty for many years. The photo below was taken 100 years ago in 1924, when the building was still new and in much better shape.
The Dragon Gate Theatre on Cheung Chau was later renamed to become the Golden Dragon Theatre:
Out on Castle Peak Road was the Dragon Inn:
Also on Castle Peak Road, but nearer to Tsuen Wan, is Dragon Villa:
Large teams of dragon dancers were a common sight in the processions to celebrate major royal events in Hong Kong. These two took part in the celebrations for coronations, the first for Queen Elizabeth II, and the second for her father King George VI.
A different style of dragon dancing is on show in Tai Hang each autumn, when the Fire Dragon makes its appearance:
The dragon at top left on this 1954 Christmas Card was the badge for British soldiers in Hong Kong at the time.
Did you ever ride The Dragon at Ocean Park?
The view from the Dragon's Back over the Shek O Country Club and Golf Course, as it looked over 90 years ago in 1929. It's still a popular viewpoint today, and the view looks much the same - though without the sailing junks moored in the bay.
And finally, conveniently displaying a 'KUNG HEI FAT CHOY' sign, is the Dragon Seed store in Central.