Plans for Bruce Lee museum in Hong Kong put on hold

Updated: Jun 27, 2011, 12:35 PM IST

Washington: The Hong Kong Government has shelved plans to open a museum in the memory of the late martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

Hong Kong tycoon and billionaire philanthropist Yu Panglin, who owns Lee`s former two-storey home in the Kowloon area, had decided to donate the building to the city to pay tribute to Lee.

His plans to turn the house into a tourist attraction were given the green light in 2009 after locals and government officials approved the venture, in order to preserve Lee``s memory, who died in 1973, aged 32.
However, negotiations between Panglin and the Hong Kong government have now broken down, halting the project indefinitely, according to a news agency.

"Despite our efforts, we are unable to reach a consensus with the property owner over the scope of the restoration," Contactmusic quoted the Hong Kong government’s statement as saying.