Hong Kong Actor of blockbusters “A Better Tomorrow“, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, Chow Yun Fat is an international superstar. Up until now he is not only popular but also respected by Hong Kongers because of his down-to-earth lifestyle.
Even though he is a superstar, he has been spotted many times that he was taking the metro or shopping at wet market just like everybody else. Thousands of citizens have bumped into him on the streets and he would never say no when fans asking for a selfie together. There is a local term “ 野生捕獲發哥” which literally means ”Brother Fat captured in the wild” that reflects how surprising and glad it is when people meeting the superstar. And there is a Facebook page collecting the selfies of Chow and his fans.
HONGKONGUIDE has researched the most common places where people usually bump into him. If you have a chance to meet "Brother Fat", please make sure you ask Brother Fat nicely without disturbing him.
1. Kowloon City
It is famous that Kowloon City Market and Cooked Food Centre is Brother Fat’s favourite place when buying food ingredients (because he cooks at home). Also sometimes he would eat at the small food stores around the area.
Kowloon City Market and Cooked Food Centre
Address: 102 Nga Tsin Wai Rd, Kowloon City
Brother Fat drives, but he also likes to take the metro MTR when he goes out to take photographs as a hobby. Therefore look around when you are riding MTR, he may be standing behind you.
3. Kowloon Tong
He lives in Kowloon Tong. HONGKONGUIDE is not suggesting people to wait outside his house to disturb his personal life. Sometimes Brother Fat would choose to walk for 30-45 minutes to places like Mong Kok or Jordan. There is some chance that people may bump into him around the area.
In 2017, he was spotted that he was clearing up fallen trees alone on the street after typhoon hit Hong Kong. He is not just a superstar but also a model citizen.
It is famous that Brother Fat likes to hike. Sometimes people say it is easier to bump into him on a mountain than on the streets.
He has said that basically he has been to most of the hiking routes in Hong Kong. Therefore just go out and try your luck. Even if you can't find him, at least you will have enjoyed a day with beautiful scenes.
Locations: Tai Mo Shan (Most spotted), Shing Mun Reservoir, Sunset Peak (Alert! This is a difficult route!)
Everywhere else in Hong Kong.
Because Brother Fat loves photography and his hobby is to take photographs around Hong Kong. Therefore he would appear randomly everywhere in Hong Kong. It can be Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, or Sheung Shui etc... So make sure you always look around and he may surprise you!
Here is the guideline of what you should do when you see Chow Yun Fat:
1. Ask him nicely and quietly, because Brother Fat doesn’t want to cause chaos when everybody around finds him.
2. Brother Fat would use your phone or camera to take the selfie. That is how much he likes to take photos.
3. Thank him, of course.