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The Myth Promo Tour in Malaysia – Part 2

Star Appearance at 1U Shopping Complex, PJ, Malaysia

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The Myth Promo Tour in Malaysia

by Gary Cheah

Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong and Mallika Sherawat was here in Malaysia on 12 September 2005 to promote their new film, The Myth (Press Conference and Star Appearance)

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Seven Little Fortunes

aka “Chat Siu Fook” (in Cantonese)

Seven Little Fortunes are selected to perform for the Peking Opera School troupe. They will perform acrobatics stunts, acting, singing, dancing and martial arts at Laiyuen Amusement Park and other venues Their master/teacher is Master Yu Jim Yuen who has trained them to excel in the art of Chinese Opera. Basically, the training days are one hell of a tough time during their childhood life. They will have to train from dawn to dusk and each of every of them are well disciplined. They will need to study and work 19 hours a day. If they didn’t fulfill their practice or fail to achieve the standards, they will be punished. Now, they are all respectable people who have achieved alot in the Hong Kong / Chinese movie industry.

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The Yuen Clan

by Gary Cheah

The “Yuen Clan” as they’re known in the business, have been in the Hong Kong stunt trade ever since Simon immigrated to the territory from Northern China. He was a home-schooling Beijing Opera teacher who trained his kids in wild acrobatics and kung fu, while guiding them to be stunt men on the screens which he directed.The Yuens cameoe to Hong Kong and opened their imaginations, and pulled out a mind bending new vision for movie martial arts. Raised in poverty, paid a pittance for their bone-breaking work as stuntmen, upon gaining a foothold in the industry, they unleashed displays of hair-raising high weirdness and surreal wirework onto an unsuspecting industry.

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Jackie Chan

by Gary Cheah

 

Jackie Chan Kwong Sang was born in Hong Kong on April 7, 1954. His Chinese name Chan Kwong Sang means ‘Born In Hong Kong’. He was the only child of Charles and Lee-Lee Chan. Jackie was delivered after a 12 months of pregnancy. That was extra 3 months. So, his mother had to have a surgery to bring him out. At his birth, he weighed more than 12 pounds, and that was amazing! Jackie had a nickname called ‘Ah Pao’ which means a cannonball. His parents were so poor that they doesn’t have enough money to pay for the operation. A British doctor who delivered him offers them for a meager $26 – HK$1500 for Jackie, but luckily, Jackie’s parents refused. So, they ended up by borrowing money from their friends to pay up.

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