VR 360 gains high reputation- Limited-time free trial of VR experience and multi-media interactive games extended

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HONG KONG, March 21, 2018– To promote the sustainable development of Hong Kong’s tourism industry and provide guests with extraordinary sensory experiences, Ngong Ping 360 launched a new attraction, VR 360, last month. All Hong Kong citizens and worldwide guests are able to play 4 VR and multi-media interactive games for free at designated timeslots.

 The free trial of VR 360 at designated times on Wednesdays to Sundays has proven highly popular and will be extended to 20 April. The attraction may then close temporarily for a few days in order to coordinate with related units, install 2 more interactive games and upgrade the safety equipment to prepare for the full launch. Ngong Ping 360 will issue a press release to explain the arrangements, details and admission pricing at the appropriate time.

Guests can currently experience the following interactive games at VR 360.

Hide-and-seek with Wuba
Play Hide-and-seek with Wuba introduces the first motion-detection Active VR system in Hong Kong. With the VR indoor positioning technology, participants will be transported instantly from Ngong Ping Village to downtown Mong Kok. Players will play hide-and-seek with Wuba and other Monster Hunt 2 characters using a VR gear and a controller. The players can see each other but play their own game, increasing the excitement.
Cinematic Wishing Shrine
Combining brand new technology with the traditional Hong Kong native customs, the Cinematic Wishing Shrine uses projection, multi-media interactive devices and motion detection technology that allows guests to wish good luck for the new year. Guests will be able to write their wishes and hopes on joss paper, put them into the holographic scanner and throw them to the Cinematic Wishing Shrine so they appear on the big screen. This brand new wishing method incorporates environmental protection, tradition and chic, providing guests with a new and exciting experience.  
High Altitude Ropeway Walk
With VR technology, guests will turn into cable car engineers, wearing VR gears and walking on the rope. They will be tasked with unlashing a balloon tied to the rope within a limited time to enable normal operation of the cable car. While executing this task, players will enjoy the unique scenery of Lantau Island, including Ngong Ping Village, the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. Cable cars will move beneath their feet, providing startling realism.  
Enchanting Wardrobe
Using augmented reality, touch screens and motion-detecting technology, participants will be able to “put on” two Monster Hunt 2 themed 2018 series dresses designed by international award winning fashion designer Vivienne Tam in the Enchanting Wardrobe, experiencing the latest trends and taking snapshots in the beautiful dresses.  

 Opening schedule of VR 360

Date:                                      Today to 20 April (Wednesday to Sunday)

Time:                                       11:05, 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15, 16:55

Duration per session:           Around 30 minutes 

About Ngong Ping 360

As an important tourist attraction located on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, Ngong Ping 360 offers an exciting opportunity for guests to experience a unique natural and cultural experience. The Ngong Ping Cable Car stretches 5.7 km from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping. Guests can visit the Chinese architecturally designed Ngong Ping Village, where they can enjoy a wide range of dining, shopping and entertainment options and culturally themed attractions, including Stage 360, Motion 360 and Walking with Buddha.

The Ngong Ping Cable Car is a rare example of a bi-cable gondola circulating lift system, and is also the longest aerial cable car system of its kind in Asia. It offers a visually spectacular 25- minute journey with panoramic views of the flora and fauna of North Lantau Country Park, Tung Chung Bay and the Hong Kong International Airport.

Ngong Ping 360 received the CILT Award 2013 – Enterprise Award from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK) in 2014. It was also selected as one of the “Cable cars: 10 amazing rides around the world” in the same year by The Daily Telegraph in the UK and named as amongst “10 of the world’s best cable car rides” by CNN.com in the USA in 2015 and 2017. It was also recognised as one of “The world’s 10 best cable cars” by USA Today in 2017. Ngong Ping 360 has also received a Certificate of Excellence 2017 from TripAdvisor.