Experience Hong Kong Moments in 360 VR
Exploring its hidden corners, looking for yummy dim sum, heading out into its outskirts for a
view of the city and taking day trips to its many surrounding island or even just spending a day at Hong Kong Disneyland - there is plenty to miss in Hong Kong.
Until borders reopen, we can take this time to explore Hong Kong virtually and plan out our next grand adventure there. Might I suggest grabbing a pen and paper to jolt down these amazing places that can be viewed via virtual reality as part of the 360 Hong Kong Moments.
Launched by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, 360 Hong Kong Moments is a global initiative to remind the world of Hong Kong as a leading travel destination. The “360 Hong Kong Moments” VR videos available on Hong Kong Tourism Youtube channel takes viewers on an all-encompassing adventure across Hong Kong, immersing viewers in the rhythm and sensations of the city one has never experience before.
From feeling the wind in your hair on the Ding Ding Tram to traversing between the urban jungle and the natural wonders of Hong Kong - you can look forward to experiencing these sights and sounds in person.
360 Hong Kong Moments VR Videos
featuring Quarry Bay
Quarry Bay is an area beneath Mount Parker in the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island. The western portion of the area was also formerly known as Lai Chi. Traditionally being an industrial and residential area, the number of commercial buildings in this district has increased over the past two decades. Perhaps none of the building is more famous in the area than the Monster Building.
featuring Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Victoria Bay, is the largest harbour in Asia and the third largest in the world. It is home to most of the ports of Hong Kong, making the city one of the world's busiest ports. The harbour bustles day and night with all manner of watercraft – from the historic Star Ferries to cruise liners, cargo ships, and wooden fishing vessels.
Ding Ding Tram
featuring a ride along Hong Kong Island
There is nothing quite like the Ding Ding Tram. Nicknamed ‘ding ding’ by locals – in reference to the double-bell ring used to notify pedestrians of their approach – Hong Kong’s much-loved double-deck trams have become an icon of the city. It is the most affordable way to travel around and one of the best ways to explore Hong Kong up close.
featuring City Hall Carpark
You may want to wait till the sun sets to see Hong Kong in all its magnificent glory. Hong Kong’s night life is thrilling; there is so much to do, even an early bird may stay awake for a little cocktail and a little grooving on the dance floor.
City vs Nature
featuring the Peak, and Bowen Road, Wanchai, Causeway Bay roundabout
Nature accounts for about 75% of Hong Kong’s land area. For a city known for its jungle of steel, concrete and glass; this may be a surprise to all that Hong Kong is actually more green than grey. With its rare proximity of man-made and nature, Hong Kong’s countryside has become a cherished breath of fresh air for the city’s residents and nature lobbing visitors.
featuring in sequence: Lion Rock, Wang Chau, Sai Kung, Tai O, Pok Wai, HK Science Park, Green Egg Island, Basalt Island, Ng Tung Chai, San Tin, Yuen Long, Tai Long Wan, Cheung Chau, Green Egg Island (repeat), Po Pin Chau, Kowloon Peak.
From amazing hiking and cycling trails to stunning Geopark, rich and varied flora and fauna to magnificent beach views; it is amazing to find unspoiled nature and busy urban life in such close proximity. What is your favourite green spaces in Hong Kong?
You can travel virtually through Hong Kong through their Youtube playlist. You can also journey through Hong Kong in the shoes of Malaysian influencers, Jenn Chia and Venice Min on the My Hong Kong My Way travel series. My Hong Kong My Way is a four-part programme that brings influencers across Southeast Asia on a tailormade tour around the Fragrant Harbour. Hosted by Michelle Loo, Hong Kong’s entertainment persona and connoisseur, Jenn and Venice had the chance to experience the various aspects of local culture and food in Hong Kong last year before the travel ban was implemented.
Catch them on My Hong Kong My Way on the Astro Wah Lai Toi, Astrobox set on Demand via Astro GO app, Astro PVR Box or Ultra Box.
Share with us which spot in Hong Kong has you excited to travel to.