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Hong Kong Tourism Board offers VR time travel

Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has partnered with sky100 and virtual reality (VR) experience design house TimeLooper to launch VR interactive microfilms, showcasing the life of old Hong Kong.

Named “VR Time Travel: Step into Old Hong Kong”, audience can enjoy a 360-degree panorama of classic and memorable scenes of Hong Kong at sky100, such as Hollywood Road crowded with rickshaw pullers in the 1960s, and the neighbourhoods around Kai Tak Airport in the 1980s – when aircraft flew just over the top of the residential area.

“We not only aim to let visitors enjoy our unique 360-degree panoramic views of Hong Kong, but also get to know more information about this amazing city during their visits,” said Stella Wong, general manager of sky100.

Yigit Yigiter, CEO of TimeLooper, said “Partnering with HKTB and sky100 to showcase the classic scenes of kung-fu fighting and old Kowloon City was an opportunity too good to pass. We were able to utilise TimeLooper’s cutting-edge teleportation technology and new VR production techniques to place viewers closer to the action than ever before and as a result allow them to experience two of Hong Kong’s most important historical cultural scenes in an immersive and fun manner.”

Other than watching VR videos, customers can opt to buy VR videos or a cardboard viewer.

“We are delighted to collaborate with sky100 and the internationally recognised leader in immersive experience design, TimeLooper to offer visitors a spectacular experience, in which they can enjoy the stunning scenery of Victoria Harbour and views of different districts and landmarks, while immersing
themselves in classic, memorable scenes of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon Peninsula to get a taste of everyday life in old Hong Kong,” concluded Anthony Lau, executive director of HKTB.

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