VR, or virtual reality, is a simulated experience in which you can immerse yourself. From learning to gaming, have you tried the best VR experiences in Hong Kong below?
Let’s be honest – living in Hong Kong is pretty stressful. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for sweet deals, happy hours, and amazing eats in the 852. But what if you really want to get away from it all? Well, before you hop on a private jet, here’s a less costly option: VR, or virtual reality! In Hong Kong, there are numerous VR experiences for you to check out. Read on for our faves.
Best VR experiences in Hong Kong
1. Game On! Esports and VR Experience staycation at The Langham, Hong Kong
Featuring three 30-minute gaming sessions, one of The Langham’s latest staycation packages include Esports and VR experiences for you and your loved ones. There are four renovated game rooms for you to choose from: Esports Room, VR Experience Room, Party Game Room, and Retro Game Room. Moreover, you can enjoy daily buffet breakfast for two, hotel credits, and more. Be sure to book your stay before 10 October 2021 to grab this offer!
The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2375 1133
2. VR skydiving at Lok Fu Place Summer Sportival
Good news for those afraid of heights: you can now skydive without actually having to fall through the sky! Simply head to Lok Fu Place before the end of August 2021 to try A Drop Over a Lok Fu, a VR skydiving experience. Simulating a free fall from 10,000 feet from above urban Hong Kong, you’ll get to immerse yourself in a full view of the stunning cityscape. This unique experience takes place on an armchair, so you can be rest assured that there shouldn’t be much vertigo.
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Lok Fu Place, 198 Junction Road, Wang Tau Hom, Hong Kong, p. 2338 7781
3. Sky High Tech Zone at Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
Here’s another fly-high VR experience for those who want to admire our city from above. At Sky100’s Sky High Tech Zone, you can ‘fly’ up to almost 400 metres above sea level with the specially designed VR headset and VR chair. You’ll get to traverse through clouds, watch the sunset, and even feel the power of a tropical cyclone. Then, the night-time journey will involve magnificent fireworks and a light show, with all the action occurring 360 degrees around you.
Also, you should check out TimeLooper’s VR Time Travel: Step into Old Hong Kong micro films at the Sky High Tech Zone. Using cutting-edge technology, the VR experience recreates a panoramic view of historic Hong Kong. Scenes include rickshaw pullers on Hollywood Road in the 60s, Kai Tak Airport in the 80s, and even some kung fu combat!
Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, 100/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
4. VR in Hong Kong schools
Want your little ones to work hard, play hard? VR technology may be able to help. With PolyU, CUHK, and other esteemed universities investing in million-dollar VR facilities, it seems that an increasing number of students in Hong Kong will get to use VR equipment to learn and have fun in the process. Allowing students to immerse themselves and interact with each other on the VR interface may make learning a lot less mundane. Do you think you’ll enjoy VR classes more? We certainly wish we had these back when we were at school!
5. VR gaming at Sandbox
Finally, we’ve come to arguably the most exciting use of virtual reality: VR gaming. Inspired by the holodeck in Star Trek, Sandbox has some of the most convincing and entertaining VR experiences in Hong Kong. Using futuristic technology, such as Hollywood motion capture cameras, 3D precision body trackers, and haptic suits, Sandbox allows you and your group (up to five other people) to see and physically interact with each other in the virtual world. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of surviving a zombie apocalypse, or wanting to become a powerful android, the VR experience at Sandbox will definitely satisfy you.
Sandbox, 4/F, Tern Plaza, 5 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2311 9995