Park lures with floating yoga

Theme park visitors will be able to do yoga while floating on water and hike under cable cars as Ocean Park launches the "green staycation" program on October 1. A "glamping" event will be launched in November, allowing four people to stay in each tent. Visitors with admission tickets,...

Wallis Wang

Friday, September 25, 2020

Theme park visitors will be able to do yoga while floating on water and hike under cable cars as Ocean Park launches the "green staycation" program on October 1.

A "glamping" event will be launched in November, allowing four people to stay in each tent.

Visitors with admission tickets, annual passes, or unlimited entry passes will need to pay an extra HK$80 for both yoga and hiking activities, while others could buy a ticketing package, including an admission ticket, one yoga or hiking session, and a HK$100 coupon for in-park spending.

The ticketing package is HK$380 for adults and HK$220 for children.

But the park said the new "green staycation" activities will be open to the public only on weekends and public holidays.

Visitors can try a "sup yoga" on a stand-up paddleboard on an artificial lake at its Aqua City Lagoon. They can also relax through yoga and meditation in the company of fish at the Grand Aquarium and designated areas at the North Pole Encounter. Each yoga session will last 45 to 60 minutes.

Hikers can walk along the trail that runs under the Ocean Park's cable car to Nam Long Shan, which is open to the public for the first time. They will be led by guides and can observe wild plants and animals.

People can take part in the yoga sessions from October 1 to November 1, while the hiking route will be open to the public from October 17 to December 13.

November 20 will see the launch of another "Starry Summit Glamping" program, which allows visitors to camp for two days and one night in four tents at its Summit.

It added that visitors do not have to prepare camping supplies as they, including showers, will be provided. Fee estimates it would be no more than HK$3,000 for four people.

The park reopened last Friday. But its popular Halloween Fest this year is off for the first time in two decades due to the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Ngong Ping 360 and Fila launched Hong Kong's first "360 Fila Sports Fest," a tour that combines ecotourism, outdoor sports and fashion to be held from today until November 15.

Ngong Ping reopened on September 11, but managing director Andy Lau Wai-ming fear the company will not break even this year.