Top fun at the Peak

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 August, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 21 August, 2004, 12:00am

Visitors with adventure on their minds naturally gravitate to this thrill. Take an exciting journey into a different time and place on a virtual spaceship ride with 180-degree revolving seats, high-definition video projection, surround sound and special light effects.

Open your eyes to peculiar physical abilities and tricks of nature. Discover the secrets of lost civilisations and examine primitive tribal customs. This is the world's foremost source of the extraordinary and downright bizarre. It occupies 7,500 square feet (on two levels) with 11 themed galleries, housing more than 450 exhibits collected from all corners of the world.

Come face to face with wax figures of 100 of the world's most famous people. Stand next to Jackie Chan, shake hands with Chinese president Jiang Zemin or sing along with The Beatles. It's a fun way to get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities from the worlds of film, fashion, music and politics. You can have even have your portraits taken with them. This is the ideal place for families itching to take photos.

Anyone can enjoy the excitement riding aboard this means of transport, especially the thrilling moment when it reaches its sharpest incline of 27 degrees. The railway has been running since 1888. The rights to the tramway were acquired for $2,000 many years ago by the Peak Hotel owner, who wanted better access for his hotel guests. Originally operated by coal-fired steam boilers, it became electrically powered in 1926. Today, it can carry 120 passengers and makes more than 90 trips a day.

Answers: 1. Peak Explorer Motion Simulator; 2. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium; 3. Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong; 4. The Peak Tram