Old Hong Kong in new attraction

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 January, 2012, 12:00am


Ocean Park visitors will get the chance to travel back in time to Hong Kong between the 1950s and 1970s.

During its 35th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, the park announced a new attraction called 'Old Hong Kong' will open in March.

The 35,500-square-metre town will feature tenement houses, a colonial police post, and a replica of the famous Star Ferry clock tower.

Visitors will also be able to hop onto a stationary vintage tram and look at pictures depicting views of the city from decades ago.

They can also find local delicacies at a dai pai dong and Kee Wah Bakery inside the attraction.

Alex Chu Foun, executive director of design and planning, said the American company that created the mechanical parts for the Star Ferry tower had also supplied the park's clock tower.

'We are not replicating any old Hong Kong landmarks,' he said.

'We are creating a brand new street that would be commonly found in Hong Kong from the 1950s to 1970s.'

Another new attraction called the Polar Adventure will feature spotted seals and penguins. It will open to the public in July.

Last year, Ocean Park welcomed nearly 7 million visitors. It has no plans to raise ticket prices this year.