Ocean Park in Aberdeen, Hong Kong, is currently closed due to Covid-19. The theme park hopes a revamp of its business model will help it stay afloat. Photo: Winson Wong Ocean Park in Aberdeen, Hong Kong, is currently closed due to Covid-19. The theme park hopes a revamp of its business model will help it stay afloat. Photo: Winson Wong
Ocean Park in Aberdeen, Hong Kong, is currently closed due to Covid-19. The theme park hopes a revamp of its business model will help it stay afloat. Photo: Winson Wong
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Hong Kong’s troubled Ocean Park: time to let the government run the show

  • It is a good idea to revamp the park’s business model by opening the lower area to the public for free
  • But outsourcing retail and entertainment businesses to private companies will take the park further from its primary mission as a non-profit organisation

Ocean Park in Aberdeen, Hong Kong, is currently closed due to Covid-19. The theme park hopes a revamp of its business model will help it stay afloat. Photo: Winson Wong Ocean Park in Aberdeen, Hong Kong, is currently closed due to Covid-19. The theme park hopes a revamp of its business model will help it stay afloat. Photo: Winson Wong
Ocean Park in Aberdeen, Hong Kong, is currently closed due to Covid-19. The theme park hopes a revamp of its business model will help it stay afloat. Photo: Winson Wong
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".