AIA Hong Kong and The Entertainment Corporation Ltd (TECL) have announced plans for the second phase development of the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park site along the iconic Hong Kong harbourfront. These plans include extensive landscaping, enhanced food and beverage facilities, live entertainment and the installation of LED screens during the summer to showcase new content and entertainment.
The announcement came as AIA and TECL celebrated the 1 millionth visitor to the 60-metre Hong Kong Observation Wheel. An augmented reality experience is being developed in conjunction with the Maritime Museum to let visitors explore Victoria Harbour's changes through history as they ride on the Wheel.
“The enhancements we have made to the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and the development of the AIA Vitality Park are clear examples of AIA’s commitment to give back to the communities where we operate," said Ng Keng Hooi, AIA Group chief executive and president, in a release. "We look forward to introducing additional new elements to this iconic landmark that will further promote healthy living and help more people in Hong Kong live healthier, longer, better lives.”
A new and ongoing programme of live entertainment, including music and drama, for the public to enjoy is being planned along with the showcasing of local artists through commissioned works on-site.
The AIA Vitality Park will also continue to host health and wellness-related activities. The Park has hosted 57 different classes and events, ranging from youth mini-sports, fitness, yoga, kickboxing, and an introduction to Swing dancing and Brazilian martial art form Capoeira.
“Our mission is to create a world-class venue that caters to people of all ages and interests," said Michael Denmark, CEO of TECL. "To do this we will be mixing a range of health and fitness, arts and entertainment, and heritage and community activities in a variety of forms that promote the very best of 21st Century Living."