What to buy now Hong Kong’s first city-centre ocean experience opens at Plaza 88 By TTG Asia / Posted on 9 September, 2021 17:31 Cube O Discovery Park, Hong Kong’s first marine experience destination in the city centre, has opened at the Plaza 88 shopping mall in Tsuen Wan. Covering an area of over 929m², the attraction will feature a combination of real marine life displays and interactive multimedia games, in addition to a variety of recreation, education and dining opportunities. The combination of real marine life with artistic light and shadow effects transform plain jellyfish into a colourful bubble show at the Cube O Discovery Park Cube O is the first project in Hong Kong from Cube Oceanarium, an aquarium brand; and is the result of a collaboration between an aquarium architect, an aquarium aquaculture operation team, a senior marine conservation consultant and a technical consultant. Cube O is divided into several themed zones with different attractions including Hong Kong’s first acrylic window projection. This integrates views of real marine life with projected light and shadow effects. There is also a mixed reality jellyfish classroom, a playhouse for children and a dining area. The interactive multimedia technology will also enable visitors to observe the marine life up close and learn more about nature, environmental protection and sustainable patterns of living. At the jellyfish research institute, visitors can learn how jellyfish develop from babies into adults, and find out more about jellyfish ecology and the characteristics of different jellyfish species. In addition to watching jellyfish feeding, visitors will also be allowed to contact them from a safe zero-distance and thus get closer to the ocean. The interactive multimedia games will further boost the overall experience, as visitors can “become” small fish, swimming under the protection of a jellyfish in an ocean exploration tour. In the MR jellyfish classroom, visitors can become “guardians of the ocean” and rescue a stranded green sea turtle. The rescue operation follows real turtle rescue procedures. Visitors who participate will be able to learn about the work of professional conservationists, think about the effect of human beings on the ocean and gain a sense of mission with respect to marine conservation. Elsewhere, the children’s playhouse features Hong Kong’s first ocean-themed play space where children can gain marine knowledge while having fun with mastering physical challenges. The park has invited a head chef and his team from a local five-star hotel to prepare a selection of delicacies. In addition, Corner Cone, a famous Asian ice cream brand, has prepared a range of limited-edition ocean-themed ice creams specially for the Cube O.