IF being immersed in tech delights you, these futuristic holiday ideas are right up your alley.
For those of you who get anxious at the thought of a digital detox and would instead prefer to play with the latest robots or virtual reality (VR) technology, Agoda’s got you covered with these tech-focused travel experiences and futuristic hotels.
Go nuts and bolts over Tokyo’s hi-tech innovations
As one of the world’s biggest supplier of robotics, Japan is the place to be for the latest tech gadgets and innovations.
Take for example, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation located on Tokyo’s own man-made island Odaiba. Here you will find exhibitions on technology and space exploration, as well as ASIMO, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot.
Another must-see for tech-enthusiasts visiting Tokyo is the Akihabara shopping district, where you can find any and every kind of tech gadget available.
Relax and unwind at The Peninsula Tokyo, where user-friendly and intuitive technology enhances the guest experience, from centralized wireless controls that regulate lighting, alarms, curtains, and audio-visual systems in the room, to monitors that keep track of the temperature and humidity levels inside and outside the hotel.
Experience next generation art in Singapore
Singapore is known for its numerous urban innovation and transformation projects and is one of the most future-looking cities in the world.
When in the “Lion City”, immerse yourself in new art disciplines at The Marina Bay Sands’ Future World: Where Arts Meets Science exhibition where you can enter a futuristic world made of cutting-edge digital installations that combine art and science.
When it is time for a little R&R, future tech is still in order at W Singapore Sentosa Cove, which gives a whole new meaning to the term “underground music”. The hotel’s claim to fame is its high-tech outdoor swimming pool which incorporates 24 speakers that can play music, even underwater!
Go for a 360-degree gaming experience in Hong Kong
Hard-core gamers ought to make a stop at Hong Kong’s Playdium Virtual Reality for a hi-tech experience that will get your adrenalin up. At this VR arcade, you will find top-of-the-line gadgets that are not available in the commercial market.
There’s no shortage of games either, from zombies and fantasy worlds to painting and even therapeutic applications, Playdium has got it all.
And when it is time to recharge, be sure to check out The Upper House. Each room is equipped with motion sensors to ensure housekeeping will not interrupt your sleep-in!
Turn your world upside down in Dubai
Spend the day at Dubai’s VR Park, the ultimate virtual reality and augmented reality attraction located in The Dubai Mall. The park boasts a range of VR rides and experiences spanning adventure, leisure, sport including the Burj Drop, Dubai Drone, The Walking Dead, and VR Heist.
Then, spend the weekend on a staycation at the Rove Dubai Marina where guests can head up to their rooms after completing an automated check-in on their smartphones. A unique code then connects the device to the room door, transforming the guest’s phone into a key.
An e-concierge application also allows hotel guests to research, book and pay for attraction tickets, tours, and other services around the city directly through their mobile phones.