Ngong Ping 360’s Blindfold Cable Car Experience achieved such a positive response from the society that the RTHK radio programme Stand by Me invited us for a live-broadcast interview. Vicky Lau, Head of Corporate Affairs, and Angel Yeung, recognised as the Best Audio Tour Guide, shared their stories about the successful event.
Vicky described the event’s inception, which was inspired by a visually impaired guest who purchased an annual pass. “Acting out of concern for our guests, we asked this visually impaired visitor why he liked to ride the cable car so frequently. He said that taking a cable car ride at Ngong Ping 360 was a chance for him to escape busy city life and unwind physically and mentally. Although the physically impaired are not able to see the scenery, they can still experience the natural environment through their other four senses. They can hear the peaceful sounds of the gentle breeze and the birds’ harmonic singing. They can smell the aromatic scent of flowers and the earthy odour of buffalo”, Vicky said.
To help other guests experience this distinctive four-sense journey, fulfil our corporate social responsibility and contribute to society as a whole, the Blindfold Cable Car Experience was inaugurated.
Angel, who grew up in Tung Chung, said that the event helped her to understand more about her neighbour – Ngong Ping 360. If she had not volunteered to be a tour guide, she would not have understood that Ngong Ping 360’s angled cable car stations were designed and constructed to achieve an environmentally friendly ropeway alignment so that the ecosystem of native plants and animals around the Tung Chung Bay area could be preserved.