The South China Morning Post (SCMP) has announced the launch of Hong Kong’s landmark Star Ferry Pier in The Sandbox metaverse, where visitors can experience historic moments through in-game quests.

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Fast facts

  • The Star Ferry Pier in The Sandbox presents Hong Kong’s history dating back to the 1980s based on SCMP’s reporting on the pier.
  • “SCMP’s 118 years of reporting and extensive library of photographs gave us the opportunity to breathe new life into historical locations in the metaverse,” CEO Gary Liu said.
  • The Star Ferry’s virtual recreation is part of Alpha Season 2 from The Sandbox metaverse, which offers more than 35 new experiences throughout March.
  • The Sandbox, backed by Hong Kong-based blockchain unicorn Animoca Brands, is boosting the city’s presence in its metaverse through numerous additions, including the construction of Mega City, a virtual hub of Hong Kong’s history and culture.
  • Hong Kong’s second-largest theme park, Ocean Park, also announced last month that it is building virtual attractions in The Sandbox.

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