Guess what everyone? I can finally chat a little more about the travel guide I was filming in Hong Kong! After grueling shooting schedules, on-the-spot memorization of lines, more mosquito bites and city trekking, the wait is finally over!!! ask Ting Ting will be ready to launch in August!
Yesterday, I had a delightful meeting with Matthias (creator of ask Ting Ting) about how exciting this could be for all of us! I wanted to be part of the project because it is the first of its kind.Â I believe this will truly revolutionize the way we establish a new service for the travel industry. With over 70 videos about the sights and sounds of Hong Kong, this device uses Google Maps to help one navigate throughout the city with informative facts and cultural facts too. One of the awesome features is the “Dim Sum” guide which has photos of menu items with captions in English and Chinese to help you order if you feel foreign about Hong Kong’s favourite brunch cuisine.
Last but not least, a big thank you to Shanghai Tang who sponsored all the clothing for the videos and was the perfect addition to the cultural flavour of this project.
For someone that wants to get lost in the city but could use a little help, all we say is… ask Ting Ting!
Check out www.asktingting.com for more information!
â€˜ask Ting Tingâ€™, an interactive, electronic mobile device that introduces business and leisure travelers to the best of Hong Kong, contains over 40 entertaining video tours, as well as suggestions for dining, shopping, entertainment and sports & recreation.
With charming TV presenter Sarah Lian as the host, users can choose from over two hours of video content. Informative and engaging, these videos are presented in a lively, lighthearted format. Shot with a professional international film crew, and with a script penned by a Hollywood-based writer, these entertaining clips highlight key tourist spots, offer trivia tidbits and deliver fun facts.
The ideal traveling companion and in-the-know expert, â€˜ask Ting Tingâ€™ is designed with an intuitive user interface. Tourists and business travelers alike can begin their journey of discovery by selecting a category of choice. From here, users will find over 500 points of interest, from Hong Kongâ€™s historic sites and hip hangouts, to chic shops and hidden treasures. They can receive restaurant and shopping recommendations, locate nearby attractions and get updates on local festivals or public transport. The list of Hong Kong hotspots featured by â€˜ask Ting Tingâ€˜ is compiled by a panel of local experts and updated on a regular basis.