High-tech holiday

The future looks techie and bright. These tech-focused travel experiences and futuristic accommodations are perfect for tech-savvy travelers who want to play with the latest robots and virtual reality technology. 

High-tech holiday
Online travel booking platform Agoda lists down holiday ideas for tech-savvy travelers. 
Go nuts and bolts over Tokyo’s technology

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 man-made island Odaiba. Here, travelers 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 they can find any and every kind of tech gadget available. 

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The Peninsula Tokyo boasts intuitive technology.
After a day of technology exploration, Agoda recommends unwinding 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. 

Travel through time in New York City 

Ditch the conventional double-decker tour bus and hop on an immersive adventure. The Ride’s 90-minute virtual reality experience not only takes visitors through Downtown Manhattan’s most notable neighborhoods and landmarks but also through different time periods and significant moments in history. 

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YOTEL's luggage storage robot, YOBOT.
When it comes to accommodation, tech lovers ought to make a stop at YOTEL, a futuristic boutique robot hotel that features automated check-in kiosks and a luggage storage robot called YOBOT. Each YOTEL cabin features techno walls that come with a flat-screen TV, multiple power outlets and iPod connectivity, audio streaming, motion-sensor temperature controls, and signature SmartBeds that converts from a full bed to a sofa. 

Experience next-generation art in Singapore

When in the Lion City, immerse in new art disciplines at The Marina Bay Sand’s “Future World: Where Arts Meets Science” exhibition where guests can enter a futuristic world made of cutting-edge digital installations that combine art and science.  

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Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum 
When it’s 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.

Check out a 360-degree gaming experience in Hong Kong

Hardcore gamers ought to make a stop at Hong Kong’s Playdium Virtual Reality for an adrenaline-pumping, high-tech experience. At this VR arcade tourists will find top-of-the-line gadgets that aren’t available in the commercial market. There’s no shortage of games either, from zombies and fantasy worlds to painting and even therapeutic applications.

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The Upper House is equipped with motion sensors.
And when it’s time to recharge, check out and check-in to The Upper House. Each room is equipped with motion sensors to ensure housekeeping won’t interrupt guests. 

Topics: virtual reality technology , National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation , The Ride , “Future World: Where Arts Meets Science” , Playdium Virtual Reality
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