Tag: Travel / Tourism
Rishikesh – Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh – Yoga Capital of the World

by Alvin Manalac October 15, 2019 360, VR, Travel / Tourism

Overview

Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, in northern India, it is known as the Yoga Capital of the World and Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas.

It is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places in India. Sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge.

The Ganges, one of the most sacred rivers in India, flows through Rishikesh. Here the river leaves the Shivalik Hills in the Himalayas and flows into the plains of northern India. Several temples, ancient and new, are along the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh. Rishikesh, nicknamed “Yoga Capital of the World”, has numerous yoga centres that attract visitors from all over the world.

 

 

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Key Monastery – A World Within A World

Key Monastery – A World Within A World

by Alvin Manalac September 20, 2019 360, VR, Entertainment, Travel / Tourism

Overview

Key Monastery (Kye Gompa) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on picturesque hilltop at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The monastery has the distinction of being the oldest and the biggest in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India.

It is believed that the monastery is at least a thousand years old. It accommodates nearly 250 monks, who reside within the sacred walls in winter, and stay during the summer with their parents or brothers.

 

 

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Kumbh Mela – Largest Spiritual Gathering on Earth

Kumbh Mela – Largest Spiritual Gathering on Earth

by Alvin Manalac September 1, 2019 360, VR, Entertainment, Travel / Tourism

Overview

Kumbh Mela is one of the largest spiritual gatherings of people on Planet Earth. It is celebrated four times over the course of 12 years, the site of the observance rotating between four pilgrimage places on four sacred rivers — at Haridwar on the Ganges River, at Ujjain on the Shipra, at Nashik on the Godavari, and at Prayagraj on the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati. Each site’s celebration is based on a distinct set of astrological positions of the Sun, the Moon, and Jupiter, the holiest time occurring at the exact moment when these positions are fully occupied.

Attendees at the Kumbh Mela come from all walks of life, ranging from sadhus (holy men), who remain naked year-round or practice the most severe physical discipline, to hermits, who leave their isolation only for these pilgrimages, and even to silk-clad teachers using the latest technology. Vast crowds of disciples, friends, and spectators join the individual ascetics and organisations.

 

 

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My Africa 360VR

My Africa 360VR

by Alvin Manalac July 15, 2019 360, VR, Entertainment, Travel / Tourism

My Africa 360VR

OFFICIAL SELECTION TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER – AT&T FILM AWARDS: BEST 360 FILM
WINNER- GOLD TELLY AWARD: CRAFT – BEST USE OF VR

CHALLENGE

Conservation International wanted to transport people to Northern Kenya to show in 360VR how the people and wildlife live together. The story tells of the rescue of an orphaned baby elephant.

 

 

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Elephant Keeper

Elephant Keeper

by Alvin Manalac VR, Entertainment, Travel / Tourism

My Africa: Elephant Keeper VR

OFFICIAL SELECTION: TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION: AFI DOCS 2018

CHALLENGE

Following on from MY AFRICA 360VR film, Conservation International wanted to create empathy and connection with work at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Northern Kenya.

 

 

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Travelex – The Future of FX

Travelex – The Future of FX

by Alvin Manalac March 19, 2019 VR, Travel / Tourism

The Brief

 

New technologies and evolving customer behavior are impacting the travel experience. Travelex, the world’s largest foreign exchange bureau, was thinking ahead of the curve. They wanted to use VR to bring their vision of the future of FX and travel experiences to life.

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Mission 828 – Burj Khalifa VR Experience

Mission 828 – Burj Khalifa VR Experience

by Rick December 18, 2018 VR, Entertainment, Travel / Tourism

DigiComm in Dubai have commissioned INITION, with creating a crowd-pleasing virtual reality experience that takes users on a thrill-packed, height-themed spy mission at Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest structure and UEA’s must-visit tourist attraction.

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Conrad Maldives MURAKA VR

Conrad Maldives MURAKA VR

by Rick December 17, 2018 360, Travel / Tourism

Welcome to The MURAKA. An immersive experience that lets you live the moment with the power of virtual reality.

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Cathay Pacific A350 – 1000 VR Experience

Cathay Pacific A350 – 1000 VR Experience

by Rick November 24, 2018 VR, Marketing, Travel / Tourism

Cathay Pacific sought to create a virtual reality experience to celebrate the arrival of the Airbus A350-1000 and their new Hong Kong – Washington route

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Dinaledi Chamber – Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dinaledi Chamber – Perot Museum of Nature and Science

by Rick September 23, 2018 VR, Entertainment, Travel / Tourism

Dinaledi Chamber: The Dinaledi Chamber VR Experience – Explore South Africa’s Dinaledi Chamber and Interact with Dr. Lee Berger’s Discoveries at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

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