Hongkongers Are Boarding a Bus Ride to Snoozeland
written by/ November 2, 2021
What can you do when even the most potent over-the-counter sleep aids don’t work, and you don’t know how to deal with that stubborn insomnia?
Hong Kong’s ulu travel company might have just the thing you need.
Beginning this month, the innovative bus tour agency launched a special trip called Goodbye Insomnia!—a road trip intended for those that find bus rides a sleeping treat.
Passengers are expected to doze off during the 5 hours of this uninterrupted 47-mile-long ride around the Tuen Mun highway and the North Lantau Island.
Actually, the buses take the longest bus trip around Hong Kong, with a few stops for toilet breaks, drop-off, and picture-taking. What’s more, passengers are allowed to get off at any of the stops.
Science backs the sleep-inducing effects of vibrations, even of those that last for 20-minutes.
Although the soothing white noise of the engine and the lulling effect of the bus ride are a recipe for sleep, what’s far more important than these two is the comfort passengers experience.
Indeed, even the comfiest travel pillow won’t help you sleep if you feel cramped in your seat. While some people can get comfortable in the regular bus seats, others need more space than that.
Fortunately, ulu travel has thought of everything. The bus has four different cabins. The lower deck includes the extra legroom cabin and the economy class zero-decibel cabin. The top deck welcomes passengers to the business class zero-decibel cabin and the VIP panorama cabin.
In total, sleepers can reserve a seat in one of the four types of cabins in these double-decker buses, and the prices range between $13 and $51 per person. Included in the price is a “Food Coma Lunch” passengers get to enjoy before boarding.
It seems that the entire concept really resonates with customers because the first-ever ride to Snoozeland and back sold out.