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Ma Wan Park Noah’s Ark Opens New Tourist Attraction of Love and Harmony

May 26, 2009 07:02 AM EDT
The world's only full-size replica of Noah's Ark at Ma Wan Park opens today. The new tourist attraction promotes love, harmony and positive social values, offering a unique experience.
Moses Cheng said: “Noah’s Ark is a place where people can get close to nature. The facility is full of happiness and positive messages, with many interesting interactive facilities and activities. It will lift people’s horizons with new knowledge and let them rethink life and experience love.” (Noah's Ark Hong Kong)

The world's only full-size replica of Noah's Ark at Ma Wan Park opens today. The new tourist attraction promotes love, harmony and positive social values, offering a unique experience.

Official guests at the opening included Ma Wan Park Advisory Committee Chairman Moses Cheng, Deputy Tourism Commissioner Joey Lam, Tsuen Wan District Council Chairman Chau How Chen, Kwai Tsing District Council Chairman Tang Kwok Kong, Tsuen Wan District Officer DC Cheung, Kwai Tsing District Officer Allan Chow, Ma Wan Rural Committee Chairman Chan Sung Ip, Senior Manager (Product Development) of the Hong Kong Tourism Board Mason Hung, Sun Hung Kai Properties Executive Director Chan Kai-ming and representatives of five Ma Wan Park attraction operators.

SHKP commitment to building homes with heart

Chan Kai-ming said: “Noah’s Ark is a new tourist attraction in Hong Kong. As the developer, SHKP is pleased to see Noah’s Ark open to the public today. Ma Wan Park shows SHKP’s long-standing commitment to building homes with heart and contributing to the community.

Noah’s Ark will give Hong Kong a new tourist attraction and help promote positive values of love for life, family and nature.”

Moses Cheng said: “Noah’s Ark is a place where people can get close to nature. The facility is full of happiness and positive messages, with many interesting interactive facilities and activities. It will lift people’s horizons with new knowledge and let them rethink life and experience love.”

The guests on the stage joined together to beat a drum and put the final touches on a mural to symbolize spreading the positive messages of Noah’s Ark.

Diverse Noah’s Ark facilities

The Ark is on a 270,000-square-foot site on Ma Wan Island overlooking the Rambler Channel and Tsing Ma Bridge. There are five levels with different themes. The lower ground floor has a sea-front restaurant and the ground floor has Ark Expo and Noah’s Hall. The first floor is devoted to the Ark Life Education House and the second floor houses the Treasure House. The top floor is Noah’s Resort. The Ark is surrounded by facilities including the Ark Garden, Noah’s Adventureland, Noah’s Stadium and Fun Fun Track. The backdrop of green hills, a traditional village and Ma Wan heritage will make the area a new tourist attraction.

People can book tickets in advance at www.noahsark.com.hk or any China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited, HYFCO Travel Agency Limited and MTR Travel branches. Three ticket packages are available from $55 to $100.

The agreement with the government calls for the park to be operated on a commercial basis without government funding. Ma Wan Park will create a fund to hold any surplus from operations for the repair, maintenance and promotion of the Park. Neither the Ma Wan Park Company nor SHKP will profit from developing or operating Ma Wan Park. The Park’s accounts will be strictly monitored.

On the web: www.noahsark.com.hk