A full-size Noah’s Ark has opened as a multi-million dollar tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The project is the brainchild of Thomas Kwok, a Chinese evangelical Christian and co-heir to the island’s largest real estate developer, Sun Hang Kair Properties (SHKP). Located on a 270,000 square foot site, the Ark has five themed levels, 67 pairs of fibreglass animals and is surrounded by an adventure park, stadium and other attractions. Although it is inspired by Mr Kwok’s faith, the project is intended to have a wider appeal. SHKP say the Ark offers the hope that the current financial storm will soon be over and, in the long term, it will ‘promote positive values of love for life, family and nature’.
Source: Christian Today (29/5)