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Chimelong Group opening marine science park in 2021

Chimelong Group has announced the opening of a marine science park, known as Zhuhai Chimelong Marine Science Park, in 2021.

zhuhai chimelong marine science park

Zhuhai Chimelong Marine Science Park comes after ten years of planning, research and development, and five years of construction.

The marine science park will be the largest indoor offering of its kind in the world. It will conserve manatees, freshwater stingrays and various live corals.

The park will display approximately 300 species of rare marine animals, according to Jiang Minling, general manager of the Zhuhai Chimelong International Ocean Resort (via China Daily).

“As the world’s largest database of living marine resources, we will team up with leading experts and science institutes to save more rare marine animals,” said Jiang.

Submarine-inspired design

Chimelong Group continues to cooperate with experts in the field of global marine animal protection while developing Chimelong Marine Science Park.

In addition, Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Science Hotel and Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Science Park are set to begin trial operations.

Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Science Park, an integrated development, is part of the second phase of Zhuhai Chimelong International Ocean Resort.

Zhuhai Chimelong Marine Science Park is located in Zhuhai’s Hengqin New Area. It can accommodate more than 50,000 guests, and boasts an indoor area of around 500,000 square metres. Legacy Entertainment designed the Science Park.

Manatees, freshwater stingrays and corals

The park will pioneer the concepts of ‘exploration, verification, discovery, and sharing’, according to a press release from Chimelong Group.

Hong Kong’s Lai Sun Group opened integrated resort (IR) and entertainment hub Novotown on Hengqin Island back in 2019.

Meanwhile, construction of Universal Beijing Resort is moving “full speed ahead”, with the attraction on track to open in May 2021.

UBR is now preparing for full operation, and will boast signature attractions such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Transformers and Jurassic World.

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