daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old January 23rd, 2006, 01:27 PM   #1
Sexas
Whole Other Country
 
Sexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 735
Likes (Received): 2

Hong Kong - Ocean Park Redevelopment

Find this image of Hong Kong Ocean Park Redevelopment from news paper (Ha faster than hkskyline!)


Work is set to begin this year on the HK$5.5bn (£400m, US$710m, E590m) redevelopment of Hong Kong’s Ocean Park.

The scheme is designed to turn the 28-year old park into the world’s leading marine-based theme park and will double the number of existing attractions.

The new Ocean Park will be split into two distinct areas, The Waterfront (formerly the Lowland) and The Summit (formerly the Headland).

The proposal include two hotels, cafes, restaurants and shops.
__________________
Communication is Inevitable, Irreversible & Unrepeatable. Be Warn!

Last edited by Sexas; January 23rd, 2006 at 01:36 PM.
Sexas no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old January 23rd, 2006, 02:18 PM   #2
satit28
Rukpong
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Khon Kaen
Posts: 4,402
Likes (Received): 13

cool.............
satit28 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2006, 02:31 PM   #3
Rachmaninov
Registered User
 
Rachmaninov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Posts: 3,188
Likes (Received): 24

lol faster than hkskyline!
great job dude!
Rachmaninov no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2006, 07:05 PM   #4
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,491
Likes (Received): 17797

Park facelift set with loan deals

The 29-year-old Ocean Park, enjoying unprecedented popularity since the opening of Disneyland last September, has secured more than HK$4 billion in loans for a five-year redevelopment plan scheduled to begin in June.

Wendy Leung
Hong Kong Standard
Monday, January 23, 2006



The 29-year-old Ocean Park, enjoying unprecedented popularity since the opening of Disneyland last September, has secured more than HK$4 billion in loans for a five-year redevelopment plan scheduled to begin in June.

People familiar with negotiations said the Bank of China, DBS and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank have agreed loans totaling HK$4.16 billion to go with the HK$1.38 billion offered by the government.

Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman said work on phase one of the two-phase redevelopment plan will begin in June and will be completed in 2008.

Upon completion, operating hours will be extended from 6pm to 9pm, he said. Ticket prices will also rise.

"We have to make money, but the increase will not be crazy, I promise," Zeman said in an interview with The Standard and Sing Tao Daily.

Ocean Park will eventually buy eight more animal species, which will include the Beluga whale, polar bears, penguins, walruses and exotic birds from various countries.

"Having the right facilities to house these animals is most important. These facilities will be built during phase one to accommodate the animals we will buy in phase two," Zeman said.

Besides facilities for the animals, phase one will see the construction of a waterfront plaza, complete with a restaurant in an aquarium, an underground train, new thrill rides, a rainforest and a greater variety of shops.

In the aquarium restaurant, guests will be able to dine while fish swim around them.

"Guests will also be able to go down in a cage to see the sharks," Zeman said.

The underground train will take visitors from the waterfront through the mountain to the summit in only three minutes. This, Zeman said, would improve the flow of visitors and relieve the queues that now plague Disneyland attractions.

Zeman said the park will also build bigger accommodation for its two pandas, An An and Jia Jia.

The construction work will be carried out away from existing park facilities to avoid disturbing the animals.

Three hotels will be built in phase two - one next to the entrance, a spa hotel on the summit and another next to the government-planned fisherman's wharf in Aberdeen.

"Professional and world-class theme parks have hotels and I want overseas tourists to bring their children to Ocean Park," Zeman said.

He said he would like the park to become an animal research center.

"We would like to see the young people of Hong Kong grow up with animals and have an awareness of animal conservancy," Zeman said.

While toys and other merchandise contribute more than half of Disneyland's revenue, half of Ocean Park's profit comes from ticket sales, a quarter from retail shops and the remainder from restaurants.

Zeman said that Ocean Park will provide a wider variety of shops and bookshops in the future though the emphasis on real animals and conservation will remain.

Ocean Park enjoyed a revival in popularity after Disneyland opened last September.

Visitor numbers last Halloween were the highest in five years, exceeding even those of Christmas 2004. Zeman said Disneyland's positive impact was "unexpected."

About 40 percent of the park's visitors are local, 50 percent mainlanders and the remainder come from abroad.

In 2010, Ocean Park will be able to accommodate 53,600 visitors a day, while the projected annual attendance figure will be at least five million.

Attendance figures for 2005-06 are not available, but Ocean Park said it recorded 4.03 million in 2004-05 - the highest since it opened in 1977.

Rival Disneyland has projected an attendance of 5.6 million visitors for this year.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2006, 06:40 AM   #5
jose_kwan
HKer @ Bay Area
 
jose_kwan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 82
Likes (Received): 0

definitely a great news
jose_kwan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2006, 06:48 AM   #6
Kai Tak
BANNED
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Anytown, USA
Posts: 428
Likes (Received): 2

I wanted to go to Ocean Park when I was in Hong Kong a year ago, but it wasn't a stop on the MTR line. I kinda restricted my travels in the city to the subway.

Will the MTR expand to have a stop for Ocean Park?
Kai Tak no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2006, 07:10 AM   #7
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,491
Likes (Received): 17797

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kai Tak
I wanted to go to Ocean Park when I was in Hong Kong a year ago, but it wasn't a stop on the MTR line. I kinda restricted my travels in the city to the subway.

Will the MTR expand to have a stop for Ocean Park?
There is a plan to build a new MTR line with a stop in Ocean Park. The related news thread is here : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=229553
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2006, 11:04 AM   #8
hktreasure
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 35
Likes (Received): 1

great news
Ocean Park has done a lot to preserve marine life
and teaches us to protect environment~
However, on the contrary, disneyland........
__________________
The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies)
hktreasure no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2006, 12:42 PM   #9
Welshlad
Socialogically Diseased
 
Welshlad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 400
Likes (Received): 8

Ocean park is kinda a stupid layout tho, by the time i had queued for the sky pods to get to the headland it was almost time to go home, it took about an hour, they should definately look for a better solution or increase capacity
Welshlad no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #10
Sexas
Whole Other Country
 
Sexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 735
Likes (Received): 2

I made the same mistake frist time in Ocean Park (LOL!) I stay on the Summit the whole time and miss out the whole Lowland Area, I was so upset need to pay the ticket again to go back, I tell the manager about it and he gave me $25 discount ha! but it was like ten years ago, I want go to Ocean Park ago...be honest I like the Ocean Park in Hong Kong better that the SeaWorld here in Texas.
The SkyPod
__________________
Communication is Inevitable, Irreversible & Unrepeatable. Be Warn!
Sexas no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu