Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Noah's Ark in Hong Kong and future tense

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Noah's  Ark in Hong  Kong At least  they'll never be flooded ! Billionaire brothers build 450ft long  life-size replica of Noah's Ark in Hong  Kong

    Having  been built, according to the Bible, thousands of years ago, Noah's  Ark   has only ever existed in peoples' imaginations.
   But now  a group of architects who pondered what the Biblical vessel looked  like have turned their dreams into reality by constructing a Noah's  Ark   replica, complete with animals.
   Thomas,  Walter and Raymond's land-bound Ark certainly has dimensions on a  Biblical scale, measuring a massive 450ft long and 75ft  wide.
    The  tourists go in two-by-two: The Noah's Ark Theme Park , complete with  fibreglass animals, sits in  front of the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong  Kong  
    Biblical  scale: The Ark in Hong Kong measures  450ft long and 75ft wide  

Water sight:  The Ark also boasts less authentic Biblical touches such as double-glazed  windows and a fine  dining restaurant  
    The  billionaire brothers who built the Ark in  Hong Kong claim it is the only ful-scale  version in the world
   And the  imaginative trio even attempted to give the giant boat an air of  authenticity by placing 67 pairs of animals at the entrance, just like the  pairs of creatures saved from the Great Flood by Noah in the Bible  tale.
   The  creationist-inspired vessel forms part of a theme park near Hong Kong which was inspired by a young girl's  scrawled drawing of the mammoth boat.
   Architects  appear to have used some artistic licence in parts of the Ark - for instance  including double-glazed windows, a fine dining restaurant and luxurious  bedrooms.
   Inside,  real-life exotic animals can be found - including a nautilus, a toucan and  reams of fish.  
    All lit up:  The Ark shines under Hong Kong's lights  as a fibreglass giraffe stands guard near the entrance  
    Authentic:  Various fibreglass animals stand outside the Ark to mimmick the  Bible tale where Noah took  creatures on board the vessel
   The  Noah's Ark   Theme Park is now run  by Christian organisations, who use it to promote peace and  unity.   Matthew  Pine, manager of Noah's Ark Theme  Park , said: 'They had a  vision to do something remarkable, something  outstanding.
   'They came  up with many ideas. Some of them were really  outrageous.
   'But then  they came across this girl's drawing, and knew it would be something  do-able that captured imaginations.
   'So they  hired architects and engineers to create the replica Noah's Ark.'   
    Food for  thought: The Ark also includes a sophisticated-looking restaurant as one  of its on-board attractions  
    Bed for the  night: Guests on board Noah's Ark can also stay on the Biblical  vessel in one of  its luxurious hotel-style rooms  
    Land-bound:  The Hong Kong-based Noah's Ark theme park was built in 2009 and is  popular among tourists
   Matthew  added: 'The reason we chose that moment in the Bible's story is because  this is the message we want to  bring to Hong Kong, to China , to the  world.
   'In our  lives we always face floods, we will face trials, we will face  difficulties.
   'Hopefully  Noah's Ark will inspire people to pass through  those troubles as Noah did in his day.'
   The  Ark   opened in May 2009, 17 years after plans were first mooted for the  enormous structure.
   It is just  one of a number of real-life Noah's Arks – including  one built by a Dutchman that contains pairs of living  animals.

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