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Cruise Ship/Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

#1 Post by Howie » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:41 pm

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/07/cruis ... tre-2.html
This cruise ship is called the Whampoa and it is stranded in a gigantic pool in the middle of Hong Kong's largest private housing state: Whampoa Garden. However, this Love Boat is sailing to nowhere: it's just a huge shopping mall full of restaurants, shops, and a hotel, built to look like a cruise ship. Looking at it up close, it really looks like one, down to the metal finish. In Google Maps, you realise how huge this thing is:
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Re: Cruise Ship/Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

#2 Post by loud » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:30 pm

I am going to Macau and HK in October, will have to go check this out & get some some internal piccies!!!

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Re: Cruise Ship/Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

#3 Post by Howie » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:32 pm

Awesome. I'll be going to hk around march next year. I was thinking of dropping by macau, reckon it's worth it as i've only got a week or so before heading back to malaysia?

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Re: Cruise Ship/Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

#4 Post by AG » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:28 pm

Hong Kong's enough of a struggle just to cover in one week, there's so much in such a small area. That's what I found when I went there in 06.

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Re: Cruise Ship/Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

#5 Post by Ho Really » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:44 am

If you look closely it isn't really a cruiseship but a a building resembling a megayacht. A novel idea. In China there is a real landlocked passenger ship (see:Minghua at Shekou and Google Images). It's a hotel, restaurant, nightspot and I think a convention centre.

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