A huge polar-themed ocean park will open next July in the Lingang area as part of a Pudong master plan to revamp Shanghai’s southeastern most area.
As well as a skiing park and planetarium, the master plan will see two new universities opening with other colleges setting up campuses.
With these new facilities, the Lingang area in Pudong aims to attract 450,000 residents and 10 million tourists annually by 2020, according to the Lingang management committee.
Shanghai Polar Ocean World, which is planned to cover 300,000 square meters, will include four marine animal interactive programs, three theaters and a further 15 entertainment facilities, its developer said. Upon completion, the park aims to showcase a broad range of Arctic and Antarctic wildlife. It’s a 90-minute drive from People’s Square in the city center.
Work has started on the skiing area named WinterStar near the polar park, which is planned to become one of the world’s largest indoor skiing resorts.
Construction has also started on Shanghai Planetarium, which is scheduled to open in 2020 to become the world’s largest planetarium. Full Story: Shanghai Daily