The construction of a 10 billion RMB life-size
replica of the Titanic began in China on
November 30. A keel-laying ceremony and
fireworks marked the start of work in the
southwestern Sichuan province. The replica
plans include a simulation of the iceberg
crash that sank the original ship in the
Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. Some 1,500
people died in the disaster.
It is part of Star Energy Investment Group’s
plans for a tourist resort along the Qijiang
River in Sichuan’s Daying County.
The new resort will also feature a man-made
beach, a ‘6D’ movie theatre and replicas of a
Venetian church and European castles.
Credit : Reuters