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Chinese offer that sinking feeling with 'Titanic' trip

By Staff Reporter

Published 19/08/2016

An artist’s impression of the new Titanic ship to be built in China
An artist’s impression of the new Titanic ship to be built in China

A life-size replica of doomed liner the Titanic will feature a high-tech simulation to allow tourists to experience the moment the original hit an iceberg, a Chinese investor has said.

The landlocked attraction will be the exact measurements of the original luxury liner built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, and will see experts from Northern Ireland join a Hollywood team to ensure the most accurate resemblance.

"Lamps, door handles and even flush toilets on board are hand-made by foreign experts," said Su Shaojun, chairman of the project's investor Qixing Energy Investment Group.

Even the menu is exactly the same as it was a century ago, according to Chinese media.

The £138m 'ship' will be assembled in south-west China's Sichuan Province at the end of this year and open in 2017, a Chinese tourism conference was told.

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