Macau’s Fisherman’s Wharf development is to undergo a string of improvements as part of a revamp costing a reported three billion Hong Kong dollars ($387m/E272m).
Included in the plans are the demolition of the man-made volcano (pictured above) and Tang Dynasty complex, which will be replaced by a dinosaur museum, yacht club, two upscale hotels and a health club. Phase one is expected to be complete in the next two years.
Speaking at a press conference to announce the new additions, Fisherman’s Wharf CEO David Chow said he was “satisfied” with the current facilities, but wanted to upgrade them. He did, however, state, “The volcano is not much use and the fire it spits out pollutes the environment, so we are demolishing it.”
A combination of themed retail space, dining, convention centre and small amusement park, Fisherman’s Wharf opened close to the Macau ferry terminal and Sands casino in 2006 but has not been without its critics. Speaking during a conference in Macau last summer, Gary Goddard of Gary Goddard Entertainment described the development as, “a case study in what not to do.”