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The World’s Biggest Indoor Theme Park Just Opened In China & It Looks Like A Crazy Alien Spaceship

Chimelong Spaceship Theme Park in Zhuhai, China


Aliens might not have taken over the world just yet, but one look at Chimelong Spaceship in China might have us thinking differently. We can chill though, because instead of extraterrestrials, this spaceship is home to the biggest indoor theme park on Earth. Heck, in the Universe.

The best part is that it’s not too far from Singapore. If you’re thinking about heading here for your next vacay, here’s what you can look forward to.


Holiday resort with 7 world records



Image credit: Chimelong Spaceship

Chimelong Spaceship is more than just a theme park. It’s a part of Chimelong International Ocean Tourist Resort – a gargantuan resort that sits in the city of Zhuhai, China. The city is only a short 1-hour drive from Macau and ~2-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong, which makes it pretty accessible for Singaporeans.


Chimelong Spaceship has quickly joined the record ranks since its soft launch on 16th September 2023. These are just some of the park’s many zones.
Image adapted from: Themeparx

This futuristic marvel also holds a whopping 7 Guinness World Records:

  • Largest Indoor Theme Park
  • Largest Aquarium
  • Largest Aquarium Tank
  • Largest Living Coral Reef Exhibit
  • Largest Indoor Artificial Wave
  • Highest Seated Capacity Motion Simulator
  • Largest Curved Projection Screen

Sheesh, talk about being the MVP.


Image credit: Chimelong Spaceship

If you’re bored of our local theme parks, then make a beeline for the amusement rides within the Universe Paradise zone. Here’s where you’ll find attractions like the 304-seater Bermuda Storm motion simulator and the Deep Sea Submarine, which will actually bring you underwater.


Walrus Splash roller coaster.
Image credit: Pinterest

Besides the massive theme park, visitors can also look forward to Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. It boasts 38 tanks housing roughly 300 species of marine life, spanning 15 themed zones. Intertidal walk enthusiasts can look out for Coral Secret Realm, which houses the largest living coral reef exhibit in the world.


Image credit: Trip Advisor


Where to stay in Chimelong International Ocean Tourist Resort



The hotel at night is quite the sight.
Image credit: Klook

Located right in the heart of the resort is Chimelong Circus Hotel, which honestly is an attraction in its own right thanks to its Venetian-style exterior. The hotel sits just a 3-minute walk from Ocean Kingdom, making it a convenient option for tourists.

There are 730 family-friendly rooms here, as well as fun circus-themed amenities like play zones, a merch store, and an all-you-can-eat food court. The kiddos can also enjoy magic shows at the nearby International Circus City.

Book a stay at Chimelong Circus Hotel.

Chimelong Circus Hotel
ADDRESS
Fuxiang Bay, 4G3M+X23香洲区珠海市广东省 China, 519031
Opening Hours: Sunday 00:00-00:00 Show More Timings Hide
Monday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
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MBS is that you?
Image credit: Klook

Alternatively, you can book a stay at Chimelong Spaceship Hotel, which looks like the distant cousin of our very own Marina Bay Sands. It even has a heated infinity pool up high on the 28th floor, so get ready to get your IG game on while here.


There are frequent firework shows you can watch from the pool too.
Image credit: Klook

Book a stay at Chimelong Spaceship Hotel.

Chimelong Marine Science Hotel
ADDRESS
No.1 Fuxiangwan, 香洲区珠海市广东省 China
Opening Hours: Sunday 00:00-00:00 Show More Timings Hide
Monday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
GOOGLE REVIEWS
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CONTACT INFORMATION

Getting to Chimelong Spaceship from Singapore



Image credit: City of Zhuhai

Getting to the city of Zhuhai isn’t too complicated. While there are no direct flights, Singaporeans have the option of reaching the city via its neighbour, Macau, or Hong Kong – both being ~4-hour flights from SG.

The quickest way would be to hop on a 20-minute ferry ride (~¥18, ~S$3.50) from Macau Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal to Zhuhai Wanzai Wharf, which departs every 45 minutes from 8am till 4.15pm.

So if you’re looking for something not too far but beyond our usual suspects like Thailand and Malaysia, hit up Chimelong Spaceship. Don’t forget to get some sick architecture shots in the process!

Get your tickets to Chimelong Spaceship Theme Park here


Cover image adapted from: Chimelong Spaceship, Likebillsk, Trip Advisor

 

Ra Krishnan

I like chicken nuggets, cheap air tickets, and long walks to the kopitiam. 

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