Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
The Swedish ship Gotheborg will arrive in Shanghai on August 29, the last
stop of its global tour, and will dock along the Bund for two months and open to
The ship will leave Guangzhou on August 18 and is expected to reach
Shanghai after ten days. A 500-meter-long artificial beach will be built
temporarily from Gaoyang Road to Lvshun Road in the northern Bund to welcome the
ship. During the two months, a large exhibition will also be held there to
feature navigation items from six countries where Gotheborg has passed through,
such as Sweden, Spain and Brazil.
According to a survey of more than 300
young people in Shanghai, 67.9 percent have heard about the ship, with nearly 80
percent expecting to visit it.
Two local white-collars have been selected as
volunteers for the Swedish ship during a competition which attracted 200
candidates. Bao Jixun and Dong Yijing will fly to Guangzhou today and receive a
three-day navigational training and return to the city on August 29. On the
ship, they will do the same work as sailors, such as cleaning the deck and
helping in the kitchen.