‘Theme Park’ Category

  1. Sunway theme park rides into Iskandar


    August 5, 2013 by iskandarinsider

    SOUTHERN THRILL: Sunway aims to take theme parks to greater heights in Medini, says Sunway Lagoon consultant.

    Bill Holman clearly remembers Mimaland, which was already in existence when he began working on Sunway Lagoon back in the late 1980‘s. Rather popular among theme park goers from around Kuala Lumpur due to its giant size swimming pool, the hillside park‘s decline coincided with Sunway Lagoon‘s rise in popularity when the latter began operations in 1992.
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  2. US Six Flags to invest RM1.5bil in Iskandar theme park in Malaysia


    January 10, 2013 by iskandarinsider

    NUSAJAYA: US-based theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp is planning to invest between RM1.2bil and RM1.5bil to set up a theme park in Iskandar Malaysia.

    Sources told StarBiz that the theme park, which will be double the size of Legoland Malaysia and the company’s first theme park in Asia, would offer more than 40 rides.

    According to Wikipedia, Six Flags Entertainment is the world’s largest amusement part corporation based on quantity of properties and the fifth most popular in terms of attendance.

    Update: Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX) owner and operator of regional theme, water and zoological parks is not expanding to Asia with any investment or involvement in Iskandar, Malaysia.

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  3. Iskandar now poised to roll in the money


    January 9, 2013 by iskandarinsider

    With most projects now broken ground or operating, Iskandar Malaysia is in position to rake in the value from investments made
    puteri-harbour-catalyst-developmentWas it a rebranding, the entry of the Singapore government’s own investment vehicles, improved bilateral relations, or the entry of crucial names like Pinewood Studios (of James Bond fame), Legoland, Marlborough College (of Kate Middleton fame), Traders Hotel and the Hello Kitty theme park? Or was it the attractive tax and government incentives, the heating up of the Singapore property market, or just timing in its serendipitous mysterious way? Whatever it is, it seems like the Iskandar Malaysia economic region in southern Johor, since its grand scheme was announced as the South Johor Economic Region about seven years ago, is coming together.

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  4. Pick JB for world-class events


    December 19, 2012 by iskandarinsider

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    JOHOR Baru has proven itself as a capable host in organising global events, as well as a perfect destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and expo.

    The city welcomed 2,100 delegates to the 8th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) which was held from Dec 4 to 6.

    It was a major world class event, and the organiser put in a lot of effort to make it a success. The delegates, who were treated to dinner in Kota Iskandar, were impressed by this “Putrajaya of Johor”.

    Kuala Lumpur, with its numerous world-class convention centres, has been the host city for many international events. Singapore has also been a popular choice.

    In the past, Johor Baru was unlikely to be the choice of organisers of global events.

    So when it became known, early this year, that JB would be the venue to hold the WIEF, some were in a state of disbelief while other were overjoyed.

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  5. Puteri Harbour Hello Kitty theme park expects half a million visitors


    November 1, 2012 by iskandarinsider

    Sanrio Hello Kitty Town in Puteri Harbour Indoor Theme Park

    NUSAJAYA: Some half a million visitors are expected to pass through the gates of the new Puteri Harbour Indoor Theme Park in its first year of operation.

    The RM115mil four-storey indoor theme park, which will be launched early next year, opened its doors to visitors last Friday, offering seven rides including a train, windmill, helicopter and bumper car for both children and adults.

    The theme park also has a floor dedicated to the first Sanrio Hello Kitty Town in the world outside of Japan, where visitors will get a chance to see the cat character’s house complete with furniture and take part in the Black Wonder puzzle maze game.

    Visitors will also get to meet life-sized mascots of HIT Entertainment’s The Little Big Club lovable characters like Bob the Builder, Barney, Angelina Ballerina and Thomas and Friends.

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