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ISKANDAR PUTERI, 14 May 2017:
Legoland Malaysia Resort will undertake a new project to attract visitors – in the form of an aquarium marine life – at its theme park here to ensure more visitors from within and outside the country come to the park.
State Tourism, Trade and Consumerism Committee Chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong said Legoland Malaysia had allocated RM50 million to realise the first phase of the project – which would begin construction work next week.
“The project, with a family-based theme, promises a new and attractive experience and is implemented on a joint-venture basis with the world’s largest global acquarium entrepreneur, Merlin Entertainment Group and Theme Attaractions.
The project is being carried out in stages and will take one year for completion.
“Subsequent announcement will be made by Legoland Malaysia in the third quarter of this year,” he said after launching the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Star Wars at the theme park, here yesterday.
Tee said he welcomed such an initiative because one of the development clusters in the Johor Bahru district is to attract more tourists via the theme parks.
At the same time, he also perceived the initiative as a commitment and transformation of Legoland in fulfilling the requirements of the tourism market.
Since its opening in 2012, he said Legoland Malaysia had consistently added attractions and new experiences for tourists every year – including the introduction of the Water Theme Park, Hotel Legoland, Ninja Go and now, Star Wars.
Accommodation at the hotel had also recorded surplus reservations during the peak seasons such as during the school holidays and public holidays, while on normal days reservations recorded were at 75%.
Following the encouraging response received, he said Legoland planned to expand its hotel business in the future.
In addition, he urged other tourism product entrepreneurs to always upgrade their attraction capacity to ensure they were attractive globally.
Meanwhile, Legoland Malaysia operations director Casper Bonavent said the anniversary celebrations for Star Wars goes on until May 31.
It presented various activities for participation of the whole family – including the Imperial March, Star Wars Miniland Live, Jedi Academy, Spot The Stormtrooper, and Star Wars Trivia Hunt.
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