Monday, September 17, 2012

Asia's First LEGOLAND Opens in Malaysia


Asia's first LEGOLAND Malaysia opens to the public on 15th September 2012. It is located in Nusajaya, Johore Bahru and close to the border of the neighbouring country, Singapore. LEGOLAND Malaysia offers more than 40 rides, shows and attractions spread over 76 acres theme park for the adults and children between the ages of 2 to 12 years old. Currently, a day ticket for the Adult is selling at RM140 (US$46.67) per person. Click here: to view more photographs of LEGOLAND Malaysia.

For more information on the ticket prices and bus services from Singapore to LEGOLAND Malaysia, please visit the official website here: http://www.legoland.com.my/




(Video Source: http://tv.ibtimes.com/asia-s-first-legoland-opens-in-malaysia-to-thousands-of-excited-guests/7952.html)



Visitors arrive for a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya in the southern state of Johor September 14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL) (Source: Reuters, 15 September 2012)


A lego train passes through a model of Malaysia's Tanjung Pelepas shipyard during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya in the southern state of Johor September14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)  (Source: Reuters, 15 September 2012)


Children take pictures of a lego model of a cruise ship during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya in the southern state of Johor September 14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)  (Source: Reuters, 15 September 2012)



A child takes pictures of a model of Kuala Lumpur city and the Petronas Twin Towers (R) during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya in the southern state of Johor September 14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)  (Source: Reuters, 15 September 2012)











Legoland Parks' Project Coordinator Stefan Bentivoglio of Germany makes fine adjustments to a lego model of Singapore's Flyer and central business district during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya, in the southern state of Johor, September 14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)  (Source: Reuters, 14 September 2012)


Legoland Parks' Project Coordinator Stefan Bentivoglio of Germany makes fine adjustments to a lego model of Singapore's Fullerton hotel and Merlion during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya, in the southern state of Johor, September 14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)  (Source: Reuters, 14 September 2012)


Legoland Parks' Project Coordinator Stefan Bentivoglio of Germany walks past a lego model of Singapore's Clarke Quay as he makes fine adjustments to the model during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya in the southern state of Johor September14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)  (Source: Reuters, 14 September 2012)


Legoland Parks' staff fine tune the electronics in moving lego planes of a model of Kuala Lumpur International Airport during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya in the southern state of Johor September 14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)  (Source: Reuters, 14 September 2012)


Children walk past a model of India's Taj Mahal during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya in the southern state of Johor September 14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)  (Source: Reuters, 14 September 2012)


A staff member makes adjustments to a model of Malaysia's Putrajaya during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya in the southern state of Johor September 14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)  (Source: Reuters, 14 September 2012)


Visitors look at a model of Thailand's Wat Arun of Bangkok during a media preview of Legoland Malaysia at Nusajaya in the southern state of Johor September 14, 2012. The 76 acres theme park which opens on Saturday is Asia's first Legoland park. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)  (Source: Reuters, 14 September 2012)


Asia's first Legoland opens in Malaysia

Asia's first Legoland theme park opened to packed crowds Saturday in southern Malaysia, with its cluster of attractions expected to transform the sleepy region into a thriving tourist hub.

An eager crowd of 10,000 people visited the 76-acre theme park in Johor state -- across a narrow waterway from Singapore -- which features a variety of rides and thousands of Lego models made out of the popular toy bricks.

The visitors were greeted by costumed characters as confetti and balloons were launched into the air amid a special performance by a marching brass band from Denmark.

Back in 2011 earthmovers had flattened a vast expanse of oil palm-covered hills to make way for the 31-hectare theme park, one of the main attractions of a new city and economic zone called Iskandar Malaysia.

Malaysia launched the economic hub as part of a five-year, 200 billion-ringgit ($65 billion) spending plan to transform the economy in the sleepy Johor state.
European visitor attractions operator Merlin Entertainments, whose stable includes Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and SEA LIFE, is the operator of Legoland Malaysia.

With the opening, the theme park will be the sixth of its kind in the world after those in Denmark, Britain, California, Florida and Germany.

Legoland Malaysia is divided into seven sections such as "Lego Kingdom", "Lego City" and "Lego Technic".

Most rides are for children under the age of 12, but the theme park also has a variety of attractions for the whole family like the "4D Lego Studios" and the "Miniland" -- featuring recreated Asian landmarks like Cambodia's Angkor Wat and Petronas Towers, the world's tallest twin towers.

John Jakobsen, managing director of Legoland Parks for Merlin Entertainments, expects the new park to be a "great success" owing to its proximity to Singapore, which attracted 13.2 million tourists last year.

"It's incredible to see Asia's first Legoland Park come to life," he said.
It is targeting as many as two million visitors a year from markets across Asia including India China and Hong Kong as it rolls out new attractions.

Malaysia hopes to draw 36 million tourists arrivals by 2020. Last year 25 million tourists visited Malaysia, generating 58 million ringgit in earnings.

(Source: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/asias-first-legoland-opens-malaysia-133100099.html)

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