London, November 2, 2015 – Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), Asia’s next most exciting and unique project in the tourism sector is well underway in Malaysia. Slated to open within the first half of 2016, MAPS was recently launched to the world by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz at the leading global travel industry event, World Travel Market (WTM) in London.
Poised as the ‘First Animation Theme Park in Asia’, the international theme park spans over 52 acres of land is built at the cost of Ringgit Malaysia 450million (approximately USD105million). Strategically located in the state of Perak, the northern region of Malaysia, MAPS is easily accessible with flight connectivity, apart from the country’s North-South Highway and electric train services. MAPS will feature over 40 attractions including rides and shows within six themed zones.
“We are proud to showcase international animation characters from DreamWorks and The Smurfs alongside local favourite animation character BoBoiBoy and Stunt Legends, billed as South-East Asia’s First Car & Bike ‘Live’ Stunt Show in MAPS to captivate families and guests of all ages to make their visit to Malaysia truly memorable. Thanks to the concerted efforts of Tourism Malaysia and key players in the industry, we hope to position MAPS as a ‘tourist magnet’ in driving more visitors to Malaysia while working towards strengthening Malaysia’s appeal as a ‘must visit’ destination in the world,” said Ramelle Ramli, the Founder of MAPS and Chairman of RSG Group.
He continued, “There is no better place and time for our international debut but at the World Travel Market London, as this prestigious event undoubtedly captures the right target audience for us. With the opening of MAPS, we hope to complement the diversity of tourism offerings and play an active role in boosting Malaysia’s tourism industry to meet Ministry’s target of 30.5 million tourists in year 2016, which will contribute 103 billion Malaysia Ringgit to the economy. We hope to see everyone in Malaysia and MAPS next year!”
Among the key attractions in MAPS are Stunt Legends, the first South-East Asia’s car & bike ‘live’ stunt show in a 2,000-seat custom-built arena; DreamWorks Adventure Zone featuring Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Megamind, The Croods and Casper The Friendly Ghost; South-East Asia’s first The Smurfs ‘live’ animation attractions; The Home of BoBoiBoy featuring Malaysian favourite BoBoiBoy animation attractions; Malaysia’s tallest drop tower ‘Megamind Megadrop’; including a variety of themed performances, food and beverage and retail outlets.
Attractive ticket packages including annual passes in conjunction of WTM launch are now available for advance booking. Visit us at Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Perak) at South Event Hall (S9, Stand AS500) or www.mapsperak.com for the latest updates.
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Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) is currently one of the most unique and exciting projects underway in the leisure and tourism landscape in Malaysia.
Developed and managed by Animation Theme Park Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture between RSG MAPS Sdn Bhd and PCB Development Sdn Bhd (wholly owned subsidiary of Perak Corporation Berhad), MAPS Perak is poised to be the ‘First Animation Theme Park in Asia’ with its grand opening in Summer 2016.
Sprawled across 52 acres of land and strategically located in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, MAPS (www.mapsperak.com) is set to be a key international themed attractions with offerings of more than 40 attractions in 6 themed zones including:
- Stunt Legends – South-East Asia’s First Car & Bike ‘Live’ Stunt Show which could host up to 2,000-spectators per show
- DreamWorks Adventure Zone featuring Mr Peabody & Sherman, Megamind, The Croods and Casper The Friendly Ghost
- The Smurfs ‘Live’ animation attractions
- The Home of BoBoiBoy animation attractions
- ‘Megamind Megadrop’ – Malaysia’s tallest drop tower
- Diverse variety of themed performances, food & beverage and retail outlets