daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments

General Urban Developments Discussions of projects shorter than 100m/300ft. Also, please post all other threads not specified in other Development News subforums here.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old February 3rd, 2010, 09:16 PM   #41
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

LEGOLAND Malaysia: the designers on the other side of the world



One of the interesting things about living in Southern California is that I get to talk quite a few of the model designers who are working on exhibits and installations for LEGOLAND Malaysia, which is scheduled to open in April of 2012. I get to hear about it, but I don’t get to see. I’ve also heard several of my friends here in SoCal talk about their own training process as well as the crew of Malaysian designers who have been hired and trained to work on the same projects. Bill Toenjes was nice enough to send us a link to an article in Johor Buzz, an English language Malay news site, which ran a great profile of several of the team in Malaysia.

We in the adult LEGO community usually get the (very interesting) perspective of adult fans who go on to work for LEGO or LEGOLAND, but the numerous straight-out-of-their-dark-age graphic designers, artists, engineers, and architects are kind of overlooked, though they seem to make up the bulk of the model and set design teams. It’s interesting to hear their perspective.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old February 4th, 2010, 07:05 AM   #42
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Back on the Lego brick road
CHUAH BEE KIM



Legoland Malaysia is being built at a cost of to the tune of RM700
million. .Gambar Zulkarnain Ahmad Tajuddin...for JStreets centrespread
jp715h. ZULKARNAIN AHMAD TAJUDDIN
— Pictures by Zulkarnain Ahmad Tajuddin


Adults who thought their Lego days were long behind them find themselves playing with the colourful bricks once again. This time round, however, they have to draw on their skills as engineers to build giant models for Legoland Malaysia, writes CHUAH BEE KIM

KHAIRUNNADIA Kamarudin played with the colourful interlocking plastic bricks when she was about 6 or 7 years old.

She soon exchanged them for Barbie and Polly Pocket Dolls.

Now all grown up at the age of 23, and armed with a bachelor's degree in industrial design from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, she finds herself playing with the same bricks of her childhood.

Khairunnadia is set to be a model builder at Legoland Malaysia, which is expected to open in April 2012.

The second of four siblings, Khairunnadia has worked as a mechanical engineering trainee and mechanical engineer.

"I never imagined that I could land myself such an interesting profession. The job will allow me to hone my research development and design skills," said Khairunnadia, who was one of the six participants in a 10-week programme to train to become a model builder in Legoland California.

Aged between 23 and 34, they are the first batch of trainees to complete the programme.

They will be building some of the 15,000 models that will make up Legoland Malaysia in Nusajaya, Johor.

Like Khairunnadia, Lee Khai Yuen, 34, said he was also not that interested in Lego bricks as a children.

But, he is happy to be working as a model builder in Legoland Malaysia, the first Legoland theme park in Asia.

Lee graduated from National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, in 1998. He has a bachelor of science degree with a major in industrial design.

Lee has worked as a professional will writer, financial adviser with an insurance company and part-time lecturer at Southern College's School of Art and Design, where he taught industrial design.

"We all enjoyed our training in the United States. We were trained in the techniques for building models using Lego pieces. The most challenging was building a ball.

"Once one can build a ball with the bricks, building other shapes is easy," Lee said.

There will be more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions, designed for families with children aged between 2 and 12, at Legoland Malaysia .

Spread over 26ha in Medini North, the theme park is being built at a cost of RM700 million.

It has already created 44,500 jobs and is expected to create an additional 4,000 job opportunities.

The project, which is a joint venture between Iskandar Investment Bhd and Merlin Entertainments, is set to transform Iskandar Malaysia into a sustainable, thriving urban centre and tourism destination over the next 25 years.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 4th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #43
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

From NST Online



The six model builders received their training
in a 10-week programme at Legoland California.



(From left) State Tourism and Domestic Trade Committee chairman Hoo
Seong Chang, Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, Iskandar Investment
Bhd president and chief executive officer Arlida Ariff and (2nd from right) and
Legoland Development general manager John Ussher at the groundbreaking of
Legoland Malaysia.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2010, 06:57 AM   #44
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

UPDATE:
Quote:
Originally Posted by rizalhakim View Post
hey thx 4 the link









__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #45
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Iskandar Investment invites tenders for Legoland Malaysia
by Joseph Chin Friday, 05 March 2010 11:33

KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Investment Group has invited tenders for the CONSTRUCTION of Legoland Malaysia Theme Park at Iskandar Malaysia.

Package two comprises of primary infrastructure and package three is for the service and administration building, open car park and substation 33kV.

The notice of invitation was issued by IDR Assets Sdn Bhd, a member of the group, according to an advertisement on Friday, March 5.

"The invitation is restricted to companies registered and have offices actively operating in Johor," according to the notice.

Another criteria is that the companies must have completed building and infrastructure projects, with a value of no less than RM20 million accumulated over the last five years.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #46
Imre
Dubai
 
Imre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dubai
Posts: 40,564
Likes (Received): 315

18/April/2010

Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2010

Legoland Malaysia

[IMG]http://i44.************/28l6fiu.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i42.************/11vo2gx.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i43.************/259akw7.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i44.************/zjgsna.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i39.************/f810l.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i40.************/20uy428.jpg[/IMG]
Imre no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #47
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Iskandar to tender out RM250m deals
By Zurinna Raja AdamPublished: 2010/05/17

The contracts include jobs to build two schools, a stadium and college buildings

ISKANDAR Investment Bhd (IIB), a government company tasked to build catalytic projects in Iskandar Malaysia in Johor, will tender out another six packages of contracts worth a combined RM250 million by the end of this month.

The contracts include jobs to build two schools, a stadium and college buildings. It was earlier reported that IIB will give out RM2 billion worth of contracts this year.

President and chief executive officer Arlida Ariff said the company has awarded over RM3 billion worth of construction jobs since its inception four years ago and is continuously stepping up the development pace at Iskandar Malaysia.

"We will announce the contracts by the end of the month. We have moved past the earthwork phase and into construction. Our team is now working on the tender," she told Business Times in an interview.
IIB is also expected to sign with its Dutch counterpart to establish a world-class Maritime University in Iskandar Malaysia soon. It is also in talks with two other universities to set up engineering and hospitality schools in EduCity, the 120ha education enclave in Nusajaya.

Three institutes that have confirmed their presence to establish a school here are UK's Newcastle University of Medicine, British boarding school Marlborough Overseas Ltd and Singapore-group Raffles Education Corp.

"We seriously view education as a key pillar of growth for the region and IIB's long-term objective is to create a global education hub in Iskandar Malaysia," said Arlinda.

The Legoland theme park, which is among the main attractions at Iskandar Malaysia, is on track to be opened in 2012.

Earthworks are underway and IIB has also awarded contracts to rides operators. Construction of the building will start in the third quarter this year.

The RM750 million Legoland Malaysia is the fifth Legoland in the world after the US, Denmark, Germany and Britain. Spanning 28.32ha, the theme park is some 20 minutes from the Second Link and within Medini in Nusajaya, one of five flagship zones of Iskandar Malaysia.

There will also be a four-star business hotel and a resort hotel around Legoland.

Arlinda said the infrastructure at Medini is already on the way and is about 24 per cent completed. The infrastructure works completed include roads, street lighting, traffic lights, sewer, water reticulation and electricity.

Medini is a 920ha international mixed-use urban development, located on prime greenfield land in the heart of Nusajaya. The development is expected to bring in gross development value in excess RM69.6 billion over 15-20 years.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2010, 08:45 AM   #48
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Location

Quote:
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2010, 10:13 AM   #49
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Legoland Malaysia targets 1.5 million visitors
By Channel NewsAsia Malaysia Bureau Chief Melissa Goh | Posted: 09 July 2010 2035 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...068540/1/.html

NUSAJAYA, Malaysia : Asia's first Legoland targets to attract 1.5 million visitors when it opens its doors at the end of 2012.

Located in Nusa Cermelang industrial park, within the Iskandar New Economic Region, the theme park will boast the tallest lego model in the world.

The backgrounds of the 22 young Malaysians - pioneer model builders for Legoland Malaysia - are diverse, coming from engineering, architecture, and fine arts.

They beat over 800 other job seekers at a recent hiring contest.

In the first round, contestants were given 25 minutes to copy a model of a seahorse.

"It was not difficult to find the people. We were amazed. What we really looking for is creativity obviously, but more so it's teamwork, it's the passion and the attitude that the people bring in to their role. That's what we're really looking for," said Tim Burnell, Production Director, Merlin Entertainment.

25-year-old Mohd Firdaus was among the top six, who've returned from a short stint at the mother of all Legolands, in Billund, Denmark.

It's a dream come true for the mechanical engineer, who had his first lego set when he was four.

Over 30 million bricks will go towards making 15,000 models that will be scattered across the 26-hectare theme park.

Being the first in Asia, it will feature many iconic buildings and structures familiar to the region, and in particular to Malaysia.

Work is also in progress to build the tallest model in mini land, but the exact details are still under wraps.

Already its developer, Iskandar investment, is excited. The CEO said when Legoland Malaysia is ready in 2012, it will offer a different experience from other theme parks, including Universal Studios in neighbouring Singapore.

"It would not be seen in competition with attractions that Singapore has, (which) deal with young adults-type of attractions. This is more family-based," said Arlida Ariff, President/CEO of Iskandar Investment Berhad.

"It inspires people with a toy, and when they go away, they can build what they like with them (lego bricks). It's a lot more interactive; there will be lego in queue lines and kids can play with it as they go along," said Burnell. - CNA /ls
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #50
promulgate
Registered User
 
promulgate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Port Dickson
Posts: 72
Likes (Received): 152

Building Singapore Port in 1,500 hours
http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/seg...ews/50626.html
promulgate no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #51
Atmosphere
Live from the sky!
 
Atmosphere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Amsterdam / Seoul
Posts: 2,856
Likes (Received): 797

I'm still getting jelous seeing that people have access to so much boxes of lego. let meeeee build!
__________________
Build it
Atmosphere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #52
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Legoland Malaysia targets 1.5 million visitors
By Channel NewsAsia Malaysia Bureau Chief Melissa Goh
09 July 2010

NUSAJAYA, Malaysia : Asia's first Legoland targets to attract 1.5 million visitors when it opens its doors at the end of 2012.

Located in Nusa Cermelang industrial park, within the Iskandar New Economic Region, the theme park will boast the tallest lego model in the world.

The backgrounds of the 22 young Malaysians - pioneer model builders for Legoland Malaysia - are diverse, coming from engineering, architecture, and fine arts.

They beat over 800 other job seekers at a recent hiring contest.

In the first round, contestants were given 25 minutes to copy a model of a seahorse.

"It was not difficult to find the people. We were amazed. What we really looking for is creativity obviously, but more so it's teamwork, it's the passion and the attitude that the people bring in to their role. That's what we're really looking for," said Tim Burnell, Production Director, Merlin Entertainment.

25-year-old Mohd Firdaus was among the top six, who've returned from a short stint at the mother of all Legolands, in Billund, Denmark.

It's a dream come true for the mechanical engineer, who had his first lego set when he was four.

Over 30 million bricks will go towards making 15,000 models that will be scattered across the 26-hectare theme park.

Being the first in Asia, it will feature many iconic buildings and structures familiar to the region, and in particular to Malaysia.

Work is also in progress to build the tallest model in mini land, but the exact details are still under wraps.

Already its developer, Iskandar investment, is excited. The CEO said when Legoland Malaysia is ready in 2012, it will offer a different experience from other theme parks, including Universal Studios in neighbouring Singapore.

"It would not be seen in competition with attractions that Singapore has, (which) deal with young adults-type of attractions. This is more family-based," said Arlida Ariff, President/CEO of Iskandar Investment Berhad.

"It inspires people with a toy, and when they go away, they can build what they like with them (lego bricks). It's a lot more interactive; there will be lego in queue lines and kids can play with it as they go along," said Burnell. - CNA /ls
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2010, 07:21 AM   #53
josem_ss
Registered User
 
josem_ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 512
Likes (Received): 24

i dont think that its fair
__________________
La inteligencia me persigue pero yo soy más rápido.
josem_ss no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2010, 11:34 AM   #54
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Lego builders living their dream job
By ZAZALI MUSA 17 July 2010



Stately: A replica of Sultan Ibrahim building.

A TEAM of creative youth are living up their dream job in Nusajaya near Johor Baru.

These young adults despite working in Malaysia Legoland - a place best described as a child’s world where Lego bricks are their main construction material.

Instead of assembling the educational toy bricks into trucks and houses, they are building miniature replica of iconic landmarks in Malaysia and other parts of the world.

“But, trust me when I tell you that they really enjoy working here and every day is a fun day for them,” said Merlin Entertainment production director Tim Burnell.



Hard at work: Two model builders working on their projects using Lego
bricks at Legoland Malaysia Model Building Centre in Nusa Cemerlang
industrial park in Nusajaya, Johor.


He said this when met during a visit by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman to the Model Building Centre for Legoland Malaysia recently.

The centre in Nusa Cemerlang industrial park is the work studio for the 22 Malaysians selected from 800 applicants competing in the Legoland Model Builder Hiring Competition held in May 2010.

They are Asia’s first batch of Legoland model builders currently working on the miniature replicas of iconic buildings for Legoland Malaysia.

Legoland Malaysia theme park in Medini, Nusajaya, a first in Asia slated for opening in April 2012, is a joint-venture between Iskandar Investment Bhd and Merlin Entertainment.

The RM720mil park on a 26ha site targets children below 12 years old offering over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions - Other Legoland Parks are in Billund, Denmark, Windsor outside of London, California USA and Deutschland near Gunzburg, Germany.

One of the employees Lee Khai Yuen, who graduated from National Cheng Kung University Taiwan in 1998, has no regret leaving his job.

He was among the 10 Malaysians selected as associate model builders to undergo a 10-week training in California, US last year and is now a supervisor in the centre.

“As a model builder, you have got to have passion, patience and the eye for detail; but the most important thing is being able to work as a team,” said Lee.

He said prior to the construction of the replicas of buildings, model builders would go to the site to take pictures of the actual buildings from all angles.

Lee said from the photos taken, a prototype of a building would be created with precise measurements and the number of bricks needed and builders would refer to the photos from time to time during construction period.

He said two or four builders were usually needed to build the replicas depending on the complexity of the projects; each structure could easily take between 350 man-hours up to 1,500 man-hours to complete.

Chemical Engineering graduate Ahmad Radhi Abdul Rahman, 23, said he enjoyed working as a model builder as ‘every day is a fun day’ at the centre.

He considers himself lucky to be selected from 800 participants in the hiring competition and work among the pioneers for Legoland Malaysia.

“Not many young adults are playing with Lego bricks but we get paid to play with them (the bricks) and it is fun too,” said Ahmad.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #55
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Weavers of Lego magic
2010/07/18 Syed Umar Ariff
Weavers of Lego magic http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/4...#ixzz0u7jDXxrd



Model builders adding details to the replica of Sultan Ibrahim building during
the workshop at the Model Building Centre for LEGOLAND Malaysia in Nusajaya.


ASPECTACULAR display of Lego models is in store for visitors once LEGOLAND Malaysia opens its door in Johor in 2012. And the preparations are already in progress.

Recently, a group of 22 model builders showcased their talents in putting together thousands of colourful Lego blocks during a workshop at the Model Building Centre for LEGOLAND Malaysia in Nusa Cemerlang Industrial Park, Nusajaya.

They are part of the team selected last year in the LEGOLAND Malaysia Hiring Competition. They will build more than 15,000 models for the LEGOLAND Malaysia theme park, the first of its kind in Asia.

The model builders, who are also Asia's pioneer Lego builders, are indeed creating magic with the basic Lego blocks, evident from the stunning designs of famous landmarks in Johor. This includes the Sultan Ibrahim building, Johor Baru High Court Complex and Dato' Jaafar building.

They have also built colourful models of flowers, portraits and even the iconic Japanese robot superhero, Astroboy.



Merlin Entertainments production director Tim Burnell showing
a replica of the Sultan Abu Bakar state mosque.


Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, who visited the workshop, said he was impressed with the stunning creations of local talents.

"I am amazed at their creative skills. To see the replicas of Johor Baru landmarks is simply breathtaking."

One such stunning model under construction is the detailed replica of the Sultan Abu Bakar state mosque. One of the model builders said it took about six weeks to build the walls of the structure.

"We intend to add lights to the structure to enhance the surreal effect," he said.

Another grand model in the making is the Dataran Bandaraya. The model builders have painstakingly chosen the Lego blocks to resemble the building's coat of paint.

So, Lego enthusiasts can expect to feast their eyes when LEGOLAND Malaysia, which will be managed by Merlin Entertainments, opens.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #56
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

LEGOLAND Malaysia offers preview of creations
Jul 9, 2010 - PropertyGuru.com.sg

LEGOLAND Malaysia has, for the first time, opened the Model Building Centre to specially selected guests, at an event hosted by Iskandar Investment Berhad – the catalytic developer of Iskandar Malaysia.

Specially invited visitors, including Y.A.B. Dato' Haji Abdul Ghani bin Othman, Chief Minister of Johor, were granted access to the workshop, where more than 15,000 LEGO Models for LEGOLAND Malaysia are being created.

It was the first time in the history of the park that non-employees were given a chance to see the behind-the-scenes of LEGOLAND theme parks throughout the world. The guests saw first-hand the process of creating LEGOLAND model structures and had a preview of the structures that will become part of the park.

The 0.3-acre Model Building Centre for the park at Nusa Cemerlang Industrial Park serves as the work studio of the LEGOLAND Malaysia Model Builders.

“LEGOLAND Malaysia will open in 2012 but the creative process is already underway. Our lucky guests today are the first ever people outside of the LEGOLAND Malaysia team to enter the workshop and see for themselves the many models which our model builders have completed and are in the midst of creating for LEGOLAND Malaysia – from small structures you will see around the theme park to miniature replica of iconic landmarks from across Asia. Trust me when I say that every day is a fun day at work here in the Model Building Centre for LEGOLAND Malaysia,” said Tim Burnell, Production Director of Merlin Entertainments, which operates LEGOLAND.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2010, 09:20 AM   #57
jajuoigangi
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
Likes (Received): 0

what can i say people love uggs, kids as well as adults cannot seem to get enough of these amazing pieces of footwear. they took the holiday season

by storm, in part because of being on the kobe bryant high list of favorites that featured on the oprah winfrey show back in november of 2007. this

rush on ugg boots left them in short supply. it was hard to find them anywhere and many of the different kobe zoom styles were out of sock. parents

were hard pressed to find these for their kids in time for christmas. Cheap RS Goldwith the holiday

season being over the supplies have begun to replenish. they are still selling well and for this reason, it may be hard to find that certain style.

that you want. do not kobe bryant 2009 be bothered by this; if you cannot find it at one place try another, there are many places to find them.

no matter the season, there is an uggs that is right. some people may think that uggs are only a boot, but they also have other styles as well. to

complement their boots kobe zoom iv they have a line of casual shoes as well as slippers.Buy WOW Gold below are some

different styles of ugg boots for kids: classic - these boots are made from fine quality sheepskin and are made to be very light. they lebron vi mvp

are easy to put on and take off, great for kids. one other aspect of these boots is that you get the greatest benefit from wearing them without

socks; something many kids will think is great. RuneScape Goldtasman - this is both a slipper and a shoe, a

great combination for any kid. it is made of quality suede and fine sheepskin, this slipper does not only feel great on air max 2009 your feet but

it also looks fantastic. the tasman is extremely versatile, it can be worn around the house as a slipper or your child can wear it outside playing.
jajuoigangi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #58
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Bini Puri in tie-up for Medini project
Published: 2010/09/07
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...cle/index_html

Bina Puri Holdings Bhd will team up with Medini Land Sdn Bhd, a unit of Iskandar Investment Bhd, to develop the Medini Square project, which has a gross development value of RM500 million, in Iskandar Malaysia.

In a joint statement today, the companies said the project, which would be undertaken via a joint venture company, Medini Square Sdn Bhd, would comprise retail, shop offices, small office/home office (SOHO) units and an office tower.

"The 1,048 million sq ft gross floor area development will complement the other attractions in Medini North, including LEGOLAND Malaysia," the statement said.

It said the first phase of the Medini Square would be completed by mid-2011 with approximately 50 shop offices developed, while phase two would see a combination of a SOHO concept and office tower.

The statement said the Medini Square Sdn Bhd would enjoy fiscal and non-fiscal incentives under the initial incentives and support package for early investment into Iskandar Malaysia.

"The incentives include corporate tax exemptions for 10 years," it said. -- Bernama
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 27th, 2010, 01:56 PM   #59
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

Legoland Malaysia taking shape, brick by brick
New Straits Times By Syed Umar Ariff

WOULD you like to build Lego models for a living? Many people, especially the young-at-heart, would consider this a dream job, possibly even better than food-tasting or being the caretaker of an island paradise.

Which was why, when Legoland Malaysia announced recently that it was hiring 22 local Lego model builders, more than 1,000 candidates turned up to apply for the job.

But only a few had an idea what the job was all about - that, as a model builder, they would have to create over 15,000 Lego models for Legoland Malaysia. They would also be Asia's pioneer batch of Legoland model builders.

Some of the candidates who turned up were those with engineering, chemistry and architecture backgrounds.

They were taken aback when the job "interview" was actually in the form of a competition. They had to undergo three phases of model-making challenges to gauge their creativity, technical and building skills.

"Well, the main point here is for everyone to have fun. But the truth is, it is not easy," said Merlin Entertainments production director Tim Burnell when met during one of the interviews.

The six successful candidates from the first hiring competition attended a 10-week overseas training programme at Legoland California and Legoland Billlund.

There, they learned how to build models designed to meet the highest international quality and safety standards.

As of now, they are working to build Lego replicas of national and state landmarks for Legoland Malaysia at its Model Building Centre at Nusa Cemerlang Industrial Park in Nusajaya, Johor.

The prowess and skills exhibited by our own model builders is extraordinary. The detailed design of the Sultan Ibrahim Building for example, was made up completely by Lego blocks.

Even Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman was impressed by the models built by the local talents.

"To see the landmarks of Johor Baru being replicated is breathtaking," he said.

One of the model builders, former receptionist Noor Amyee Suratman never thought that her hobby would one day become her "real job".

"I was a receptionist-cum-administrative clerk at a construction company. That is certainly a far cry from my current job," said the photography and creative imaging graduate from Johor Baru.

As for 30-year-old Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts graduate Tan Yi Chuan, his skills as a sculptor proved to be useful as a Lego model builder.

"I can create sculptures from metal, wood and even bronze and playing with Lego bricks has always been my pastime.

"Now, I am working in my dream job as I get to sculpt as well as play with Lego," he said.
__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #60
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 90,824
Likes (Received): 10701

UPDATE:
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveArki View Post
Below can see the Legoland site:





__________________
Malaysia Photo Gallery - Click Here for Malaysia Galleries
City & Town - | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Malacca | Putrajaya | Cyberjaya | Langkawi
Alor Setar, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kangar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Seremban, Shah Alam, etc!
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
legoland, theme parks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu