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Old December 24th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #61
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lovely nice update..but still in clear stage..hope there will be mega roller coaster and more thrill rides..

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lovely nice update..but still in clear stage..hope there will be mega roller coaster and more thrill rides..
But this Legoland? As I remember, the old Legoland at Billund/ Denmark or Sierksdorf/Germany (today Hansapark) was more an opensky exhibition than adventure...

I found an video from the old Legoland Germany in 1976: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzO0sLEyMFg
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Old December 28th, 2010, 06:24 AM   #63
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I think that is in universal studios orlando...
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Old February 24th, 2011, 05:56 AM   #64
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Legoland aims for one million visitors
By ZAZALI MUSA Thursday February 24, 2011
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story...&if_height=440



Siegfried Borst (left) and Zainal Ashikin Muhammad Rejab looking
at a model of pre-war shop houses made of Lego bricks.


NUSAJAYA: Legoland Development, the operator of Legoland Malaysia Theme Park being built here, expects to see one million visitors passing through its gates in the first year of operations.

Legoland Malaysia Project senior director of operations Siegfried Borst said the company was confident of achieving the target based on the high number of family institutions in the region.

He said unlike in developed countries where the birth rate was declining from year to year, most Asian countries still recorded high birth rate.

“Our theme park targets families with young children aged between two and 12 years old and this demographic serves our business strategy well,'' said Borst.

He was speaking at a press conference after a tour for the media to preview the ongoing development at the Legoland site.

Borst said work on the RM720mil project was progressing well and the theme park was expected to open its doors to visitors towards the end of 2012.

The 26ha theme park will offer 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. It is located in the centre of a 59ha site in Medini North, a zone dedicated to lifestyle development.

Legoland Malaysia Theme Park is the first component to be developed within Legoland Malaysia Resort. The whole project will also have a retail mall, themed hotel, business hotel as well as office and residential areas.

“We are yet to determine the entrance charges. Our next priority is to talk with potential trade partners to market our park,'' he said.

Borst said unlike other Legoland theme parks which only operated eight months a year and closed during winter, Legoland Malaysia would operate all-year round.

He said the main challenge in developing the park in Malaysia was the “sun and rain”, thus more covered pedestrian walkways needed to be built and trees to be planted.

The other Legoland theme parks are Legoland Billund (Denmark), Legoland Windsor (near London, Britain), Legoland Deutschland (Germany) and Legoland California (the United States).

Legoland Malaysia will have miniature replicas of iconic buildings and structures from across Asia. These include Petronas Twin Towers and India's Taj Mahal.

IDR Resorts director Zainal Ashikin Muhammad Rejab said Legoland Malaysia would create about 1,000 jobs for locals and bring spillover effects to Nusajaya. IDR Resorts is part of Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB).

IIB had, in December 2008, signed an agreement with Merlin Entertainment Group, which will design and operate Legoland Malaysia.

Zainal said with the opening of Legoland Malaysia, IIB would position Medini North as a tourism hub in the 9,712.45ha Nusajaya.

“An indoor theme park is also coming up at Puteri Harbour just a few kilometers away from Legoland Malaysia and both parks will complement each other to attract visitors,” he said.

The government-backed IIB was formed on Nov 3, 2006 to drive commercial initiatives in Iskandar Malaysia via joint ventures and by offering its land.
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based on the rendering, the park looks small.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #66
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LEGOLAND MALAYSIA @ Medini North
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LEGOLAND is the catalyst development of Medini North. Due to open in 2012, the USD200 million development includes 30 interactive rides, shows and attractions and 15,000 models. LEGOLAND is the centrepiece of an integrated mall development that will be one of the most prestigious in the region. This multi-use site will also be home to hotels, serviced apartments, restaurants and other leisure facilities. It is forecast to attract more than 1.5 million visitors to the zone every year. LEGOLAND Malaysia becomes the fifth such park in the world, following Denmark, the United States and the UK.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #67
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yeah..its look very small..much saller then universal studio sg,
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Old February 24th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #68
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Old February 24th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #69
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what an ugly lego hotel..bestnye kalau taak tu bukan legoland...i think its not kinda malaysia fav type of theme park,
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Legoland M’sia to open by end-2012
By Sharon Tan Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:52
http://www.theedgeproperty.com/news-...-end-2012.html

JOHOR BARU: Asia’s first Legoland theme park is on track to open its doors to its first visitors by the fourth quarter of 2012, in time for the annual school break in November and December.

Located in Medini at Nusajaya in Iskandar Malaysia, construction for Legoland Malaysia on 76 acres of land will begin next month while contracts for construction will be awarded by end of this month.

According to Muhammad Zainal Ashikin, IDR Resorts Sdn Bhd CEO, about RM200 million worth of contracts have already been awarded for earthworks, primary infrastructure, service and administrative buildings, purchase of rights for the theme park and Lego models and consultancy costs.

Once completed, the RM720 million Legoland will have 40 attractions and rides similar to other Legolands around the world. Unlike other Legoland parks, Legoland Malaysia will feature covered walkways and year-round operation. The parks in other countries close during the winter months. Visitors to Legoland Malaysia can expect to see replicas of the Petronas Twin Towers and the Putrajaya mosque made from Lego bricks, among other expected attractions.

Zainal says the entrance fee would be competitive. About a million visitors are expected to visit the theme park in its first year of operation. The park will target visitors from Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

Asked how long IDR Resorts would take to recoup its investment, Zainal said: “As soon as possible. It depends on the economic situation and the pricing strategy.

“This is a catalytic project. We also ask SMEs to take part in our project. It provides a lot of economic spin-offs. You have to look at Legoland as a catalytic development that helps tourism by increasing the length of stays. Hotels in Johor will benefit and their suppliers will also benefit.

“We are also going to recruit up to 950 people, so the spin-offs should also be looked at rather than just the park’s bottom line.”

A 14km coastal highway will link the theme park to Johor Bahru. Also planned are two hotels around the vicinity of the theme park to cater to visitors.
Visitors to other Legolands usually spend an average of between seven and nine hours in the park while some visit the park over two days.

Zainal also says that, as part of long-term development plan, other theme parks for Iskandar Malaysia are being looked at in the hopes of turning the region into another Orlando, Florida, which is famous for its theme parks.

“It is an exciting time for us. By that time, tourists will stay here at least five to six days. That is the objective… to increase the length of visitors’ stays in Johor in particular.”

Speaking about areas earmarked for Legoland’s expansion, Zainal says new attractions are often added to theme parks to create new interest. “Allocating an expansion area within the park allows us to introduce new attractions from time to time.”

According to Zainal, the rides for the theme park are currently being constructed in Germany.

There are currently four Legoland parks, one each in Denmark, Germany, the UK, and US. Another park is expected to be open in the US, in Florida, by the end of this year.
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Sunway bags deal to build part of Legoland
Published: 2011/03/05
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SUNWAY Holdings Bhd’s construction unit has bagged a RM258 million contract to build part of the Legoland Theme Park in Johor.

The project, which will take 15 months, is targeted to be completed on June 2 next year, Sunway said in a statement to Bursa Malaysia yesterday.

Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd accepted the letter of award from IDR Assets Sdn Bhd.

The project is expected to contribute positively to the Sunway group’s earnings from this year onwards, the group said.
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super duper ugly hotel...
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JOHOR BAHRU (Malaysia) - ASIA'S first Legoland theme park is on track to open next year in southern Malaysia, its builder said, as the region goes all out to lure tourists with a series of big ticket attractions.

Earthmovers have flattened a vast expanse of oil palm-covered hills to make way for the 31ha Legoland Malaysia, one of the main attractions of a new city and economic zone called Iskandar Malaysia.

The park, which will offer 40 rides, shows and displays of the famous Lego toy bricks of Denmark, is just across a waterway from Singapore, which opened South-east Asia's first Universal Studios entertainment complex in 2010.

Zainal Ashikin Muhammad, chief executive of IDR Resorts, the builder of Legoland Malaysia, said the new park will complement Universal Studios Singapore rather than compete with it for customers.

'Is there a saturation of theme parks? In this region, no. There's still a lot of growth for theme park development,' he said during a recent media tour organised by Iskandar Malaysia.

European visitor attractions operator Merlin Entertainments, whose stable includes Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and Sea Life, has been roped in to operate Legoland Malaysia. When completed, Legoland Malaysia will be the sixth of its kind in the world after those in Denmark, Britain, California, Florida and Germany. -- AFP









































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Legoland Malaysia on track
By allMalaysia · March 6, 2011
http://allmalaysia.info/2011/03/06/l...ysia-on-track/



Siegfried Borst (left) and Zainal Ashikin Muhammad Rejab admiring a Lego
model of pre-war shophouses on Jalan Wong Ah Fook in Johor Baru.

Malaysia is set for Asia’s first Legoland next year.

Asia’s first Legoland theme park is on track to open next year in southern Malaysia, its builder said, as the region goes all out to lure tourists with a series of big ticket attractions.

Earthmovers have flattened a vast expanse of oil palm-covered hills to make way for the 31ha Legoland Malaysia, one of the main attractions of the Iskandar economic zone.

The park, which will offer 40 rides, shows and displays of the famous Lego toy bricks of Denmark, is just across the causeway from Singapore, which opened South-East Asia’s first Universal Studios entertainment complex last year.

Zainal Ashikin Muhammad, chief executive of IDR Resorts, the builder of Legoland Malaysia, said the new park will complement Universal Studios Singapore rather than compete with it.

“Is there a saturation of theme parks? In this region, no. There’s still a lot of growth for theme park development,” he said during a recent media tour organised by Iskandar Malaysia.

European visitor attractions operator Merlin Entertainments, whose stable includes Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and SEA LIFE, has been roped in to operate Legoland Malaysia.

When completed, Legoland Malaysia will be the sixth of its kind in the world after those in Denmark, Britain, California, Florida and Germany.

Zainal said the Malaysian version will be one of three internationally branded theme parks that will operate by 2025 in the Iskandar region, in an ambitious project covering an area three times the size of Singapore.

With these theme parks, a 50km radius spanning Singapore and Iskandar will become like Orlando, Florida, which hosts Disneyland, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, Zainal said.

“That is what we aspire to,” Zainal told reporters.

“We have the natural resources, we have the land. This is a catalytic project.”

He said the regional market was big enough for more theme parks, despite the presence of Universal Studios in Singapore, Disneyland in Hong Kong and smaller attractions by local players.

Singapore welcomed a record 11.6 million foreign visitors last year, up 20% from 2009, thanks largely to the lure of its two new casino resorts, one of which has Universal Studios in its complex.

Wearing a hard hat under a hot sun, Zainal said the project had been progressing well since they broke ground in December 2009, building over an area of bushes and plant life.

Primary infrastructure, including roads, power substations and drainage systems, is about 50% to 60% complete.

Construction of the main theme park would start in March, he said, adding that of the RM720mil cost, RM200mil in contracts had already been awarded.

The fabrication of the rides has begun overseas while the construction of the 15,000 Legoland model structures to be displayed at the park has started in Malaysia and abroad.

About 30 million Lego bricks will be used to build the model structures.

“Everything is in place,” Zainal said. “Some rides are already here but the majority will be shipped in July or August.”

Siegfried Borst from Legoland Germany, who was recruited to help run the Malaysian version, told reporters it would offer the same rides and attractions available in Europe, but with an Asian touch.

The “miniland” displays will consist of Lego replicas of iconic buildings and structures in Asia, including Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers, formerly the tallest building in the world, he said.

Because of the tropical weather, queuing areas in Legoland Malaysia will be covered, and the developer has ordered thousands of trees to be planted within the park grounds.

Borst said they are targeting at least a million visitors in the first year of operation.

“I’m pretty confident that we can live up to the standards that we have in the other Legoland parks,” said Borst, who has 20 years of experience in the theme park business. – By Martin Abbugao
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Legoland to showcase iconic buildings
Monday March 28, 2011
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...319&sec=nation

JOHOR BARU: Iconic buildings such as the Petronas Twin Towers, Putrajaya Mosque and Johor Baru's Holy Light Church are among the 15,000 miniature replicas that will be on display at Legoland Malaysia in Nusajaya, near here.

Inspired by Lego plastic bricks introduced by a Danish toy maker in the 1940s the first Legoland opened in Denmark in 1968.

Similar parks have since opened in England, the United States and Germany.

The world's largest Legoland is currently being built in Florida in the United States.

IDR Resorts Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Zainal Ashikin is banking on the popularity of the little plastic building blocks to draw families to the Nusajaya park, which is slated to open at the end of next year.

The 31ha park will have about 40 rides and attractions besides thousands of buildings, along with cars, people, trees and animals.

He said that from over 1,000 applicants, 32 local workers had been hired as builders.

The miniature buildings and the other models are being constructed at a factory in an industrial area in Nusajaya that has been turned into a model shop, which started off with just six workers.

Shop manager Lau Chin Fatt said that some models were being done in Germany, England, Denmark and the United States.

“In creating a miniature building, we have to be sure that it is 90% to 95% like the real thing.

“As we do not have building plans, we rely on about 50 to 100 photographs of various angles of the actual building and use that to scale down and build the model.

“Sometimes, the builders rely on Google Map to get a bird's eye view of the building from the top,” he quipped.

Giving the example of the Putrajaya Mosque, Lau said it took about 4,600 hours or three months to finish the building, which weighs about 200kg.

“We are also building some structures for Legoland Florida,” he said, adding that the features include famous hotel buildings and the sensational Daytona 500 circuit, where the most important and prestigious race on the Nascar calendar runs yearly.
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Iskandar Malaysia to see RM73.3 billion in investments by 2016
by Justin Yap Posted on April 13, 2011, Wednesday
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From left to right IRDA head of economic and business Mohd Yazid Ja'afar,
Ismail and IDR Resorts Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Muhammad Zainal Ashikin

KUCHING: The main southern development corridor in Johor, Iskandar Malaysia targets to attract investments of RM13 billion annually into the region, with a target of RM73.3 billion in the next five years following the completion of key infrastructure, education and tourism projects by 2012.

As of December 31, 2010, Iskandar Malaysia recorded a total of RM69.43 billion in investment. The development corridor targeted to reach a total investment of RM383 billion by 2025, said Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) chief executive officer Ismail Ibrahim during an Invest Malaysia 2011 press conference.

IRDA is the regulatory authority mandated to plan, promote, facilitate the development of Iskandar Malaysia into a strong and sustainable metropolis of international standing.

Iskandar Investment Bhd, on the other hand, is a strategic catalyst of change, working closely with the authorities, other developers and investment partners in the region to achieve Iskandar Malaysia’s vision of becoming a sustainable metropolis international standing by 2025.

Moving forward, IRDA and Iskandar Investment would continue to seek ways to extend the benefits of these investments to community through wealth distribution as well as skills and knowledge exchange.

Ismail said Iskandar Malaysia had moved into phase two of Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Plan (2006-2025) with the completion and deliveries of major infrastructure and iconic investment projects recording RM28 billion realised end of 2010.

“Iskandar Malaysia has earmarked this major tranche of performance as the ‘Tipping Point’ critical in the completion of the RMK9 infrastructure projects and the private sector project delivery of Newcastle Medical University Malaysia at EduCity, the opening of the Johor Premium Class in Kulai and the commencement of new higher educational institutional in Pasir Gudang.”

He said in terms of connectivity, of the total eight road projects, three have been completed and five more were well on their way towards completion, adding connectivity infrastructure was one of the many important elements to help support the tipping point.

“The spillover effect to tourism, business and others will also be significant and I urge investors to see this potential and grab the opportunity now,” said Ismail, adding a total of 20,000 employment opportunities had been created to date.

Iskandar Investment chief executive officer Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim added, “The launch of Iskandar Investment’s pioneering catalytic development beginning 2011 will accelerate the inflow of investment in projects and human capital development into Iskandar Malaysia.

“This will contribute not only to Malaysia’s expected growth of five per cent to six per cent in real gross domestic product in 2011, but also support our nation’s aspiration of becoming a high-income nation by 2020.”

Iskandar Investment would kick-start the first phase of developments in Iskandar Malaysia with the launch of the Netherland Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT) intial campus in Kotaraya Johor Bahru as well as the Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) Campus in [email protected] by the fourth quarter of this year.

Meanwhile, Genting’s Chelsea Johor Premium outlet in November and the Coastal Highway linking the Johor City Centre to Medini were scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Iskandar Malaysia was also responsible for the completion of infrastructure work in 2,200 acre Medini which include establishing roads, sewage systems, street lighting and pedestrian walks.

2012 would see Medini Lifestyle came alive with the grand opening of Legoland Malaysia, the first Legoland theme park in Asia, together with a lifestyle retail mall, commercial developments and office buildings. The theme park was expected to receive approximately one million visitors in its first year of operations alone.

Iskandar Investment’s catalytic projects would complement other developments in Iskandar malaysia including residential and tourism projects such as East Ledang, Horizon Hills, Trader Hotel Putri Harbour and KidZania Johor indoor educational theme park.
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Legoland to open in Nusajaya next year
Wednesday April 27, 2011
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...sec=southneast

JOHOR BARU: The state tourism sector will be given a boost over the next two years with the opening of the Johor Premium Outlet in Indahpura, near Kulaijaya, in November and Legoland in Nusajaya next year.

State Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman, Hoo Seong Chang, said the shopping mall and the theme park would be the latest tourist attractions to Johor.

“The Johor Premium Outlet will be ready in September and will house 100 shops with 85 brands.

“So this year, will be a good year to promote Johor,” he said.

Hoo added that Johor recorded a 1.6 million tourist arrival last year compated to 1.5 million in 2009.


Grand scale: Builder Khairul Nizar putting the finishing touches on the
Taj Mahal, one of the 15,000 Lego model structures to be built for the
Legoland theme park.


“As of March this year, a total of 3.9 million tourist arrivals had been recorded in the state,” he added.

In another development, Hoo said the Johor government would set up an information tourist centre in Batu Pahat and Segamat to make it easier for tourists to obtain information, including places of interests, in both the districts.

“The setting up of this centre is crucial to promote places of interests in the affected districts,” he added.

He said efforts were also being made to promote the food stalls and restaurants in the state. — Bernama.
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RM16m scheme to develop skilled workforce for Legoland
By Chuah Bee Kim Published: 2011/05/11
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New.../moyu/Article/



JOHOR BARU: IDR Resorts Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the Iskandar Investment Group, has teamed up with the Federation of JPK Accredited Centres Malaysia (FeMAC) to launch a RM16 million skills development training programme for Legoland Malaysia.

The parties signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) here yesterday. Legoland Malaysia is expected to have a skilled staff strength of 1,000 people.

The MOC was signed between IDR Resorts chief executive officer (CEO) Muhammad Zainal Ashikin and FeMAC president Datuk Dr Muhamad Nasir Hamzah.

It is specifically aimed at developing a long-term comprehensive human capital development plan for Iskandar Malaysia.

"Our nation is shifting towards a service-based economy, with the service sector contribution expected to grow from 58 per cent to 65 per cent by 2020," Muhammad Zainal said.

He added that top performing trainees will be offered a specially-tailored programme before joining Legoland Malaysia, which is targeting to recruit 50 pre-operation professionals this year.

The new recruits will be tasked with responsibilities in marketing and sales, human resources and finance operations.

The employment opportunities to be introduced next year will range from maintenance workers to theme park ride supervisors and park rangers.

Iskandar Malaysia is seeking to create 1.4 million employment opportunities by 2025.

IDR Resorts is the project holding company of Legoland Malaysia, working closely with Merlin Entertainments' Legoland development team in developing the first Legoland theme park in Asia.

Legoland Malaysia's grand opening is slated for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Meanwhile, Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Maznah Mazlan said a total of 200,000 jobs had been created to date since the inception of Iskandar Malaysia in 2006. The number is expected to reach 1.4 million in 2025, when Iskandar Malaysia is fully developed.

Iskandar Malaysia has achieved committed investments amounting to RM73.24 billion with 40.1 per cent already spent.

"The total investment includes RM14.45 billion in the tourism industry and utilities sector," Maznah said.
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