Legoland Malaysia, opens

HRH Sultan Johor Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and consort Raja Zarith Sofia with Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak and MB Johor Dato’ A Ghani Othman at the opening of Legoland Malaysia

The first international theme park in Johor, Legoland Malaysia, Nusajaya is just being officially opened by HRH Sultan of Johor Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Also present at the ceremony is Raja Zarith Sofia Almarhum Sultan Idris, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, MB Johor Dato’ Abdul Ghani Othman, MD of Khazanah Holdings Bhd Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar and Tunku Bendahara Johor Tunku Abdul Majid Idris Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.

It’s a catalyst and high impact project that is designed to boost the Johor economy, especially in human capital development and investments. In his speech, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak said that it is a dream for many Malaysians to visit and enjoy an international theme park. Legoland Malaysia would not only help boost the tourism industry for Johor, it would provide opportunities for business and growth to Nusajaya.

Fireworks display to mark the official opening of Legoland Malaysia

“This family international theme park would be a major recreation spot for Johor. This will enhance the quality of living of Malaysians, especially Johoreans. Vast amount of money is being spend to ‘capture’ youth. Legoland is designed  to ‘recover’ the childhood so many people”.

“Lego is a very important toy for many. The humble Lego bricks have special place in our hearts. The building blocks is just like how we build ourselves”. The Prime Minister acknowledge the importance of creativity, imagination and innovation that Lego managed to developed the minds of many children all over the world.

PM Najib also announced that so far RM95 billion have been invested in Iskandar Malaysia, where from that 40% is FDI. “Iskandar Malaysia is taking up shape fast. We are proud of the Educity. Soon, there would be Puteri Harbour Theme Park and Lat’s Place”.

HRH Sultan Johor having a chat with Prime Minister Najib

Undoubtably, Johor has benefitted immensely since the inception of Iskandar Malaysia in November 2006. Federal Government has provided a lot of infrastructure projects and programs to help in the investment and catalyst to the Johor economy.

PM Najib also announced that RM500,000.00 worth of tickets to Legoland would be issued to under privileged children and orphans all over Johor. Each tickets is worth RM 110.00. Representatives of these children and orphans were present to receive their complimentary entrance passes at this official opening ceremony.

Legoland Malaysia is the sixth Legoland theme park in  the world. So far, 50 million visitors have been recorded in these parks. Legoland Malaysia expect to get between 1 to 1.2 million annually for the first few years of operations. That is on average 23,000 visitors per week. In the first week of operation, Legoland Malaysia shown very encouraging reception. An average of daily 10,000 visitors have been recorded.

More visitors would be expected as soon as the water theme park of Legoland Malaysia is competed.

*Updated Sunday 23 September 0200hrs

Published in: on September 22, 2012 at 21:30  Comments (7)  

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  1. high impact project that is designed to ‘booze’ the Johor economy..
    Bro all Johoreans will be drunk after being boozed by the project.

  2. typical…too hot in a poorly constructed area….had to bring aircon to appease their Gods…… millions of Malaysia Malay poor would rather spend that $140+ entry fee to buy food. Thanks to UMNO poor malay tetap Poor/Miskin….ABU …hapuskan UMNO dan kroni-kroni mereka!!

    • I don’t think you are Bumi non-Malay. The Bumi of Sabah and Sarawak don’t talk like you. You are just non-Malay.

      Make some suggestions lah, Mista. Or constructive criticism, they say. Like me saying this is already a suggestion.

      An don’t be insulting, not good, man. Many Malays who are Muslims there, Don’t use the word Gods – plural. Be responsible lah, so that can have proper discussion.

      It’s stupid not to realise the Malays have improved economically since 1970. Thanks to UMNO and BN. A more popular catchword nowadays is ABAI – ASALKAN BUKAN ANWAR IBRAHIM.

    • You are among the few who dont like to see this country progress but yet praise the progress of other countries. Would you like to live in the jungles of Kalimantan?

    • Awak tahu siapa yang mulakan budaya rasuah dan kroni dalam UMNO? Nama dia ialah Anwar Ibrahim Al juburi. Dia hendak sangat jadi PM sebab dia mahu $$$$$$$$$$$$. Rakyat boleh pergi mampos. Mana mana dia pergi dia kata rakyat tak bodoh. Sebenarnya dia yang memperbodohkan rakyat, tambah lagi rakyat macam awak yang tak tau berfikir sendiri dan suka di tarik macam lembu.

  3. The place is panas lah bro. So I decided to buy annual ticket for my family, we can always go to the park during late afternoon when the weather is cooler, and cover a few rides per visit. Annual ticket got no limit, so we can also avoid weekend suckers thronging the park.

    Where do I get this advice? From Channel 5 MediaCorp Singapore, the official TV channel for Legoland Malaysia Opening Ceremony. WTF???

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