Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park marks its first year anniversary with half a million visitors
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Photo caption, from left to right: Mr Mario Sopena, Acting General Manager for Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park with Mr Wong and family
Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia, 7 January 2014 – Themed Attractions and Resorts Malaysia (“TAR”) today announced that the park has breached the half a million mark for 2013 in line with its 1st anniversary celebration of Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park.
The 500,000th visitor, Mr Wong Siong Nam from Johor, had a pleasant surprise when he brought his family to the park last December. The family was presented with a hamper of merchandise from SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN, The Little Big Club and LAT’s Place as well as a pair of two-park passes for their next visit.
Wong commented, “It is great to be able to enjoy these international theme parks on our national shores. We have good reason to spend quality time with our young ones now especially at a fun-filled family-oriented theme park in Nusajaya.” Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, comprising of two international attractions: Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and The Little Big Club, opened its doors to the public in late October 2012.
Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd is an industry leader in providing wholesome and exciting location based family entertainment catering for families with young children. “The appeal of our theme parks remains positive and we are delighted by the response we have received to date, and the growing demand from both locals and tourists alike. Our first year anniversary at Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park and the growing number of visitors further reaffirms Johor as an emerging tourism hotspot,” said Mr. Philip Whittaker, Chief Marketing Officer, Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd.
About Themed Attractions Malaysia
Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Malaysian Government’s investment arm, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, was incorporated in June 2009 to develop, manage and operate theme parks and attractions in Malaysia, serving as a catalyst for the leisure and tourism industry and bringing premier international theme parks and attractions to the region. The theme parks include KidZania Kuala Lumpur, an indoor family education and entertainment centre, which offers an interactive learning and entertainment experience; SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN, the first of its kind outside of Japan; The Little Big Club, a single themed attraction that is home to five popular global characters; and LAT’s Place, a themed restaurant with live animation based on the popular Kampung Boy (Village Boy) character by famous local cartoonist, LAT. While LEGOLAND® Malaysia- the sixth LEGOLAND in the world and the very first in Asia is owned by Themed Attractions & Resorts Sdn Bhd, Iskandar Investment Berhad and Merlin Entertainment Group through IDR Resorts Sdn Bhd, is operated by Merlin Entertainments Group. Themed Attractions will also develop, manage and operate KidZania Singapore.