Mimaland

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Mimaland was a famous recreation park in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It was opened on 1971 and it was ceased operation in 1994 due to a dangerous landslide.

History[edit]

Mimaland started dating in 1971. The name Mimaland is actually an acronym of the word combination Malaysia In Miniature Land. Mimaland was built in a hilly area of 300 acres in Ulu Gombak near Kuala Lumpur. It was owned by Mimaland Berhad, a member of Magnum Group of Companies (now Magnum Corporation).

Mimaland construction was done in phases and opened in stages. Mimaland's first phase was completed in 1970, which consisted of 24 motels, 5 chalets and a swimming pool.

Among the main attractions, Mimaland initially is 'prehistoric animal park' containing building dinosaur models of very impressive size. Additionally, Mimaland also had several other parts, which included a lake for boating and fishing activities, the 'giant maze', as well as for cross-forest area.

After years of operating Mimaland, a 27-year-old Singaporean was killed in an accident at the giant surf board Mimaland in January 1993. The unfortunate incident shocked the public and forced the temporary closing Mimaland including the affected areas of the pool and boards. After improvement work was done, Mimaland opened back up to the public. However, a minor landslide caused damage to the walls of the same pool in May 1994. This incident caused muddy water to seep into the pool, causing the area to close to the public.

Several parties, including government agencies had to drag the management Mimaland to court on a number of offenses alleged, among which are weaknesses in security controls, as well as being the cause of some problems. During the trial the court was prevented from continuing Mimaland's operations. The consequences can no longer survive without the operation, Mimaland finally had to close its doors forever in 1994. Mimaland relics still exist to this day.