Sunway Lagoon

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Coordinates: 3°04′11″N 101°36′25″E / 3.069703°N 101.606868°E / 3.069703; 101.606868

The Sunway Lagoon Water Theme Park.

Sunway Lagoon is a theme park in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It was officially opened by the former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad on April 23, 1993. It features rides in both the water park and the adjacent amusement park, excluding Scream Park, Wildlife Park & Extreme Park. In late 2008, new parks were added and minor improvements were made to the existing park. The park is home to the world's largest wave pool, measuring impressive 139,800 square feet (13,000 square meters), world’s largest man-made sandy surf beach,one of the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, Asia’s highest slingshot ride, Malaysia’s first interactive zoo and one of Asia’s longest flying fox trails. It has also been recognized as Asia’s Best Attraction by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for four consecutive years (2007- 2010). Sunway Lagoon has hosted some of the biggest international lifestyle, music and sporting events including MTV World Stage (2009, 2010, 2012 & 2013) and Quiksilver Revolution Tour (2006 & 2008). The Amphitheatre @ Sunway Lagoon is also quickly gaining reputation for West End Productions with the staging of Peter Pan the Musical (2010), Magical Musicals (2011), Aladdin the Musical (2011), London the Summer Musical (2012), Beauty and the Beast (2012) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the Musical (2013)[1]

Surf Beach[edit]

Sunway Lagoon is home to one of the World’s Largest Man-Made Surf Beach, a title recognized by the Malaysia Book of Records. Stretching over 13,000 square meters, the Surf Beach is capable of churning out perfectly shaped waves up to the maximum height of eight-feet. The ability to condition the waves according to the needs of the surfers in terms of height, time and wave patterns make Surf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon a surfer’s paradise for both professional and aspiring surfers.

Having undergone a major facelift in April 2006, the old tiled landscape of the surf pool was transformed with the placement of 6,000 tons of sand, few-dozen palm trees and several huts and islands in the area, creating a tropical beach oasis in the middle of the city. City dwellers no longer need to travel tormenting long distances to have a fulfilling seaside experience.Complementing the scenery is the sight and sound of Asia’s Biggest Man-Made Erupting Volcano. This 75-feet high volcano sits majestically in the middle of the Surf Beach and threatens to erupt with fumes, smoke and fire every few minutes.

Wildlife Park[edit]

'Wildlife Park' @ Sunway Lagoon is an interactive and educational zoo featuring exotic, small and friendly animals from a range of birds, reptiles and mammals. The interactive concept behind the zoo encourages guests to not only see and learn about the animals but to get up close and personal by touching them.

This first and only fully interactive animal-themed attraction in Malaysia houses more than 150 species of every possible exotic and tame animal in the world. The collection includes Civet Cat, Cockatoo, Cottontop Tamarin, Eagle, Fennec Fox, Gibbon, Hornbill, Kite, Macaque, Macaw, Mandrill, Mouse Deer, Ostrich, Otter, Peacock, Pheasant, Prairie Dog, Python, Spotted Deer, Sun Bear, Sugar Glider, Panthers and many other animals.

Making up the lush green space are unique attractions and learning areas such as Pet Village, Jungle Trail, Aviary, Tropical Enclosure, Tree Top Terrace, Bird Savannah, Nature’s Walk, Rimba Nature Class and Village.

Extreme Park[edit]

Extreme enthusiasts need not look further for adrenaline pumping activities. ALL the power packed action can be found at ONE place - Extreme Park @ Sunway Lagoon! So, prepare to challenge yourself for the highest, the longest and the fastest thrills and excitement!

Scream Park[edit]

Lynton V. Harris’ Scream Park provides an intense, exhilarating and LIVE! interactive ‘scare’ experience that takes the senses to new heights of perception by using state-of-art audio and visual technology as well as live actors.

Spread over 2 floors, Lynton V. Harris’ Scream Park takes the walkthrough scare attraction and laser format to ground breaking proportions with Hollywood-style sets and a team of highly specialized and trained performers.

Admissions and Rates[edit]

As of November 2012, the admission rates have been revised to ONE flat rate for all 5 parks (Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Scream Park & Extreme Park): RM120 for adults and RM90 for children and senior citizens. Additionally, Malaysian identity card holders will enjoy the following rate: RM90 for adults and RM65 for children and senior citizens.

There is a separate charge for the following attractions:

  • Bungy Jump: RM130 (RM75 for MyKad Holders)
  • G-Force X: RM60 (RM30 for MyKad Holders)
  • Bungy Jump & G-Force X Combo: RM150 (RM95 for MyKad Holders)
  • Go-Kart: Single Seater, RM20 per ride, double Seater RM25 per ride
  • Paintball War Game: Min 8 pax per team from RM58 per person, 100 pellets (Advance booking required – Includes Co2 Canister, Protection Mask & Vest, Barrel Plug & Paintball Marker)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunway Lagoon Theme Park". Tourism Malaysia. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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