A' Famosa Resort

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For the fortress located in Malacca, see A Famosa.
A' Famosa Resort
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Resort Hotel
Location Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia
Coordinates 02°24′18.19″N 102°13′13.84″E / 2.4050528°N 102.2205111°E / 2.4050528; 102.2205111Coordinates: 02°24′18.19″N 102°13′13.84″E / 2.4050528°N 102.2205111°E / 2.4050528; 102.2205111
Opened 1992 (1992)
Area 1,300 acres (530 ha)

A' Famosa Resort Malaysia is located in Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia, near the Simpang Ampat exit on the North South Expressway.[1][2] It was named after the 16th century Portuguese fort of the same name which was once stood near the harbor of Malacca city.[citation needed] The logo of the resort also incorporates a stylized silhouette of the fort's gateway in the background.

A' Famosa is situated on 1,300 acres (530 ha), the bulk of which is a 27-hole golf course, a water theme park called Water World, a zoo called Animal World Safari, a Cowboy Town, a Resort Hotel, and several blocks of condotels and villas.

The 150-acre (61 ha) A’Famosa Animal World Safari is a wildlife safari that is home to more than 100 species of the animals, featuring a Walk-through Area, Chicken Farm, Monkey Island, and a truck drive through the Safari park itself. The park also hosts a number of animal shows, such as an "elephant show" and a "bird show".

The A’Famosa Water World covers an area of 20 acres (8.1 ha).

The 5-acre (2.0 ha) A’Famosa Cowboy Town features a various entertainment outlets, such as restaurants, a shopping village, etc. There is also a nightly carnival which consists of an animal musical parade, dancing and fireworks.

The accommodation available at A’Famosa Resort consists of a resort hotel with balconies. This facility offers self-contained studios, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units, and villas ranging from three to five bedrooms.

Controversies[edit]

A' Famosa Resort courted controversy in 2010 when it was reportedly mistreating a tiger that was part of the animal show. A video posted on YouTube in February 2010 allegedly showed the tiger being sedated and handled roughly.[3] The video had been removed from YouTube since.

The resort courted another controversy in 2013 due to a series of disturbing visuals allegedly depicting the mistreatment and abuse of elephants in the resort. Investigation by Astro Awani, a news and current affairs channel in Malaysia, witnessed the beating of a female elephant by a man with a hooked, stick-like tool. The man was presumably a staff of the resort.[4]

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