i-city theme park adds fun to the city of Shah Alam
With its increasing popularity as a highly friendly and hospitable nation, Malaysia is rapidly climbing the charts of the most favorable family holiday destinations in the world. In a country full of exotic beaches, shopping districts, food festivals, what adds that spark on a family holiday are the adventurous theme parks. Children still love the Merry-go- rounds, Ferris wheels and roller coasters and for all this fun, theme park is just the right place to be. Malaysia is home to many such majestic theme parks with the Sunway Lagoon, Legoland, A’Famosa and i- City to name a few.
The i- City theme park at Shah Alam is a one of its kind with a variety of attractions, including maple and pine trees lit with bright LED lights. A favorite amongst families with young children, the park is famous for its digital million LED lights display that light up the area at night. The i-city theme park is home to many wonderful attractions created with keeping the entire family in mind. Ranging from a city of digital lights to wax museum to a magical art world, the theme park has it all for a fun filled weekend.
“Tourists as well as locals enjoy weekends at Malaysia’s theme parks as families get to spend quality time together. i- city is one such great place where you have attractions that both children and adults can enjoy,” says Mr. ManoharanPeriasamy, Director, Tourism Malaysia, India. Perisasamy adds, “With a variety of options for enjoyment and adventure, there cannot be a dull moment at the magnificent i-City theme park. The level of excitement is always bound to be at its peak here.”
The major attractions at the theme park include:
City of digital lights
As the name suggests, the best time to visit the city of digital lights is during the night. As night falls, i-City’s mesmerizing nightscape with over 1 million LED lights brighten up the sky daily in a thematic manner. The place comes alive with an amazing forest of man-made maple and pine trees brightly illuminated with seasonal LED lights themes. The sight is no less than a fairytale wonderland and visitors are usually left awestruck at the magnificent display.
Next to the forest of lights is Snowalk, an indoor snow park where visitors can escape from the tropical heat for a while and experience chilling temperatures going below 5 degrees. Inside Snowalk one can find igloos, ice houses, slides, a mini-bobsled run, snowmen, ice penguins, a bar made of ice (no drinks served), various ice sculptures and plenty more LED lights.
The Waterworld at i-city has made Shah Alam the splash capital of Selangor. The main feature of this water park is the exhilarating Tornado Ride, the first of its kind in South East Asia. It offers visitors the ultimate aquatic adrenalin rush by taking them on an oscillating ‘near-zero-gravity-twirl’ for a full 28-second through a 160-foot water tunnel, plummeting into a water funnel that is 7-storey high, inclined at a 45 degree angle and eventually emerging at the end of the funnel in calm, serene waters. Other exciting and fun-filled water rides include the Giant Jacuzzi, exciting spiral and rainbow slides, Children’s Adventure Pool, River Adventure through LED-lit rockery caves and a Wave Pool with a giant LED screen.
Red Carpet Wax museum
A Visit Malaysia (VMY) 2014 product, the revolutionary red carpet wax museum is Malaysia’s first all-stars interactive wax museum that dazzles in an Oscar-like awards setting. Visitors will be awe- struck entering a world of stars and their coming to life with the synchronization of voice and motion, thanks to the latest technology in wax exhibits display. The wax exhibits are in six themes namely World Icons, Celebrities, Sport Stars, World Book of Records, Interactive and All Stars Café.
Trick Art Museum
This magical museum has earned the reputation of being the only showcase of its kind in Malaysia where exhibits come to life in 3D when seen through camera lenses. Trick art renders two dimensional paintings in three dimensions by creating illusion. Each exhibit looks different when seen from different angles. Its magic magnifies when seen at a perfect angle from camera lenses. This artistic display boasts 5 themes, namely Masterpieces, Egyptian, Sea Life, Animal Kingdom and Modern Classic.
About Tourism Malaysia India
Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, popularly known as Tourism Malaysia, was established to promote Malaysia as a top-of-mind tourist destination showcasing Malaysia’s unique wonders, attractions and cultures; develop domestic tourism and enhance Malaysia’s share of the market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Tourism Malaysia’s objective is to promote Malaysia as an outstanding tourist destination and make the tourism industry a major contributor to the socio-economic development of the nation. In India, Tourism Malaysia offices are conveniently located in cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.
In 2014, Malaysia celebrates its fourth VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR (VMY) with the theme “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia”. The VMY 2014 promotional campaign has started this year with a series of year-long special events and activities leading to VMY 2014. It will contribute to the Government’s target to receive 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion in receipts by 2020, as outlined in the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan (MTTP) 2020.