Jan 22, 2018

LEGOLAND® MALAYSIA RESORT WELCOMES A BRAND NEW ATTRACTION, SEA LIFE MALAYSIA, TO OPEN QUARTER 4 OF 2018


The world’s biggest aquarium brand comes to Malaysia as the park celebrates a new year of family fun and imagination through play.


ISKANDAR PUTERI, 18th JANUARY 2018 — Today, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort officially announced the development of a brand new attraction at the resort, SEA LIFE Malaysia, which is scheduled to open in Q4 2018. Occupying 2123m2 of land space, the two-storey aquarium will be located next to existing ventures of Merlin Entertainments, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Theme Park, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Water Park, and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Hotel.

SEA LIFE is the world’s biggest aquarium brand with more than 50 attractions worldwide. The SEA LIFE experience focuses on a voyage to the depths of the oceans, and exhibits are designed with children in mind. SEA LIFE Malaysia will have more than 25 display tanks in 11 habitat zones, featuring thousands of sea creatures.

“We are very excited to welcome SEA LIFE to LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, the top family destination in Asia. Children will get to interact with the sea creatures up-close, and learn about their natural habitats. It is the first family resort in Malaysia to offer interactive and educational marine life experience.” said Kurt Stocks, General Manager at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.

Through compelling storytelling and up-close interaction, SEA LIFE Malaysia aims to engage and inspire kids to learn, love and care for the ocean. Visitors can learn about some of the sea’s most famous and popular creatures such as seahorses, rays, sharks and jellies, in addition to animal healthcare and food preparation for sea creatures through behind-the-scene tours.

SEA LIFE Malaysia is also inspired by the local ecological environment. The Malaysian rainforest has been one of the world’s great centres of biodiversity. Realising the vital role of these invaluable natural resources, SEA LIFE Malaysia will exclusively feature the Malaysian rainforest as one of the special zones, showcasing many of the creatures from the local rainforest habitat.

With a touch of LEGO’s DNA – building imagination through play, SEA LIFE Malaysia offers visitors a unique learning experience filled with fun and excitement. Guests will be delighted to discover LEGO® Mini-Figures and other LEGO® sea creatures while they embark on their fun and educational journey inside SEA LIFE Malaysia.

“SEA LIFE is a testimony of our continued efforts and commitment to grow and maintain our standing as the leader within the industry. We will continue to invest in the development of the Resort, to ensure that every visit is a new and refreshing experience for our guests,” said Kurt Stocks, General Manager at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.

Celebrate the New Year with All Year Round of Fun at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort

The announcement of SEA LIFE Malaysia is hot on the heels of the recent launch of the world’s first LEGO® Virtual Reality Roller Coaster – The Great LEGO Race – in the LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort’s theme park. At The Great LEGO Race, guests are greeted with a new colorful entrance portal, beckoning them to take on the challenge. Beyond the TV screens showcasing the fun awaiting them, kids will be treated a lively display featuring their competitor’s pit crew who are eager to race them to the finish line. After boarding the four-person roller coaster vehicles, guests put on the VR headsets for an exciting race through the LEGO world.

During the ride, Bluetooth technology will sync the virtual visuals with the roller coaster’s twists, turns, drops and climbs, creating an all-new experience filled with thrills, spills, surprises and humour – done in LEGOLAND’s brilliance.

Ushering in the Lunar New Year, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is welcoming the traditional festival with a month-long celebration filled with exciting and fun activities happening every day. From 1st - 28th February 2018, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is ready to bring out the festive cheer to all their guests this season.

For further information on promotions and activities, visit LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort’s official website www.legoland.com.my and stay connected with the resort via social handles (Facebook & Twitter) to find out more.

For more press materials of SEA LIFE Malaysia, please download them here: https://edelmanftp.boxcn.net/v/SEALIFEMalaysiaAnnouncement

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Chloe Chow
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort | Merlin Entertainments Group
Tel: +6 07 597 8816
Chloe.chow@legoland.my

Tammy Luc

Edelman Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Tel: +65 6347 2345
LegolandSG@edelman.com

About LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort

The LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort brings together a LEGOLAND® Theme Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location. It is a family holiday destination with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions and designed for families with children aged 2-12. It’s the first of its kind in Asia and offers adventure, education and fun for action-packed day trips or short break destination. The resort was awarded the Best Tourist Attraction in the Man-Made Attraction category at the prestigious Malaysia Tourism Awards for the year of 2014/2015. Most recently, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort was named as one of the top 10 amusement parks in Asia by TripAdvisor®. Having bagged these achievements and many more unstated, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort seeks to continue to expand and bring new additions to the Resort, to ensure that it remains the crown jewel of Malaysia.

SEA LIFE Malaysia is the first SEA LIFE to open in Malaysia, lying adjacent to other existing ventures of Merlin Entertainments – LEGOLAND® Malaysia Theme Park, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Hotel. Located at the heart of Iskandar Puteri, the unique and interactive sea aquarium provides visitors with a fun and educational underwater experience. Through compelling storytelling and up-close interaction, SEA LIFE Malaysia aims to engage and inspire kids to learn about the oceans throughout its 11 different habitat zones. SEA LIFE Malaysia at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort will be opened in Q4 2018.

About Merlin Entertainments

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 109 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season).

Merlin currently has more than 15 attractions in Asia including world renowned brands of Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres and the fantastic LEGOLAND® resort with its theme park, hotel and water park. The operations spans through 10 countries and territory. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.


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