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LEGOLAND MALAYSIA TO OPEN 15 SEPTEMBER 2012

07 August 2012

To the delight of families everywhere, LEGOLAND® Malaysia has revealed its official opening date: Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Tourism Malaysia

Park begins countdown to 15 September official opening date 
First-of-its-kind theme park in Asia begins sale of discounted day tickets 
Over 35,000 annual passes sold to date 
 
To the delight of families everywhere, LEGOLAND® Malaysia has revealed its official opening date: Saturday, September 15, 2012. This news will bring Merlin Entertainments Group one step closer to opening its first LEGOLAND park in Asia. Inspired by Asia’s growing love affair with all things LEGO®, the new 76-acre theme park will cater to kids from 2 to 12 with more than 40 rides and attractions – from roller coasters to race cars as well as family-focused interactive shows. 
 
LEGOLAND® Malaysia is based in Kota Iskandar, Johor, in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia, approximately 350km from Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. UK visitors can fly to the closest airport Johor Bahru via Kuala Lumpur. For more information on how to get to LEGOLAND® Malaysia please visit www.legoland.com.my. Johor is linked to Singapore via the Causeway and is known as the ‘Southern Gateway to Malaysia’.  Apart from LEGOLAND®  Malaysia, Johor also offers visitors the chance to experience ancient rainforests, pristine islands, world-renowned golf courses and shopping malls and the capital, Johor Bahru, is famous for its historical buildings and impressive architecture. For more information on visiting Malaysia please go to www.tourism.gov.my. 
 
Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia, stated: “Our official opening date has been something we’ve had a lot of enquiries from the public on since the park broke ground in December 2009. I’m pleased to announce that due to the hard work of all of our contractors we will now be opening LEGOLAND Malaysia ahead of schedule by a number of months. We hope that with today’s news families and tour operators will begin planning their trips to visit us and we look forward to giving you an experience like no other in Asia. Rather appropriately we will be opening the day before Malaysia Day which happens to be a long weekend!” 
 
Mr Boerst also announced that the official park single-day tickets are now on sale. These tickets will be priced at a special introductory offer of RM96 (£20) for adults (regular price RM140- £29) and RM70 (£15) for kids/senior citizens (regular price RM110 - £23). The 30% discount will be for a limited period only, so avid LEGOLAND fans are advised to keep a close eye on the LEGOLAND Malaysia website www.LEGOLAND.com.my for announcements. 
 
-ENDS-
 
For more information, please contact:
Representation Plus, Flo Powell
Email: flo@representationplus.co.uk
Tel: 020 8877 4509 | Mob: 077 6624 2138
Visit: www.tourism.gov.my
 
Notes to Editors:
 
About LEGOLAND Malaysia 
LEGOLAND Malaysia is the sixth LEGOLAND to be built in the world and the very first in Asia. Targeted at families with children between the ages of two to twelve years, LEGOLAND Parks are based on the universally popular LEGO construction toy range. They offer families the opportunity to bond, learn and push the boundaries of their imaginations through LEGO experiences. At LEGOLAND, families can practice their imagination and creativity, have fun while learning, and understand the importance of caring and quality. Families will be immersed in a unique mix of kid-powered rides, building challenges, spectacular LEGO models, interactive attractions, family-friendly coasters and shows that pull the audience into the action. LEGOLAND Malaysia will feature more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions when it opens. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ®2011 The LEGO Group. LEGOLAND MALAYSIA IS A PART OF THE MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP 
 
Other LEGOLAND theme parks across the world are situated in Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany and USA with Florida and California locations. 
 
LEGOLAND Malaysia will be located in Iskandar Malaysia and is made possible through IDR Resorts and Merlin Entertainment, the world’s second largest visitor attraction operator.  Visit www.LEGOLAND.com.my for more information. 
 
About Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB) 
Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) is a strategic developer of catalytic projects, working closely with the authorities, other developers and investment partners in the region to achieve Iskandar Malaysia’s vision of becoming a sustainable metropolis of international standing. It is the commercial arm of the Government that has been formed to spearhead the development and transformation of Iskandar Malaysia by conceptualising and developing catalytic projects that generate significant multiplier effects. These projects act as accelerators in the development of a new connected urban ecosystem designed for the 21st century. 
 
IIB aspires to create a world-class connected liveable community in the heart of Southeast Asia that will lead the change for future generations to come. 
 
IIB oversees the development of approximately 36 sq km (8,889.21 acres), or approximately two per cent, of land in Iskandar Malaysia. These landbanks are strategically located in close proximity to Singapore as well as Johor’s logistics hubs, namely the Senai Airport and the international ports of Tanjung Langsat, Pasir Gudang and Tanjung Pelepas, to ensure accessibility to and from all parts of the world. 
 
Aligned with Malaysia’s aim to become a high-income nation, IIB drives investments across clusters in high-value service sectors to support the development of Iskandar Malaysia focusing on education, leisure and tourism, healthcare and wellness, and the creative industry. 
 
For more information on IIB, please visit www.iskandarinvestment.com. 

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