Tourism Malaysia

Frist in the World LEGO STAR WARS Miniland DEATH STAR model display at LEGOLAND MALAYSIA

Miniland at LEGOLAND® Malaysia today geared up for its new role as gateway to a parallel universe today. The family theme park unveiled the LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star model display that will open to public on Friday 26th July 2013. 

Star Wars Costumers and members from the Force Action Stunt Team (FAST ) were also present. They performed a Light Saber display. They are the only Star Wars Light Saber display performers in Malaysia.

Master Model Builders from LEGOLAND built the LEGO model display using more than 750,000 LEGO bricks and ten thousand special glow-in-the dark tiles. It is the first time that a LEGO Death Star model of this scale has been constructed, making it the largest in the world.

We were invited for the Media Preview on the 26th July 2013 to witness the Largest LEGO Death Star model in Miniland LEGOLAND Malaysia today. Before we proceed to the Miniland, the short speech by Obiwan-Kenobi the Jedi MasterMr Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia, follow by the video presentation by Mr Nikolaus Ehm, Model Builder for design concepts and execution of LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star model display. And the performance by Force Action Stunt Team (FAST).

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After performance, we proceeded to Miniland…

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Once we reached the Miniland, Mr Siegfried Boerst, General Manager pressed the button for the Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star model display immediatelly, officially open for the Star Wars display model in Miniland.

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The photography session started …

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This was my First time I stand so close to The Darth Wader and Storm Tropper!
I heard him said : The force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.

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And the fight started…

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Then we proceeded into the Death Star area…all the LEGO models are motorized and once you press the ‘button’, they will speak, move and with some action between…

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When you look up there…The DEATH STAR!

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Where the X-Wing Fighter being chase by 2 TIE Fighters

The ‘white dots’ on the Death Star will glow when the night fall, you can see the whole Death Star will light up during the evening, Mr Siegfried had showed us the small tiny piece of LEGO that will ‘Glow in the dark’. So don’t just visit the Star Wars LEGO area on day time, the night time will be very much different!

After the short tour in the Star Wars display area, the media started thier interview about the Largest LEGO Death Star in LEGOLAND Malaysia…

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Among all the Star Wars charactors, I like the Obiwan-Kenobi – The Jedi Master the most!

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And the guests in the park were grab the oppotunity to photograph with their idols…are you a Star Wars fan too?! ….I am…

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The ‘Death Star’ will not be permanently station in LEGOLAND Malaysia, it will go for the World Tour in another 6-9 months, so no wait! Please visit the Miniland tomorrow to catch the Death Star! And if you are lucky, you might meet my Idol – The Yoda Master.

May The Force Be With You.

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Cuisine in Melaka


Saturday June 9, 2012

Cabbie returns woman’s purse

MALACCA: When Camela Tan left her purse containing about RM2,500 and valuables in a taxi after being dropped off at St Francis Church here, the Singaporean thought she would never see them again.

But thanks to the honest driver, she was reunited with her belongings.

K. Nathan, 35, found the purse while he was cleaning his taxi before ferrying his next passenger.

Model citizens : Nathan (left) and Roslan congratulating each other after receiving their certificates at the hotel Friday.
Nathan went to Equatorial Melaka Hotel which was his pick-up point and handed over the purse to tour desk assistant Roslan Abdul Ghani.

Nathan said it was wrong to keep someone else’s property.

“It doesn’t belong to me and should be returned to its rightful owner,” he said.

The father of three, who lives in Taman Desa Duyung here, said it was against his Hindu faith to keep the purse.

“I believe taking someone else’s property is like eating someone else’s flesh. I can’t do it,” he said.

Roslan, 48, then contacted Tan who was a hotel guest and returned her belongings on May 27, the day of the incident.

Nathan and Roslan were awarded by the hotel with a certificate for their honesty on Wednesday.

Roslan said he appreciated his employer’s gesture.

“I never expected to be rewarded by my bosses. I was just doing my duty to take care of the hotel guests.

“When the purse was handed to me, I promptly contacted Tan to relay the good news as I knew she must be anxious,” he said, adding that he would frame the certificate and hang it in his home.

“The award would inspire me to serve the hotel guests with full integrity,” he said.

Tan, 60, made a special trip back to Malacca to be present at the ceremony.

“It was indeed a memorable holiday in Malacca. I was touched by the courtesy and honesty of the taxi driver and the hotel staff.

“I will return to Malacca soon to meet Nathan and Roslan as an encouragement for others to emulate their honesty,” she wrote in her e-mail upon returning to Singapore after the incident.

She said having her purse returned was like a “mystical” experience.