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TOP NEW EXPERIENCES FOR SHOPAHOLICS!

The month of May is going to be an exciting one for us! Not only it is the holy month of Ramadan, but lots of exciting experiences await you! You can shop at the latest lifestyle mall, SkyAvenue at Genting Highlands, or visit brand new Central i-City at Shah Alam or have a retreat at RF Mall Johor Bahru. In addition to that, you can choose to have fun at some of the latest indoor theme parks, namely FlowRider, AirRider Indoor Skydiving, SuperPark, VAR LIVE, MyBestBox and The Rift. It is even more exciting that the arrivals of a two-week holiday from May 25 till June 9.

As people nowadays more inclined toward experiential shopping rather than just buying things, so, it is a good time to look at some new malls and new experiences that you can explore as well as connect closer with your friends and families with something meaningful. Here are the top new experiences that are worth looking at.

Shop and dine at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, Pahang

Resorts World Genting is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia and people normally prefer to hang out there for its cool weather. Now, one of the latest attractions that you should check out is SkyAvenue, a lifestyle mall situated 6,000 feet above sea level.

There is plenty to shop, eat and play at this mall! This vibrant shopping and dining landmark covers a gross floor area of 1.434 million square foot. One of the attractive features of the mall is that it is designed with open air decks that form a perfect platform for cafes and Highline alfresco dining on level 4. With a stunning view of the future theme park and an array of restaurants, its immense dining piazza offers a relaxed and inviting ambiance that’s just perfect for al fresco dining with family and friends.

With more than 250 brands and shops, you can get everything ranging from your everyday needs to exquisite jewellery, timepieces, shoes, gadgets and more. Some of the international luxury brands here include Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Montblanc, Swarovski, Jo Malone, Coach, Hugo Boss, Swiss Watch Gallery and Longines.

When you are hungry, just swing by any of its excellent restaurants to satiate your cravings. Once you are recharged, there are also plenty of fun family activities waiting for you to explore! Some of the must try FB outlets include Burger Lobster, Cafés Richard, Motorino, La Fiesta, The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden and Park Avenue Lounge.

“New Everyday Experience” at Central i-City Shopping Centre

Themed “New Everyday Experience”, the newly opened Central i-City is the first and largest Thai-inspired shopping centre in the capital of Selangor. A marriage between Thai hospitality and Malaysian friendliness, the shopping centre offers a brand-new retail experience for shoppers.

Central i-City has teamed up with three established anchor tenants – Sogo, Village Grocer and TGV Cinemas. This is the first Sogo in Selangor featuring all-new offerings spread across four levels of retail space; the 40,000 square-foot Village Grocer offers a wider range of products exclusively available at Central i-City, while the all-new TGV Cinemas features a hi-tech, state-of-the-art entertainment for everyone as it is equipped with the latest audio and visual technology, coupled with the largest IMAX hall in Malaysia and the largest Samsung Onyx LED screen in the world.

Some of Central i-City’s notable stores featuring all-new concepts are Food Empire, TBM electrical store, Ace Hardware, Padini Concept Store, Brands Outlet, Sportsdirect.com, Popular Bookstore, ALL IT Hypermarket and Grand Palace, while Sneaker Street, Anta Sports, Lifestyle by Skechers and Café Amazon make up some of the shopping centre’s first-in-Malaysia stores. In total, shoppers will have access to 350 retail stores spread across six levels, comprising Malaysian and International brands which are targeted to all age segments, complemented by ample car park bays on three levels.

Take a break at RF Mall, Johor Bahru

RF Mall Johor Bahru is just an 8-minutes’ walk from Singapore-Malaysia Custom Immigration Quarantine (CIQ) centre and connected by a fully sheltered linked bridge. With its easy access as well as a perfect combination of interior and exterior space, the mall is committed to change the shopping experience for both locals and Singaporeans.

The three-storey mall comprises brands and options cater to both millennials as well as family with kids. It is home to several retailers making their debut in Johor including the first Jaya Grocer in downtown JB; the first educational playland Kiddomo in Southern Malaysia; the first Kyochon fried chicken in JB.

Among the tenants will also be newcomers to the Malaysian retail scene such as Taiwanese Oregin Ji Ke and ROUTINE by Soon as well as anchor tenant Emperor Cinemas which hails from Hong Kong. Visitors can expect cinema seats made of sumptuous leather and fully equipped with USB charging ports.

Take a visit to innovative experiential theme park!

It is not just restricted to eat, shop and movie watching for a shopping mall hangout now. Well, the retail industry is moving fast and the industry players have come out with many new ideas to attract bigger crowds to their malls. We have a list of new indoor and adventure theme park in a mall for you and your families. Let’s check it out immediately!

FlowRider 1Utama, 1Utama Shopping Centre

1Utama Shopping Centre introduces FlowRider 1Utama as one of its new attractions to further position the mall as “world-class sports tourism destination”.

The first-ever FlowRider venue in a shopping mall brings ultimate fusion of water sports experience for people of all ages, especially sports-boarders a chance to show off their surf skills and tricks. The device is simulated wave generator featuring sheet wave technology for the sport of flowboarding, bodyboarding and surfing.

Guided by professional instructors, FlowRider 1Utama brings safety, confidence and thrills for all riders. Family and friends can also sit back and watch at the viewing area and enjoy all the excitement.

Promotions which are available now; FLOW on 5 (Buy 5 Hours Rides and get 1 Hour Free Ride) and FLOW on 10 (Buy 10 Hours Rides and get 3 Hours Free Rides). Both are ideal and suitable for FlowRider enthusiasts. For more information and price list, you can visit FlowRider 1Utama website at http://flowrider1utama.com.my

AirRider Indoor Skydiving, 1Utama E, 1Utama Shopping Centre


AirRider brings the simulated skydiving experience and is the first to be introduced in a shopping mall in the Asia Pacific. AirRider Indoor Skydiving is the simulation of an actual skydive at 14,000 feet.

The circular glass wind tunnel creates a cushion of air and allows a skydiver to become airborne when they enter the wind chamber, all within the arm’s reach of our internationally-trained instructors.

The minimum buy is 2 flights per person. Each flight is 50 seconds long. It has 2,4,10 flights packages. It also comes with 2 group packages; small group of 10 flights (to be shared by up to 5 people) and large group of 32 flights (to be shared by up to 16 people). Price packages have been engineered to be pocket-friendly for all ages (minimum 3 years old), starting at RM89 for the 2-flight first-time package. The first flight session starts at 12noon on weekdays and 11am on weekends. For more information and full prices, please visit http://airrider.my.

SuperPark, Avenue K

Originated in Finland in 2012, SuperPark is the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park on earth, delivering a unique experience of joyful play that excites and unites people all over the world.

Boasting a 40,000 square feet site in the 3rd. and 4th. floor at Avenue K shopping mall, SuperPark Malaysia offers over 25 fun and healthy activities under one roof. It is divided into three distinct themed areas: The Adventure Area, the Game Arena and the Freestyle Hall. The ticket price starts from as low as RM30 per person (adult child).

Some of the exciting activities that appeal to kids, teenagers and adults include ice skating link, pedal car track, trampoline platform, augmented climbing wall and etc. For more information, you can check out SuperPark Malaysia’s website at www.superpark.com.my

VAR LIVE, MyTown Shopping Centre

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Discover experience that stimulate the senses at VAR LIVE (Level 2, MyTOWN Shopping Centre), the largest VR theme park in Malaysia with 11 immersive cool VR games and more to come.

Themed “Dream With Your Eyes Open”, it brings out the players’ greatest joy through somatosensory feedback (such as vibration platform, guns, wind power system and real scene infrared localisation technology) and ultimate audio-visual feast with immersive interaction.

Promotion is available from May 1 till July 31, which is RM98/package for 3 games + 1 FOC game (Crazy Rush only).For more information, please visit VAR LIVE website at www.varlivetech.com

MyBestBox, Berjaya Times Square

Check out Kuala Lumpur’s latest party space and largest variety show game hub, MyBestBox at the level six of Berjaya Times Square.

Inspired by variety game shows like Running Man, MYBestBox brings to you a family friendly indoor theme park in which you can outdo one another and enjoy some comic fun! Spreading out over 12,000 square feet, this urban theme park filled with more than 40 interactive games that you can enjoy for an entire day with your family and friends.

Some of the top pick attractions include the dry pool filled with colourful crystal plastic balls, human claw machine and rain biking. Other attractions include the Crazy Karts, a 360-degree drift kart as well as the coolest Rage Room where you can unleash your anger by banging on glass and throwing things around. Promotion is available now with buy 4 pax free 2 pax (Terms and Conditions applied). For more information, please visit MyBestBox website at https://mybestbox.com.my/

The Rift, Mid Valley Megamall

Dubbed Malaysia’s first ever hybrid Virtual Reality (VR)/ Augmented Reality (AR) adventure park, The Rift offers a taste of an out-of-this-world experience like no other!

Covering a massive 40,000 square feet on the third floor of Mid Valley The cool adventure park houses more than a dozen of attractions to choose from. Visitors can participate in all kinds of augmented reality games with the combination of physical activity.

Some of the key attractions include Zero Latency, Terminator X, Hurricane VR, Motion Blaster and etc. Find out the details before paying a visit, as you will need to select the attractions you want to try.

Price starts from RM30 for Junior Playland, as for Adult from RM75. For more information and prices, visit www. therift.com.my.
*This article provides information only and may be subject to change at any time without notice.

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MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism Culture, Malaysia. It focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination. Since its inception, it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2018, Malaysia registered 25.8 million tourist arrivals and RM84.1 billion tourist receipts, placing it among the major tourism destinations of the world.

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What’s up “down south”?

I’ve not been to Johor for over seven years, and when the opportunity came up to visit this southern state, I made some preparations for the trip…but boy, nothing prepared me for how much this state has transformed in such a short period of time!

Legoland came to my mind as my first destination to visit in Johor, but I was also curious about what Desaru looks like now compared to my childhood days. I still remember it was the place my parents brought me to when I was a kid. Perhaps the visit will rekindle some childhood memories from back then.

I put up a couple of nights at Sand Sandals Desaru Beach Resort Spa, a relaxing resort where you can enjoy both the private pool and its beach. It’s the perfect place for those who love water activities as the resort can arrange for your parasailing or water-skiing sessions. Guests who are in the mood for some pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body scrubs and reflexology.

 

A golf club – the Els Club Desaru (elsclubmalaysia.com) – is just a short distance away. Golfers can enjoy playing at either the 27-hole Ocean Course or the 18-hole Valley Course, both offering amazing views of the beautifully-landscaped surroundings. Although I’m not a golfer, I was impressed with the facilities, service and panorama of the golf courses. I just wonder whether it would be a “distraction” for golfers trying to put that hole-in-one!

Also within Desaru is the Malaysia Tourism Award-winning Desaru Fruit Farm (desarufruitfarm.com). Occupying an area of 100 acres, this thriving “garden” is planted with more than 100 varieties of tropical fruits such as durian, rambutan, guava, mango, “thousand fingers banana” and more. Visitors to the farm can go on the guided tour to learn about the farm’s agricultural and pest management practice, taste the fruits that are in season and learn about bee-keeping and honey-harvesting.

 My final stop was Legoland, where I could be a “child” again! Since it opened its doors in September 2012 as the first Legoland in Asia, it kept on introducing something new each year, keeping its attraction fresh and its fans coming back for more.

It was my first time there and I was kept fully occupied with the range of activities and fun engineered to keep visitors like me enthralled. The latest addition to the park is the Virtual Reality Coaster called The Great Lego Race which synchronises the visuals projected onto the VR headset with the roller coaster’s twists, turns, drops and climbs. Even if you’re not a Lego fan, being here alone will suddenly turn you into one!

Traveling around Johor this time around, I could see that the state is headed for a massive transformation with developments in Iskandar region, Desaru, Danga Bay and Forest City. The Desaru Coast project will become a new tourist attraction in the southern region of Malaysia with the opening of Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, and Desaru Coast Conference Centre as a business events venue. Premium-brand properties such as Desaru Coast Resort, Hard Rock Hotel and Anantara Desaru Coast Resort Villas, meanwhile, will set the tone for the region’s high-end holiday appeal.

I think another trip to Johor is in store for me once all this development is complete!

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LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort Launches the World’s First LEGO® Virtual Reality Roller Coaster

Themed “The Great LEGO® Race”, the Refreshed Ride Will Immerse Families in a New Exhilarating Experience Together

  

Artist’s impression of The Great LEGO Race entrance at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.

Ready, Set, LEGO®! Prepare to embark on the wildest LEGO ride as LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort will be the world’s first LEGOLAND Park to launch the LEGO virtual reality roller coaster in November 2017, followed by LEGOLAND Florida Resort and LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort in 2018.

Combining cutting-edge virtual reality technology with roller coaster thrills, the new attraction was developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making – the company’s global creative division that designs and develops attractions for Merlin sites around the world. The Great LEGO Race will transform three existing “Project X” roller coasters into an exciting, high-octane experience that puts kids and parents alike in the driver’s seat and asks, “Are you brave enough to face, race and beat the best of the best in all of LEGO world?”

The Great LEGO Race was inspired by the way kids play with LEGO toys at home. It’s a unique LEGO adventure that lets kids enter an epic imaginary world made entirely from LEGO bricks, featuring a host of different themes and fun LEGO characters, all mixed up together.

Featuring a colorful lineup of racers drawn from the ranks of the popular LEGO Minifigure mystery assortments, The Great LEGO Race builds a universe of imagination that will unleash the inner child of everyone. It pits riders in a rollicking race against wild, brick-built contraptions driven by Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain, including a rocket-powered surfboard and a stylish scooter fueled by espresso. Wearing VR headsets, guests will experience the action from every direction – up, down, forward, backward and all points in between – in a spectacular environment completely made of LEGO bricks.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort are honoured to be the first LEGOLAND Park to launch this experience in the world. This November’s launch will further testify to that commitment as guests visiting LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort will be among the first in the world to embark on The Great LEGO Race and lose themselves in a virtual world with captivating storyline suitable for adults and children alike.

Still image of LEGO® Virtual Reality Roller Coaster, The Great LEGO race

The adventure begins the moment guests approach the ride’s bold new entry portal enveloped in the sounds of roaring engines fill the air. Nearby, the coaster’s queue will resemble a pre-race space where pit crews for each of the five LEGO racers prepare for the competition, including interactive and hands-on elements to entertain riders in the queue.

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 humor – done in LEGOLAND’s brilliance.

The Great LEGO Race can be ride with or without the VR headset, and is suitable for children ages 6 and up.

For further information on promotions and activities, visit LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort’s official website www.legoland.com.my

 

** CONTACT INFORMATION **

Chloe Chow
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort | Merlin Entertainments Group
Tel: +6 07 597 8816 | Mobile: +019-612 4737

[email protected]

 

 

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