Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia

Sunway Lagoon is strategically located in the township of Bandar Sunway in Petaling Jaya. Spanning 80 acres, the Lagoon draws fun seekers from all over with its reputation as a fascinating land of fun and excitement.
Officially opened on April 29, 1993 by Prime Minister YAB Dato' Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Sunway Lagoon is Malaysia's Premier Theme Park and has become the most visited tourist destination in the country.
Sunway Lagoon is separated into 3 major themed lands, each boasting their own exciting attractions. Find entertainment, adventure and excitement all in place. A place where you will bring back more than just memories.
Journey into Malaysia's only African-themed Water Park. Outlast and outplay your friends in the Congo Challenge, a six-lane headfirst racer. Brave the heights and speed of the intense Cameroon Climb or spin around in loops before being propelled out of gigantic tubes on the African Pythons!
Surf’s up at the World’s Largest Man-Made Surf Beach, backed by the World’s Largest Wave Churning Machine - Capable to churn out perfectly shaped waves up to the maximum height of 8 feet! Perhaps an afternoon of body boarding may suit others or play a game of beach volleyball and build sandcastles on the tropical oasis in the heart of the city.
There are also a number of accommodations for tourists, guests, and businessmen. These include the Sunway Hotel Resort and Spa, a 5 star hotel with 441 rooms; the 4 star Pyramid Tower Hotel with 764 rooms, and other luxurious individual attached or non attached buildings compromising 36 more rooms. In total, the hotels have 1234 rooms. A Mandara spa is also available to guests, offering a mixture of Balinese and Malay massages and relaxation therapies.
Sunway Pyramid is a distinctive retail landmark located beside Sunway Lagoon. It was opened in July 1997 as Malaysia's first themed shopping and entertainment mall.
One of the mall's most easily recognised designs is the Egyptian-inspired Pyramid with a lion "standing guard" at the entrance. The rest of the building is embellished in the monumental style, complete with pseudo-hieroglyphics decorating facades, along with numerous Pharonic statuaries.

Sunway Pyramid is also one of the only shopping malls in Malaysia to have an indoor ice skating rink.
The new wing of Sunway Pyramid, called the Pyramid 2 (or P-2), was opened in 2007. It is open to newer retailers such as Jusco, Giant, Harvey Norman and so on. There is also a new section in P-2 called Marrakesh, named after the place in Morocco. Expansion of the parking area to nearly 8 floors makes this place popular with tourists, local and foreign alike. It is also plays host to many exclusive boutiques.