LEGOLAND® Malaysia is planning to build a marine life aquarium.
The new attraction is designed to entice more local and overseas visitors to the park.
According to Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, Chairman of the State Tourism, Trade and Consumerism Committee, and reported in Malay Mail Online, RM50 million has been allocated for the first phase of the project.
It will be created in partnership with Merlin Entertainments.
Construction will reportedly commence within the next week and it is expected to take one year to complete.
Tee added that since opening in 2012, LEGOLAND Malaysia had continually upgraded the resort with new attractions and experiences. These include the Water Park, Hotel LEGOLAND, Ninja Go and the return of the LEGO® Star Wars™ Days.
The resort hotel has proved a hit, with demand for rooms outstripping supply in the school holidays. The hotel is also managing to maintain 75 per cent occupation outside those periods. LEGOLAND is apparently planning to expand the hotel going forward.
Tee has also urged other tourism entrepreneurs to continually upgrade their offering to ensure they remain attractive globally.
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