PETALING JAYA (31 May): Gamuda Land, the property development arm of Gamuda Bhd, held a groundbreaking ceremony for Malaysia’s first tobogganing business park by the Malaysia-based leisure and entertainment operator Queenstown Skyline Enterprises in Gamuda Gardens Township in Rawang, Selangor on Monday.
“By leveraging our expertise in building cities and leveraging successful collaboration with like-minded partners, such as Skyline Enterprises, in the creation of our community places, today’s ceremony demonstrates how we are able to create sustainable developments that can meet people’s needs and desires, especially those surrounded by nature with ample public spaces for the community,” said Chu Wai Lune, General Manager of Gamuda Land, in a press release.
The ceremony, which marks the start of construction of the Skyline Luge business park which is expected to open to the public by the end of 2023, was presided over by Gamuda Land CEO Ngan Chee Meng alongside Skyline Enterprises CEO, Geoff McDonald, and was assisted by New Zealand High Commissioner Pam Dunn, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Deputy Director General for Investment, Promotion and Facilitation Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja and New Zealand Trade Commissioner Catherine Rusby.
The tobogganing activity park will be built on a 30,000 m² site and will feature the world’s first multi-corner zip line and the country’s first-ever ski lift. It will include the Skyline Luge, which is designed to be a gravity-fed ride on a purpose-built 600m track with themed landscaping along the route; the Skyline Skyride, which aims to offer visitors a bird’s eye view of Gamuda Gardens and the surrounding landscape; and the Skyline Zipline, designed to give visitors an adrenaline-pumping experience as it soars over multi-turn toboggan runs.
McDonald said: “The Skyline Toboggan Park in Gamuda Gardens will bring a different and exciting experience to our visitors. It is designed to work in the local terrain and will provide an exciting ride from the top of the 40m elevated hill.
According to Sivasuriyamoorthy, MIDA will continue to facilitate and support Skyline Enterprises’ project implementation and future expansion. “Skyline Enterprises’ decision to expand its operations in Malaysia is a testament to the country’s growing positive business sentiment among the tourism investment community.”
Along with the Skyline Luge Activity Park, the Game Park featuring a mix of wet and dry recreational rides as well as the linear boulevard flanked by outdoor retail spaces will also be ready by the end of 2023 in the center. city of Gamuda Gardens, according to Gamuda. Land in his statement.
The retail space, he said, will open in phases with tenants including food and beverage, retail, entertainment and supermarkets to support the community of Gamuda Gardens and surrounding areas.
The 10-year plan for Gamuda Gardens, which aims to transform the township into a full-fledged city in the northern corridor of the Klang Valley, will employ effective placemaking for quality public spaces that will complement the residential and style components of township life, he added.
Edited by Wong King Wai.
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