KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) -- Cyberview Sdn Bhd (Cyberview) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Les’ Copaque Production to explore the development potential of Upin & Ipin theme park in Cyberjaya.
The theme park is targeted to be ready by 2024/2025 with about two million visits projected annually from local and international fans.
In a joint statement today, Cyberview managing director, Datuk Najib Ibrahim said: “The Upin & Ipin theme park will effectively be bridging the animation industry and fans through on-the-ground experience.
“With our focus on digital creativity, the theme park is a piece of the puzzle that fits perfectly, directly bringing ancillary commercial value to local IP (intellectual property) while further encouraging the participation of local talents in the creative content industry.”
Mohd Najib said the park was expected to have multiplied economic impacts on the city (Cyberjaya).
"Cyberview projects the city’s contribution of RM250 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP), 87,000 jobs created and the participation of 1,200 companies by 2045,” he said.
Cyberjaya was chosen given the city’s strategic location and long-standing support in nurturing the animation industry and content creation among the local players.
The proposed development is set against a unique traditional backdrop to feature exclusive IP from Les’ Copaque, headlined by the studio’s award-winning animation icons, Upin & Ipin, along with other popular IP such as Puteri and Pada Zaman Dahulu.
The theme park is also set to offer visitors, immersive and experiential attractions through various interactive, thematically-designed content such as ‘Rumah Opah’ in an interactive studio, an Upin & Ipin interactive park, and an outdoor fun park.
Other key components include the Mystical Tunnel, Pada Zaman Dahulu Green House & Outdoor Maze Garden, a 4D interactive cinema and a Warong Muthu-themed food court.
Les’ Copaque production managing director, Burhanuddin Md Radzi said the theme park would be the pride of Malaysians as it is a locally produced brand and would be on par with other international theme parks.
"Upin & Ipin will not only attract Malaysians but the whole of South-East Asia, more so the lifelong fans in Indonesia. This will directly help boost the tourism and manufacturing industries, as well as job opportunities for Malaysians," he added.
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