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Puteri Harbour eyes 500,000 visitors in first year of operations

KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd (TAR), a wholly-owned unit of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, expects to attract 500,000 visitors to its Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park in the first year of its operations.

Managing director and chief executive officer Tunku Datuk Ahmad Burhanuddin said 55% of the visitors would be locals and the rest foreigners, mainly Singaporeans.

"The development of the theme park is a testament to TAR's commitment to enhancing and elevating Malaysia's position as a key tourist attraction within the region," he told a media briefing on the theme park here on Tuesday.

He said TAR was currently working on destination marketing effort to promote not only its theme park but also to get people into Nusajaya and Iskandar Malaysia as well.

The four-level building of the theme park, scheduled to be opened in November this year, will provide a series of unique experiences and excitement through popular global children's characters from LAT, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and The Little Big Club.

The tickets, priced at RM65 for non-MyKad holder and RM50 for MyKad holders, are available tomorrow via its website www.tar.com.my/PuteriHarbour.

Meanwhile, on whether TAR was in negotiation to set up another theme park, he said: "We are always looking (for opportunity) and we will announce it at an appropriate time. We want to concentrate on this region for the moment."

TAR also manages LEGOLAND Malaysia, KidZania Kuala Lumpur, KidZania Singapore, Ocean Quest at Desaru Quest, Water World at Desaru Quest and Malaysia Truly Asia Attraction. — Bernama

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