Red Carpet, Malaysia's first wax museum opens in i-City

SHAH ALAM: I-Bhd, the developer of i-City, expects to see a 30% growth in visitors with the opening of Malaysia's first interactive wax museum, Red Carpet, and other attractions it has in the pipeline.

Red Carpet is a RM25 million, 30,000 sq ft wax museum set with an Oscar awards gala theme. The interactive wax exhibits come to life via a synchronisation of voice and motion attributable to the latest technology in wax exhibit display.

The exhibit is a Visit Malaysia Year 2014 tourism product that will cater to international and domestic visitors, and is expected to attract 30,000 visitors monthly. Currently, i-City, made up of various rides and key attractions, draws an average of 90,000 visitors per week.

According to I-Bhd director Monica Ong, it is in the midst of unveiling its House of Horror, that features an exquisite night art at end-August.

The event was officiated by Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

i-City is a 72-acre (28.8ha) freehold site located along the Federal Highway. It comprises corporate towers, cyber office suites, serviced apartments, hotels and theme park, data centre, and a 1.5 million sq ft shopping mall jointly-developed with Thailand's Central Retail Group. The mall is scheduled to be opened in 2016.

Its theme park comprises a city of digital lights, lightscape attraction with over one million LED lights; Snowalk, a 50,000 sq ft arctic environment below 5° Celsius; WaterWorld, a water-themed park; and FunWorld Malaysia's first trick art museum.

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on August 16, 2013.

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