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Bringing Malaccans Together and Melaka to the World
Bayou Lagoon in Bukit Katil Melaka is the state’s newest water park.
THE hot weather is driving more tourists to seek respite in Malacca’s water theme parks.
Strategically situated midway between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore along the North-South Expressway, the state government is eager to promote its three theme parks to those looking for an aquatic holiday.
All three theme parks have come up with ideas in keeping guests comfortable beyond the water rides.
Newer attractions are being planned with more thrilling rides and shaded places to please the thrill-seekers and their families.
Nusantaratourist magazine editor Vincent Low said water parks was a big business in Malacca with some two million holidaymakers registered visiting these parks, annually.
“A good water park will have thrilling rides and slides and side attractions.
“Water theme parks are another reason why tourists flock to the historic Malacca,” he said.
Malacca’s water theme parks are trying their best to keep their customers’ interested in what they have to offer as new innovations and design are being put in place to offer the ultimate water park experience.
A’Famosa and Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort are expected to unveil new attractions at the end of this month while the new kid on the block, Bayou Lagoon Resort is stepping up marketing and branding efforts to lead theme park visitors to the latest attraction by promoting its proximity to Ayer Keroh Toll Plaza.
A’ Famosa Water World
A’Famosa Water World is the oldest water theme park in Malacca and is part of a 520ha ‘integrated resort’ where its Water World attracts the bulk of visitors.
Fun is taken to dizzying heights with seven-storey high-speed slides at A'Famosa Water World.
The park, dubbed the ‘Largest Water Theme Park in Malaysia’, is surrounded by vast tropical gardens.
There are 12 types of slides and water-based recreational activities, namely — Lazy River, Wave Pool, Body Slide, High Speed Slide, Inner Tube Slide, Family Raft Slide, Kids Adventure Pool, Arabian Village and Sand Beach.
The latest attractions, Big Ice Cream and Aqua Extreme, will debut on July 25.
The main highlight at the park is the Family Raft Slide, which is a giant inflatable ring capable of holding three adults and two children.
Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort
Melaka Wonderland opened its doors in 2010 and is an attraction for families wanting to experience a wholesome water park experience and high-speed water slides.
The park consists of several slides catering for both children and adults with added features for those keen indulging in adrenaline-rush activities.
The adventure island and children's playground at Melaka Wonderland.
The park features 16 attractions, among others Tornado Chaser, Lazy cum Crazy River, Big Wave Pool, Adventure Island while surrounded by 360ha of natural recreational forest.
The park’s management is expected to unveil more attractions when the facelift is completed by end of this month.
Bayou Lagoon Resort
Located a mere 15 minutes away from the historic city and a stone’s throw away from the Ayer Keroh Toll Plaza, Bayou Lagoon Park Resort is an award-winning development, comprising an exclusive water theme park hotel.
Less than a year since making its debut, the water-theme park is poised to be the top holiday destination in the state once the total development at the site is completed.
The park’s management is going all out to design a water theme park resort that will appeal to children.
Currently, the park in Bukit Katil consists of waterslides, children’s pool, shooting water cannons, spiral slides and an adult pool.