Les’Copaque, Cyberview explore potential of Upin & Ipin interactive theme park in Cyberjaya
By Digital News Asia May 31, 2022
- Project will further encourage growth of local creative content industry
- Apt location with Cyberjaya’s long support in nurturing animation sector
Cyberview Sdn Bhd, the Tech Hub Developer of Cyberjaya and Les’Copaque Production Sdn Bhd announced yesterday that they have agreed to further discussion with the intention of exploring the potential of an Upin & Ipin theme park attraction in Cyberjaya.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed which will allow both parties to evaluate the development further. The interactive theme park, the first-of-its kind to be established in Cyberjaya will be designed based on the popular animated series.
A land area of about 30 acres in the South Zone of Cyberjaya has been identified as a possible location for the theme park. The proposed development set against a uniquely traditional backdrop, will feature exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) from Les’Copaque, headlined by the studio’s award-winning animation icons, Upin & Ipin, along with other popular IPs such as Puteri and Pada Zaman Dahulu.
The park is set to offer both local fans and its huge international followings, immersive and experiential attractions through various interactive content that are thematically designed, such as ‘Rumah Opah’ in an interactive studio, an Upin & Ipin interactive park, and an outdoor fun park. Other key components include a Mystical Tunnel, Pada Zaman Dahulu Green House & an Outdoor Maze Garden, a 4D Interactive cinema and a Warong Muthu-themed food court.
“Upin and Ipin theme park at Cyberjaya will be the pride for the people of Malaysia, since it is a locally produced brand and will be on par as other international theme parks. Upin and Ipin will not only attract Malaysians, but the whole of Southeast Asia, more so its lifelong fans in Indonesia. This will help boost the tourism industry, manufacturing and job opportunities for Malaysians,” said Tuan Burhanuddin Md Radzi, Managing Director Les’ Copaque Production.
The choice of Cyberjaya as the location for the theme park is apt, given the city’s strategic location and long-standing support in nurturing the animation industry and content creation among local players.
In 2019, Cyberjaya strengthened its commitment to the creative industry when Cyberview unveiled a new masterplan which is anchored by three tech clusters, including a cluster dedicated to digital creative.
“The Upin & Ipin theme park will effectively be bridging the animation industry and fans through an on-the-ground experience. With our focus on digital creative, the theme park is a piece of the puzzle that fits perfectly, directly bringing ancillary commercial value to local IPs, while further encouraging the participation of local talent in the creative content industry,” explains Mohd Najib Ibrahim, the Managing Director of Cyberview.
The park will contribute to generating economic impact for Cyberjaya, as Cyberview projects the city’s contribution of RM250 billion in gross domestic product (GDP), 87,000 jobs created with the participation of 1,200 companies by 2045, adds Mohd Najib.
The Upin & Ipin theme park is targeted to be ready by 2024/2025 with about 2 million visits projected annually from local and international fans.
For more information, go to lescopaque.com and cyberview.com.my.
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