Hatten Land Limited (Hatten Land), together with leading resort operator Samsung C&T Corporation and the world’s leading designer and installer of water slides, Polin Waterparks, unveiled today plans to build a RM200 million water theme park, the largest in Melaka.
Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Tuan Adly Bin Zahari witnessed the signing ceremony among the three parties to build Splash World @ Harbour City, a 500,000-square feet water park to be located 14 floors above the ground in the centre of the designated UNESCO World Heritage city, which hosts nearly 17 million visitors a year.
Due for completion by end-2019 and expected to be opened to the public in the first half of 2020, Splash World @ Harbour City will be one of the region’s largest water parks with up to 5,200 visitors a day.
Splash World @ Harbour City hopes to attract 850,000 to 1.0 million visitors annually after the first year of operation. The presence of the water theme park may also extend the average length of visitors’ stays and increase their average spending per day, which bodes well for the tourism sector. It has an estimated development cost of RM200 million (USD49.2 million).
Hatten Land, listed on the Singapore Exchange and part of the conglomerate Hatten Group, will develop the project. Samsung C&T Corporation of South Korea will be operation advisor and consultant, while Polin Waterparks, headquartered in Turkey, will design and manufacture the water slide attractions.
Nestled between two 30-storey towers on the 14th floor deck of Harbour City @ Melaka, a mixed development shaped like a large ship, the four-storey Splash World @ Harbour City is the first ‘in the sky’ theme park that will offer an indoor and outdoor waterpark experience with more than one kilometer of water slides.
A man-made river will meander over two floors to intertwine more than 50 attractions, including 11 extreme slides for thrill-seekers, a Sky Beach, and a dedicated children’s water play park. After dark, the Cosmic Waters light show will illuminate the park, accompanied by a water circus, trapeze stunts and other entertainment in a special amphitheatre.
Harbour City, which has a total estimated gross development value of RM2.2 billion (USD541 million), spans 4.5 million square feet in built-up area. It is a themed mixed development that incorporates retail, hospitality and entertainment elements, and is located on Pulau Melaka. The scale and concept of the project will reshape tourism in Melaka. — Construction+ Online