Friday, February 12, 2016

Malaysia’s first Nickelodeon themed attraction is now open!

The official launch closed with a daylight fireworks display which added
to the excitement for all the guests at Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
Malaysia’s first Nickelodeon themed attraction is now open!

Discover a hidden world covering ten acres of lush tropical rainforest within a jungle previously “lost” to the public! This is now a reality as Sunway and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) announce the opening of the first Nickelodeon themed attraction in Asia, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon in Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia.

The launch was attended by guest of honour, Selangor Chief Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali; Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri, Dr. Jeffrey Cheah; Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim, Sunway Group deputy chairman and Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, VIMN Asia. Attendees at the launch event were privy to a showcase of fireworks and the iconic Nickelodeon green slime that marked the opening of the park to the public.

 From (L-R): Patrick Star; SpongeBob SquarePants; Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, 
Chief Minister Of Selangor; Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M.Hashim, 
Deputy Chairman of Sunway Group; Elizabeth Wong, Selangor Executive Council; 
Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia; 
Hannah Yeoh, Subang Jaya Assemblywoman; Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group; 
and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pose for a group photo just after the official launch of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
 No stone was left unturned in the creation of the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon which boasts 14 immersive attractions, some of which are themed with Nickelodeon's hit properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Visitors to Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon can expect an exhilarating experience thanks to interactive play areas, which use the latest in reactive technology in addition to a daily signature slime event, a variety of waterslide rides, retail shops, games and a myriad of food service establishments and more.
Datuk Aznil bin Haji Nawawi and Amber Chia posing with 
the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon launch.
True to its name, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon promises to be an explorer’s dream right from the start. Climbing “ancient temple” steps, explorers will pass pineapple columns and intricate carvings leading all the way up to a magnificent SpongeBob SquarePants structure. The adventure continues with geysers, sprouting water cannons, walks along cascading falls, and gooey moments with the signature green slime.

Running deeper into the forest are suspended bridges over rivers, more thrilling wet and wild activities as well as gravity defying rides that twist around trees and hills. Breath-taking views greet visitors who choose to dine and relax by the Lakeside restaurant. They might even have the chance to meet and greet their favourite Nickelodeon characters. Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon is an attraction suitable for all ages.

 Amber Chia at Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon media launch.
 “This park is a fantastic addition to Sunway Lagoon and one that will greatly boost the appeal of Selangor as a tourist destination. Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon perfectly complements Selangor’s existing array of attractions and will also be a boon to the nation’s growing tourism industry,” said Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, Chief Minister of Selangor.

Built with an investment of more than RM100 million, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon is the result of a joint initiative between Sunway Group and VIMN, lending yet another layer of top-notch family-based fun to Sunway Lagoon’s five existing parks, which include its Water Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Interactive Wildlife Park and Lynton V Harris Scream Park.
 From (L-R): Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Ramon V. Navaratnam, 
Corporate Advisor of Sunway Group; Mark Whitehead, 
Executive Vice President & Managing Director of 
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia; 
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M.Hashim, 
Deputy Chairman of Sunway Group; Elizabeth Wong, 
Selangor Executive Council; Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, 
Chief Minister Of Selangor; Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, 
Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group; Hannah Yeoh, Subang Jaya Assemblywoman; 
and HC Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Shopping Malls & Theme Parks 
at the official launch of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon at Sunway Lagoon
 “We are pleased to have worked with Viacom International Media Networks in bringing the first ever Nickelodeon themed attraction to Malaysia. This is only made possible following the ongoing strong relationship developed between Sunway and VIMN over the years through our many other strategic collaborations,” said Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim, Deputy Chairman of Sunway Group.

Sunway Lagoon was named Asia’s Best Attraction by International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) four years in a row since 2007.

Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, 
Chief Minister Of Selangor hits the gong as the other VIPs looked 
on to mark the official launch of the Asia’s First Themed Land, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
“Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon will enable kids and families in Malaysia and around Southeast Asia to connect with our brand and Nickelodeon’s iconic characters in a unique and meaningful way that will further deepen their relationship with Nickelodeon,” said Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Asia. “Sunway Lagoon’s expertise has made them an ideal partner and we are delighted to make it Nickelodeon’s Asia debut as we further expand the Nickelodeon brand in the region”, he added.

Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon opens to the public on 3 February 2016. The opening hours will be from 10:00am to 6:00pm every Monday to Sunday. Enjoy the many attractions on offer at RM150 for those aged 12 years and above, and RM120 for those below the age of 12 years.

More information can also be obtained at Sunway Lagoon’s Facebook page: or by calling the park at +603-5639 0000.

About Sunway Lagoon
The 88-acre Sunway Lagoon is truly one of a kind. Step inside and you’ll discover a magical kingdom of pure fun and excitement. Experience the wonders of over 80 rides and attractions spread across Water Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Wildlife Park and Lynton V. Harris’ Scream Park. True to its ‘Asia’s Best Attraction’ fame, the multi-park is also home to the World’s First Waterplexx 5D and also the World’s Largest Water Ride - Vuvuzela, its latest attraction to date. Open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm, other worthy attractions include the World’s Largest Man-Made Sandy Surf Beach, Malaysia’s First Interactive Zoo, Asia’s Longest Flying Fox Trail, Lynton V Harris’ Scream Park – a live interactive ‘scare’ attraction and one of the Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridges in Malaysia.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company’s portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 160 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit

About Viacom International Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.4 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit, and the Viacom Twitter feed at

About Sunway Group
Established in 1974, Sunway Group is a leading property-construction conglomerate in Malaysia with 12 business divisions across 50 locations worldwide and a 14,000-strong employee base. Our businesses encompass Property, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Commercial, Trading & Manufacturing, Building Materials, Quarrying, Healthcare, Education and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

Sunway Group continues to champion CSR through three key areas of focus namely Education, Healthcare and Community Aid, Reach-out and Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) projects.
For more information on Sunway, please visit