Today is a national public holiday to coincide with Malaya's 55th Independence and Sabah Sarawak 49th Independence which sum up to Hari Kebangsaan Ke 55.
As usual the centre of attraction was at Dataran Merdeka on the eve of National Day but unfortunately, Malaysians coming for the countdown was not allowed to enter the square as had been done since 54 years ago. However thousand of loving and caring Malaysians did gather around the square as a show of love for the country.
Besides gatherings at squares and parks all over the country, history was also created by LEGOLAND Malaysia when they organised their first ever family day at the Theme Park scheduled to be officially open to the public on 15th September, a day before Malaysia Day on 16th September 2012.
Legoland Malaysia will receive members of the media for the Media's Family Day on 1st September 2012 and today on Merdeka Day, the staff took time off to celebrate for the first time as a family. employeess were invited to bring their friends and family and enjoy an exclusive preview of the park's 40 rides, shows and attractions.
In accordance to mark the anniversary of Malaysia's Independence, the Jalur gemilang was raised at the LEGO® replica of Merdeka Square. The iconic landmark of Malaysia is one of many to be featured in Miniland, the area of the Park where Asian countries and cities are recreated on a scale of 1:20 using more than 30 million LEGO bricks.
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Celebrates National Day with Employees and Their Families
- LEGOLAND® Malaysia holds its first ever Family Day at the Park to mark the 55th National Day celebration.
- The Park’s 40 rides, shows and attractions, 18 F&B outlets and six speciality shops are now fully operational.
- 600 staff are currently completing the final phase of their LEGOLAND® training.
Asia’s first LEGOLAND® is now fully operational and ready for the Public Opening on Saturday 15th September 2012. As the countdown to the big day continues, the 600-strong LEGOLAND team are also completing the final part of their comprehensive training. Experts from LEGOLAND Parks around the world have been providing additional specialist support since July 2012.
Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND® Malaysia, said: “We have built and trained an excellent team here in Malaysia and I am delighted to welcome their friends and family to celebrate National Day with us and enjoy a special preview of our Park. We are using the next two weeks to fine-tune every aspect of the Park because we want to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience when we open our doors. I am pleased to say our rides are running, our chefs are cooking, and our shops are fully stocked.”
Tonight I and my family will leave for Nusajaya to attend the Media Family Day and experience first hand what the first such theme park in Asia has to offer.
Please visit this blog again or ....as I Travel to read my review of the park.