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LEGOLAND Malaysia to open on September 15

Boerst (centre) poses with mascots Buddy (left) and Ollie at soon-to-open LEGOLAND in Johor Baru.Boerst (centre) poses with mascots Buddy (left) and Ollie at soon-to-open LEGOLAND in Johor Baru.JOHOR BARU, April 26 — Since it was first announced that LEGOLAND was coming to Malaysia back in 2008, the question on everyone’s lips was, “When is it opening?” We now have a date: September 15, 2012.

Yes, it is already 75 per cent complete, and in just a few months, you will be able to meet Buddy and Ollie, two of the most popular characters in LEGOLAND.

LEGOLAND Malaysia is the first ever LEGOLAND in Asia so you can imagine how excited everyone is about the opening date.  

If you ask Siegfried Boerst, general manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia, what the area looked like two years ago, he would tell you it was literally just a piece of land that was part of an palm oil plantation. But with sweat and tears, the park has “come together piece by piece.”

“I believe you can imagine my happiness at the enormous progress we have made looking back over the past years. If people are still wondering if LEGOLAND is really coming to Asia, and if it is really being built... I say ‘seeing is believing’,” said Boerst at the announcement of the opening date.

Boerst sits atop one of the attractions at LEGOLAND in Johor Baru.Boerst sits atop one of the attractions at LEGOLAND in Johor Baru.“I am indeed very proud to say that we are at a stage now where everyone can see that it is a reality and not just a dream. LEGOLAND has arrived in Asia.”

If you grew up playing with LEGO bricks, you will be glad to know that the theme park is built with interactivity and participation in mind. Parents and children can bond together at the seven theme areas with over 40 exciting attractions across the massive 76-acre LEGOLAND Malaysia. And if you want to bring home a souvenir of the wonderful memories you had at LEGOLAND, there is a shop that sells all kinds of LEGO merchandise — the biggest in this region.

Over 35,000 annual passes have been sold since the launch of the discounted early-bird price. Do not miss out on the special 30 per cent discount on single-day tickets that will be available online later in May at LEGOLAND.com.my.

There will also be roadshows in Singapore and Malaysia to give you a taste of LEGOLAND as well as chances to enjoy special rates.

The single-day tickets will be available at RM96 for adults and RM70 for children/senior citizens for a limited period online. These tickets usually go for RM140 for adults and RM110 for children/senior citizens so get your hands on them while you can!