Hatten Land Limited, together with resort operator Samsung C&T Corporation and water slide designer and installer Polin Waterparks, has revealed plans to build the largest water park in Melaka, Malaysia, worth MYR 200 million (USD 49.2m).
Scheduled for completion by the end of 2019, Splash World @ Harbour City will be a 46,000-sqm water park located 14 floors above the ground in the centre of the designated UNESCO World Heritage city, which hosts nearly 17 million visitors a year. The sky water theme park aims to be a catalyst for the country’s tourism industry and will be opened to the public in the first half of 2020 hoping to attract 850,000 to one million visitors annually during its first year of operation.
SGX-listed Hatten Land will be responsible for developing the project, while Samsung C&T Corporation from South Korea will oversee its operations.
“To place Melaka on the world map as a must-visit destination”
“Splash World @ Harbour City is a hugely important project which underscores Hatten Land’s commitment to the long-term development of Melaka. We are partnering with world-renowned leaders in their respective fields – Samsung C&T Corporation and Polin Waterparks – to place Melaka on the world map as a must-visit destination. We are grateful to the Government of Melaka and the Malaysian authorities for their support of this project,” said Dato’ Colin Tan, executive chairman and managing director of Hatten Land.
Designed with a unique concept, the theme park will be nestled between two 30-storey towers on the 14th-floor deck of Harbour City, a mixed-use development shaped like a large ship. Splash World @ Harbour City will offer more than one kilometre of water slides including 11 “extreme” slides, a Sky Beach, and a man-made river that will flow across two floors of more than 50 attractions.
YAB Tuan Adly Bin Zahari, chief minister of Melaka, commented: “Melaka is rich in historical significance not just for Malaysia but the whole of Southeast Asia. Splash World @ Harbour City will bring a transformational new dimension to our travel and leisure landscape and make Melaka an even more compelling international attraction.”
Harbour City has a total estimated gross development value of MYR 2.2 billion (USD 541m) and spans 418,000 sqm. It is a themed mixed development that incorporates retail, hospitality and entertainment elements, and is located on Pulau Melaka.