This Malaysian state is about to welcome its largest water theme park

Splash World @ Harbour City

Source: Hatten Land.

IF you have not found a reason to visit Malaysia (to be more precise, Melaka) soon, here is a pretty good one.

Come 2020, the Unesco World Heritage-listed Melaka will welcome its largest water theme park, which will add on to the growing list of attractions that the destination already boasts.

Singapore-based developer Hatten Land Ltd will be working with resort operator Samsung C&T Corp and water slides designer and installer Polin Waterparks to build Splash World @ Harbour City.

Hatten Land managing director and executive chairman Datuk Colin Tan said the water theme park is a very important project which underscores the company’s commitment to the long-term development of the state.

“We are partnering 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,” he explained.

Harbour City Mall Melaka

Source: Hatten Land.

Tucked between two towers on the 14th-floor deck of Harbour City Mall in Melaka, the four-story waterpark spans 500,000 square feet and it will be the first theme park “in the sky” to offer an indoor and outdoor experience.

It will feature a whole kilometer of water slide as well as a man-made river that will meander over two floors to intertwine more than 50 attractions.

Among the attractions, catered to both children and adults, are a Sky Beach, a dedicated children’s water play park, and 11 extreme sliders for thrillseekers.

Splash World @ Harbour City

Source: Hatten Land.

Come night time, Splash World @ Harbour City will light up as the Cosmic Waters light show illuminate the park accompanied by a water circus, trapeze stunts, and other entertainment in a special amphitheater.

Works are currently underway for Splash World @ Harbour Cost, which will cost an estimated RM200 million (US$48 million) to build.

Upon completion, it will accommodate up to 5,2000 visitors a day and is projected to attract an upwards of 850,000 million visitors annually after its first year of operations.

Splash World @ Harbour City

Source: Hatten Land.

Aside from the water theme park, Harbour City also boasts of three hotel blocks (including a cruise-themed hotel) and The Harbour City Mall.

Located on a tropical man-made island, Harbour City Mall will house over 800 retail stores, featuring six different oceanic themes on different floors, from “The Trenches” to the “Coastal Layer”.

Splash World @ Harbour City is expected to be completed by end-2019 and open to the public in the first half of 2020.

Aside from Splash World @ Harbour City, Melaka is also home to Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort and the A’Famosa Water Theme Park.

Other attractions in the state include the 16th-century Portuguese St. Paul’s Church, the Stadthuys, Christ Church, and A Famosa.