PUTRAJAYA, 10 SEPTEMBER 2015: The usually formal ambience at Tourism Malaysia in Putrajaya’s lake district turned into a mix of haunted house, mini zoo and cartoon fantasy world today with pumpkin-headed monsters, gothic brides and Nickelodeon characters running around amid some furry animals at the main hall of the Precinct 5 office building.
It was the Tourism Malaysia Networking Day (TMND) again – the fourth for 2015 – and this time, it featured award-winning theme park operator Sunway Lagoon.
TMND is a regular programme organised by Tourism Malaysia to give an opportunity to Malaysian tourism trade players to meet, network with and update tourism officers on their latest tourism product offerings.
Given a free hand to lead the session, Sunway Lagoon transformed the tourism office hall into a Mini Sunway Lagoon. With the theme “From Wasteland to Wetland,” Sunway Lagoon staff got to work decorating the hall since Thursday to mimic the look of its signature parks and tourist attractions.
Besides performances by the Sunway Lagoon team, the half-day event also had meet-and-greet sessions with the park’s official mascot and characters from its park.
The highlight of the day was the introduction of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, Asia’s first Nickelodeon Theme Land. It is the latest addition to Sunway Lagoon’s five existing parks, namely its Water Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Interactive Wildlife Park and Lynton V Harris Scream Park.
The TMND programme was launched by YBhg. Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia, and witnessed by Mr. Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon along with 200 guests from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia, the Ministry’s agencies and the media.
Tourism Malaysia Networking Day is an initiative by Tourism Malaysia to provide a platform for hoteliers, tour operators, tourism products operators, destination management companies and airlines services to give updates on their latest development, news and products.
Previous editions of Tourism Malaysia Networking Day for 2015 featured Pulau Banding Resort, Resorts World Genting and Bank Negara Museum, Art Gallery and Knowledge Management Centre.