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Sunday, June 18, 2017
i-City brightens up Malaysia
attraction: Many have been captivated by i-City’s
vibrant and colourful lights
on its property.
JAYA: Malaysia’s city of digital lights, i-City, has been listed in the top 25
of the most bright and colourful places in the world by CNN.
development located in Shah Alam, Selangor, made the 21st spot in the list,
joining the ranks of globally renowned locations led by Australia’s Great
Barrier Reef which came in first.
locations in the list include Holland’s tulip fields (13th), Rio de Janeiro in
Brazil (16th), Times Square in New York (23) and Venice (25).
Selangor, is a peculiar blend of a hi-tech development centre and an amusement
park that includes an ice palace called the Snowalk, where the indoors is kept
at freezing temperatures to preserve chambers of ice lit with coloured lights,”
the CNN list read.
evenings, outdoors in the tropical heat, millions of twinkling lights
illuminate the trees in every artificial colour imaginable.
Christmas yard display amped up to the nth degree,” the list said.
locations selected, said CNN, were places where nature’s palette concocts
colours that seem unreal, or where designers have turned ordinary
neighbourhoods into wonderlands.
i-City said it welcomed the accolade which has now put it firmly on the global
“It is very
much an honour to receive the accolade as one of the world’s most colourful
places in the world together with beautiful cities such as Cape Town, Tokyo,
Argentina, Italy and France.
convergence of both technology and art, the digital lightscapes showcase will
constantly be updated according to themes and festive celebrations,” the i-City
Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Datuk Hamzah Rahmat
said the listing was good news for Malaysia’s tourism industry.
“It’s not easy
to get in such a list and the accolade given to i-CIty also shows the big role
that the private sector in Malaysia plays in helping to promote tourism in our
country,” he said.
servant Anisyuhada Zulkifle, 29, said she first visited i-City as a university
student and was captivated by the colourful lights.
there are simply beautiful beyond words. Not only are the trees covered in
lights, they also have lights shaped like flowers, so it’s very unique,” she
student, who only wanted to be known as Fatin, said i-City was also enjoyable
for its many attractions.
“I don’t like taking pictures that much, but the sights at
i-City are a unique experience that you won’t forget easily,” said Fatin.