Gamuda Land’s SplashMania Waterpark is targeted for a January 2023 opening at the property developer’s Gamuda Cove township in the southern Klang Valley. The 18-acre waterpark was previewed to the media recently where it comprises 24 water slides and 15 key attractions, with some being the first-of-its-kind waterslide experiences in Malaysia – including a Virtual Reality waterslide.
“The addition of the SplashMania Waterpark will not only benefit residents from Gamuda Cove, but its surrounding communities and Malaysia at large with a projected annual visitorship of 800,000. The waterpark will allow us to reach out to an untapped eco-tourism opportunity in the Southern Klang Valley region in line with Tourism Selangor’s plan,” said Chu Wai Lune, Chief Operating Officer of Gamuda Land.
Gamuda Cove is located along the ELITE Expressway, between the Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands and the Kuala Langat Forest Reserves. It is close to both international airports; the KLIA and KLIA2. SplashMania will be shaded by more than 1,500 trees including native and endangered tree species that will provide respite from Malaysia’s tropical climate.
At the unveiling ceremony, Sanjay Nadarajah, General Manager (Leisure & Hospitality) of Gamuda Land, said, “Where Nature Meets Fun’ forms the essence of SplashMania Waterpark. Taking into consideration the natural setting of the waterpark and the surrounding wetlands, we ensured that we dedicate 70% of the waterpark to green spaces.”
The rides and slides in SplashMania are designed by Polin Waterparks and ProSlide Technology who are trusted global leaders as slide developers with exceptional technology and innovative safety records. The Shaka Waka is a 78-meter-long multimedia and audio waterslide fitted with various LED light effects which can be customised by each individual rider prior to entry to the attraction before splashing in the pool at the end.
The Wild Rush waterslide is a mix of back-to-back curves, drops, and vortex loops, quickly accelerating vertical and compound curves throughout the ride from start to finish, which is a 3.35-meter-deep pool.
Meanwhile, the Atlantis VR is an immersive experience beyond just the ordinary waterslide rides. Guests will be presented with a Virtual Reality headgear and imagine being in a completely different world as they begin their 250-meter virtual journey through the Lost City of Atlantis.
As part of the preview, Gamuda Land announced that it will introduce its GL Play mobile application when the waterpark opens as part of the parks digitalisation efforts to offer convenience to its visitors and customers. When launched, customers would be able to purchase their tickets ahead of time via the application’s booking platform. It will also allow park goers to navigate through the waterpark using the park map feature and pre-order their F&B to avoid queues.
With more than 25 years of town-making experience, Gamuda Land has always invested upfront to ensure that its townships can stand the test of time. One of the key hallmarks for Gamuda Land is a central park in all of its township developments.
“By listening to what the land has to tell us, we are passionate about working with nature to restore the land to what it was before us – be it careful selection of native tree species, our target of planting 1 million trees, having permeable pathways to mitigate flood and more,” Chu explained.
In the last five years, Gamuda Land has also started investing upfront in placemaking – activating the places within its townships so the community will have places where they can come out, be in the embrace of nature and get to know their neighbours.
Launched in 2018, Gamuda Cove spans across 1,530 acres of mindfully planned township. Prior to delivery of its homes, Gamuda Land has ensured that the highway interchange is in place, a 60-acre pet-friendly central park is ready, tree-lined streets and dedicated bicycle tracks are ready.
The township also brings together natural attractions like the Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands, outdoor adventures such as the Goosebumps Rope Course and the Cove Aerobar in Discovery Park. The addition of SplashMania Waterpark will further enhance the vibrancy of Gamuda Cove.