INTO LIGHT:i-City, known for its LED lights decoration, adds children’s gym and water park to its attractions
An RM25 million children's gym and water park will entertain daytime customers at the dazzling night spot, i-City in Section 7, here.
I-Bhd founder and chairman Tan Sri Datuk Lim Kim Hong and chief executive officer Datuk Eu Hong Chew took Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen and media for a tour of Snowalk before briefing the visitors on the latest developments at i-Gallery.
"To turn i-City into an integrated leisure destination, development projects, namely rides and attractions, events and functions, and hospitality, will take place," said Eu.
He said the gym at Block L is set to open in June or July under rides and attractions developments.
"A three-acre (1.2ha) water park, to be opened by November in front of the vacant land in i-Gallery, will have the latest water rides," he said.
He said I-Bhd was expecting an increase of over 50 per cent customers from the 9,000 weekly visitors weekly with its new attractions
On event venue projects, he said the i-Walk had been relocated to face the Snowalk for functions.
He said under hospitality development, I-Bhd will be responsible for maintenance of the Clarke Quay @ i-City riverfront project once it is completed.
"We are waiting for the state government to complete the flood mitigation project in Sungai Rasau before commencing work," he said.
He said the riverfront would have a 24-hour food and beverage outlet for a wholesome tourism experience. He said I-Bhd had obtained a permit for it and temporary operating licence rights of Sungai Rasau and its reserve under the management and development agreement with the state government and Shah Alam City Council.
"The hospitality development that spans 1,000,000sq ft (92,902sq m) will have a shopping mall, hotels and amphitheatre," he said.
Dr Ng said i-City had more in store for visitors with its science theme Snowalk.
"Snowalk can also showcase festivities. The ministry is in full support of creative integrated developments by I-Bhd," she said.
Ng said the ministry has listed i-City as a must-visit spot in its brochure and was being promoted as the place to visit at night.
She said the country was rich in natural, cultural and sports' events attractions but vibrant integrated developments, of malls with a theme park, for example, could drive domestic tourism growth.