KidZania KL's operator TAR builds FEC in Johor

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Business Times. December 28, 2011 (English). The Family Entertainment Centre (FEC), a four-storey indoor theme park which will be home to the first Hello Kitty Town in southern Asia, is 80 per cent complete.

Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd managing director and chief executive Tunku Ahmad Burhanuddin said work on the FEC is progressing well and it is slated for opening by the end of next year.

“At present, progress for the FEC is well under way and has reached 80 per cent completion. We are looking forward to its opening end of 2012,” Tunku Ahmad said in a statement.

According to the statement, Sanrio Co Ltd top executives recently visited Puteri Harbour, Johor, to view the progress of the FEC, which will house Sanrio’s first Hello Kitty Town in southern Asia.

Besides Hello Kitty Town, FEC will house popular global children’s characters under The Little Big Club, showcasing Thomas and Friends, Barney the Friendly Dinosaur, Bob the Builder, Pingu the Penguin and Angelina Ballerina.

“We are proud to bring the Hello Kitty Town experience to Malaysian families in continuing our vision of providing the best family entertainment for both our local and international visitors,” Tunku Ahmad said.

Besides the Hello Kitty character as well as My Melody and Little Twin Stars, Hello Kitty Town offers Hello Kitty merchandises, stage shows, songs and dance as well as the Hello Kitty Tea Party.

FEC will house popular global children’s characters under The Little Big Club, showcasing Thomas and Friends, Barney the Friendly Dinosaur, Bob the Builder, Pingu the Penguin and Angelina Ballerina.

Puteri Harbour is a mixed hotel, retail and entertainment complex along the Johor coastline. It will introduce a unique Malaysian touch with the opening of LAT’s World, conceptualised by popular local cartoonist Lat, and featuring elements of his well-loved cartoon character, Kampung Boy.

The restaurant there will feature authentic Malay cuisine in a “kampung” setting.

The 275.2ha development combines entertainment and culture with the experience of waterfront living and dining in a natural setting.

Via: Business Times

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