The Eye on Malaysia opens its doors to visitors and tourists at its new permanent 4-acre home at the scenic mouth of the Melaka River with a host of brand-new world-class offerings after a successful tenure at Lake Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur.
The Melaka State Government and Eye on Malaysia Sdn Bhd, break ground at Muara Sungai Melaka – the Eye’s permanent new home.
‘Theatre of The Waters’, the world’s largest water screens and a brilliant addition to the International WaterSky Spectacular will be launched this Saturday, 3 February, 2007 at Lake Titiwangsa by Federal Territories Minister, Yang Berhormat Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique.
The International WaterSky Spectacular which showcases the phenomenal ‘Eye on Malaysia’ launched earlier this year will unveil ‘Theatre of The Waters’, displaying the world’s largest and most powerful water screens that captivate spectators, featuring facets of enchanting Malaysia in a kaleidoscope of amazing images and colourful lighting effects.
This mesmerising tapestry of images, staged simultaneously at four locations around Lake Titiwangsa’s shoreline, presents the people, places and achievements of Malaysia in a newly created format that combines lasers, projections, pyrotechnics and on-water ski performances.
Each of the four screens of water is a massive 40 metres wide and 15 metres high. It is artistically enhanced with colour laser beams and high-powered projectors.
“‘Theatre Of The Waters’ is a world-first for Malaysia”, said Widyanty Yusope, the Executive Director of event organiser, MST AD Suria Sdn Bhd.
“We do not know of any other multiple water screen production in the world that has this level of multimedia and live action. We have champion water skiers, the world’s best fireworks artists, award-winning laser programmers and state-of-the-art technology all combining to show off Malaysia to the world in our 50th year of nationhood,” Widyanty added.
Since the launch of the International WaterSky Spectacular and the Eye on Malaysia viewing wheel on the January 6, the 2007 Visit Malaysia Year programme at Lake Titiwangsa has hosted a record number of tourists and visitors. The organisers have estimated that more than 750,000 people have visited Lake Titiwangsa since the beginning of January 2007.
About MST AD SURIA
MST AD Suria Sdn Bhd, working in collaborative partnership with the Ministry of Tourism’s Visit Malaysia Year Secretariat, conceptualised and launched the “International WaterSky Spectacular” as part of the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 programme. The MST AD SURIA team celebrates almost 30 years in major international events, entertainment, theme parks, media production and tourism destination marketing.
From concept creation, master planning and implementation to operational management, our team of international and Malaysian operatives has earned an impeccable reputation for outstanding creative and commercial outcomes. The group’s axiom is to always add value and excitement to every assignment. Regularly directing multidisciplinary teams of up to 1,000 personnel, the MST AD SURIA team’s experience spans a plethora of wide ranging projects in Malaysia and abroad.
Ensuring quality and safety of the “Eye on Malaysia”
Experts from the German Technical Inspection Authority (TUV) are conducting tests on the wheel and will provide certification to ensure that it adheres to national and international safety standards. “The TUV tests are conducted according to European standards and is recognised by the Malaysian Government,” said Mr. Martin Weniger, Specialist Amusement Rides Inspector of TUV Germany.
The “Eye on Malaysia” is our country’s first viewing wheel. Standing at a height of 60 metres, it is the largest transportable viewing wheel in South East Asia. There are 42 gondolas-41 regular and 1 VIP gondola complete with leather seats, DVD player, plasma screen, fridge and glass flooring.
Ticket prices for regular gondolas range from RM15 for adults and RM8 for children and concessionaires. There are special packages for those who go in groups.
A grand launch will be held on Jan 6 next year by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2007. It will be a mark in history as Malaysia will celebrate 50 years of independence.
MST AD Suria Sdn Bhd is the operator for Eye on Malaysia viewing wheel. MST AD Suria is also the producer and organizer of “International WaterSky Spectacular”. They are working together with Ministry of Tourism Visit Malaysia Year Secretariat promoting Visit Malaysia 2007.
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs- South East Asia’s first viewing wheel dubbed the “Eye on Malaysia” is currently in the second half of the construction process.
“Eye on Malaysia” is one of the attractions in Visit Malaysia Year 2007. “Lake Titiwangsa is the ideal spot to build “Eye on Malaysia” because of its flat surface and low-rise buildings around the area. This means visitors will have an uninterrupted view of the amazing Kuala Lumpur skyline,” said Project Manager Jeroen Nijpels.
“Eye on Malaysia” is the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia built with the latest German-Swiss observation technology.
Once completed, the “Eye on Malaysia” will stand at a staggering height of 60 metres. There are 42 gondolas, 41 regular and one VIP gondolas. Each gondola holds up to eight guests with each ride lasting for 12 minutes.
A grand launch will be held on Jan 6 next year by Datuk Seri Abdllah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007. It will be a mark in history as Malaysia will celebrate 50 years of independence.
For further information please call Pn. Widyanty Yusope, Executive Director of MST AD Suria Sdn Bhd. at 012-377 1839 or
Fast Facts on “Eye on Malaysia”
- The “Eye on Malaysia” is the largest transportable viewing wheel with 42 air-conditioned gondolas-the first ever in South East Asia.
- Measuring at a height of 60 metres (approximately 20-stories high), the “Eye on Malaysia” weighs 400 tonnes. The 21-spoked wheel is supported by eight legs and is anchored down by two water tanks filled with 60,000 liters of water.
- The “Eye of Malaysia” is built in Titiwangsa by the lakeside, which was chosen for its strategic location, beautiful setting and flat surface, an ideal condition for a 60-m viewing wheel.
- There are 41 regular gondolas and one VIP gondola which is equipped with leather seats, a mini fridge, DVD player, plasma TV and mobile telephone.
- Visitors will be able to view up to 20 kilometres in all directions from the “Eye on Malaysia”.
- A ride on the “Eye of Malaysia” lasts 12 minutes.
- “Eye on Malaysia” is the highlight of the International WaterSky Spectacular to be held at Lake Titiwangsa. Other attractions include spectacular pyrotechnics, choreographed water ski performances, the first ever Theatre of the Waters and captivating Malaysia ‘‘Postcards’ display
- “Eye on Malaysia” is built using German-Swiss technology, the forefront of observation wheel technology.
- “Eye on Malaysia”is approved by the German Technical Inspection Company (TUV)
- MST Ad Suria Sdn. Bhd. is the operator of “Eye on Malaysia”.
- In addition, MST Ad Suria Sdn. Bhd produces and organises the “International WaterSky Spectacular”
- “Eye on Malaysia” is a significant part of Visit Malaysia 2007 which is in conjunction with Malaysia’s 50 years of nationhood.
AD SURIA, the world-class events experts behind the Eye on Malaysia and the Malaysia International Space Adventure invites Malaysians and tourists to enjoy the first two of the Malaysia International Spectacular show series at Precinct One, Putrajaya.
To celebrate Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2008 in style, AD SURIA, the homegrown world-class events specialist behind the Eye on Malaysia, is proud to bring Malaysians and tourists the Strange World Screen and Spectacular Spheres. These visual feasts will be launched by YB Dato’ Sri Azalina Othman Said, the Minister of Tourism, to officiate the Malaysia International Spectacular live show series at Precinct One, Putrajaya.
YB Dato’ Sri Azalina Othman Said said: “The Ministry of Tourism is delighted to present these fantastic shows. These colourful and dynamic performances, staged on the waters of beautiful Putrajaya Lake, guarantee that this will be a unique visual experience that is not to be missed and we are confident that it will help draw visitors to Precinct One, thereby creating Putrajaya’s new entertainment venue. This is very much in line with Tourism Malaysia’s aim to boost Putrajaya’s status as a vibrant tourist destination during VMY 2008.”
With the width of 90 metres and height of 35 metres, the Strange World Screen comprises of the world’s largest and most powerful high-tech water screens. Crafted from a screenplay showcasing a fluid series of dynamic Malaysian images, lighting effects and high-tech laser artistry, this show will be accompanied by a world premiere musical soundtrack composed by Chong Lim, the internationally acclaimed Malaysian musical director known for his work for the stage and screen and with superstars such as Kylie Minogue.
Pn Jamilah Itam, Business Director of AD SURIA, said: “Our aim of bringing in the unique Malaysia International Spectacular showcase to Putrajaya is to present a world-class show as Putrajaya’s part in making Visit Malaysia Year 2008 a truly memorable experience for Malaysians and tourists alike. Therefore, we have collaborated with Perbadanan Putrajaya as the host venue to produce the special montage of striking Putrajaya visuals that have been incorporated as part of the Strange World Screen show.”
Also being launched tonight is the second of the Malaysia International Spectacular showcase series –Spectacular Spheres. Designed by the team that brought 10,000 people to the banks of the Yarra River every night at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Spectacular Spheres comprises of large scale floating sphere sculptures that combine fantastic water, lighting and projection effects to illuminate Putrajaya Lake at night to the beat of a captivating soundtrack. A combination of Japanese, German and Australian technology is used to bring the Spheres to life and the formation is designed to perform a symphonic visual ballet on the water surface.
Chris Sifton, Creative Director of Spectacular Spheres said: “We have specially designed the Spectacular Spheres for Malaysia. Putrajaya is one of the most beautiful venues in the world for our larger-than-life show and is, in fact, an ideal backdrop for it. We are certainly looking forward to putting on a fantastical lightshow that will wow visitors and tourists of all ages who come to Putrajaya.”
According to Pn Jamilah Itam, the staging of these Malaysia International Spectacular showcases is also part of AD SURIA’s commitment to the transfer of skills and technologies from world-class experts to Malaysian talent. She said: “AD SURIA’s staff are excited to have the opportunity to work with and learn from the Spectacular Spheres and Strange World Screen teams. We are looking forward to this boost in our knowledge and skills which we will be able to apply to similar projects in the future.”
She added: “We at AD SURIA are confident that Malaysians and tourists both young and old will enjoy these performances and we are proud to do our part in enhancing Putrajaya’s reputation as a tourist destination as well as making VMY 2008 the best VMY ever.”
The Strange World Screen will run nightly from 27 March 2008 to 31 May 2008 and the Spectacular Spheres will run nightly from 5 April 2008 to 31 August 2008.
Wedding bells ring at the Eye on Malaysia
Wedding bells chime from Selayang to the Eye on Malaysia at Lake Titiwangsa as couple Mohd. Tarmizi Mohd. Sahir and Mazlinah Rosli celebrate their union, amidst the Kuala Lumpur skies in Southeast Asia’s largest Viewing Wheel.
The couple, in the hope of making their wedding day a truly memorable affair, had approached Widyanty Yusope, MST AD SURIA’s Executive Director, and requested for the bridal entourage to ride the Eye on Malaysia making it a perfect ending to a storybook wedding.
“First and foremost we at MST AD SURIA would like to congratulate Mohd. Tarmizi and Mazlinah, the very first wedding couple that have chosen the Eye on Malaysia to celebrate their special day, wishing them a long and wonderful life together” said Widyanty
“We welcome events like these and would like to see more people coming forth to celebrate their anniversaries, birthdays and special occasions. We currently have plans in the pipeline for lovebirds on Valentine’s Day, as you fly the skies giving Cupid a better shot,” she added.
“However, we are not neglecting the business world, our doors are also open to corporate events and family days – in fact we recently celebrated a family day here recently, and it was a wonderful success” she continued.
The organisers have estimated that an astonishing number of more than 100,000 people have taken a ride on the Eye on Malaysia since its launch on the 6th of January, 2007.
Feast with at the EYE on this Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy a FIVE COURSE set dinner with a romantic ambience, and start the nite with a spectacular viewing of the Historic City of Heritage Melaka on the private gondola of Eye On Malaysia.
Life-sized dinosaurs to roam lake titiwangsa: Celebrating 50 years of independence with a unique twist at the eye on malaysia.
In conjunction with Malaysia’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, MST AD SURIA, the homegrown world-class events specialist, is proud to launch several new attractions at the Eye on Malaysia today. The highlights include the Arena Vision light show, Southern Hemisphere dinosaurs, an inflatable prehistoric garden of plants and insects, and the quirky Waterheads.
Pn Widyanty Yusope, Executive Director of MST AD SURIA, said: “We at MST AD SURIA are delighted to host these fantastic Merdeka Specials at the Eye on Malaysia. These colourful and dynamic activities, staged against the striking backdrop of the Eye on Malaysia, guarantee that this will be a unique interactive and visual experience that is not to be missed.”
Pn Widyanty is echoed by Scott Wright, the Managing Director of The Erth – the company behind the dinosaurs, prehistoric garden and Waterheads – who said: “When we teamed up with MST AD SURIA to bring these unique performances to the Eye on Malaysia, we had one single aim – to present a world-class show to visitors and tourists as our part in making Malaysia’s Golden 50 year milestone of Nationhood and Independence a truly memorable experience.”
Joining MST AD SURIA and the media at the launch are 400 orphans and disabled children from selected care homes. Pn Widyanty said: “As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme, we are pleased to work with 12 associations including Soroptimist International Petaling Jaya, Persatuan Kebajikan Kasih, Persatuan Sindrom Down Malaysia, Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation, Yayasan Harapan Kanak-Kanak Malaysia, Rumah Titiwangsa, Persatuan Rumah Kebajikan Rita, Rumah Hope, Autism, Dyslexia, and Disabled Kajang to have these special guests with us today to help us celebrate the debut of these Merdeka Specials. We fully intend for them to have a wonderful time as the first Malaysians to enjoy these treats.”
According to Pn Widyanty, the staging of these Merdeka Specials is also part of MST AD SURIA’s commitment to the transfer of skills and technologies from foreign experts to Malaysian talent. She said: “MST AD SURIA’s staff are excited to have the opportunity to work with and learn from Mr Lethlean and Mr Wright who are both world-class experts in their respective fields. We are looking forward to this boost in our knowledge and skills which we will be able to apply to similar projects in the future.”
The centerpiece of the Merdeka Specials is Arena Vision – the brainchild of MST AD SURIA and lighting specialist, Philip Lethlean. Mr Lethlean said: “Arena Vision is custom-designed to spectacularly illuminate the Eye on Malaysia in a rainbow of colours, making the night-time rides even more breathtaking.” The Arena Vision light show will be available nightly between 1 August 2007 and 31 December 2007. This visual feast will complement the popular Theatre of the Waters show.
For daytime visitors, there will be a series of limited edition interactive performances which will take place daily between 3 August 2007 and 9 September 2007. The main attraction is a team of five Southern Hemisphere dinosaurs consisting of a dwarf Allosaur, a Dienonycus (a kind of small Raptor), an Ozraptor, a small Ankylosaur and a Dryosaur which will roam freely around the Eye, interacting with children and the young-at-heart.
Accompanying these awesome dinosaurs is an inflatable ancient garden of plants with insects walking about on giant stilts. The dinosaurs, plants and insects are drawn from the story of prehistoric life in the Southern Hemisphere. In between the dinosaurs’ performances, the Waterheads – real people with their heads completely submerged in fish tanks – will take the limelight. They will mingle with the crowd and wow one and all with their amazing ability to hold their breath.
Pn Widyanty said: “We at MST AD SURIA are confident that Malaysians and tourists both young and old will enjoy these performances and we are proud to do our part to make Malaysia’s Golden Jubilee of Independence celebrations the best Merdeka celebrations ever.”
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