PETALING JAYA: Gamuda Land is aiming to open the doors of its SplashMania Waterpark, an 18-acre waterpark at the Gamuda Cove township, in January 2023. It will comprise 24 water slides and 15 key attractions, with some being the first-of-its-kind water slide experiences in Malaysia – including a Virtual Reality water slide.
“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 Gamuda Land chief operating officer Chu Wai Lune.
Gamuda Cove’s location along the Elite Expressway at the southern corridor of Klang Valley, as well as its proximity to the KLIA and KLIA2 will make it highly accessible to both local and overseas tourists. Gamuda Cove is also located between the lush Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands and the Kuala Langat Forest Reserves.
Drawing inspiration from its surrounding environment, 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, Gamuda Land leisure and hospitality general manager Sanjay Nadarajah 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.”
Also present at the event are Gamuda Land commercial real estate executive director Larissa Chan, Kuala Langat Municipal Council town planner Deputy Yang di-Pertua Arpaaii Sanat and Gamuda Land SplashMania head Suresh V Kumaran.
The rides and slides in SplashMania are designed by Polin Waterparks and ProSlide Technology which are trusted global leaders as slide developers with exceptional technology and innovative safety records.
First-of-its-kind water slides
The Shaka Waka is a 78-metre-long multimedia and audio water slide fitted with various LED light effects which can be customised by each rider before entry to the attraction before splashing in the pool at the end.
For adrenaline-pumping seekers, the Wild Rush water slide 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. It will end as you plunge into a 3.35-metre-deep pool.
Meanwhile, Atlantis VR is an immersive experience beyond just ordinary water slide rides. Guests will be presented with Virtual Reality headgear to bring them through a 250-metre 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 park's 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.
A nature sanctuary and smart city
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 of 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 a 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 1,530 acres of mindfully planned township. Prior to the delivery of its homes, Gamuda Land has ensured that the highway interchange is in place along with a 60-acre pet-friendly central park, tree-lined streets and dedicated bicycle tracks.
The township also brings together natural attractions like the Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands and 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. For more information or the latest happenings, visit www.gamudaland.com.my/gamudacove/splashmania/