ESCAPE Penang has just held its 10th-anniversary celebrations on a grand scale, which included the launch of two brand-new attractions.
These include Malaysia’s very own Ski Slope – the first-of-its-kind in Penang’s tropical setting; and a Dead Sea Pool, in which visitors can naturally float, much like in Jordan’s Dead Sea, marking two more game-changing attractions in ESCAPE Penang.
Officiated by Penang State EXCO for Tourism and Creative Economy, YB Yeoh Soon Hin, on behalf of Penang Chief Minister, YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, the celebration and launch event was hosted by Malaysian celebrity and comedy veteran, Harith Iskander.
Also in attendance were Dato’ Sim Choo Kheng, Founder and Executive Chairman of Sim Leisure Group, proprietor and operator of the ESCAPE brand of theme parks.
Additionally, inaugurating the launch of the new attractions was 18-year-old Malaysian Olympic Alpine Skier, Aruwin Salehhuddin, who showcased her skills on the Ski Slope.
New Ski Slope & Dead Sea Pool
The 302-metre-long Ski Slope is an outdoor man-made ski slope that runs downhill created from a special material that allows skis and snowboards to slide effortlessly – all without any snow.
As with all other attractions in ESCAPE Penang, every effort was made to repurpose existing infrastructure, while preserving the park’s natural environment as the Ski Slope is laid over a defunct road on what was once a Teluk Bahang Dam construction site.
Meanwhile, The Dead Sea Pool mimics the famous Salt Lake in Jordan, which it is named after. The pool’s high salinity content allows visitors to float naturally in the pool.
As the pioneer of the now world-famous ESCAPE brand of theme parks, ESCAPE Penang has not only set the benchmark with its “low tech, high fun” approach to playing but has also continuously raised the bar with its unique offerings, including two Guinness Record Breaking attractions – the World’s Longest Water Tube Slide and the World’s Longest Zip Coaster.
Today, the ESCAPE brand of theme parks is represented by ESCAPE Penang and the brand’s very own mall attraction, ESCAPE Challenge, in Petaling Jaya.
The brand will also soon see the opening of new parks in Ipoh, Cameron Highlands, and even outside Malaysia with the first international ESCAPE Park planned to be opened in Sri Lanka with ongoing projects in Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and China.
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