Escape Penang, arguably one of Malaysia’s and Asia’s best leisure entertainment destinations with exciting rides and games hosted in a natural environment – held its 10 th anniversary celebrations recently 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, which not only bear testament to the brand’s continuous pursuit of excellence, but also a symbol of yet another milestone which will cement Penang’s reputation as a truly exciting leisure destination.
Officiated by Penang State EXCO for Tourism and Creative Economy, Yeoh Soon Hin, on behalf of Penang
Chief Minister, Chow Kon Yeow, the celebration and launch event was hosted by Malaysian celebrity and comedy veteran, Harith Iskander.
Also in attendance were Datuk Sim Choo Kheng, Founder and Executive Chairman of Sim Leisure Group, proprietor and operator of the Escape brand of theme parks.
The 302-metre-long Ski Slope is an outdoor man-made ski slope that runs downhill created from special material that allows skis and snowboards to slide effortlessly, all without any snow.
In a true testament to Sim Leisure Group’s creativity and commitment to the environment, the Ski Slope is laid over a defunct road on what was once a Teluk Bahang Dam construction site. As with all other attractions in Escape Penang, every effort was made to repurpose existing infrastructure, while preserving the park’s natural environment.
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. And now for the first time, visitors can experience both phenomenal attractions for themselves at ESCAPE Penang.