Disneyland's first theme park in Southeast Asia to be built in Melaka: Malaysian media
MELAKA — A Disneyland theme park and Disney City will be built on 80.9ha of land in Jasin, Melaka, by the year 2027.
MELAKA — A Disneyland theme park and Disney City will be built on 80.9ha of land in Jasin, Melaka, by the year 2027, Malaysian media has reported.
The reports cited Melaka's State Heritage and Culture Committee chairman Muhammad Jailani Khamis saying that the development of the theme park will be the first in Asean, coming after the ones in China, Europe and Japan.
The construction is estimated to cost about RM2 billion (S$602.9 million), according to Melaka Hari Ini.
"After more than 20 years, we will have our very own new theme park and even though it might not be so large I feel that it will be more than enough to live up to the Disneyland name which is an achievement and feat in itself to be brought to our shores," Mr Jailani was quoted as saying by Bernama.
He claimed that Disneyland "has been in the planning, and we are looking into the possibility of it being in the district of Jasin". However, the exact location could not be revealed "just yet, but the size of the project, the theme park is expected to be between 150 and 200 acres (6.7 to 80.9ha)".
TODAY has reached out to Disney for comment.