Batman is heading to the hills to celebrate his 80th birthday in Malaysia. The first grand celebration in the region will take place at Resorts World Genting’s SkyAvenue mall from May 10 to July 10.
Fans of The Dark Knight can look out for an exciting array of activities and exhibition spread throughout the mall.
“As Asia’s leading integrated resort, we are proud to host this internationally recognised franchise from DC Comics whilst simultaneously celebrating the character which has played a prominent role in mainstream culture,” said Resorts World Genting vice president (entertainment and events) Kevin Tann.
He added that families visiting will have a fantastic time.
A must-see will be the world’s first Batman SkySymphony show, an audio-visual extravaganza that transforms 1,001 winch balls into various versions of the Bat-Emblem.
Look out too for life-size statue of Batman.
For visitors who love to snap photos, there will be a special trick-art wall at the SkyAtrium. Children can also join in the fun with a mini Batmobile racing track.
Another unique element at SkyAvenue is the fan-created wayang kulit modelled after the iconic character. For something more regional, check out chibi replica of statues including The Joker and Poison Ivy among others. Chibi is a Japanese word describing characters depicted in an adorable and exaggerated way.
First appearing as socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, Batman has stood as a symbol of bravery and justice to generations of fans.
Fans can join in on social media using the hashtag #Batman80 as well as #LongLiveTheBat.