Gamuda Land brings luge ride attraction to Gamuda Gardens

FORMALISING its collaboration with Skyline Enterprises, Gamuda Land announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the Queenstown-based leisure and entertainment operator during a recent virtual ceremony held concurrently in Malaysia and New Zealand, pledging to develop the country’s first Luge Activity park in Gamuda Gardens in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

The agreement was signed by Gamuda Land chief executive officer Ngan Chee Meng and Skyline Enterprises chairperson Jan Hunt, witnessed by Gamuda Land chief operations officer Aw Sei Cheh, Skyline Enterprises chief executive officer Geoff McDonald and Skyline Luge Kuala Lumpur Malaysian director Datuk Aria Yogesvaran.

The upcoming attraction will comprise Skyline Luge, Skyline Skyride and Skyline Ziplines, to be built on a 40,000sqm site overlooking Gamuda Gardens.

With a projected annual visitorship of 450,000, it complements the township’s existing Xploria placemaking initiative, benefiting residents and surrounding communities alike and positioning the township as a catalyst for growth in northern Klang Valley.

“Our partnership with Skyline Enterprises reaffirms Gamuda Land’s forward-thinking commitment to placemaking in our developments, ensuring a thoughtful mix of residential, commercial and recreational components to build thriving, connected communities, ” said Ngan.

“We remain steadfast in our vision for homes and homeseekers across our portfolio, in line with market impacts following the Covid-19 outbreak.

“Building for the future, we anticipate renewed interest in outdoor recreation post-pandemic, and are developing our offerings accordingly.

“Skyline Luge is representative of this initiative. As a single-person ride attraction, we would be able to administer appropriate physical distancing guidelines throughout, for the safety of visitors, Gamuda Gardens and the surrounding community, ” he said.

Ngan (left) and Aria (right) with (background, from left) Hunt and McDonald at the virtual signing ceremony between Gamuda Land and Skyline Enterprises.Ngan (left) and Aria (right) with (background, from left) Hunt and McDonald at the virtual signing ceremony between Gamuda Land and Skyline Enterprises.

A gravity-fuelled wheeled ride, Skyline Luge will allow visitors to control their descent from the top of its 40m elevated hill site, through the twists and turns of a 600m purpose-built track. Skyline Enterprises anticipates the park will cater for up to 1.1 million luge rides annually.

Skyline Skyride offers a more scenic, leisurely adventure, giving a bird’s eye view of Gamuda Gardens and the beauty of the surrounding natural landscape.

Skyline Ziplines will soar over the Skyline Luge tracks, comprising multiple lines so friends and family can experience their thrills at the same time. With 58,000 zipline rides projected yearly, they complement the Luge Activity Park with adrenaline-pumping action.

These attractions support Gamuda Gardens’ existing recreational amenities, including a 20ha pet-friendly Central Park, Waterfront Village, Gardens Wellness Club and Big Bucket Splash water play park, as well as the upcoming Gamuda Gardens City Centre – an integrated commercial, retail and entertainment hub where the luge attraction will be located.

“We look forward to bringing Skyline Enterprises’ pioneering leisure and entertainment brand to Malaysia, and Gamuda Gardens was the perfect choice for our maiden entry due to its proximity to Kuala Lumpur and large population catchment, ” said McDonald.

“The park also benefits from the maturity of the surrounding Gamuda Gardens township, as well as the experience and reputation of Gamuda Land as an international developer under the larger Gamuda Bhd group.”

In line with this, Skyline Luge, Skyline Skyride and Skyline Ziplines serve as added pull factors driving the growth of Gamuda Gardens – a 328ha township in Klang Valley’s northern growth corridor. It is conveniently accessible by major routes including the North-South, LATAR and Guthrie Corridor Expressways.

Capitalising on the splendour of its location, Gamuda Garden’s master plan incorporates two waterfalls, five cascading lakes and ample greenery, in line with Gamuda Land’s sustainability and town-making principles. Illaria, its most recent launch comprising three-storey townhouses and double-storey link homes, saw brisk uptake despite current market headwinds.

Skyline Luge, Skyline Skyride and Skyline Ziplines will open in 2023.

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