Adventure park Escape Ipoh to open in April


BATU GAJAH: The 59-hectare adventure-themed park known as the Nature Inspirational Park in Ipoh (Escape Ipoh) here will open to the public in April.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad said Escape Ipoh, located next to the iconic TT5 Tin Dredge, will be a major attraction for this year’s Visit Perak Year.

He said the opening of the park is expected to attract at least 200,000 domestic and foreign tourists to the state annually, Bernama reported.

“Undoubtedly, it will indirectly stimulate economic activities and be a catalyst for the state’s tourism industry, especially in the Batu Gajah area.

“The strategic location of Escape Ipoh, which is close to Kellie’s Castle, Silverlakes Village Outlet, LAT Gallery, Gua Tempurung, Kinta Nature Park and The Treasure @Taman Herba Gopeng, can be considered as a complement to the plan to make Greater Ipoh (spanning Batu Gajah-Ipoh-Kuala Kangsar) a preferred tourist destination,” he said after the park opening here yesterday.

The event was also attended by State Tourism, Industry, Investment and Corridor Development Committee chairman Loh Sze Yee and Communications, Multimedia and Non-governmental Organisations Committee chairman Mohd Azlan Helmi.

Commenting further, Saarani said that Escape Ipoh is also part of the state government’s efforts to make the Perak Sejahtera Development Plan 2030 Roadmap a reality.Escape Ipoh has so far employed 100 people, he said.

The RM30mil project was developed through a government-linked company partnership, namely Menteri Besar Incorporated (Perak) as the site provider and a private company, Sim Leisure Group Ltd, as the operator.

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