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Bandar Sunway, 18 January 2017 – The Chinese Lunar calendar will soon usher in the year of the fire rooster. Well known to be a symbol of flamboyance and colourful personality, the fire rooster is characterised by its strong will and enthusiasm. Likewise, Sunway Lagoon is leaving no stone unturned in welcoming in this auspicious year to ensure a celebration like never seen before with extraordinary sights and sounds in Malaysia’s premier theme park.

Visitors can expect a myriad of initiatives and festivities as the New Year approaches, with offerings for the whole family, promising a joyous celebration unlike any other.

For starters, the first 1000 guests who enter the park on the first five days of Chinese New Year (28 January to 1 February) will be rewarded with traditional Chinese Ang Pows or “Red Packets” which will consist of attractive goodies worth RM100 each! These include vouchers offering discounts on entrance for as much as 32%, retail vouchers worth RM10 and a photobook voucher worth RM79.

The Red Packets will be given out at both the main entrance and Surf Beach entrances of Sunway Lagoon by the park’s very own celebrity couple – Captain Quack and Lady Quack, together with the God of Prosperity. This will also be a rare occasion where guests will get to witness the couple to be all decked out in traditional Chinese costume.

Once inside the park, guests will be mesmerised by an array of performances every day from 29 January till 1 February. Every morning on all four days, early birds to the park will be welcomed by a Characters Meet & Greet at the Carousel at 9.40am, followed by a dazzling lion dance performance by Shaolin GC.

The fanfare continues in the afternoon at 2.15pm featuring an energetic Kung Fu performance and followed by the thunderous 8 Prosperity Drum performance – truly an event not to be missed.

Meanwhile, Nickelodeon’s most beloved icon, SpongeBob SquarePants will make a special appearance at the recently opened Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon – a photo opportunity not to be missed by SpongeBob fans both young and old. To sweeten the occasion, Sunway Lagoon staff will also be on hand to give out Mandarin oranges and fortune cookies to leave a truly lasting impression of the festivities.

“While every day is a celebration here at Sunway Lagoon, we’re pulling out all stops this Chinese New Year to ensure a truly memorable celebration for the whole family to usher in the year of the fire rooster,” said Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon.

“For four days, the entire park will be transformed into a carnival unlike any other, truly befitting the occasion. It’s our way of showing our appreciation to our guests over all these years and to cement our position as a premier theme park not only in the country, but internationally as well, as reflected by the large number of international tourists we welcome through our doors every year. This celebration will be truly a spectacle to behold not only for our international guests, but even those from within Malaysia,” he added.

Leading up to the festivities, guests visiting the park from now to 20 January will stand a chance to win an afternoon tea for 10 at Sunway Hotel Resorts & Spa worth RM 1,250 and free admission tickets to Sunway Lagoon. All guests have to do to participate in the contest is to submit a memorable photo with their friends and family taken at Sunway Lagoon and describe the best day ever at Sunway Lagoon in not more than 150 words.

More information about the contest and other Chinese New Year Festivities can be found at www.facebook.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia or by calling Sunway Lagoon at +603-5639 0000.

So be sure to visit Sunway Lagoon this Chinese New Year for a celebration befitting the year of the fire rooster, which is sure to create wonderful memories for the whole family for many more years to come!

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