Malaysia to reopen 54 theme parks tomorrow

More than 50 of Malaysia’s theme parks will reopen tomorrow, four months after they had to close due to the COVID-19 lockdown on March 18. 

A total of 54 attractions including Legoland will resume operations with standard operating procedures in place to ensure staff and visitors are safe. This includes implementing contact tracing measures and temperature checks.

Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said yesterday the reopening will allow more than 10,000 people to return to work. The number of visitors per theme park will be limited. 

“Theme park operators are required to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place, including enforcing social distancing among visitors at all times,” he said at a press briefing. 

“For theme parks, the limit of visitors allowed to enter depends on the capacity and size of the theme park. Visitors also have to register with MySejahtera (contact tracing app) and undergo body temperature checks and hand sanitization,” he added.

Water-based theme parks will apply the same SOPs as public swimming pools. Malaysians will be allowed to swim in public pools from tomorrow. 

“Meet and greet” events at Legoland will remain suspended until further notice. The popular attraction at Johor’s Iskandar Puteri district urged visitors to purchase a limited number of entry tickets in advance via its website.

Legoland will close on Wednesdays for thorough cleaning

Staff at Legoland sanitizing a ride. Photo: Legoland

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