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    THE Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) development at Bandar Meru is almost complete and expected to be ready by June 26. MAPS founder Ramelle Ramli said the RM520mil project on a 21ha piece of land was now 96% completed.
    Ramelle added that those who purchased the tickets earlier for the annual or Perak passes can be assured that the validity will commence when the park opens and applicable for the next 12 months.

    Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2017/04/24/animation-park-in-bandar-meru-to-open-by-june-26/

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    The theme park started driving sales in the Travel Malaysia Fair 2017 being held in Singapore. However, some agents are still doubtful on the park's opening date in June.

    MAPs will generate interest at the travel fair by offering freebies and having The Smurfs cartoon characters, Papa Smurf and Smurfette, greet visitors.
    The launch of the attraction had been plagued by numerous delays. It was supposed to open in 1H2016 but was delayed to early 2017. And after months of silence surrounding the project, local publicity kicked off with a media site inspection on April 21. In Malaysia, some agents remain uncertain about the attraction's opening dates and saleability.

    Source: http://ttgasia.com/article.php?article_id=29267

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    And then suddenly they announce an opening date.



    Source: https://twitter.com/MAPS_Perak/status/855324861958307840

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    I found the source of those photos but still can't find the date mentioned anywhere. These were posted on 29th March and there is a lot of conversation on the thread about "issues" and "delays" but the translation is terrible. If anyone can make sense of it then let us know.









    Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1488158491216157&set=pcb.1488159341216072&type=3&theater

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    This was posted by a fan on Instagram last week. This is the first time I have heard of June as the opening. anyone know where this has come from?

    Finally, MAPS Will be open in end of the June, cheer up Ipoh lovers🎉
    #maps #ipoh #perak #ipohlover #MAPSperak #themepark #cheers #ipohmali #thisisipoh


    Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSXTGN8gXwc/?tagged=mapsperak&hl=en

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    Looking at their replies on Facebook, there is no mention of park opening in Q2 lately.

    Back in Feb and early March, the Facebook admin was very gungho to announce that the MAPS management has announced that the park is going to open by end Q2. But now they have grown quiet.

    I dont think they can open by then as there seem to be no open recruitment lately for their park crews and staffs. The last invite was back in Nov 2016. Prior to this, they had one recruitment drive in March 2016 and at that time they were saying they would open in July 2016.

    So if we go by the Nov 2016 recruitment drive, they may have thought the park would open in March 2017. They have missed it again and so far no recruitment drive. Giving a 4 months buffer for recruitment until the park opens, now it's already 1st week of April, that would make the next possible opening date in August 2017 provided they start recruiting within this month.

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    These images are from December 2016 but they give the best images I have seen so far of the site on a big scale. It looks more impressive than I was expecting but about as complete as I could hope....









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    Perak confirms launch date!

    Perak's key executives have finally confirmed that the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) theme park is in its final stages of completion and will open in June 2017, a development that is met with anticipation from industry members as the new attraction is expected to be a key driver of visitation.

    Source: http://www.ttgasia.com/article.php?article_id=28902

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