RSG Takes Lead in MAPS and Enters into Partnership with MONSTA
PETALING JAYA, April 8, 2015: RSG, the co-owner and co-developer, together with Perak Corporation Bhd of Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), today entered into a partnership with MONSTA, an animation content developer and creator of BoBoiBoy.
The partnership with MONSTA paves the way for BoBoiBoy to have his first theme park home in MAPS, and be the first local animation character to join the MAPS animation family of popular animated characters from DreamWorks, like Mr. Peabody and Sherman, The Croods, Megamind and Casper the Friendly Ghost.
MAPS is RSG’s inaugural foray into best-in-class integrated family entertainment theme parks and resorts.
“While RSG is committed to redefining family fun, MONSTA is redefining family entertainment through animation. Together we have a synergistic partnership that excites and meets Malaysian and Asian family values,” says RSG founder and chairman, Ramelle Ramli.
He explains, “From day one, RSG led the MAPS project. And, from the very beginning, we have had tremendous support from Perak Corporation; financial institutions who believed in us and the project, and the Sanderson Group, our turnkey contractor, who is fully mobilised on site and is currently at 40% completion. Together we are making MAPS a reality.”
Moving forward, RSG’s middle to long term plans in redefining family fun in Malaysia will include Phase II of MAPS, which will comprise a hotel, serviced apartments, and a unique lifestyle retail and dining concept that will serve theme park visitors, Ipoh residents and commuters from Penang to Kuala Lumpur.
RSG is currently working on securing a few more integrated family destination projects in strategic locations in Malaysia that are expected to be announced by end of the year.
In line with its growth strategy, RSG is also open to invitations to participate in projects and forge new partnerships that are aligned with the company's mission to redefine family fun.
Ramelle Ramli, founder and chairman of RSG led the MAPS project from the beginning via a majority shareholding in Sanderson Project Development (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (SPDM), which recently changed name to RSG MAPS. This name change was primarily to position RSG as the co-owner and co-developer of MAPS, and to reflect RSG’s expansion strategy in the development of integrated family entertainment theme parks and resorts in Malaysia and Asia.