Say it isn’t so! The Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) Theme Park has officially closed down.
The theme park issued a closure notice on MAPS’ Facebook yesterday (Wednesday, 29th January) morning, informing the public that they had shut down for business the day before on Tuesday.
This came after the careful consideration of Receiver and Manager of Animation Theme Park Sdn Bhd (ATP) from Messrs Ernst & Young. Bernama reported that 265 permanent and contract employees of MAPS will receive fair compensation in accordance with the Employment Act 1955.
ATP will be assisting the staff in their transition through counselling services on financial management via the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency, and the Social Security Organisation. Sunway Lost World Of Tambun, Swiss-Garden, Hovid, Taiko Group and PCBL have also been conducting job interviews.
MAPS was originally scheduled to open in 2015. Following some delay, the RM520 million project finally debuted in June 2017. The Ipoh theme park was temporarily closed on 3rd January 2020 because of overdue electricity bills.
The writing was already on the wall after MAPS had reportedly suffered RM500 million losses 🙁