The Movie Animation Park Studio (MAPS) in Perak was one of the state’s biggest main attraction since it was opened back in June 2017. Not only that it was exciting for children, but it also attracted adults with its picturesque surroundings.
Unfortunately, it was closed down and abandoned after less than 3 years of operation, making the full-of-potential theme park look like a paranormal spot.
Recently, a newspaper column from a local news outlet that was posted on Viral Perak’s Facebook account captioned with, “(We) hope the CEO of Megah Holdings see this column,” has managed to make MAPS become the talk of the town once again.
The column put up by Ernst And Young (EY) Firm has advertised MAPS as a property that is to be auctioned on the basis of “as is where is”. In other words, sold along with the rides, main entrance gate, offices, cafes, etc. with no renovations done.
The cost of building up the theme park was allegedly stated to be approximately around RM520 million. However, last December, the rumour was refuted by Perak MB, Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad himself. He denied that the state government had ever spent RM600 million for MAPS, according to Malay Mail. He also added that the theme park was developed by Perak Corp Berhad Development Sdn Bhd (PCBD) rather than the Perak state government.
Despite the alleged cost of half a billion to build up the theme park, the amount of the starting auction price of the 52 acres property has yet to be disclosed. The property is expected to be sold by the 1st of April 2022 according to the advertisement.
Are you curious to find out what will happen to the MAPS theme park property?