Sunway Lagoon - Pinky the Gibbon's New House Housewarming Party

September 18, 2020

 Dear Beloved Readers,

Upcycled Floating Island, A Man-Made Island Featuring Pinky and Her New House's Housewarming Party

Sunway Lagoon has a surprise for their one and only gibbon princess, Pinky as she has moved to her new house that located in a man-made island known as the Upcycled Floating Island. It was Pinky's House Warming Party yesterday that held at Sunway Lagoon and thanks for the invitation that allowed me to witness the launching together with Sunway Lagoon's distinguished guests and the other members of the media. 

Pinky's New House - Upcycled Floating Island

Introduction of Pinky, the White-Handed Gibbon

Pinky is the 15 years old white-handed gibbon that is really smart and playful. She is also known as the lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), an endangered primate from the gibbon family, Hylobatidae. The fur coloring of the gibbon varies from black and dark-brown to light-brown, sandy colors. Their hands and feet are white in color, likewise a ring of white hair surrounded the black face. 

Smart and Playful Pinky On Her Upcycled Floating Island

Pinky's Housewarming Party With Members of the Media

Members of media has arrived at Sunway Lagoon as early as 9.30 A.M for the registration purpose and great job to Sunway Lagoon organizing committee for adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure that set by the government. We observed the social distancing, temperature check and check-in with our MySejahtera apps.

Media Registration
Reminder Crews Everywhere in the Park - SOP Reminders
Sanitizer Tunnel Before Entering the Main Park

The friendly staff led us to the Media Waiting Area for our light breakfast while waiting for everyone to arrived as the event starts at 10.00 A.M.

Breakfast Corner
Breakfast with Cutie Cute Media Souvenirs (The Upcycled Terrarium)
After the breakfast, we were escorted by the team to the Housewarming Launching Party site just right behind the Media Waiting Area. The entire background was covered with the huge black curtain with the smaller one underneath the shelter. This must be the gimmick for the launching, right?

Upcycled Floating Island Featuring Pinky Launching Area and Gimmick

The event kick start with a quick introduction by the emcee and invited Mr. Magendran, the Assistance General Manager of Sunway Lagoon for this opening and launching speech.

The Upcycled Floating Island Project was developed with the goal of waste avoidance through upcycling our scrap into something useful. Today, after almost 14 months with the cost of RM150,000.00, we have successfully constructed this island with 1.5 tons of discarded waste material, that otherwise would have gone to the landfills. These items include the Styrofoam, scrap metal, plastic bottles and chlorine drums.

Upcycled Floating Island Model

There is simply no such things as a safe landfill. No matter how many barriers, liners and pipes we install to mitigate the risks, landfills will always leak toxic chemicals into the soil and water. As a results, this will pollutes the land which our food is grown and contaminates the water sources.

In addition, the land is a finite resource as the more land that is converted into landfills, the lesser land that will be available as vital habitats for millions of species and important sources of clean air for all. 

One of the targets in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG 15), Life on Land is to take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of the natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and to protect & prevent  the extinction of threatened species.

Mr. Magendran Speech During the Housewarming Party
This Upcycled Floating Island initiative is align with the SDG15 by way of providing home to Pinky, an endangered primate by using the upcycled materials. The project also goes towards supporting Sunway Group's Sustainable Development efforts that is emphasized in the Group's Vision statement, to be Asia's model corporation in sustainable development, innovating to enrich lives for a better tomorrow.

Sunway Lagoon's Sustainable Vertical Garden - Upcycled Effort

"Sunway Lagoon believes that urgent action must be taken to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity. This product will be first of will be the first of many projects that we will undertake as our responsibility to address and reinforce our commitment to the UNSDGs, by raising awareness on waste management and taking action to reduce our waste to the landfill", said Mr. Magendran, the Assistance General Manager of Sunway Lagoon.

Followed by a speech by Mr. Cheng Jew Keng, the Chief Operating Officer of Sunway Property and Facility Management before they officially launched the Pinky's Housewarming Party.

Speech by Mr. Cheng Jew Keng, the Chief Operating Officer of Sunway Property and Facility Management

Ready for the Gambit Launch
Pinky's Housewarming Officially Launched
Group Photo After The Launching

The tour continued where Mr. Calvin Ho, the Senior General Manager briefed the distinguished guests and members of the media regarding the Upcycled Floating Island model and showed the real floating island on the Wildlife Park Lake. 

Distinguished Guests at the Upcycled Floating Island Model
Mr. Calvin Ho and Mr. Cheng Jew Keng on the Upcycled Floating Island visit

Besides the Housewarming of Pinky's new home, Sunway Lagoon also introduced another two new experiences for Sunway Lagoon visitor, the Fish Feeding and the Pontoon Boat Tour. 

A shallow platform was installed just next to the Pinky's new home and visitor can feed the fishes around this platform area. You can have peace of mind to let your children or yourself enjoying this newly installed attraction as life guards will be there to enjoy everyone's safety. 

After completed my fish feeding session, the Sunway Lagoon team also showed me the place where I can clean my feet after soaked in the lake water. So thoughtful.

Newly Installed Shallow Platform For Fish Feeding Experience - Life Guard On Duty
Enjoy Fish Feeding Session - Upcycled Floating Island (Just Beside This Attraction)
Just right on-time, we were invited by the Sunway Lagoon crew for the Tale of Mount Berapi show located at the Wildlife Theatre. The show started at 11.30 A.M. and the entire show took around 10 minutes showcasing a gifted princess was born into the family and story of her life. At the end of the session, visitors were given a chance to took pictures with the casts.

Tale of Mount Berapi Show
Tale of Mount Berapi Show
Tale of Mount Berapi Show
Tale of Mount Berapi Show
Tale of Mount Berapi Show
Tale of Mount Berapi Show
Team KiteJalan With the Tale of Mount Berapi Casts

Lunch was served just outside of the Wildlife Theater and the event ended here but our team spent some quality time together at the Zambezi River! 

Lunch Served for the Media

Special thanks to Sunway Lagoon for having us and looking forward for more to come in near future. Looking at the newly downloaded map, there are so many "New and Must Try" and even a "Coming Soon" ride which I will need to visit Sunway Lagoon again for next trip. 

Looking for your best day ever? Sunway Lagoon is the place where "Your Best Day Ever Begins Here!"

Stay tuned for their next "Swim. Scream. Slide. Day.Light.Fright. event, okay guys? 

For more information or latest promotion by Sunway Lagoon, kindly visit their:

Website: Sunway Lagoon Official Website

Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia (Sunway Lagoon Google Map)

Contact Number: +603 5639 0000

Fax: +603 5639 0050

Email: ask_lagoon@sunway.com.my

Operating Hours: 

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Wednesday - Monday (10.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.)

Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon 

Weekdays: 11.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.

Weekends: 10.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.

The Park is closed every Tuesday except on Malaysian School & Public Holidays

Signing Off and Take Care Till We Meet Again On My Next Post!

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17 comments

  1. Lama dah sis tak pergi Sunway Lagoon. Dah banyak dah tarikan menarik kat Sunway Lagoon ni. Nanti sis kena plan dengan family la enjoy our time dekat sini.

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  2. I want to go see pinky😍 Anyway congrats to sunway lagoon on their new attractions. And Pinky...

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  3. last pergi Sunway masa concert Fifth Harmony dulu, then rupanya byk dah berubah dalam ni.. nmpk lebih menarik..ala2 madagascar

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  4. Pinky dapat rumah baru. Suka lah Pinky..floating island tu lawa sangat.
    Susah nak jumpa ungka tangan putih ni..tapi seronok kalau dapat tengok aksi akrobatik dari ungka.

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  5. dah lama gila tak pergi sunway lagoon sesejak PKP ni. will bring my family here and have fun together :D

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  6. pernah sekali pergi sunway lagoon ni tahun bila ntah. makin best dan cantik pula tempat ni sekarang :)

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  7. Wow......what an exciting event. It’s also an innovative idea by Sunway Lagoon. Tq for sharing.

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  8. Waaa syok laa Pinky dapat rumah baru! Ciksun tak pernah lagi explore sunway lagoon ni..one day nak jumpa Pinky gak lah!

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  9. Sunway Lagoon neves ceases to surprise its visitors. And now with such great initiative to save the earth by making something useful - upcycling. Good job SL!

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  10. Caya tak caya, Sis belum pernah lagi pergi Sunway Lagoon ni tau hehehehe...baik invite media atau personal...entah bilalah nk gi..suka nengok orang pergi explore semua...

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  11. Antara tarikan terbaru dari Sunway Lagoon. Baru sunway ni selalu tukar2 tarikan. Pengunjung tak bosan n sentiasa enjoy

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  12. Lama tak ke sunway lagoon. Banyak dah aktiviti menarik sekarang ni. Nak bawa anak2 lah berhibur dekat sana nanti. Sure dorang suka.

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  13. Gibbon is siamang right? Lucky her when people decided for her new home pinky deco style. Not bad Sunway Lagoon nowadays always come up with new events. Gracias sharing bout it. Looking fwd the next one.

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  14. Waaah seronoknya. Comel je nama Pinky. Enjoy sungguh media event ni. All the best Sunway Lagoon.

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  15. Wah banyak aktiviti kat sunway.. Menariknya rumaah pinky ni.. Nak kene bawak anak2 ke sini tengok pinky floating ni

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  16. Seronok si pinky dpt rumah baru, dpt gak invite tp xdpt dtg, skrg sunway lagoon dah byk aktiviti utk menarik minat org luar terutama bila cuti sekolah

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  17. lama tak ke sunway lagoon. rasa mcam nak pergi pulak sebab dah lama tak buat outdoor activity :)

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