GEORGE TOWN, June 2 – ESCAPE Penang, the nature-based retro-eco adventure park operated by Sim Leisure Group, has secured a remarkable achievement by claiming the third position in Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2022 Best of the Best – Asia. This recognition places ESCAPE Penang among the top-rated amusement and water parks in Asia, surpassing larger and more established global theme park brands. The park’s success highlights Malaysia’s tourism industry and showcases Penang as a prominent destination on the world map.

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, relies on real traveler reviews and opinions to determine the winners of its annual Travellers’ Choice awards. ESCAPE Penang’s exceptional ranking is a testament to its ability to deliver what consumers desire. The park’s unique offerings, driven by innovation, creativity, and environmentally-friendly practices, have propelled it to surpass renowned entities in Hong Kong, Japan, and Dubai. Notably, ESCAPE Penang is the only theme park in Malaysia to hold a 5-star rating on Tripadvisor.

Sim Leisure Group, the leading theme park and leisure specialist in Malaysia, has carved a niche for itself in the industry through its homegrown ESCAPE brand of theme parks. Unlike other attractions that have come and gone, Sim Leisure Group’s dedication to pushing boundaries and creating unforgettable experiences has solidified its position and contributed to the elevation of Penang and Malaysia’s tourism industry. The success of ESCAPE Penang reinforces the company’s commitment to staying true to its ethos and philosophy.

During the award presentation ceremony, Dato’ Sim, Founder and Executive Chairman of Sim Leisure Group, received the accolade from YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, the Penang Chief Minister. Chow commended the Group for its inventiveness and its role in promoting Malaysia’s attractions and tourism industry. He emphasized the significance of Sim Leisure Group’s achievement in putting Malaysia on the world map for exceptional theme parks and attractions.

Sim Leisure Group’s international reputation in the theme park and leisure industry is unparalleled. With a portfolio of 300 international theme park projects, including renowned attractions such as DreamWorks and MOTIONGATE™ Theme Park Dubai, the group has earned recognition for its expertise and innovation. The group’s approach to theme parks, focused on delivering “low impact, high fun” experiences, has been instrumental in its enduring success.

The ESCAPE brand exemplifies Sim Leisure Group’s commitment to nature-centric experiences and childhood nostalgia. Since its inception in 2012, ESCAPE Penang has captivated 1.2 million visitors from around the world. The park’s immersive and distinctive attractions are designed to reconnect visitors with nature and foster eco-literacy, especially among younger generations. ESCAPE Penang stands as a testament to the power of sustainability in the leisure industry, transforming a former brownfield site into a thriving green playground.

Building on its successes, the ESCAPE brand is expanding its retro-eco concept globally. In addition to upcoming parks in Ipoh and Cameron Highlands, ESCAPE aims to establish a presence across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The brand’s focus on innovation, sustainability, and customer preferences drives its continuous evolution and ensures the creation of refreshing experiences for visitors worldwide. As ESCAPE Penang celebrates its recognition as one of the top amusement and water parks in Asia, the park continues to promote appreciation for the great outdoors.

The recently unveiled Base Camp, Malaysia’s first pet-friendly travel destination, offers visitors a 2-acre camping site immersed in nature. With modern amenities and a focus on comfort, the Base Camp provides a safe and enjoyable way for guests to embrace the wonders of the natural world. ESCAPE Penang’s achievement reinforces Malaysia’s position as a global tourist destination and showcases Sim Leisure Group’s dedication to crafting extraordinary theme park experiences.

With its unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainability, and creating unforgettable memories, ESCAPE Penang sets the bar high for amusement and water parks in Asia and beyond.

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