Singapore (June 18, 2014) /PRNewswire/ — Funtasy Island Development (FID) Pte Ltd has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Seven Seas Funtasy Venture Pte Ltd for the development of the world’s largest eco-themepark on Funtasy Island.
The World’s Largest Eco-Theme Park seats on 328 hectares of private island space. Spanning over 300 hectare of a natural eco-park boasts a thematic haven rich in biodiversity where one can enjoy its natural setting. A diverse range of exciting attractions and a multi-million integrated ecological playground awaits guests who love nature. The island provides various outdoor activities, thrilling adventure from sailing, snorkelling, diving, nature walks, spas, dining and clubbing. A remarkable “Eco-theme park” experience is mainly contributed by the natural geographic formations of its location within the beautiful islands of Riau. True to its form, Riau Islands is endowed with abundant tourist attractions, beautiful beaches and interesting indigenous culture. The sea is essential in these islands as a place for locals to fish and to trade. The perfect place to conjure the concept of an Eco-theme park as it has all the natural ingredients for a heavenly perfect destination. A refreshing treat for the nature-lover, who truly appreciate under the sea adventure and forest ride
The 1st Phase comprises of 8 key eco-zones where you will have a personal encounter with nature:
Avatar is the manifestation of your deepest imagination
The Avatar Habitat features various bird species, each different but equally majestic in their feathered glory as they soar in the skies. You can hold and feed these winged friends such as Birds of Prey, Parrots and Lorries. Get to know mysterious nocturnal birds such as owls with a mesmerizing silent flight demonstration. And explore The Avatar in a night trail with the Avatar Night Vision Goggle. The Baobab Treetop Promenade is also located inside the attraction to start the avatar walk-through experience.
A lush rainforest filled with abundant flora and fauna, the sights, sounds and interaction will assail your senses in a huge way. Embrace the calming effects of being surrounded by nature all around. As you meet new creatures in their glorious home, this promises to be a journey that you will always remember.
Get up close and personal with various monkeys species set in a beautiful rain forest where they live in total freedom. Their acrobatic moves and antics are an entertaining sight to behold.
MANGROVE SAFARI RIDE
Explore the amazing mangrove forest by boat. Take a leisurely ride with the whole family on an exploratory river adventure by the Mangroves.
RIAU JUNGLE EXPLORER
Listen to a natural symphony as you meet different flora and fauna in the Riau Jungle Explorer and glimpse into a breathtaking sea life view of freshwater fishes. One of the largest freshwater fishes in the world which is the Arapaima are featured in this cool attraction, these giants can reach 9 feet (2.75 meters) long and weigh up to 440 pounds (200 kilograms). Though araphaimas can stay underwater for 10 to 20 minutes, they tend to remain near the water’s surface, where they hunt and emerge often to breathe with a coughing noise. To give a thrill in this attraction, crocodiles are seen in the distance. These tropical species have been around for about 55 million years. Many species are on a brink of extinction so special care is given to conserve these ferocious creatures.
The crystal clear waters of Funtasy Island allow for easy viewing of the fascinating underwater world of the underwater coast, which is home to an assortment of marine life including colourful tropical fish and stingrays. The place is just magnificent for every diving or snorkelling enthusiasts. Explore underwater marvels in Aquanaut sea walking or go island exploring in an exhilarating boat ride.
DOLPHIN DISCOVERY HABITAT
Here at Funtasy Island Eco-theme Park, Swimming with Dolphins is guaranteed to be a fun and entertaining experience! It offers guests to experience a personal playtime with dolphins as they charm you with their stunts and adorable interaction. Dip in the water and glide along with the dolphins, receive a wet kiss and play with them. A marine sanctuary for dolphins, they are given ample care and attention as well studies on breeding behaviour.
DEEP OCEAN WONDER
The Deep Ocean Wonder is designed to provide insight in almost all sea species that can be found in Asia. The DEEP OCEAN aspires to house famous myriad of sea creatures in 25,000 cubic meters of water. Aside from about seven shark species, you will be able to find about 3,500 other kinds of fish and aquatic life in this aquarium native to the ocean and the seas of Riau Island. Enjoy your leisurely swim with the Whale Sharks.
Funtasy Island, located 16km south of Singapore
Located on Riau Islands, Indonesia and slated to open in 2015, Funtasy Island will house the World’s Largest Eco Theme Park, hotel suites and villas complementing retail, convention, dining and recreational facilities — all spread over 810 acres of pristine tropical islands situated in the Riau region.
A mere 16 kilometres off the coast of Singapore, Funtasy Island will be accessible via a 20-minute luxury yacht or ferry ride from the Harbourfront ferry terminal.
The island is approximately two-thirds the size of Sentosa island, with 70% of its total area being preserved as a nature sanctuary.
Eco-themed activities will include aquaculture tours in the surrounding waters as well as nature trails, allowing visitors to explore the island’s unspoiled environment.
Upon completion Funtasy Island shall be the first development of its kind near Singapore, keeping holidaymakers and corporate travellers close to attractions such as Universal Studios, Resorts World, Marina Bay Sands, and Orchard Road, whilst enjoying the natural seclusion of a private island.
The World’s Largest Eco-Theme Park will be built, operated and managed by Seven Seas Funtasy Development Pte Ltd.
Mr Lim Chee Yong, Seven Seas Funtasy Venture Pte Ltd Managing Director, commented: “Funtasy Island is the Avatar of our unique Eco-Theme Experiences: Dolphin Habitat, Deep Blue Ocean and Avatar Habitat. Because of Funtasy Island’s close location to Singapore and the island’s inherent beauty, we have decided to deploy our assets to this island. It gives me great pleasure to develop the most unique Eco Theme Park on Funtasy Island. Welcome to Seven Seas. ”
Mr Michael Yong, FID Managing Director, added: “We are impressed with Seven Seas’ creative theme concepts with Nature as evident in their successful projects in Korea, China and Philippines. And with the exciting phases that they have laid out for Funtasy Island over the next 10 years, we are confident that Seven Seas on Funtasy Island will be an exciting stop-over from tourists all over the world; boosting our visitor growth rate of 10% per annum. Welcome to SEVEN SEAS — World’s Largest Eco-Theme Park at Funtasy Island.”
Also on hand to witness the signing ceremony was Mr Ade Seohari, Chairman of Funtasy Island Development Pte Ltd.