And the award for best attraction goes to…!
These days, the words “amusement park” and “attractions” don’t merely conjure up images of Disneyland and its wonderful parade Disney characters. Asia, especially, has contributed more than her share of wonders. Aside from the Disneyland sites in Tokyo and Hong Kong, there is Sentosa and the Siam Ocean World. Other amusement parks and eco-friendly attractions have also made themselves known.
And now, for the first time ever, an event in honor of Asia’s finest theme parks and attractions will be held. The Asian Attraction Awards (AAA) will be presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and AXN Asia on June 28, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Awards is divided into categories such as Large Attraction (1.5 million visitors & above), Medium Attraction (0.5 to 1.499 million visitors), Small Attraction (below 500,000 visitors) and Theme Park (Zoo, Aquarium, Water Park, Heritage & Culture). Winning attractions will be chosen, not by a panel of judges, but by the public who have voted online or via text message. The event will be televised in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and India. The media coverage will span a total of 22 countries in Asia, reaching out to over 75 million cable subscribers.
This event will not merely serve to commemorate the people’s favorite attractions, it will also serve to boost the excitement in Asian tourism. At the moment, top attractions include: The Ngong Ping 360, Ocean Park in Hong Kong, the Jurong Bird Park and Thailand’s Dream World.
For interested voters, you can log on to the Asian Attractions Awards website.