Owner of Legoland Malaysia considers selling popular theme park

The theme park could be valued at around RM1 billion (S$332 million) including debt, people with knowledge of the matter said.
The theme park could be valued at around RM1 billion (S$332 million) including debt, people with knowledge of the matter said.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional is weighing a sale of Legoland Malaysia Resort, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The theme park could be valued at around RM1 billion (S$332 million) including debt, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.

Khazanah is considering the potential divestment as part of its review of non-core assets, according to the people.

Legoland Malaysia, located in the southern state of Johor, is owned by a Khazanah unit and operated by Merlin Entertainments.

It is the first Lego-themed park in Asia, covering an area equivalent to over 50 soccer fields, with more than 15,000 Lego models made from over 60 million bricks.

No final decisions have been made, and Khazanah could decide to keep the property, the people said.

 
 

Khazanah will consider selling Legoland if there is a good offer, managing director Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said at press conference on Tuesday (March 5) in Kuala Lumpur.

The fund is not currently in talks with anyone, according to Datuk Shahril.