Bugis Waterpark Adventure opened in Indonesia!
Bugis Waterpark Adventure, Indonesia’s newest waterpark for heart-pounding water rides, cute creepy-crawlies and a serene, natural setting opened on May 27th. The park in Perumahan Bukit Baruga, Antang, Makassar, in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, has a serene theme designed to replicate the rural areas of the region.
Recognizing the Region’s Culture
Bugis Waterpark Adventure opened on May 27, attracting thousands to its 7 hectares (~7 acres). After years of planning and construction by Pt. Baruga Asrinusa Development, Kalla Group (Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia), in collaboration with Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems (Istanbul, Turkey), and Polin’s Agent in Indonesia Hardjonosigit; the site is now one of the largest waterparks ever built in Indonesia.
While the park’s developers and designers were intent on creating a world-class waterpark, they also wanted to maintain the region’s traditional cultures and values. Thus, not only does the overall park reflect that heritage but so do the rides’ names and the verbiage used to denote its various zones. Specifically, those zones are:
- Allabuang (harbor or port)
- Kampong Rilau (fishing village)
- Goa Bartu Kalibampa (butterfly caves).
Adwin Pratama, Marketing and Advertising Manager for Bugis, says they wanted to offer an attraction that was entertaining but also educational. “We wanted the park to reflect the values and philosophy of the area—to give children and their families an opportunity to learn more about the culture and language of the Bugis.”
Historically, the Bugis are an Austronesian ethnic group in South Sulawesi. Although many Bugis live in port cities like Makassar, most traditionally have been farmers who grow rice on the wet, lowland plains or who work as traders, hunters, craftsmen or fishermen. Many outside the bigger cities live in stilted houses up to 9 feet or more off the ground. During the growing season, some family members live in small huts located in the fields.
To maintain the historical ties to the Bugis’s legacy, the park has christened its 10 attractions with appropriate Bugis-language monikers. For example, the Malippuno, a rafting slide, means “dizzying” based on the twisting, turning path that riders experience.
Other attractions at the park include:
- Pipa Wae (Polin’s Aquatube, a fast body slide that is the longest in Indonesia at 150 meters or 492 feet)
- Matanre (Polin’s Free Fall speed slide)
- Tappasorong (Polin’s Multi Slide with side-by-side lanes and mat-based racing)
- Mattulili (a body slide)
- Mapettang (Polin’s Black Hole, an enclosed slide employing inner tubes)
- Wae Massolo (a leisure river)
- Kollang Ana’Ana (a children’s pool)
- Kollang Piji’ (a whirl pool)
- Kollang To’Lompo (a main pool)
Oz Ikiz from Polin Sales Team, defined the waterpark experience at Bugis as one that local residents will appreciate, as well as visitors to the region. “The park takes guests back to a simpler time where they can relax and forget about the rush of the modern world,” he says.
Some Bugis Basics
Operating days: Tuesday–Sunday
Operating hours: 9 a.m. –6 p.m.
- Tuesday–Friday: Rp 50,000 (EUR€4.5 /US$5.65)
- Saturday–Sunday: Rp 100,000 (EUR€9/US$11.30)
Bugis Waterpark Adventure, Kalla Group
Pt. Baruga Asrinusa Development
Jl. Raya Baruga No. 1
Makassar, Indonesia 90234
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More on Bugis
The Bugis Adventure Waterpark was developed by Pt. Baruga Asrinusa, a subsidiary of Kalla Group. Pt. Baruga Asrinusa is a fast-growing residential developer in eastern Indonesia. The company recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in conjunction with the opening of Bugis Waterpark. For more information, visit http://www.mediakalla.com/?p=1705.
More on Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems
Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems was founded in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1976 and has become one of the world’s leading companies in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks, waterslides and water-play attractions. Polin is intimately involved in all the projects it takes on, guiding each step from concept to completion. Polin has been a pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. Since 2006, Polin has converted more than 95 percent of its annual fiberglass production to resin transfer molding (RTM). Polin offers both bowl rides and family rides featuring RTM techniques. Polin also offers its unique and patented Natural Light Effect technology, Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and translucent RTM waterslides. Polin features a wide range of slides, including signature rides such as the patented King Cobra, Magic Spheres, Spheres, Magi Cone and Space Shuttle. Polin is committed to providing the best-quality product and service by investing in continuous research and development. The company plans to further expand its L-RTM line while introducing new signature rides and innovations. For more information, visit www.polin.com.tr.
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