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AZAM SARAWAK GETS SNEAK PEEK OF FIRST VIRTUAL PARK IN MALAYSIA

KUCHING: In line with Sarawak’s Digital Economy strategy, virtual reality (VR) technology will become an increasingly important and accessible tool in various industries as we move towards realizing Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).

To become familiarized with the potentials of this technology in realizing Sarawak’s digital economy, Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak), Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) and Faradale Media-M (FMM) board members and staff organized a familiarization visit to D-Virtual Park on 10 March 2020.

To be officially launched on March 23, D-Virtual Park will be the first virtual reality (VR) theme park in Borneo.

Chilling out at the café at D-Virtual Park.
Chilling out at the café at D-Virtual Park.

Located at Serba Dinamik facilities and Smart Hub in Kota Samarahan, the site also houses the Serba DigitalX FabLab (community and innovation lab) and SDx Studio (co-working space) and are among the key developments of the Smart-Integrated Project that includes the one-of-a-kind D-Virtual Park, ESports Arena, and D-Tamu (digital kiosks for hawker centres and local traders).

“This is the new lifestyle and community hub that can boost creativity and innovation. Thus the establishment of Serba DigitalX (SDx) as an innovation and creative hub will become a hotspot for talent and creative community to work on projects and share ideas. This initiative will not only provide an ideal environment for makers, creators, innovators, but also position Sarawak as the preferred location for startups to grow globally,” said Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, General Manager (Operation), Serba Dinamik IT Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

D-Virtual Park offers a variety of VR entertainment including a VR Speed Cruiser, VR Elevation D’Luxe, VR Gyrate, VR Gatling Gun. VR Knight Rider, and many more.

“Besides being an amusement centre, the idea behind D-Virtual Park is to create an ecosystem for the younger generation to be able to channel their creativity and it will be beneficial for many people,” he said.

Apart from familiarizing members with the facilities, the visit was also to explore potential collaborations and linkages between Serba Dinamik and the greater AZAM group in future programmes and activities.

A total of 23 board members and staff of AZAM Sarawak, SDI and FMM participated in this visit and experienced the games available at the D-Virtual Park. AZAM Sarawak board members that attended included its Acting Chairman YBhg. Datu William Patrick Nyigor, Honorary Secretary Mohamad Ariff Irwani Azahari, board members YBhg. Dato Norhyati Mohd Ismail, Alice Wee as well as AZAM Sarawak and SDI CEO Lelia Sim and FMM Managing Director Dr Maria Corazon-Cortez.

It is understood that the official launch of D-Virtual Park will also see various Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) signed between Serba Dinamik and other agencies.

For more information, contact AZAM Sarawak Communication Officer Nissa Normin at 082-411799 or email nissa@azam.org.my 

AZAM Sarawak staff experiencing the VR Gatling Fun, one of the  many VR games available at the D-Virtual Park.
AZAM Sarawak staff experiencing the VR Gatling Fun, one of the many VR games available at the D-Virtual Park.

 

A briefing by Abdul Qaiyum Alidin,General Manager (Operation), Serba Dinamik IT Solutions Sdn. Bhd. on the facilities available at D-Virtual Park.
A briefing by Abdul Qaiyum Alidin,General Manager (Operation), Serba Dinamik IT Solutions Sdn. Bhd. on the facilities available at D-Virtual Park.