Resort opens new water play area


KOTA KINABALU: Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa (STAR) yesterday unveiled its new water play area.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman officiated the launch during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the area.

Also present at the ceremony were the wife of the Chief Minister, Datuk Hajah Faridah Haji Tussin, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin, Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, Yayasan Sabah director Tan Sri Khalil Datu Jamalul and STAR general manager Andrew Steele.

The resort’s communication manager, Samantha Siow, said in a press statement the new play area replaces the children playground and consists of areas dedicated for toddlers, teenagers and an interactive area for all ages.

Guests can come and enjoy theme park quality waterslides for adults and children measuring a total length of 100 meters, she said.

Additionally, the area also comes with water battle stations with water balloon launchers, and a 2,000 square meter swimming pool with tapered shoreline for children and a Jacuzzi and infinity pool section for adults.

Coco-Joe’s, the resort’s beachfront restaurant, is now a contemporary beach barbecue restaurant and bar, reflecting its new name, “Coco-Joe’s Bar and Grill”.

“The bar serves fresh seafood and steaks and a’la carte menu. The alfresco restaurant is equipped with outdoor barbeques, a separate bar area and private beach dining platforms overlooking the South China Sea,” she said.

And in line with the resort’s focus on health and wellness, the reconstruction of the health club expands into Blue Note’s previous location.

“Exclusive to guests and club members, the facility is fitted with the latest gym equipment in addition to dedicated areas for cardio weights, pilates and personal training, complemented with a juice bar, sauna and male and female oriented zones,” she said.

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