Borneo’s first Samarahan VIRTUAL REALITY THEME PARK

Borneo’s first Samarahan VIRTUAL REALITY THEME PARK

KUALA LUMPUR: Borneo’s very first virtual reality (VR) theme park is expected to be launched in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak by Serba Dinamik next month. Serba Dinamik group managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah believes that D-Virtual Park has enough content to entertain visitors of all ages. “This project has received tremendous support and a big thumbs-up from the Sarawak government as well as various agencies. “It will be very beneficial for many people,” he said during an interview at Menara Serba Dinamik here yesterday. He pointed out that this would be Malaysia’s first ever VR theme park to include hologram technology. According to him, 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. The park offers a variety of VR entertainment, including a flight simulator called VR Elevation D’Luxe and a battleground simulator called VR Knight Rider. “We are collaborating with a Sarawak-based start-up...
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Indonesia’s fifth unicorn startup is OVO

Indonesia’s fifth unicorn startup is OVO

Finance Asia stated that the valuation of OVO has reached US$2.9 billion or more than IDR40 trillion Earlier this year, former OVO Director Johnny Widodo (now CEO of BeliMobilGue) stated in an interview with CNBC Indonesia that the digital payments platform has become one of the startups with more than US$1 billion valuations –a title commonly known as a unicorn. The narrative seemed to get toned down a bit as Indonesia continued to be known to have four unicorn startups: gojek, Tokopedia, Traveloka, and Bukalapak. However, Finance Asia in its report last week cited a source that claimed OVO to have reached unicorn status through its latest funding round at US$2.9 billion valuations. A number that might have become obsolete today. Commenting on the report, our source at OVO did not deny that the company –which has Lippo Group, Tokyo Century Corp, Grab, and Tokopedia– has reached unicorn status. The 2018 Startup Report that DSResearch team has launched placed OVO as one of the...
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