Joe Jackson invests in 'Happyland' park

February 14, 2011 8:01:11 AM PST
Joe Jackson, father of late king of pop Michael Jackson, is in Vietnam to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a five-star hotel and amusement park called 'Happyland.' Online newspaper VietnamNet says Jackson, 82, was at the groundbreaking Monday as one of the investors in the $2 billion, five-star 1,000-room hotel and amusement park in southern Long An province, located about 20 minutes outside Ho Chi Minh City. It is scheduled to be finished in 2014, and is designed to attract up to 14 million visitors annually.

Vietnam has promoted the project -- which includes a water park, theaters and restaurants -- as the region's largest entertainment complex.