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Af­ter­noon Gam­ing at Al­liance Française KL

15 Lorong Gur­ney, KL (03 2694 7880/­liance­fran­ This is one for kids learn­ing to speak French. La mé­diathèque [The li­brary] at Al­liance Française wel­comes na­tive speak­ers and be­gin­ners for an af­ter­noon of fun and games where kids can play games and ex­plain their favourite games to oth­ers. This is a great chance to make friends and im­prove their com­mand of the lan­guage. Give them a call to save a spot. Sat, Aug 22, 2-4pm. Free ad­mis­sion.

Bor­neo In­ter­na­tional Kite Fes­ti­val

Old air­port run­way, Bin­tulu, Sarawak (08 633 2011/www.bor­ This year’s kite fes­ti­val is big­ger and bet­ter than ever. Be­sides the spec­tac­u­lar kites lit­ter­ing the skies, there are other ac­tiv­i­ties in store for kids. There will be a work­shop on tra­di­tional kite mak­ing, chil­dren’s colour­ing con­tests and cul­tural night per­for­mances among the ar­ray of other events that will take place dur­ing the fes­ti­val. Sep 24-27. Free ad­mis­sion.

Bor­neo Sea Walk­ing & Sapi Is­land

(08 844 8409/ www.amaz­ing-bor­ If you thought that the only way to ex­pe­ri­ence the un­der­wa­ter world was through div­ing, then it looks like you’ve not heard of sea walk­ing. This half-day tour takes you un­der the sea wear­ing a 35kg hel­met that en­ti­tles you to a view of the beau­ti­ful un­der­wa­ter land­scape. Kids ages ten and above are el­i­gi­ble for sea walk­ing. Once that is done, snorkelling ac­tiv­i­ties and ex­cur­sions can be done at Sapi Is­land where the jade green wa­ters are great for spot­ting fishes and corals. Pick-ups and drop offs from ho­tels can be ar­ranged for RM30 per per­son. Valid till Dec 31. Child (3-11 years old), RM190; Adults: (2-3 per­sons), RM 350 per per­son; (4-6 per­sons), RM330 per per­son; (7 peo­ple and above), RM300 per per­son. to K’s Bolly Fit for a 10 per­cent


SkyWar­rior Rain­for­est Chal­lenge at Skyrides Fes­ti­vals Park

Jalan P2M, Precinct 2, Pu­tra­jaya (www.skyrides­fes­ti­ Here’s one for the hy­per­ac­tive adren­a­line junkie in the fam­ily. The SkyWar­rior Rain­for­est Chal­lenge is the latest ob­sta­cle craze at Skyrides Fes­ti­vals Park in Pu­tra­jaya. Test your fit­ness level by leap­ing across plat­forms, climb­ing through a web of ropes and swing­ing like a mon­key to get to the next chal­lenge. Suit­able for older kids and teens. Daily, 10am-10pm. At­trac­tions are sub­ject to ticket pric­ing.

Sun Day Out

The School at Jaya One, 72A Jalan Univer­siti, PJ ( Ev­ery Sun­day, hit up The School at Jaya One for a day of fam­ily fun. Ac­tiv­i­ties dif­fer from week to week but you can ex­pect clowns, food and free reign to cy­cle in the mall – for the kids, that is. Register your child (for three- to sev­enyear-olds only) at the cus­tomer ser­vice counter and he or she can make use of a free bike to pedal about be­tween 10am and 3pm. Kids can also bring their own bikes. Ev­ery Sun­day, 10am-3pm. Free ad­mis­sion.

Tra­di­tional Games Fes­ti­val

Ta­man Tasik Ti­ti­wangsa, KL (03 2614 8200/03 2072 6431). Ever won­dered what the kids of the ’80s used to play be­fore the iPad came along? Here’s your chance to ex­pose your chil­dren to the ar­ray of tra­di­tional games that are not just fun for the body but also the mind. Sep 18 & 19. Free ad­mis­sion. This award-win­ning dance stu­dio is one to keep an eye on if you have a lit­tle one who is in­ter­ested in clas­si­cal In­dian dance. Be­sides dance, the stu­dio also of­fers Car­natic vi­o­lin, North In­dian vo­cal and yoga as well. Classes are open to adults. Give them a call to check out their sched­ule.

NEW K’s Bolly Fit

Sec­ond floor, 436B Jalan 5/46, Gas­ing In­dah, PJ (012 320 5249/Face­book: KS-Bolly-Fit) Do you have a child who dances to Bol­ly­wood songs? Keep the beat alive at K’s Bolly Fit that spe­cialises in Bol­ly­wood and Zumba. The classes are vi­brant and en­er­getic, led by Ka­mal whose pas­sion for dance rubs off easily to any­one. Chil­dren from seven years on­wards are en­cour­aged to sign up. Make an ap­point­ment for a free trial class. Mon-Fri, 7-9pm.

Lit­tle Kick­ers Malaysia

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in KL (017 940 0015/012 772 0015/www.lit­tle­kick­ Lit­tle Kick­ers of­fers a fun and cre­ative way of in­tro­duc­ing football to tiny tots and kids rang­ing from 18 months to seven years old. With their phi­los­o­phy of ‘Play not Push’, this cen­tre has ex­panded from their hum­ble begin­nings in Kota Da­mansara to mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions cur­rently in Bangsar, Am­pang, six pri­vate pre-schools and one in­ter­na­tional school. Check out their web­site to find a class near your lo­ca­tion.

Movi­mento Simples de Capoeira

Plaza Da­mas, Block B-3-2, 60 Jalan Sri Har­ta­mas 1, KL (012 271 3983/ www.movi­ An Afro-Brazil­ian mar­tial art that in­cor­po­rates mu­sic, dance and ac­ro­bat­ics, capoeira strength­ens the lower and up­per body. This capoeira cen­tre also has samba and zumba classes be­sides Capoeira Cir­cuit and gen­eral capoeira classes. Capoeira is a very unique dis­ci­pline as not only does your child learn move­ment and mu­si­cal skills, but they are also in­tro­duced to a dif­fer­ent cul­ture and lan­guage. Mon-Wed, 3-4pm & 8.30-10pm; Thu-Fri, 8.30-10pm; Sat, 9.30am-12.30pm.

Pyra­mid Ice Skat­ing Academy

LL3, Sun­way Pyra­mid, Jalan PJS 11/15, Ban­dar Sun­way, PJ (03 7492 6800/ www. sun­waypyra­ The largest skat­ing school in South­east Asia has a range of cour­ses to get your kids sweep­ing across the ice grace­fully on their blades. Open seven days a week, Pyra­mid Ice trains kids from ages three and up be­sides cater­ing to be­gin­ner lev­els and ad­vanced, Olympic lev­els. All coaches are reg­is­tered and cer­ti­fied un­der the Ice Skat­ing In­sti­tute of Asia so you can be sure of qual­ity lessons. The highly pro­fes­sional Jun­gle Walla is based in Langkawi, and their em­pha­sis on en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness will be an ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney for your child. Tours are con­ducted by knowl­edge­able guides, point­ing out the great horn­bill and other rare an­i­mals with their trained eyes. There’re also man­grove river cruises, swimming tours and kayak­ing. Check the web­site for their range of tours. Call to book a tour.

Mo­rac In­ter­na­tional Kart­ing

Lot 67 Pan­tai Ce­nang, Mukim Kedawang, Langkawi (04 955 3082/ www.citykart­­icir­cuit). Go-kart and track rental ser­vices are avail­able for walk-in cus­tomers. Mo­rac oc­ca­sion­ally con­ducts go-kart lessons. It is com­pul­sory to wear a rac­ing suit, so bring your own or rent one for RM5. Daily, 10am-7pm.


The Pad­dock

Fraser’s Hill De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre, Fraser’s Hill (09 362 2195/ www.fraser­­dock.htm). Feel like shoot­ing some bulls-eyes? The Pad­dock at Fraser’s Hill has some archery ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer. Just don’t mind the smell of ma­nure from the sta­bles. Apart from archery for about RM8 each ses­sion, The Pad­dock also has horserid­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for kids. Just drive along the val­ley road from the town square and fol­low the paved road to the sta­bles.

Kuala Gan­dah Ele­phant Sanc­tu­ary

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