PETALING JAYA FUTSAL CLUB
A former La Sallian and futsal team captain, Ebenezer Lasal founded the Petaling Jaya Futsal Club in October 2014. Aiming to provide a platform for youngsters to realise their potential in the game of futsal and to promote important life values, Eben and his friend Jeff began coaching in an outdoor futsal court nearby Pantai Dalam. Eben had hoped simply to exercise his coaching skills after an awkward fall during a game left him in the hospital requiring surgery on his knee. Creating a positive environment in which the kids can learn and grow both as a person and player, Eben and co started from scratch developing integral values like trust and respect, teamwork, confidence, integrity and a ‘never say die’ attitude among the neighbourhood kids. After two months, they started training in Samba De Futsal to avoid bad weather but that affected the cost given that the training provided was free at the time. They were in desperate need of a sponsor and in April 2015 a company called YINSON came into the picture. This has allowed them to not only have consistent training sessions weekly, but also to take part in friendly matches and tournaments. With 30 active senior players and 15 junior players divided by age and gender, Petaling Jaya Futsal Club is rapidly growing. As for Eben, the road to recovery is a long one; it’s been almost a year without futsal, but it’s been a most productive year by anyone’s measure. Shashi@wags Sports Planet Subang Grand, Lot 604, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Taman Perindustrian Subang, Subang Jaya, Selangor (019 555 5755/www.facebook. com/petalingjayafutsalclub). 12-14 years & 16 years/ seniors, Sun, 1-3pm; Girls’ team, Thu, 8-10pm. RM10 per month.
First World Indoor Theme Park
Genting Highlands (03 2718 1118/www. rwgenting.com). The First World Indoor theme park has been operating since the ’70s and it shows. Located inside the First World Plaza, the Indoor Theme Park has a variety of thrill rides, including a tacky but fun haunted house, and scenery attractions like Snow World. The outdoor part of the theme park is currently closed for the construction of the world’s first 20th Century Fox World theme park – it’s set to be completed in 2016. Daily, 10am-6pm. Adults, RM29.70; Children, RM31.80.
828 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang (04 881 1106/www.escape.my). Get your kids to love the outdoors again! Surrounded by sprawling greenery, this fantastic family-friendly theme park has a mix of uniquely designed attractions like Atan’s Leap (a free-fall jump), Gecko Tower (where you can race against each other to the top) and Tubby Racer (whoosh down the dry-ski slope – it’s faster than you think). We like the fact that these games are slightly challenging and that adults can get involved too, which adds to the fun. Bring gloves for the rope-climbing Monkey Business. A water park and an in-house treetop hotel are in the works. Tue-Sun, 9am-6pm; School holidays, Daily, 9am-6pm. (Ages 3 and below) Free; (Ages 4-12) RM50; (Ages 13-60) RM72; (Ages 61 and above) Free, if accompanied by paying guest.
Jump Street Asia
8A Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, PJ, Selangor; Atrium, D’Piazza Mall, 70 Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, Penang (1 800 885 867/www. jumpstreetasia.com). This fun trampoline park now has two locations; PJ and Penang. This time with new
Sungai Kampar White Water Rafting
Gopeng (03 7958 5152/www. nomadadventure.com). One of the more exciting white water rafting spots in Malaysia, Sungai Kampar is a favourite among rafting enthusiasts. It’s recommended for kids 12 years and above and they can learn white water rafting, water rescue skills and rope courses in addition to responsible treatment of the environment and more. Take a look at their website for their exciting holiday camps. Give them a call to book packages.