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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. rw­gent­ 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.


ES­CAPE Ad­ven­ture­play

828 Jalan Teluk Ba­hang, Teluk Ba­hang (04 881 1106/­ 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.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

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. jump­stree­ta­ 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. no­madad­ven­ 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.

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