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Bor­neo Sea Walk­ing & Sapi Is­land

(08 844 8409/www.amaz­ing-bor­neo. com). 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’s done, snor­kel­ing 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), RM350 per per­son; (4-6 per­sons), RM330 per per­son; (7 peo­ple and above), RM300 per per­son.

Learn to swim with D Swim Acad­emy

Kom­pleks Ke­ce­mer­lan­gan Sukan Par­alimpik, Jalan Per­wira, Kam­pung Pan­dan, KL; Pana­sonic Sports Com­plex, Lot 4, Per­siaran Perk­i­lan­gan Sec­tion 21, Shah Alam (www.dswimacademy.com). Yes, from Novem­ber 22 the Na­tional Aquatic Sports Cen­tre will be closed for ren­o­va­tion, but fret not, you can sign the kids up for a pro­gramme of ten classes over the school hol­i­days, start­ing from Novem­ber 24. Th­ese classes will take place at DSA Kam­pung Pan­dan and DSA Shah Alam (the Pana­sonic Sports Com­plex) and will cater to Kid­die Swim­mers (three- to four-year-olds) and Ju­nior Swim­mers (five- to 12–year-olds). Start­ing Nov 24, ev­ery Tue and Thu. RM50 reg­is­tra­tion fee for new mem­bers; RM300 for ten classes. Pe­nang is pro­vid­ing a guar­an­teed so­lu­tion to this mind-bog­gling prob­lem: A foam party. Send your kids over to the pool for a fun-filled, ‘foam-tas­tic’ time that’s enough to brighten up even the grump­i­est of kids. First Satur­day of the month, 5-7pm (for kids only). RM20 per kid.

Sun Day Out

The School at Jaya One, 72A Jalan Univer­siti, PJ (www.th­eschool.my). Ev­ery Sun­day, hit up the 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 seven-year-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.

Wheelie Sun­day

Pub­lika, So­laris Du­ta­mas (www.pub­lika. com.my). Ev­ery Sun­day from 7am to 10am, the kind peo­ple at Pub­lika block off all of the com­pound’s in­ter­nal roads so that they’re safely car-free for cy­cling pur­poses. Ev­ery­one and any­one can turn up and ride, and if you don’t have your own bike you can rent one for free on the premises. Rollerblades and skates are also wel­come and when the roads re­open at 10am, you can head in­doors for brunch at any one of Pub­lika’s cafés. It’s a great, safe way to get the kids out and about with­out hav­ing to leave the city. Ev­ery Sun­day, 7-10am.

Liv­ing Arts hol­i­day pro­gramme

Liv­ing Arts Dance Stu­dio, 2nd Floor, Jalan BK 5A/1, Gi­ant Hyper­mar­ket, Ban­dar Kin­rara, Pu­chong, Se­lan­gor (012 735 7244/liv­ing-arts.com.my). This five-day hol­i­day pro­gramme will bring to­gether a range of fun ac­tiv­i­ties and work­shops for kids in­clud­ing Chi­nese dance fu­sion, med­i­ta­tion, gym­nas­tics, Zumba and even a science work­shop. The classes will be di­vided into two age groups, four- to six- and seven- to 12-year-olds. Kids can en­roll in the pro­gramme for one day to take ad­van­tage of a par­tic­u­lar area of in­ter­est or enjoy the en­tire week of classes. time, in­stead of to the re­frig­er­a­tor. To top it all off there will be var­i­ous car­ni­val ac­tiv­i­ties and per­for­mances fol­low­ing the run, making this a per­fect fam­ily evening. Sat, Dec 26, 4pm. 3km or 5km course avail­able. RM100 per par­tic­i­pant.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Stars Archery

(www.starsarchery.com). With out­lets all across the na­tion, in­clud­ing Kota Kin­a­balu (Imago Mall & 1 Bor­neo Mall), Kuching (Ci­tyONE Mega­mall), Se­lan­gor (Sun­way Pyra­mid), KL (Ber­jaya Times Square and Aeon AU2 Mall) and Malacca (Mahkota Pa­rade), this is the place to go if you’ve got a bud­ding Kat­niss Everdeen on your hands. You can also learn how to shoot a tar­get with a blow­pipe – it’s a bit of a niche skill th­ese days but the kids will surely enjoy it. Check web­site for pric­ing and pack­ages.

KL & Sur­rounds

Michael’s Bad­minton Acad­emy

Lot 5462, Jalan Per­siaran Pu­teri 1, Ban­dar Pu­teri, Pu­chong (03 9101 8061); Lot 10949, Jalan SS24/10, Ta­man Me­gah, PJ (03 7803 4166/www.mba101bad­minton.com). Michael’s Bad­minton Acad­emy (MBA) has steadily be­come the go-to des­ti­na­tion for young­sters hop­ing to emu­late Lee Chong Wei. They or­gan­ise bad­minton lessons, longer cour­ses and even chil­dren’s camps, which in­clude pro­fes­sional coach­ing and overnight stays at the cen­tre dor­mi­to­ries. The kids can look for­ward to test­ing their skills on rub­berised and par­quet courts that reg­u­larly play host to in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments. Daily, 9am-11pm. Call to check on ex­tended open­ing hours on cer­tain days. Court rental from RM21 per hour. old, usu­ally held on Satur­day morn­ings from 10am to 12 noon. Con­tact club for more de­tails.

G-Force X

Sun­way La­goon, 3 Jalan PJS 11/11, Ban­dar Sun­way, PJ (03 5639 0000/ www.sun­way­la­goon.com). Does bungee jump­ing with­out hav­ing to jump off a bridge sound like your thing? Then this is the per­fect place to give it a go. Par­tic­i­pants are re­strained in a sky­ward­fac­ing re­clin­ing seat. There are two seats to a cap­sule, so you don’t have to do this alone. The ride takes you from zero to 120 kilo­me­tres per hour in two sec­onds so hold on tight. Suit­able for older chil­dren. En­trance to the park does not in­clude the price of the ride. G-Force X: RM64; (MyKad hold­ers) RM32.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Oxbold Ex­treme Sports

5-1, First floor, Jalan PJS 8/17, Sun­way Men­tari, Ban­dar Sun­way, PJ (019 663 8336/ www.oxbold.com). Oxbold Ex­treme Sports, true to its name, of­fers paraglid­ing for kids ages ten and above. Watch as your child takes to the skies on an in­flat­able wing. We prom­ise it’s safer than it sounds and will prob­a­bly be one of the top five mo­ments in their lives. Flights are on tan­dem paraglid­ers with a qual­i­fied in­struc­tor, with flight sites in Negeri Sem­bi­lan and in the out­skirts of KL. Oxbold can also or­gan­ise white wa­ter raft­ing, scuba div­ing, car drift­ing and one-day pi­lot ex­pe­ri­ences. And that’s just scratch­ing the sur­face of the host of ac­tiv­i­ties they have. This is the place for ev­ery­one in the fam­ily to enjoy an adren­a­line-pump­ing time. Of­fice and show­room open via ap­point­ment only. RM300 for tan­dem paraglid­ing.

Skytrex Ad­ven­ture

Ta­man Botani Ne­gara Shah Alam, Jalan Liku 8/1, Bukit Ca­haya, Seri Alam, Shah Alam, Se­lan­gor (013 276 9841); Jalan Teluk Yu, Kam­pung Kok, Langkawi (019 280 5679/www.skytrex-ad­ven­ture.com). Young and old will love the chal­lenges of this sky high ob­sta­cle course: get young ones in­volved in the Lit­tle Ad­ven­ture (23 chal­lenges) or the Lit­tle Leg­end Ad­ven­ture in Langkawi, which con­sists of 18 ad­ven­ture chal­lenges of vary­ing dif­fi­culty lev­els. This ac­tiv­ity is open to those with a min­i­mum height of 1.1 me­tres. There are other cour­ses of a more dif­fi­cult na­ture such as Big Thrill (26 chal­lenges) or Ea­gle Thrill (29 chal­lenges) and Ex­treme Chal­lenge (34 chal­lenges) or Is­land Ex­treme (33 chal­lenges), and only open to those taller than 1.5m. (Shah Alam) Daily, 9am-6pm. Lit­tle Ad­ven­ture, RM35; Big Thrill, RM45; Ex­treme Chal­lenge, RM55. (Langkawi) Daily, 9am-3pm. Lit­tle Leg­end Ad­ven­ture, RM45; Ea­gle Thrill, RM55; Is­land Ex­treme, RM65; Walk-in, Lit­tle Leg­end Ad­ven­ture, RM50; Ea­gle Thrill, RM60; Is­land Ex­treme, RM70.

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