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KL & Sur­rounds DIS­TRICT 21

AT6, IOI City Mall, Le­buh IRC, IOI Re­sort City, Pu­tra­jaya (03 8328 8888/ www.dis­trict21.com.my). This apoc­a­lypse-themed ad­ven­ture theme park is lo­cated in Pu­tra­jaya’s IOI City Mall. There are 11 ac­tion-packed at­trac­tions de­signed to get your heart pump­ing and mus­cles mov­ing. Don’t miss the world’s first in­door glider, The Roller Glider, which is a mix of a zip line and a roller coaster. It’s a dis­com­bob­u­lat­ing com­bi­na­tion. Mon-Thu & Sun, 12noon-8pm; Fri-Sat, 12noon-10pm; Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 10am-10pm. (Tick­ets) Ac­tive pass, RM58 (week­days); RM75 (week­ends/school & pub­lic hol­i­days); Ac­com­pa­ny­ing adult pass, RM10; Kids be­low 90cm & Dis­abled per­son, free.

KidZa­nia

Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mu­tiara Da­mansara, PJ (1 300 885 439/ www.kidza­nia.com.my). KidZa­nia comes highly rec­om­mended for young­sters, and it’s one place you won’t find roller coast­ers or dis­tract­ing ar­cade games. In­stead, kids can choose from over 90 pro­fes­sions across over 60 dif­fer­ent work­places. Your am­bi­tious lit­tle pi­lot, po­lice of­fi­cer, fire fighter, jour­nal­ist, den­tist or fash­ion de­signer can get in­volved in role play to learn more about his or her cho­sen pro­fes­sion. The safe and fun en­vi­ron­ment is a great place for kids to play grownup for the day. Mums and Dads, you guys bet­ter start learn­ing the KidZa­nia lingo right now. Mon-Fri & Sun, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-7pm; School & Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 10am-9pm. (Walkin fee) Ages 2-3, RM39; (Ages 4-17) RM80; Adults, RM39; Se­nior cit­i­zens, RM33.

Sun­way La­goon

3 Jalan PJS 11/11, Ban­dar Sun­way, PJ (03 5639 0000/ www.sun­way­la­goon.com). With over 80 at­trac­tions spread across this mam­moth park, Sun­way La­goon is, without a doubt, one of Malaysia’s most pop­u­lar theme parks. Kids will be spoilt for choice with myr­iad rides and at­trac­tions such as the Scream Park, Ex­treme Park, Wa­ter Park and Amuse­ment Park. Sun­way La­goon also plays host to the coun­try’s largest wa­ter ride, the Vu­vuzela. For the best ex­pe­ri­ence, avoid school hol­i­days as it tends to be over­crowded. In­stead, opt for week­days or reg­u­lar week­ends. Keep your eyes peeled for spe­cial deals and pro­mo­tions on the theme park’s web­site. Daily, 10am-6pm. (Ages 11 and be­low) RM120; (Ages 12 and above) RM150; Se­nior cit­i­zens, RM120.

Jo­hor An­gry Birds Ac­tiv­ity Park

Level 3, KOMTAR JBCC, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Jo­hor Bahru (07 221 0260/ an­gry­bird­s­ac­tiv­i­ty­park.my). Take your An­gry Birds fun off the screen and into re­al­ity at this theme park lo­cated in KOMTAR JBCC. The park is di­vided into four zones: Dan­ger Zone, Utopia, Clas­sic and South Beach. Kids can whizz about on scoot­ers, fear­lessly fling them­selves into gi­ant foam pits, go drift­ing in go-karts, and of course, play the An­gry Birds video game. Daily, 10am-10pm. Sin­gle en­try, RM75; (MyKad/MyKid hold­ers) RM60.

LEGOLAND

7 Jalan Legoland, Ban­dar Me­dini Iskan­dar Malaysia, Nusa­jaya (07 597 8888/ www.legoland.com.my). With more than 70 rides, shows and at­trac­tions spread across seven themed ar­eas in­clud­ing The Be­gin­ning, Imag­i­na­tion, LEGO Tech­nic and the Land of Ad­ven­ture, LEGOLAND is sure to please the lit­tle ones. Each of these ar­eas serves up their own unique brand of ex­pe­ri­ences and ad­ven­tures, with ad­di­tional things to do and see such as the spec­tac­u­lar Star Wars dis­play and the Nin­jago per­for­mances. In ad­di­tion, its Wa­ter Park will ap­peal to the un­der-ten mar­ket, with ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as the build-a-boat at­trac­tion. Daily, 10am-6pm, longer open­ing hours on cer­tain week­ends, school hol­i­days and pub­lic hol­i­days. (Theme park + wa­ter park), Adults (12-59 years old), RM225; Chil­dren (3-11 years old) / se­nior cit­i­zens (above 60 years old), RM180. (Theme park), Adults, RM180; Chil­dren, RM145. (Wa­ter park), Adults, RM122; Chil­dren/Se­nior cit­i­zens, RM101.

Pu­teri Har­bour Fam­ily Theme Park

Per­siaran Pu­teri Se­la­tan, Pu­teri Har­bour, Nusa­jaya (1 300 88 326 459/ www.play­time.com.my). San­rio Hello Kitty Town is the big­gest at­trac­tion at this in­door fam­ily theme park. Fans can en­joy rides, live shows and in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties all ded­i­cated to the cute and kitsch char­ac­ter. Other at­trac­tions in­clude Thomas Town fea­tur­ing Thomas the Tank En­gine and Friends. Other pop­u­lar char­ac­ters hang­ing around in­clude Bar­ney and Bob the Builder. Un­less your tween or teenager is an avid Hello Kitty fan, this park is best suited for younger kids. Prices vary ac­cord­ing to each at­trac­tion, so check the of­fi­cial web­site for up­dated rates. Daily, 10am-6pm. Sin­gle park, RM85; both parks, RM125.

Pa­hang Wet World Batu Pa­hat

Lot MLO 138 & Lot PTD 11383, Jalan Bukit Pasir, Mukim Sim­pang Kanan V, Ta­man Tasek Merdeka, Batu Pa­hat (07 433 6060/07 434 6060/ www.owg.com.my). The Wet World Batu Pa­hat is built sur­round­ing Merdeka Lake and spread over a 44-acre land­scape. The wave pool, gi­ant slide and ac­tion river will prove ir­re­sistible to kids, but there is also tamer ac­tion to be had in the form of fish­ing and a pet­ting zoo. Though slightly run­down, Wet World Batu Pa­hat is still a de­cent choice for care­free fam­ily out­ings. Mon & Wed-Sun, 10am-7pm. Adults, RM28, Chil­dren, RM25, Chil­dren be­low 84cm, free; (MyKad hold­ers) Adults, RM18, Chil­dren, RM15, Chil­dren be­low 84cm, free.

Pe­nang ES­CAPE Ad­ven­ture­play

828 Jalan Teluk Ba­hang, Teluk Ba­hang (04 881 1106/ www.es­cape.my). Kids and adults alike will learn to em­brace the out­doors at ES­CAPE. Sur­rounded by lush green­ery, this fan­tas­tic fam­ily-friendly theme park of­fers a unique mix of ob­sta­cle cour­ses such as Atan’s Leap (a free-fall jump), Gecko Tower (where you can race to the top) and Tubby Racer (whoosh down the ski slope – it’s faster than you think). We like the fact that these games are chal­leng­ing enough for adults but not too dif­fi­cult for chil­dren. Bring gloves in case you are faced with ropeclimb­ing. A wa­ter park and a tree­top ho­tel are in the works. Tue-Sun, 9am-6pm. School & Pub­lic Hol­i­days, Daily, 9am-6pm. Ages 3 and be­low, free; Ages 4-12, RM55; Ages 13-60, RM83; Ages 61 and above, Free if ac­com­pa­nied by pay­ing guest.

CYC Mega Kid­dies World Cen­tre

Third floor, Queens­bay Mall, 100 Per­siaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas (017 533 5344). This en­ter­tain­ment cen­tre de­signed for kids has foam padded floors, a colour­ful ball pit, mul­ti­ple slip­pery slides, a bouncy tram­po­line and much more. Coax your tod­dler to strike a goofy pose for a picture, which they’ll gladly do so, de­pend­ing on their good mood. You can avoid pay­ing the en­trance fee by wait­ing on the bench out­side, un­less your child is too young to play un­su­per­vised. Daily, 10am-10pm. Mon-Fri (Adults) RM5.50, (Chil­dren) RM17; Sat-Sun (Adults) RM7.50, (Chil­dren) RM21.50.

Perak Lost World of Tam­bun

1 Per­siaran La­gun Sun­way 1, Sun­way City Ipoh, Ipoh (05 542 8888/ www.sun­way­lost­world­of­tam­bun.com). A nice es­cape from re­al­ity, Perak’s Lost World Of Tam­bun plays host to a vast va­ri­ety of at­trac­tions spread across six parks. The most pop­u­lar of these are the Lost World Wa­ter Park, Lost World Amuse­ment Park and Lost World Ad­ven­ture Park, with enough fun ac­tiv­i­ties to fill up a whole day. Mon & Wed-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun and School & Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 10am-6pm. (On­line) Adults, RM47.55, Chil­dren and se­nior cit­i­zens, RM41.58, Chil­dren un­der 90 cm, free; (Walk-in) Adults, RM56, Chil­dren and se­nior cit­i­zens, RM49, Chil­dren un­der 90cm, free.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Jump Street Asia

D’Pi­azza Mall, 70 Jalan Mah­suri, Bayan Lepas, Pe­nang; 8a Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, PJ (1 800 885 867/ www.jump­stree­ta­sia.com). Jump Street of­fers the per­fect plat­form to defy the laws of grav­ity. With hun­dreds of in­ter­con­nected tram­po­lines, you’ll lit­er­ally be bounc­ing off the walls. No prior ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired; just gear up and jump up and down in ei­ther Jump Street lo­ca­tion in KL or Pe­nang. Jo­hor fore­sees a third branch open­ing soon. Mon-Thu & Sun, 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-10pm. Off-peak (Mon-Wed), RM22 per hour; Peak (Thu-Sun & Pub­lic hol­i­days), RM27 per hour. Grip socks, RM5.

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