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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 lo­cated in IOI City Mall houses 11 ac­tion-packed at­trac­tions de­signed to get your heart pump­ing and mus­cles mov­ing. Don’t skip the Roller Glider, which is like a zip line and a roller coaster rolled into one. It’s a dis­com­bob­u­lat­ing com­bi­na­tion. Mon-Fri, 12noon-8pm; Sat-Sun & pub­lic hol­i­days, 10am-10pm. (Tick­ets) Ac­tive pass, RM58 (week­days); RM75 (week­ends/school & pub­lic hol­i­days); Ac­com­pa­ny­ing adult pass, RM10; Kids be­low 90cm & Dis­abled, free. 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.

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 to avoid chapped hands while tak­ing on the rope ob­sta­cles. 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.

Perak

Lost World of Tam­bun

1 Per­siaran La­gun Sun­way 1, Sun­way City Ipoh, Ipoh (05 542 8888/ www.sun­way­lost­world­of­tam­bun.com). A fun es­cape from re­al­ity, the 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. If the kids are old enough to leave un­ac­com­pa­nied, mum and dad can head over to the hot springs and spa for some alone time. Mon & Wed-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun and School & Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 10am-6pm. (On­line) Adults, RM49.25, Chil­dren and se­nior cit­i­zens, RM43.30, Chil­dren un­der 90 cm, free.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Jump Street Asia

8a Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, PJ; 71 Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Ta­man Mount Austin, Jo­hor Bahru, Jo­hor (019 716 3183/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 PJ or Jo­hor. (PJ) Mon-Thu & Sun, 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-10pm. Off-peak, Mon-Wed, RM22 per hour; Peak, Thu-Sun & Pub­lic hol­i­days, RM27 per hour. (Jo­hor) Daily, 10am-10pm. Mon-Fri,

Stand up pad­dling with Oxbold

Ma­rina Pu­tra­jaya, 1 Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Pu­tra­jaya (019 663 8336/www.oxbold.com). Stand-up pad­dling is rather like surf­ing mi­nus the waves. What you need is: a pad­dle­board, which is larger and longer than a surf­board; a pad­dle (of course); and calm, flat wa­ter. You and the kids can pick up the ba­sics dur­ing a two-hour ses­sion at Tasik Biru. The in­struc­tors will pro­vide tips and tech­niques for bal­ance, posture and pad­dling. As long as you’re phys­i­cally fit and can swim, ev­ery­thing should go smoothly. Be sure to make a book­ing at least seven days in ad­vance. All equip­ment is pro­vided. Daily, 9am-5pm. Ad­vanced bookings are re­quired. RM140 per pax.

Wa­ter zorb­ing with UNEXS

(017 378 7805/www.face­book.com/ un­exswa­ter­ball). It’s like be­ing co­cooned in an in­flat­able hu­man-sized ham­ster ball. Firstly, squeeze through the small open­ing and pa­tiently wait as the staff pump air into the orb. Then walk, run, tum­ble or roll your way across the sur­face of the lake. If you’re wor­ried about worst case sce­nar­ios, just know that the den­sity of the air con­tent in the orb is high enough to keep you afloat with­out the risk of sink­ing. Kids aged six years and above may par­tic­i­pate. Daily, 8.30am-12.30pm & 2.30-7.30pm. RM15 per pax for ten min­utes. Fam­ily pack­age: Buy four passes and get the fifth free.

Perak

White wa­ter raft­ing in Sun­gai Kam­par

Kam­pung Chulek, Gopeng, Kam­par (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. Kids should be at least 12 years old to tackle the rapids. Sign up for lessons to learn the ins and outs of white wa­ter raft­ing, wa­ter res­cue skills and rope cour­ses. No­mad Ad­ven­tures runs half-day pro­grammes from 9am un­til 1pm or 2pm to 5pm and full-day pro­grammes from 9am un­til 4pm. Call for pack­ages and prices.

NEW SUP Yoga Lessons with Oxbold

Ma­rina Pu­tra­jaya, 1 Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Pu­tra­jaya (019 663 8336/www.oxbold.com). SUP Yoga, a port­man­teau of ‘stand up pad­dling’ and ‘yoga’, brings an ex­tra edge to the usual yoga les­son. Kids aged ten and above may learn the ba­sics of stand up pad­dle board­ing while build­ing core strength atop a serene lake. Each two-hour les­son en­com­passes an ice break­ing ses­sion and a brief­ing, half an hour of warm-up ex­er­cises, a full hour of SUP Yoga and 15 min­utes to cool down. Visit web­site for class sched­ule.

KidZa­nia

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