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HOW TO USE THE LISTINGS Listings are or­gan­ised by sec­tion, then lo­ca­tion, then al­pha­bet­i­cally.

NEW in­di­cates an out­let that has been added since the pre­vi­ous mag­a­zine.

in­di­cates an out­let we par­tic­u­larly rec­om­mend.

NB: Ev­ery venue has been con­tacted to check in­for­ma­tion but vis­i­tors may wish to call or check web­sites be­fore vis­it­ing.

SPORTS

EX­TREME SPORTS KL & SURROUNDS ENERZ EX­TREME PARK This ex­treme park con­sists of a three-level ob­sta­cle course­with games tai­lored to de­velop chil­dren’s prob­lem solv­ing skills, a tram­po­line park with various ac­tiv­i­ties, and a climb­ing wall for the kids to scale.

Lot 791, Per­siaran Subang In­dah, Subang Jaya (011 1500 0066/enerz.my). Mon-Fri, 2-10pm; Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun, 10am-7pm. FUNTOPIA A utopia de­signed for fun, this in­door sports cen­tre is out­fit­ted with ob­sta­cles cour­ses to help kids com­bat acro­pho­bia (fear of heights) and meet new peers.

Funtopia Court­yard Mall, Jalan SS15/4G, SS15, Subang Jaya (03 5613 5877/ fun­topi­a­world.com/court­yard). Daily, 10am-10pm. VARIOUS LO­CA­TIONS SKYTREX AD­VEN­TURE Kids will love the chal­lenges at this sky high ob­sta­cle course which com­bines fly­ing foxes, sky bridges, high ropes and more.

Ta­man Botani Ne­gara Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Se­lan­gor (013 276 9841); Jalan Teluk Yu, Kam­pung Kok, Langkawi, Kedah; Ta­man Botani Ayer Keroh Me­laka, Malacca (skytrex­ad­ven­ture. com). Check web­site for open­ing times, prices and to book time slot.

HORSEBACK RID­ING

KL & SURROUNDS BUKIT KIARA EQUES­TRIAN CLUB Ig­nore the ‘neigh-say­ers’ who claim that horseback rid­ing is an an­ti­quated sport. Sign the kids up for a pony ride, young rider ses­sions or the reg­u­lar group or pri­vate lessons.

Jalan Bukit Kiara, off Jalan Da­mansara, KL (03 2093 1222/ber­jay­a­clubs.com). Tue-Sun, 7-10.15am; 3.15-7pm. Call club for rates. JOHOR RIDERS LODGE The older kids can go for horse rid­ing lessons while younger ones can try out the fun pony trail. Par­ents, book a mas­sage or en­joy an af­ter­noon tea at Agnes Café.

The Le­gends Golf & Coun­try Re­sort, Lot 1302 Ke­bun Se­de­nak, Ku­lai (07 652 5330/ rid­er­slodge.com.my). PAHANG THE PADDOCK Best-suited for younger chil­dren, the cir­cuit at The Paddock is on the small side so each ride only lasts a short time. The archery range on­site should pro­vide fur­ther en­ter­tain­ment.

Fraser’s Hill De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre, Fraser’s Hill (09 362 2195/fraser­hill.info). Mon-Fri & Sun, 9am-4pm; Sat & Pub­lic Hol­i­days,9am5pm.

MAR­TIAL ARTS

KL & SURROUNDS MOVIMENTO SIMPLES DE CAPOEIRA Be­sides pick­ing up move­ment and mu­si­cal skills, your child will be­come fa­mil­iar with a dif­fer­ent cul­ture and lan­guage with capoeira lessons.

Plaza Da­mas, Block B-3-2, Jalan Sri Har­ta­mas1, KL (012 696 6983/movimento.my). Check web­site for sched­ule and prices. VARIOUS LO­CA­TIONS AIKIDO YOSHINKAN SHUDOKAN MAR­TIAL ARTS CEN­TRE Aikido, which means ‘the way of har­mony’, cham­pi­ons the use of mar­tial arts for pro­tec­tion and not harm. That said, it ought to keep the school bul­lies at bay.

Various lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (03 8948 6462/aiki­doshu­dokan.my). Check web­site for sched­ule and prices.

PAINTBALL & LASER TAG

KL & SURROUNDS GALACTIC LASER In­tro­duce your kids to in­door laser tag and arm your­selves with in­frared- emit­ting de­vices to tag the en­emy for points.

Lower ground 3, Sun­way Pyra­mid, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Ban­dar Sun­way (03 5638 8833); Third floor, North Court, Mid Val­ley Mega­mall, Lingkaran Syed Pu­tra, KL (03 2283 2999/ galac­ti­claser.com). MUDTREKKER PAINTBALL PARK From Mad Max Thun­der Dome to the PSP air bunker themed arena, one thing is cer­tain here – the al­lure of smart­phones pales in com­par­i­son to paint­balling.

1 Jalan Hi­jau Serindit U9/68, Sec­tion 9, Shah Alam (014 632 7575/fb.com/ paint­ball­field). Mon & Wed-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm. PE­NANG LASER OPS MALAYSIA Come in a group, di­vide your­selves into two teams, and tag op­po­nents to score points. Bonus points go to the first team that cap­tures their en­emy’s flag.

Level 3, First Av­enue Mall, 182 Jalan Mag­a­zine, Ge­orge Town (04 251 9092/ laserops.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm.

ROCK CLIMB­ING

KL & SURROUNDS CAMP 5 CLIMB­ING GYM Renowned for its panoramic view of the city, Camp 5 of­fers kids’ classes among oth­ers. Those un­der 15 years old must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

Fifth floor, 1 Utama Shop­ping Cen­tre, 1 Le­buh Ban­dar Utama, Ban­dar Utama, PJ (03 7726 0410/0420/camp5.com). Mon-Fri, 2-11pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-8pm. JOHOR ROCKWORLD Sign your kids up for the Puz­zle Chal­lenge or the Wob­ble Slack­line – how­ever scary it may seem at first! Con­stant prac­tise will greatly im­prove their sense of bal­ance.

6 Jalan Per­ni­a­gaan Se­tia 4, Ta­man Per­ni­a­gaan Se­tia, Johor Bahru (016 791 2485/fb.com/Rock­worldjb). Tue-Fri, 5-11pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-11pm.

SABAH MOUN­TAIN TORQ ON MOUNT KINABALU As long as your kid is game and meets the age and height re­quire­ments, brave the Mount Kinabalu via fer­rata (Ital­ian for ‘iron road’) and breathe in its majesty.

(08 826 8126/moun­tain­torq.com). (Of­fice hours) Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Con­tact to book your trip.

RUGBY

KL & SURROUNDS KL SARACENS KL Saracens de­liver top notch rugby train­ing and or­gan­ises fre­quent matches with other ju­nior rugby teams. Dads can join in the fun, cour­tesy of the se­nior rugby squad.

Uni­ver­sity Malaya field (next to De­wan Tunku Canselor), off Jalan Uni­ver­sity, KL (012 306 2258/kl-saracens.com). Sun­day, 9-11am. KL TIGERS With over 500 play­ers from 20 dif­fer­ent coun­tries, the KL Tigers of­fer boys and girls from four to 18 years old the chance to play rugby in a com­pet­i­tive and di­verse en­vi­ron­ment. (kltiger­srfc.com). (Kids train­ing) Satur­day, 8am-1pm. Check web­site for sched­ule.

RUN­NING

KL & SURROUNDS KL JU­NIOR HASH HOUSE HARRIERS Join your kids and race through rivers and muddy ter­rains ev­ery first Sun­day of the month. No age limit, but your child must be able to run or quick walk for 30 min­utes to an hour. (012 239 7870/kljhhh.org).

SCUBA DIV­ING

JOHOR DAN’S NASTY FROGMEN This eco-con­scious dive cen­tre in­tro­duces kids to the won­ders of the deep through the Skin Diver course or Dis­cover Scuba Diver (DSD) course.

Sea Gypsy Vil­lage Re­sort & Dive Base, Pu­lau Sibu (07 222 8642/sibu­re­sort.com). Con­tact for list of cour­ses and prices. SABAH DOWNBELOW ADVENTURES This cen­tre pro­vides the PADI Bub­ble­maker pro­gramme for kids aged eight and above. Safety is of ut­most im­por­tance as the equip­ment used are specif­i­cally made for chil­dren.

Ground floor, 33 KK Times Square, Sabah (012 866 1935/down­be­lowad­ven­tures.com). Con­tact cen­tre for pack­ages VARIOUS LO­CA­TIONS SEAMONKEY DIVE CEN­TRE This PADI 5-Star IDC cen­tre of­fers a range of div­ing cour­ses for kids as young as eight years old at ei­ther their Redang or Merang cen­tres.

Various lo­ca­tions (sea­mon­key­diver.com). Con­tact your lo­cal cen­tre for sched­ules and prices. THEME PARKS KL & SURROUNDS DISTRICT 21 This apoc­a­lypse-themed ad­ven­ture theme park in IOI City Mall houses 11 ac­tion-packed at­trac­tions like the Roller Glider that’s de­signed to get the heart pump­ing and mus­cles mov­ing.

AT6, IOI City Mall, Le­buh IRC, IOI Re­sort City, Pu­tra­jaya (03 8328 8888/dis­trict21.com. my). Mon-Fri, 12noon-8pm; Sat-Sun & Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 10am-8pm. KIDZANIA Kids can role play with over 90 choices of pro­fes­sions across 60 dif­fer­ent work­places to learn the ins and outs of that pro­fes­sion. Who said that ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ences can’t be fun?

Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mu­tiara Da­mansara, PJ (1 300 885 439/kidzania.com. my). Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm; Sat, School & Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 10am-7pm. SUN­WAY LAGOON Sun­way Lagoon is one of Malaysia’s most pop­u­lar theme parks. For the best ex­pe­ri­ence, avoid the peak pe­riod of school hol­i­days and check their web­site for lat­est pro­mo­tions.

3 Jalan PJS 11/11, Ban­dar Sun­way (03 5639 0000/sun­way­la­goon.com). Daily, 10am-6pm. JOHOR LEGOLAND LEGOLAND is sure to please lit­tle ones with dis­plays and Star Wars and Nin­jago per­for­mances. Its theme park (and ac­com­pa­ny­ing Wa­ter Park) will ap­peal to kids un­der ten with ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

7 Jalan Legoland, Ban­dar Me­dini Iskan­dar, Nusa­jaya (07 597 8888/legoland.com.my). Daily, 10am-7pm. Visit web­site for ad­mis­sion prices. PE­NANG ES­CAPE ADVENTUREPLAY This fam­ily-friendly theme park of­fers a unique mix of ob­sta­cle cour­ses that are chal­leng­ing enough for adults but not too dif­fi­cult for chil­dren. There is also a range of sim­pler ac­tiv­i­ties for the younger kids. 828 Jalan Teluk Ba­hang, Teluk Ba­hang (04 881 1106/es­cape.my). Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm. PERAK LOST WORLD OF TAMBUN Sur­rounded by lush forests and lime­stone out­crops is the Lost World of Tambun, a theme park filled with enough rides and ac­tiv­i­ties to fill a day. There’s also a pet­ting zoo, a wa­ter park, and hot springs that are open at night.

1 Per­siaran La­gun Sun­way 1, Sun­way City Ipoh, Ipoh (05 542 8888/ sun­way­lost­world­of­tam­bun.com). Mon & WedFri, 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun and School & Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 10am-6pm. VARIOUS LO­CA­TIONS JUMP STREET TRAM­PO­LINE PARKS Here, kids can defy the laws of grav­ity with in­ter­con­nected tram­po­lines to keep them bounc­ing off the walls. No prior ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired; just gear up and jump up and down. Various lo­ca­tions (03 7969 1051/07 360 3000/fb.com/JumpStreetAsia).

TREKKING

KEDAH JUN­GLE WALLA TOURS Open your child’s eyes to the won­ders of Mother Na­ture through na­ture tours with Jun­gle Wall Tours. Opt for man­grove cruis­ing, kayak­ing, bird watch­ing and/or af­ter-dark ex­plo­rations of the rain­for­est. Tours take place around Langkawi and Pe­nang.

(019 590 2300/019 225 2300/ jun­gle­walla.com). Visit web­site to view pack­ages.

WATERSPORTS

KEDAH NAAM’S PARASAILING SEN­SA­TION With mod­ern equip­ment and cer­ti­fied in­struc­tors, Naam pro­vides the safest parasailing ex­pe­ri­ence in Langkawi. Only chil­dren aged seven and above are al­lowed with an ac­com­pa­ny­ing adult.

FF2, Tingkat Atas Jeti Pe­lan­con­gan, Jalan Per­siaran Pu­tra, Langkawi (04 963 9200/ naam.bz). Visit web­site to view pack­ages. PERAK WHITEWATER RAFTING IN SUNGAI KAMPAR Learn the ins and outs of whitewater rafting, wa­ter res­cue skills and rope cour­ses at Sungai Kampar. Kids should be at least 12 years old to par­tic­i­pate.

Earth Camp, Kam­pung Chulek, Gopeng, Kampar (03 7958 5152/3151/ no­madad­ven­ture.com). Visit web­site to view pack­ages. VARIOUS LO­CA­TIONS STAND-UP PADDLING WITH OXBOLD Stand-up paddling is rather like surf­ing, but mi­nus the waves. In­struc­tors will pro­vide tips and tech­niques for bal­ance, pos­ture and paddling and all equip­ment is pro­vided.

Ma­rina Pu­tra­jaya, 1 Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Pu­tra­jaya; Balok Beach, Kuan­tan (019 663 8336/oxbold.com). Call to make ad­vanced book­ings.

YOGA

KL & SURROUNDS SU­PER YOGA KIDS Chan­nel all the ac­tive en­ergy in young kids to good use. With six out­lets around Klang Val­ley, Su­per Yoga Kids of­fers a range of classes tai­lor made for kids.

Various lo­ca­tions around Klang Val­ley (03 8021 7980/su­peryo­gakids.com). Visit web­site for class sched­ule and call for rates. SUP YOGA LESSONS WITH OXBOLD A port­man­teau of ‘stand-up paddling’ and ‘yoga’, SUP Yoga teaches kids the ba­sics of standup paddling while build­ing core strength atop a serene lake.

Ma­rina Pu­tra­jaya, 1 Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Pu­tra­jaya (019 663 8336/oxbold.com).Call to make ad­vanced book­ings.

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