Malaysia, known for its diverse culture and exquisite food, has some of the most mind-blowing and entertaining theme parks in the whole of Asia. Hannah Jackson takes a look at some of those theme parks.
1. Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur
Step into a world of eccentric inventions and never-ending fun at one of the biggest indoor theme parks in Malaysia, consisting of over fourteen rides and two themes; Galaxy Station and Fantasy Garden.
Take a trip into the universe with the Galaxy Station’s 800m long Supersonic Odyssey, the biggest indoor roller coaster in the world! If you love all things scary, then step into the Haunted Chambers to scare yourself silly with real-life actors and special effect lights and sounds, or encourage your young ones to join Professor Cosmo as he takes a trip down Fantasy Avenue. This amazing theme park is located on the 5th and 7th floor of Berjaya Times Square.
RM51(Adult), RM41 (Children 3 – 12 years old), RM16 (Senior Citizen above 55 years ld)
Opening Hours: 12pm-10pm (Monday-Friday), 11am-10pm (Saturday, Sunday, public holiday, school holiday)
Contact: 03 2117 3118, www.berjayatimessquarethemeparkkl.com
2. Sunway Lagoon, Selangor
This multi-award winning sensation is certainly not one to be missed. Since its inception in 1993, the theme park has grown to an-awe inspiring feet of over 80 rides, along with five amazing parks in one attraction!
If you are looking to sunbathe and surf the waves of the sunny surf, then head on down to the Water Park. Think you’re brave enough? Then make your way over to the Scream Park, and while you’re at it, why not swing your way through the Amusement Park or even the Extreme Park, if you’re really up for it. Then of course there is the Wildlife Park, for an up-close encounter with the animals.
All Parks (Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon) RM150 (Adult), RM120 (Children below 12 and senior citizens above 60)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 6pm
Contact: +603 5639 0000, sunwaylagoon.com
3. iCity Theme Park, Selangor
Located in Shah Alam, this place is also known as the city of digital lights as it has a state-of-the-art LED showcase. Apart from the shopping experience, iCity is also equipped with a theme park where visitors can enjoy thrilling rides and fun games. Some of the attractions in the theme park are a water park, a 5D cinema, house of horror, and a snowalk.
Entrance fee: RM75 for all rides and attractions, RM25 for water park only
Opening hours: Water park is opened Monday, Wednesday -Friday (12pm – 7pm), Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays (11am – 7pm), closed on Tuesday. For more information on operating hours for rides, attractions, and LED showcase please refer to themepark.i-city.my
Contact: +603 5521 8811 / 8800 themepark.i-city.my
4. District 21, Putrajaya
The theme at this park: Apocalypse! This action-packed park in a 70,000 sq ft. indoor adventure located within 101 City Mall in Putrajaya. District 21 emphasises active engagement. As such, guests will have to climb, jump, slide, and fly to enjoy the 10 adventure attractions. There’s a rock climbing wall, a pump track for cycling, a trampoline launch pad, a maze of verticle tunnels, a skytrex adventure and more.
Active pass for all attractions: RM58 (Monday to Friday), RM75 (Saturday, Sunday, public holiday)
Non-active pass: RM10; children under 90cm and wheelchair bound persons enter for free
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12pm – 8pm, Saturday, Sunday, public holdiay 10am – 8pm
Contact: +603-8328 8888, www.district21.com.my
5. Genting Highlands, Pahang
This highland wonder, more commonly known as the ‘City of Entertainment,’ has been welcoming visitors from the 1970s. Genting Highlands has three theme parks (Outdoor Theme Park, First World Indoor Theme Park, and Water Park), with a total of 40 rides.
This man-made beauty pierces the sky with its magnificent rides, swirls of tubes and pulsing night life. Feel your adrenaline rush through your veins as you scream with excitement while swerving around the roller-coaster tracks. Anything is possible, from a cable ride through the mountains, to a dive on the flying coaster.
It is only 55 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, and even offers luxurious accommodation. Genting Highlands also has the only “legal” land-based casino, Casino de Genting, in the country.
All Parks (Outdoor Theme Park, First World Indoor Theme Park, Rainforest Splash Pool and Flying Coaster):
One Day Unlimited Ride Pass: RM66 (Adult), RM45 (Children/ Senior Citizen), RM200 (Family Package).
Two Days Unlimited Ride Pass: RM97 (Adult), RM67 (Children/ Senior Citizen)
For Outdoor Theme Park:
One Day Unlimited Ride Pass: RM50 (Adult), RM35 (Children/ Senior Citizen)
Two Days Unlimited Ride Pass: RM74 (Adult), RM52 (Children/Senior Citizen)
For First World Indoor Theme Park:
One Day Unlimited Ride Pass: RM30 (Adult), RM28 (Children/ Senior Citizen)
Contact: Ticketing prices and packages are all included on their website at www.rwgenting.com
Some attractions at the Genting Highlands theme park is currently closed to facilitate works on a brand new 20th Century Fox Theme Park. The theme park will fully re-open in late 2016.
6. The Lost World of Tambun, Perak
Lost World Of Tambun is a great destination for a family holiday packed with action and adventure. The experience involves everything from comfortable hotels to amusement parks and even eco-adventures. The Lost Work parks includes the water theme park, amusement park, a tiger valley, an and aventure park – there’s definitely something for everybody.
Entrance fees: RM58 (Adults), RM51 (Children); includes access to amusement park, water park, tiger valley, petting zoo, tin valley, hot springs & spas, Lupe’s adventure
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm; Weekends, School and public holidays from 10am to 6pm; Closed on Tuesday, except on Malaysian school and public holidays
Contact: +605 542 8888, sunwaylostworldoftambun.com
7. Escape, Penang
This outdoor theme park is all about excitement in a natural environment. The park taps into the nostalgia of playing outdoors in this increasingly electronic lifestyle, taking fun outside to a low-tech, high-fun environment. With rides like Kite Flyer, Gecko Tower, A Maze and more, Escape is great for adventurers of all ages, abilities, and energy levels.
Entrance fees: Walk in price: RM83 (Adults), RM55 (children 4 to 12 years old), Free for children under 3 and adults over 60. Tickets are slightly cheaper if purchased online at ticket.escape.my
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9am – 6pm;, Closed on Mondays
Contact: +60 4 8811 106, www.escape.my
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