School holidays are a time cherished by both children and adults as they provide a much needed respite from the daily routine. Instead of travelling out of the country for a good time, this time around why not do something different for the school holidays by indulging in locally based activities that are fun, engaging, and lively. This month, The Expat cues readers on some venues which offers the combination of physical and mental games with real-time role playing strategies. These outlets are not only recommended for families and friends but also for corporations hoping to organise some team-building activities to foster closer ties among colleagues.
1. Jump Street
Jump Street Trampoline Parks are an amazing urban playground for adults and children alike, with hundreds of interconnected trampolines from the floor right up the walls and multiple jumping attractions at every venue. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never jumped on a trampoline before, try Asia’s largest Trampoline Parks and experience the thrill of defying gravity. Whether you are new to trampolines or an expert aerial athlete, Jump Street has a fun activity for everyone: start out at the main court and once you’re comfortable, move on to other activities. The popular ones include dodgeball, the high performance area and the foam pit. Even the little ones – as young as three – have a dedicated jumping area. Jump Street is located in a renovated warehouse at Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya.
Visit www.jumpstreetasia.com to find out more on pricing and other details.
2. Skytrex Adventure at Shah Alam
For those who are seeking some serious fun in the sun Skytrex Adventure is the answer. These zip line obstacle courses consist of extreme outdoor activities such as rope climbing and flying fox in the middle of the lush greenery of Shah Alam Agricultural Park. The park is a popular recreational park located approximately 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur city centre. In order to reach Skytrex, patrons need to pay a small entrance fee to the park (RM3 for adults,
RM1 for children age six to 11, those below six get in for free), and board the Skytrex shuttle bus near the entrance and once you get in, Skytrex Adventure allows you to overcome your fears and gear up for some swinging, flying, and climbing fun! Open only during the weekends, it is highly advisable for individuals to book in advance.
For more information, visit www.skytrex-adventure.com.
Lockdown KL is a reality first-person adventure game simulating online room escape games. In the game, the player is locked in a room and must exploit his or her surroundings in order to escape. With only 60 minutes given to each team, the escape game requires players to be observant and use critical thinking skills in order to solve the challenges and riddles. Each room has a different theme, and each playing experience is different, the challenge lies in being able to conquer them all. Although the themes appear a little ordinary for seasoned escape gamers, the inspiration and backstory is definitely novel and unique (based on true story, designed using motivational psychology as the cornerstone). The minimum age is 13 years for all players or 7 years for children with accompanying parents.
For more information, log on to www.lockdownkl.com
4. Galactic Laser
Galactic Laser is Malaysia’s largest indoor laser tag arena covering 5,500 square feet with multi-level arenas. Laser tag is best defined as paintball without the pain as it shares the same shooting principle as paintball and video games but unlike paintball, you won’t end up with bruises. The different game types and levels will have participants running about in a multi-level labyrinth-like arena – a perfect excuse if you are looking to blow off steam. Laser Tag is a team or individual sport where players attempt to score points by engaging targets, typically with a hand-held infraredemitting targeting device. The computer system provides score tracking as well as enforcing some rules – such as an enforced period when a player is unable to shoot after being hit by another player. Established in June 2010, Galactic Laser intends to bring about a new concept of entertainment.
For more information, visit www.galacticlaser.com
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Source: The Expat magazine December 2015
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