If you’re thinking of a Southeast Asian country you can take your family on a vacation to, then Malaysia must be on your list. There are many resorts and attractions in the country where you can take your child to and watch him have the time of his life.
Aside from the many attractions and resorts in Malaysia, there are also many colorful festivals spread out through the year. You can bring your kid along to any of these so you and your child can experience how it is to watch in awe and open-eyed wonder along with the rest of the crowd. Let’s look at some resorts and festivals guaranteed to make your travel to Malaysia a truly magical experience.
Legos. You probably played with these as a kid and your kids probably have a set in their toy box. You’ll be glad to know you and your kids can spend a whole day playing with Legos in Legoland Malaysia Resort. Legoland in Johor, Malaysia is over 300 kms south of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur and is much closer to Singapore so you have to take a bus or plane if you’re coming from the capital. The resort has over 70 rides and attractions so your kid can really run around, trying one attraction after another.
Meanwhile, the Legoland Park has seven themed areas, including the LEGO City and MINILAND. Your child can enjoy a thrilling ride on a roller coaster at Lego Kingdoms and build his own LEGO robot at the Lego Technic area. If you plan to go to Malaysia in the summer, a trip to the water park will be a refreshing experience for you and your kid.What’s more, you can build a raft made out of LEGOs your kids can ride on. How cool is that?
If you find that one day is not enough to enjoy the theme park and that you want to spend the next day at the water park, you and your kids can stay at the Legoland Hotel. Stay at a Lego-themed room at the hotel so you can continue to experience the magic of Legos.
Lost World of Tambun
This resort in Ipoh, Perak has several attractions that you and your kids can enjoy. The kids can slide down at the resort’s Kids Explora Bay that has water cannons and spraying elephants. The park also has a wave pool and features the longest inflatable tube ride in the country. The resort is surrounded by limestone hills so there are adventure activities you can sign up for yourself, including rock climbing and kayaking.
The kids can also make new furry friends at the Lost World Petting Zoo that features over 4,000 animals. They can learn about the black-eared marmoset and go on a walk on the rain forest trail where they can spot monkey, deer, and more!
Malaysia is home to a mix of ethnicities including Malay, Chinese, and Indian. It’s not surprising then that one of the many festivals in the country is a Hindu festival called Deepavali or Diwali. This year’s Diwali will happen on October 23 and the best place to go with your kids so that they can experience this festival are in two areas near the capital Kuala Lumpur. One is called Brickfields, which is near the central train station of the capital and the other is located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, which is near the Masjid Jamek Rapid KL metro station.
It’s not uncommon to find colorful designs on the floor made of colored rice and powder called Kolams during Diwali. Malaysian Hindus celebrate Diwali by lighting small clay lamps and if you ever get invited by a Hindu family for the occasion, don’t pass up the chance to share good food and enjoy the celebrations.
Puteri Harbour Theme Park
Unfortunately, Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town officially closed their doors at the end of 2019.
Close to Legoland is Puteri Harbour Theme Park. This four-storey indoor theme park has several themes your kid will go crazy over. There’s the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town for fans of the cute feline. Fans of Bob the Builder, Barney the Dinosaur, and Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends will also find areas devoted to their favorite characters in this theme park.