Take a break, see the world and enjoy quality time with family members. From theme parks to shopping centers, a vacation filled with fun and exciting activities for all ages that will surely make you leave with a smile
Legoland Malaysia - The most talked about theme park for kids and adults which recently opened in 2012 at Nusajaya, Johor which is the south most state of Malaysia. Bordering Singapore, Nusajaya is part of the Iskandar Development which houses a couple of theme parks and hotels. Legoland Malaysia is also the first international theme park to open and operate in Malaysia. Minimum time here would be around 4 to 6 hours. There are full facilities around the park with restaurants, washrooms and shops. Soon to open will be the Legoland Water Park and also the Legoland Hotel which is in 2014. There are many tour companies that offer Legoland Packages while for those self-driving, it takes about 4 hours from KL and only 30 minutes from Singapore.
Legoland Theme Park, Johor
Kidzania Kuala Lumpur
The first all-kids only educational theme park in Malaysia which is housed indoors at the Curve NX building in Mutiara Damansara.Children have the chance of being a pilot, doctor or even fireman here. KidZania is also connected to one of the city's premier shopping malls called The Curve, IKEA, eCurve Entertainment Center and also Tesco. The Royal Bintang Hotel is also a five-minute walking distance. You can take a taxi from KL to here as it is about 30-45 minutes drive.
Sunway Lagoon Theme & Water Park, Selangor
Malaysia's premier theme and water park located in the state of Selangor has been around for many years now. Branded as a multi-park, this popular destination for tourist and locals offers a man-made beach, surfing pool, water rides, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, Wildlife Park and many other entertainment facilities. Sunway Lagoon is also connected to one of the top shopping malls in Petaling Jaya, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall and also the Sunway Resort Hotel. Everything is walking distance and convenient for families and adults. Driving is about 30-40 minutes from KL City and 10-15 minutes from the Subang SkyPark Airport.
Zoo & Aquarium
Adorned by the tempting natural setting of Taiping Lake Gardens near to the foot of the Larut Hill, Taiping Zoo is a condusive environment for the breeding of 180 species of animals (totaling 1,300 individuals). Noteworthily, this zoo has even become the ideal breeding place to animals like Siamang, Malaysian Tiger, Lion, Night Heron and many others. Plus, visitors get to watch night predators in real action, as well as listen to the vibes of nocturnal wild lifeâ at Taiping Night Safari.
Malayan Tiger, Zoo Negara
Zoo Negara is yet another destination where you can while your time away. Home to nearly 400 species of exotic reptiles, mammals, fish and birds, this zoo constantly keeps visitors entertained with its 16 exhibits, namely Reptile Park, Ape Centre, Malaysian Elephants, Lake Birds, Bird Aviary, Nocturnal Exhibits, Nile Hippopotamus, Humboldt Penguins, Mammal Kingdom, and so on.
Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Nestled in the heart of the bustling "Golden Triangle" of Kuala Lumpur and within walking distance from the Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC is a state-of-the-art oceanarium showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space in the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Their Oceanarium boasts a 90-metre transparent tunnel with a moving walkway to take you past Sand Tiger sharks, Giant Stingrays, Marine turtles and shoals of other fishes.
Suria KLCC shopping centre is an imposing six-storey building at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur city centre. Created in 1999, it was soon the talk of the town because it introduced a new level of style to the city with its wide array of haute couture stores. Likened to Manhattan's Barney's and Saks Fifth Avenue, the mall is popular not only for its right-on-the-money location and upscale stores, but also because it has tourist attractions such as Aquaria KLCC and Petrosains, an oceanarium and science discovery centre respectively, targeted at kids. Besides that, the mall is home to the Dewan Filharmonik Orkestra (Malaysia's first concert hall) and the Petronas Art Gallery
Pavillion Kuala Lumpur
It resembles an oversized Grecian temple with postmodern pillars, but instead of torches and an altar with a statue of Zeus, it houses over 450 snazzy stores. With hip dining options, big-box retailers and access to both international designer labels and local specialty retailers, Pavilion KL is a favourite among KL residents. Popular no matter the day of the week or time of day, the seven-storey lifestyle centre has six shopping 'zones' and a row of street boutiques. Billed as a national landmark, just like Rome's Trevi Fountain you can toss in your loose change to make a wish: coins are later donated to charity.
Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur
Penang Times Square
Penang's shopping scene has come a long way in recent years, and it is no longer passed off as just a 'big-food-and-beach-state'. It has particularly come into its own in the area of retail therapy, with more than four major malls within a one-km radius of each other. Seasoned budget fashionistas head for Penang Times Square when searching for one-of-a-kind selections to help them stand out: though there are not that many stores open here, the ones that are in operation offer some pretty good deals, particularly when it comes to apparel and shoes. Determined to keep patrons entertained, the mall organises routine events such as Zumba dance classes at its outdoor open stage arena every first and third Saturday of the month.