Like several holiday destinations worldwide, Malaysia comprises a glittering array of enchanting theme parks ideal for couples with young children, or on the contrary, those excited souls who refuse to grow up!
Many people spend their holidays to Malaysia in the capital Kuala Lumpur but holidaymakers shouldn’t overlook hubs such as Ipoh in Perak state which is home to the Sunway Lost World Water Park – one of many themed complexes hoping to catch the wave of an increasing tourism influx within the Asian nation.
Promoting Malaysia to the world, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair is still in progress and it is during this period that Sunway Lost World expects sales to increase by levels of up to 20 per cent from the RM100,000 already recouped.
Sunway Lost World which comprises numerous water slides, a wave pool, a man-made sandy bay and a lazy river is best visited during November to March with the alternative months representing the wet season of Malaysia’s west coast.
At the opposite end of the spectrum in far southern Malaysia resides Legoland – another global instalment of our very own park in Windsor – and it is more than possible to lose yourself for the day in the 76 acre Johor-based park.
Boasting in excess of 40 rides and attractions, Legoland is versatile in respect of rotating jet planes for young children, a dragon themed rollercoaster for teens and a so-called ‘Miniland’ for adults to peruse, including Lego sculptures of esteemed Asian landmarks such as Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.
Of course, for those without a hire car on Malaysia holidays, they may be bound by the constraints of Kuala Lumpur itself and you’ll be unsurprised to hear that KL comprises some intriguing theme parks of her own.
Perhaps one of the most fascinating is KidZania – an original brainchild whereby kids between the ages of 4 and 14 are invited to take part in grown up roles such as fire fighting, painting, acting and cooking. The park even has its own currency and kids are each awarded 50 KidZos to start themselves up in business while of course donning replica costumes.
The park represents a fantastic photographic opportunity for families wanting to capture their beloved kiddies in costumes such as aeroplane pilots, television hosts and many, many more!