Friday, 27 May 2022

Kid-Friendly Attractions on Road Trips in Malaysia

Now that the border between Singapore and Malaysia is finally opened after 2 years of battling the pandemic, it's time to head to our favourite neighbour Malaysia for easy road trips! There're so many fun and kid-friendly things to do in Malaysia and here's a list of my best ones!

*Note: These were our experiences pre-COVID; do check the websites for the most updated information.


KID-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS in MALAYSIA:

[JOHOR BAHRU]
Under 1 hour from Singapore

[1] Legoland Malaysia Resort

The nearest Legoland is only 30 minutes from the Second Link! It's super accessible and there are 2 parks in Legoland, the main theme park and a water park!



We've been to Legoland 6 times and will be going again in June so you know why this is first on my list *laughs*


[Address] 7, Persiaran Medini Utara 3, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
[Website] https://www.legoland.com.my/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Legoland Malaysia, Legoland Water Park and Legoland Hotel


[2] Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town

Hello Kitty Town is definitely for the Sanrio lovers! It's not a big space but filled with many fun activities that will surely make you gush about how cute they are! It's mainly for kids but I've seen adults having a lot of fun too!


Thomas Town on the other hand, is only suitable for preschool kids, with various rides that they can take.


Being a closet Sanrio fan, I was so excited to get to stay in the Hello Kitty themed room at Hotel Jen! You really don't have to travel to Japan to experience a Hello Kitty themed room! You should try to stay here if you're visiting 😁


[Address] No.6-01, Jalan Bestari 6/2, Taman Nusa Bestari, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
[Website] https://www.tlc.my/hello-kitty-town.html
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town


[3] Fanpekka

This awesome indoor playground is located within Aeon Tebrau City. My kids love how huge it is, with all kinds of play structures to engage them. Definitely a must-visit!




[Address] Lot S102 2nd Floor Aeon Mall Tebrau City, No.1, Jalan Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100, Johor, Malaysia
[Contact] https://www.facebook.com/fanpekka/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Fanpekka


[DESARU]
2 hours from Singapore

[1] Desaru Fruit Farm

Desaru Fruit Farm is not only famous for their fruits, they are also famous for their raw honey, which we buy very often. So often that the boss now sends the our honey directly to our home every time our stock runs low! 🫢


[Address] Sungai Cemaran, Desaru, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
[Contact] https://www.facebook.com/DESARUFRUITFARM/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Desaru Fruit Farm


[2] Ostrich Farm

I never knew that Desaru had an Ostrich Farm and this one really surprised me for its size! Hopefully they can continue to operate the farm despite their difficulties during the pandemic because it will be such a pity if they closed down. 

This is probably one of the few times that we got to meet ostriches up close and even got to hold a freshly laid ostrich egg! An experience I will never forget!


[Address] Jalan Telok Ramunia, Kampung Changi, 81600 Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia  
[Contact] https://www.facebook.com/desaruostrichfarm/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Desaru Ostrich Farm


[3] Lotus Desaru Beach Resort

If you're looking for a value-for-money resort that had everything from a water park to its own arcade, this is it! Super fun for the kids, though don't expect high end accomodation, food or service; you get what you paid for.



[Address] Lot 1854, Jalan Desaru, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia
[Website] https://lotusdesaru.com/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Lotus Desaru Beach Resort


[4] Hard Rock Hotel

Being a fan of Hard Rock, I was so excited to stay at their Hotel at Desaru Coast. The best thing about the hotel is the close proximity to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark and their Kids Club! 




[Address] Jln Pantai 3, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia
[Website] https://www.hardrockhotels.com/desaru-coast/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast


[5] Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark

We didn't get to play at the waterpark because some of us were feeling unwell when we were there. However we could hear huge screams of excitement, which were probably indicative of the fun that people were having!


[Address] Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia
[Website] https://desarucoast.com/adventurewaterpark


[MELAKA]
3 hours from Singapore

Melaka is close enough for short getaway over the weekend with lots to do for little ones. You can check out my full recommendations here.




[PORT DICKSON]
3.5 hours from Singapore

[1] Grand Lexis Port Dickson

There's nothing much to do in Port Dickson except to chill and admire the beautiful sand and sea!



Our room at Grand Lexis included a pool within the room, which the kids swam in for every second that we were in the room!


[Address] Batu 2, Jalan Seremban, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
[Website] https://www.lexis.my/hotels-resorts/grand-lexis-port-dickson
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Grand Lexis Port Dickson


[KUALA LUMPUR]
4 hours from Singapore

[1] Petronas Twin Towers & KLCC

You can't visit KL without seeing the Petronas Twin Towers at least once! 



[Address] Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[Website] https://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Petronas Twin Towers & KLCC in the day & at night 


[2] Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Berjaya Times Square in KL is the home to the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia! The best part about this theme park is that you can dine and shop after enjoying a day of fun!


[Address] No. 09-103, Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
[Website] https://berjayatimessquarethemeparkkl.com/


[3] Kidzania Kuala Lumpur

With Kidzania Singapore closed (such a pity because my kids are mega big fans!), the nearest Kidzania is now in KL. With different jobs for the kids to try out, it's super fun! ☺️



[Address] Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5 Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya 47810 Selangor, Malaysia.
[Website] https://www.kidzania.com.my/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Kidzania KL


[4] Royale Ice-Skating Rink

It's temporarily closed right now but when it's open this is a great place for ice-skating.


[Address] 2, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
[Website] https://www.royalechulan.com/Damansara/Facilities.aspx
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Royale Ice-Skating Rink


[5] Kids Zone at The Curve

There's a really fun Kids Zone at The Curve mall that's FREE! Need I say more 🤭



[Address] 6 Jalan PJU 7/3 Mutiara Damansara 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia
[Website] https://www.thecurve.com.my/kids-zone
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Kids Zone


[6] Sunway Lagoon

There is both a theme park and a waterpark at Sunway Lagoon, which is fun for the whole family! I've visited a long time ago when I was younger and loved it. Hoped to bring my kids soon and update this page! #watchthisspace

[Address] 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
[Website] https://sunwaylagoon.com/


[GENTING HIGHLANDS]
4.5 hours from Singapore

[1] Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park

The outdoor theme park is finally opened! We can't wait to explore when we make a trip to KL (hopefully by this year)! 

Don't forget to also ride the cable car for a scenic ride up/down Genting Highlands!

[Address] Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
[Website] https://www.gentingskyworlds.com/


[2] Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park

There is also an indoor theme park, great for wet weather plans!

[Address] Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
[Website] https://www.rwgenting.com/en/theme-parks/skytropolis-indoor-theme-park.html


[CAMERON HIGHLANDS]
6 hours from Singapore

[1] Holidays Park

Located next to Cameron Square, this outdoor arcade lights up for an evening of fun for the whole family!





[2] Boh Tea Garden

If you like tea, you should pay the tea plantations on Cameron Highlands a visit! We liked Boh Tea Garden for its picturesque view and cafe.


[Address] Boh Road Habu, 39200 Ringlet, Pahang, Malaysia
[Website] https://bohtea.com/visit-our-tea-gardens/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Boh Tea Garden


[3] Big Red Strawberry Farm

There are many strawberry farms on Cameron Highlands that gave the kids a chance to pick their own strawberries for the first time! Super fun! 🍓



[Address] Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia
[Website] http://www.cameronhighlandsinfo.com/attraction/big_red_strawberry_farm/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Big Red Strawberry Farm


[4] Lavender Garden

If lavender is your favourite flower, you must visit this attraction! I personally love it, especially the lavender flavoured ice-cream!🍦



[Address] Tringkap, Cameron Highlands, 39100 Pahang, Malaysia
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Lavender Garden


[5] Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm

If you're visiting the Lavender Gardens, you can also visit nearby Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm!


[Address] Green Cow, No 75, Batu 43, 39100, Pahang, Malaysia
[Website] https://cameronbeefarm.com/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm


[IPOH]
6.5 hours from Singapore

[1] Lost World of Tambun

Besides the amazing food, Ipoh is also home to a really huge theme park, the Lost World of Tambun, which comprises of a water park, an arcade, a mini zoo, a petting zoo and most importantly, a hot spring pools! It's super value-for-money and worth the visit!



[Address] No.1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
[Website] https://sunwaylostworldoftambun.com/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Lost World of Tambun


[2] Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS)

It is now closed and no one knows whether it will ever reopen. I'm guessing that it may never reopen because the last time we were there pre-COVID, there were already no crowds at all. During the height of the pandemic, I'm sure the theme park was hit very badly. In any case, I'm adding it to this list, just in case :)




[PENANG]
8 hours away from Singapore

[1] Golden Sands Resort

It's quite a drive from Singapore but not impossible as we've proven! Our favourite resort to stay at is Shangri-la's Golden Sands Resort. They have both an indoor playground and an outdoor water playground to entertain the kids!




[Address] Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
[Website] https://www.shangri-la.com/en/penang/goldensandsresort/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Golden Sands Resort and Adventure Zone


[2] Penang Hill

The view is great at the top of Penang Hill but the most fun thing for the kids is the train up the hill!


[Address] 11500 Bukit Bendera, Penang, Malaysia
[Website] https://penanghill.gov.my/index.php/en/
[Details] Click here to read our full experience at Penang Hill

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This post is part of my series on Kid-Friendly Attractions Around the World and my travel page, MADPSYCHMUM TRAVELS, where you can find other family-friendly itineraries!

 


Click on each city below to read our top picks on kid-friendly attractions in our favourite cities/countries:
(this list will be updated as we go along)

   

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