While travelling across Malaysia and especially Kuala Lumpur it easily catches ones attention that the country and its tourism board focuses a lot on entertainment parks. It probably is due to the fact that both Malaysians and tourists love such parks. Now, who wouldn’t love places where you can have fun, challenge your fears and play in the waters the whole day? There are amusement parks, water theme parks, adventure parks and wildlife parks which serves these purposes. How awesome would it be if you had six different entertainment parks in the same premise? If that is how you would like to spend your memorable holiday in Malaysia, then look no further than Sunway Lagoon, just 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur.
Spread over 88 acres, Sunway Lagoon is one of a kind with over 90 rides spread across six parks- Water park, Amusement park, Extreme park, Wildlife park, Scream park and Nickelodeon themed park- Lost Lagoon. The Nickelodeon themed attraction is the first of its kind in Asia. It also houses the country’s first waterplex 5D and many other rides and adventures which too were introduced the first time here. While the place offers a whale of time with unending rides for the kids, it is fun time with friends for the youngsters and a walk back to their younger days and childhood for the adults. That’s what Sunway Lagoon offers and it stands true to its tagline- Multitude of fun in one single destination.
Sunway Lagoon is also a concert and events venue hosting international shows capable of accommodating upto 70,000 people. This entertainment park has also won numerous awards over the years and has been named ‘Asia’s Best Attraction’ by International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) from 2007-10. Sunway Lagoon is a part of Sunway city which is spread over 800 acres and has an array of attractions and facilities with shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, healthcare, educational institutions and much more.
Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon which is a kid’s favourite spans over 10 acres shrouded by rainforests. This wet adventure has colossal water rides, resting spots, walkways and a rich flora. The popular rides here are Sponge Bob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Splish Splash, Cobra Creek, Crocodile Gully, Monsoon 360, Kubarango, and Hippo Valley.
Water Park has two themes- Waters of Africa and Surf Beach. Waters of Africa has numerous slides such as African Pythons, Cameroon Climb, Congo Challenge etc. Waterplex 5D and Vuvuzela, the largest water ride in Malaysia are the other attractions here. It also has a wave pool spread over 5 acres and a wading pool for kids. The Surf Beach here is the largest man made one in Malaysia and can create waves up to a height of six meters. Flow Rider- a surf stimulator and Discover Scuba diving are some of the other highlights here.
Amusement Park too has two themes- Wild Wild West and World of Adventure. Wild Wild West offers an old Western cowboy town experience with its attractions such as Colorado Splash, Butch Cassidy Trail and Grand Canyon River Rapids. World of Adventure has adventurous rides such as Apache Pots, Pirate’s Revenge, Lost City of Gold Scream Coaster, Carousel, Wagon Wheel etc. The suspension bridge which spans over 428 meters offers lovely aerial views of Sunway Lagoon.
The Wildlife Park has more than 150 exotic species of animals and birds. The park offers an interactive session for the guests with the inmates and also has a wildlife animal show.
Extreme Park is for the guests who enjoy adrenaline pumping activities. The park offers bungee jumping, flying fox, go karting, all terrain vehicles, archery, mountain biking, paintball shooting and G-Force X.
If spooky and scary experiences are what excite you, Scream Park is the place to head to. The experiences such as Zombie Apocalypse, Pocong vs Pontianak, Horrorwood Studios and the Ghostbusters Adventure are sure to give some chills down your spine.
Sunway Lagoon offers a lot of fun, excitement and adventure for people of all ages and for both locals as well as tourists. There are also numerous food courts and cafes to rejuvenate yourself amidst all the adventure. The place has some exciting promotional offers on tickets which can be checked here. If you book tickets online, the second day’s tickets are available at 50% while buying a 2 day pass. The park remains open from 10 AM to 6 PM every day.
P.S.: I was in Sunway Lagoon on an invitation from Malaysia Tourism board, but opinions are all mine.