When you’re in Malaysia, I’d highly recommend a visit to Sunway Lagoon if you’re tired of the whole Kuala Lumpur shopping-eating scene. The resort is just a 40-minute taxi ride from KL. As I didn’t grow up with cartoons, I find frolicking in its chlorinated waters better than romping with Buzz Lightyear in Hong Kong Disneyland. Sunway reminded me of a bigger version of the Fontana Resort in Clark and it is also better than Genting Highlands because the latter looks really old and cramped.
If you can zoom through this picture, you’d notice that there’s a suspension bridge (reportedly the world’s longest, at 428 m) and somebody negotiating through a zip line. It is one of the attractions in their Extreme Park which also includes paintball games, rock-climbing and the reverse bungee jump. Not for the faint-hearted like me, hehe.
For Filipinos who are used to natural beaches, this man-man lagoon is quite off. But it does give the resort its cozy beach look.
Sunway Lagoon is just huge. It has a big shopping mall called the Sunway Pyramid and the hotel has 1,234 rooms.
The kind taxi driver dropped us off at this entrance with a sculpture of two elephants. He then warned us against motorcyle-riding men who snatch the bag of tourists. I almost said “really? How very Philippine-ish.” 😛
Guests get splashed by the giant bucket. Kids will really have fun in the water playground because of the little tunnels, slides and wave pool. For the more adventurous, there’s the Pirate’s Revenge, a 360-degree rotating ship.
Glimpse of the Bengal Tiger in the Wildlife Zoo. They have a total of 150 animal species, but we weren’t able to see much of them as a whole day is not enough to enjoy the place. More so because they close at 6 p.m. My advice would be to budget your time between the zoo, the beach, the water rides, the amusement park and the museum.
Sunway Lagoon now has the world’s biggest exhibition of Scholar Rocks
We paid something like 75 RM (Malaysian ringgit) per person (less for kids) which is a little less than P1000 only. It’s really worth the money considering that their attractions aren’t just rides like Enchanted Kingdom. I’d bring the family to this place, again.
Sunway Lagoon Address:
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone Number: (603 563 90000
View ticket rates and book online using their website.