School holidays are still a month away, but it’s good to start planning early! Having a fun-filled day with your loved ones has never been easier with family-friendly activities just around the corner. We’re here to help you out by listing the top 5 best activities for you and your family to try out in Selangor!
1. Sunway Lagoon, Subang Jaya
Photo: Sunway Lagoon Malaysia
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, located in Subang Jaya, Selangor is only a 25-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. Built for adrenaline rush lovers and water activity enthusiasts, this multi-zone theme park offers the ultimate theme park experience and houses the world’s largest man-made surf beach!
Tickets can be purchased online or through the ticketing office at the entrance of the theme park.
2. Zoo Negara, Gombak
Photo: Zoo Negara
Zoo Negara is situated 13km from the centre of Kuala Lumpur and is home to 5137 animals from 476 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Visitors can expect to enjoy the ultimate jungle experience as over 90% of its animals are kept in spacious exhibits with landscapes replicating their natural habitat.
3. Farm in the City, Seri Kembangan
Photo: Farm In The City
Located in Seri Kembangan, about 20 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur, Farm in the City offers visitors a unique and non-traditional zoo experience. Set in a typical Malaysian village environment surrounded by fruit trees and farm animals, visitors are able to pet and feed the animals while learning about them. There’s even a section where kids can go inside the rabbit and guinea pig’s enclosure to play with them!
4. Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor
Bukit Malawati or Malawati Hill is located in the coastal town of Kuala Selangor, a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. With a fortress built in the late 18th century situated on top of the hill, the high ground provides a magnificent view of the town, as well as the Straits of Malacca.
If you trust your athleticism, you could take the steep walk uphill or else, there is a tram ride service on weekends that run up the hill. There are also many other attractions in Malawati Hill such as the lighthouse, the royal mausoleum, an observation tower, a museum, the 200-year-old Sena trees and not to forget the friendly monkeys!
5. KidZania, Petaling Jaya
Reward your kids with a super fun time at Kidzania Kuala Lumpur (Kidzania KL)! Located at Curve NX, Petaling Jaya, about 25 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre, Kidzania KL is a one-stop edutainment centre designed for kids to take part in by having professional jobs with interactive learning and role-play experiences. From doctors to firefighters, your children can become whoever they want to be at Kidzania KL!
Tickets can be purchased online or through the ticket counter itself.
We can’t wait to visit these places with our families soon, especially since they’re so nearby. How about you?
By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya