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Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

Fun and Adventure at Sunway Lagoon

For a day of thrills and fun in the city, head on to Sunway Lagoon theme park. The theme park was established in 1992 and has been recognized by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) as Asia’s Best Attraction for four consecutive years since 2007 to 2010. It is also home to the region’s hottest events and concerts such as the MTV World Stage and Arthur’s Day Celebration. Right next to the theme park you will find one of Kuala Lumpur’s most popular shopping malls: Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (easily recognizable by the huge lion’s head in front of the complex). Just a 15-minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Lagoon is sure to have something to offer for everyone.

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There are five main parks with more than 80 rides and attractions to explore and enjoy at Sunway Lagoon: the amusement park, the Waters of Africa water park, the Wildlife Park, the Scream Park and the Extreme Park (check out a nice video here).

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Amusement park

The amusement park is divided into two mini theme parks of joy rides and thrills to satisfy even the most adventurous of hearts. Splash down the river on the Niagara Falls Flume Ride and brave the raging waters of the Grand Canyon River Rapids among Apache Indians at the Wild Wild West. Sail away on the Pirates Revenge, Malaysia’s first 360-degree rotating pirate ship that swivels 24m above the ground at the World of Adventure or take a breather on the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, spanning 428m and revel in the majestic view of the entire park.

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Waters of Africa

Waters of Africa is the perfect place to go to cool down in the sun. The Sunway Surf Beach features a sandy beach and a rolling surf pool which produces 8 feet tall surf waves for your surfing pleasure. Have a splashing great time diving down the giant water slide, the African Pythons and the six-lane Congo Challenge. Children can splash about at the interactive water playground, the Little Zimbabwe.

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Wildlife Park

Marvel in the beauty of more than 150 species of amazing and exotic animals from across the globe and learn more about them at the Wildlife Park, Malaysia’s first-ever fully interactive and educational animal-themed attraction. The Wildlife Park also features various educational programs and live animal shows for children and adults alike to enjoy.

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Scream Park

Be sure to check out the Scream Park, a walk-through park of horror, for a hair-raising experience. Try to survive the fright fest which begins at the PONTIANAK Theatre of Fear and tour the archives of the Night at the Museum: ALIVE & SCARY!. Bump into local terrors at the Rumah Hantu in 3DX and be relieved that the end is coming after the Tunnel of Penanggal in 3D.

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Extreme Park

Adrenaline junkies can satisfy their thirst for adrenaline rush at the Extreme Park which offers a large variety of challenges to take on. The park has an archery shooting range, a go-kart circuit and even an All Terrain Vehicle (ATC) route. Be extreme and have a try of Asia’s Highest Slingshot Ride, the G-Force X; Malaysia’s longest flying fox which spans for 206m; and Malaysia’s first bungee jump.

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Opening hours

Sunway Lagoon is open to public on weekdays from 11am to 6am and from 10am to 6pm on weekends. It is closed on Tuesdays except during school and public holidays.

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Entrance fees

There are two entrance packages available: the All Parks Best Value at RM100 for adults and RM80 for children and senior citizens and the 3 Parks package for entrance to the water park, the amusement park and the wildlife park at RM80 for adults and RM65 for children and senior citizens. Additionally, Malaysian identity card holders can enjoy a 25% discount off published rates.

There is a separate charge for the rides:

  • Bungy Jump: RM130 (RM75 for MyKad Holders)
  • G-Force X: RM60 (RM30 for MyKad Holders)
  • Bungy Jump & G-Force X Combo: RM150 (RM95 for MyKad Holders)
  • Go-Kart: Single Seater, RM20 per ride, double Seater RM25 per ride
  • Paintball War Game: Min 4 pax per team from RM46 per person, 100 pellets (Advance booking required – Includes Co2 Canister, Protection Mask & Vest, Barrel Plug & Paintball Marker)

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Contact details & address Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon
3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: + 603 5639 0000
Fax: + 603 5637 0050
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sunwaylagoon.com

How to get to Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon is located in Bandar Sunway in Petaling Jaya. It is accessible via a network of expressways (Federal Highway, Damansara-Puchong Expressway, New Pantai Express Way and KESAS Highway) and is a 15-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. You can also get to the amusement park by public transport. Take the LRT train to Subang Jaya KTM Station or Kelana Jaya Putra Station and take a bus to Sunway Lagoon from there.

Hotels & resorts at Sunway Lagoon

There are quite a few nice hotels and resorts to chose from that are in close vicinity of the theme park. The most luxurious resort at Sunway is The Villas @ Sunway. Another 5-star place to stay is the great Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. You can enjoy a more affordable stay at the 4-star Sunway Pyramid Hotel. Budget travelers will find a whole range of basic hotels and guesthouses in the Bandar Sunway area.

Video Sunway Lagoon

Map of Sunway Lagoon theme park

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