LEGOLAND Malaysia report

by admin on September 4, 2012

There’s been a lot of excitement building about the opening of the new LEGOLAND Malaysia. Well it’s not long now. Woo hoo! 21st Century Mummy and family were lucky enough spend the day over there, before it opens to the public.

It was a surprise (and early birthday treat) for Miss C so you can imagine how excited she was when she found out where we were going. We took a coach from The Flyer, crossed the border at Tuas and were there in just over an hour.

LEGOLAND Malaysia spans 76 acres, has over 40 rides and contains more than 50 million LEGO bricks. Some of the creations are incredible, everything you can think of from a giant red octopus, to enormous dinosaurs, to the Sphinx has been immortalised in LEGO.

It is divided into seven themed areas with Miniland, featuring miniature LEGO versions of Asia’s best known cities at the centre. Now I’m not a LEGO fan but even I was impressed, especially with Singapore of course.

Despite never having been on a roller coaster, Miss C was clamouring to go on one, so we headed straight for The Kingdom. First was the Dragon’s Apprentice. Miss C proved fearless around the twists and turns (unlike her mother) and dragged us on to the even more terrifying Dragon (again, and again, and again).

I’d been looking forward to the log flume but some of the rides, including this one, were closed so we didn’t get to try them. Project X, the fastest in the theme park, was also out of action much to Miss C’s disappointment.

There’s all sorts of other rides, a boating lake, adventure playgrounds, a LEGO train, and there’s spaces for you to design and build your own creations. There’s some rides the kids can go on by themselves. And for younger kids there’s DUPLO Playtown and other several other playgrounds around the park.

The highlights for Miss C included the Dragon roller coaster, Beetle Bounce, the driving school and 4D cinema show.

The verdict: Miss C absolutely LOVED her LEGOLAND adventure and so did the adults, although it was extremely hot. Although Baby C was a bit young, she still enjoyed it. It’s fun, colourful, creative and interactive, and a manageable size, so that you can cover most of it in a day. It will make an easy day trip from Singapore.

Getting there: There’s a regular bus service leaving from the Flyercar (it’s 10 minutes from Tuas border) or taxi.

You can book tickets or check prices here (approx SGD$56 per adult and SGD$44 per child)

Top tips

  • Although you can pay by card for most things, there are stalls offering things like face-painting and tattoos, so bring some Ringgit.
  • Go anti-clockwise to beat the queues (everyone tends to go clockwise).
  • Leave babies at home, especially if it’s a hot day.
  • Take sunscreen, sunhat, umbrella (for rain or sun) and drink lots of water if it’s hot.

LEGOLAND Malaysia opens on 15 September. A water park is scheduled to open in 2013 with a hotel due to open in 2014.

Thanks to LEGOLAND Malaysia for hosting us.

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