LEGOLAND Excursion

With the hype of Legoland in Singapore, it looked like a must-go for all parents with young children. And so, my church friend & I planned for a day trip for both families to visit this theme park.

We purchased our tickets through Groupon though you could also buy it directly from the travel agency which works with Groupon. There is no difference in pricing.

And off we went on 21 Sept 2012.

Legoland is indeed very near 2nd link. It only took us about 10-15mins from the custom of Malaysia at 2nd link to reach there. You should consider driving there instead, if you own a car. It gives you a lot more flexibility in terms of logistic planning. For direction, you may visit this mommy’s blog (she used 1st link though).

The Legoland is not that big, you can easily tour the entire compound in a day. Not all the rides are open though; some parts are still under construction.

There are 6 themes, namely, Miniland, Lego City, Land of Adventure, Imagination, Lego Kingdom & Lego Technic. The older kids would prefer Lego Technic. Overall, the theme park is suitable for 2-12 YO, older children will find the rides & attractions not challenging. Please do not compare Legoland with Universal Studio in RWS; the target markets are totally different.

If you are planning a trip there, it would be good to bring these along:

(1) Sun block (must have! There are very few trees around & most of them are young. They do not provide you with shades at all;
(2) Hats/caps to block out the sun;
(3) Umbrellas (it may rain, & few shelters there for you to hide. Plus, you can use them for shade)
(4) Water bottles (& lots of them. Heavy to bring along, but you will go back pretty light);
(5) Extra change of clothes if you want to enjoy the water rides.
(6) Ringgit to buy food, snack, drinks & souvenirs;
(7) Last but not lest, camera, of course!

Here are the photos:

Some photos taken at Miniland

Stunt show at City Stage in Lego City 

Boating School at Lego City

Driving School at Lego City

Lego Rescue Academy at Lego City

Dino Island at Land of Adventure

Beetle Bounce at Land of Adventure

Bird's Eye View from Observation Tower in Imagination

The boys building Lego cars in Build & Test in Imagination

Kid Power Towers in Imagination

Duplo Express in Imagination

Royal Joust in Lego Kingdom

Kuala Lumpur & Ipoh Trip

We went to KL & Ipoh on 3 Sep & were there for about a week to visit AJ's paternal grandparents. The father suggested that we should travel to Ipoh as well since we would be in M'sia for a week & there was nothing much to do in KL. So to Ipoh we went ... ...

We saw this Hello Kitty Kechil on Ipoh street & I thought I should take some photos of it. Apparently, it is part of the Hari Raya Celebration, very much like our 'Chingay'. Kitty fans out there, wont you just melt seeing these?

The Ipoh trip was a 2D/2N stay in Tune Hotel (operated by Air Asia). It is a budget hotel but new, thus I do not mind (I was concerned about bed bugs). It was a bearable stay. The room was tiny & having 3 persons squeezing into a queeze-size bed is not that fun. Ipoh's food was glorious, & the portion was petite - much to my delight, so that I wont feel that guilty being glutton.

We went to Gua Tempurung, Ipoh's famous limestone cave, on the 1st day. It was a pleasant walk into the cave. Having a 6YO with us meant that we were not able to be too adventurous in our 'trekking'. So, we took the easiest walk - the Golden Flowstone.

We proceeded to The Lost World of Tambun the next day. It was not exactly a super fun theme park. There were not many exciting rides. The highlight for the boy was perhaps the Swan Ride :(

The father asked if I would like to visit Ipoh again. What do you think?