Malaysia is one of the most popular family holiday destinations in the world. In a country full of exotic beaches, shopping districts, food festivals, what adds that spark on a family holiday are the adventurous theme parks. Children still love the Merry-go- rounds, Ferris wheels and roller coasters and for all this fun, theme park is just the right place to be. Malaysia is home to many such theme parks with the Sunway Lagoon, Legoland, A?Famosa and i- City to name a few.
Shah Alam – city of lights
The i- City theme park at Shah Alam is a one of its kind with a variety of attractions, including maple and pine trees lit with bright LED lights. A favorite amongst families with young children, the park is famous for its digital million LED lights display that light up the area at night. The i-city theme park is home to many attractions created with keeping the entire family in mind. Ranging from a city of digital lights to wax museum to a art world.
Manoharan Periasamy, director, Tourism Malaysia, India, said, ?Tourists as well as locals enjoy weekends at Malaysia?s theme parks as families get to spend quality time together. i- city is one such great place where you have attractions that both children and adults can enjoy.?
The major attractions at the theme park include:
City of digital lights: As the name suggests, the best time to visit the city of digital lights is during the night. As night falls, i-City?s nightscape with over one million LED lights brighten up the sky daily in a thematic manner. The place comes alive with a forest of man-made maple and pine trees brightly illuminated with seasonal LED lights themes.
Snowalk: Next to the forest of lights is Snowalk, an indoor snow park where visitors can escape from the tropical heat for a while and experience chilling temperatures going below five degrees. Inside Snowalk one can find igloos, ice houses, slides, a mini-bobsled run, snowmen, ice penguins, a bar made of ice (no drinks served), various ice sculptures and plenty more LED lights.
Waterworld: The main feature of this water park is the Tornado Ride, the first of its kind in South East Asia. It offers visitors aquatic adrenalin rush by taking them on an oscillating ?near-zero-gravity-twirl? for a full 28-second through a 160-foot water tunnel, plummeting into a water funnel that is 7-storey high, inclined at a 45 degree angle and eventually emerging at the end of the funnel in calm, serene waters. Other exciting water rides include the Giant Jacuzzi, spiral and rainbow slides, Children?s Adventure Pool, River Adventure through LED-lit rockery caves and a Wave Pool with a giant LED screen.
Red Carpet Wax museum: A Visit Malaysia 2014 product, the revolutionary red carpet wax museum is Malaysia?s first all-stars interactive wax museum that has an Oscar-like awards setting. The wax exhibits are in six themes namely World Icons, Celebrities, Sport Stars, World Book of Records, Interactive and All Stars Caf?.
Trick Art Museum: This museum has earned the reputation of being the only showcase of its kind in Malaysia where exhibits come to life in 3D when seen through camera lenses. Trick art renders two dimensional paintings in three dimensions by creating illusion. Each exhibit looks different when seen from different angles. Its magic magnifies when seen at a perfect angle from camera lenses. This artistic display boasts five themes, namely Masterpieces, Egyptian, Sea Life, Animal Kingdom and Modern Classic.