Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia


When it comes to theme parks in Malaysia, most Singaporeans immediately think of LEGOLAND Malaysia and Genting SkyWorlds. Think of Sunway Lagoon as the pioneer, having opened all the way back in 1993. It measures 88 acres which, to put it into perspective, is more than 3.5 times the size of VivoCity – SG’s biggest mall.

You can look forward to over 80 attractions across 6 different parks, all included in a single ticket. Accommodation wise, there are luxury hotels within the complex so you don’t have to fret about transportation to and fro, as well as glamping packages with premium BBQ dinners. 

Here’s the full lowdown so you can start planning your trip to Sunway Lagoon, located less than an hour from KL.


80+ attractions across 6 different parks


Prices for theme park tickets aren’t exactly negligible, so it can be a real downer to enter and find that there are limited things to do. At Sunway Lagoon, you have the inverse challenge of potentially too much to do.

The entire theme park is split into 6 different parks, comprising an amusement park, water park, wildlife exhibit, and Nickelodeon themed “Lost Lagoon” all in one. There are also zones dedicated to haunted houses and thrilling activities like bungee jumping, so adrenaline seekers know exactly where to go. 


1. Amusement Park – Kid-friendly rides & carnival games


Sunway Lagoon Malaysia - Amusement Park Rides
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The main Amusement Park section is where you’ll find all the classic rides like a Ferris wheel, carousel, spinning teacups, and pirate ship. It’s foolproof fun for all ages, whether you’re accompanying your little one or have a fear of roller coasters

Carnival Games
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Sun City

There are also carnival games where you can win cute plushies. Games like the ring toss and ball-in-the-bucket are simple enough for kids to partake in, and if you’re here on a couple’s getaway, you stand a good chance of snagging prizes for bae.

Sunway Lagoon Suspension Bridge
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The Amusement Park is also home to the iconic Sunway Lagoon Suspension Bridge, one of the most IG-worthy spots in the theme park. It measures 428m long, dangling over the park’s attractions from rides to bodies of water, and is a must-visit to snap some pics and commemorate your trip.


2. Water Park – 5D rides & surf pool with man-made waves


Kids Water Park
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Pack your swimsuit and lotsa sunscreen, ‘cause the Water Park is where you’ll get hours of fun splashing around. The kiddos will have a blast over at Little Zimbabwe, an African-themed water playground for children. There are plenty of different slides and fountains for them to explore as they stay cool in the wading pool.

Vuvuzela Vortex Ride
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One of Sunway Lagoon’s highlights is the Vuvuzela Vortex Ride, a gargantuan water slide that’s 11 storeys tall. Besides the staggering height, it’s also the world’s largest vortex ride, meaning it uses centrifugal force to propel you even harder. Imagine the thrill of being flushed down a giant toilet bowl, if you will.

For a slightly different water ride, give the Waterplexx 5D a go. It’s a 5-dimensional ride with moving seats, laser projections, and plenty of wind, mist, fog, and water jet sprays to fully immerse you – and leave you soaking wet.

Surf Beach Man-Made Waves
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Those who wanna experience ocean vibes without the fear of lurking jellyfish and stingrays can head to Surf Beach. It’s a huge 13,000sqm surf pool where you can float along and enjoy the man-made waves, or channel your inner Baywatch babe/hunk and take part in the Flowrider surfing simulator.


3. X Park – Exhilarating activities like bungee jumping & go-karting


X Park is where the activities are decidedly more high-adrenaline or physically demanding. From go-karting to archery, you can expect to activate some muscles here, and have your heart rate soar considerably.

Sunway Lagoon Bungee Jump
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Thrillseekers love a good Bungee Jump, and over here you’ll get to catch a bird’s-eye view of the entire Sunway Lagoon complex as you take the leap. Do note that this attraction comes at an additional fee of RM175/pax (S$52.82).

For the slightly more faint of heart who still want to catch some air time, there’s a Bungee Trampoline where you’ll get to control how high you wanna bounce. Even better news, it’s free.

Live out your Mario Kart fantasies on the Go-Kart (additional RM35/pax, ~S$10.56) course – sans the banana peels and turtle shells. The circuit is designed with sharp turns and continuous twists so you can put your manoeuvring skills to the test.

G Force X Malaysia
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OGs would remember the G-Max ride at Clarke Quay before it closed following the pandemic. You can still chase that heart-dropping thrill with G Force X, a slingshot ride which propels you at speeds of up to 120km/h.

In between catching your breath and relishing the sheer adrenaline, you’ll also get to enjoy aerial views of the theme park. This is a pay-per-ride attraction, at RM82/pax (S$24.75).

Archery Target Shooting
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If you fancy yourself an excellent marksman, head to the paintball and archery stations. Test your accuracy without fearing that you’ll get caught in the crossfire, as it’s purely target shooting and not a battlefield-type arena.


4. Lost Lagoon – Rides themed after Nickelodeon shows


Lost Lagoon Nickelodeon
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Sunway City

The Lost Lagoon is an official Nickelodeon themed zone that has attractions for both young and old – ‘cause we all know the love for cartoon series like SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles transcends generations. 

SpongeBob SquarePants & Dora The Explorer Mascots
Little ones will be thrilled to snap pics with roving mascots.
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Expect rides and activities themed after a number of Nickelodeon hit shows. These come in varying thrill levels, from tame canopy trails and water playgrounds for kids to high-level water rides with gravity-defying ascents and heart-sinking drops.


5. Wildlife Park – Borderless enclosures & animal feeding kits


Sunway Lagoon Malaysia - Wildlife Park
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Save time and hassle by squeezing in a zoo visit on your amusement park outing. Sunway Lagoon has a Wildlife Park within the theme park, and it’s no shabby makeshift mind you.

It houses more than 150 species of animals, and the borderless glass enclosures allow you to get real up close with the wildlife. See white tigers, majestic snakes, exotic birds, and cute critters like hedgehogs and raccoons at breathtaking proximity

Malaysia Wildlife Park
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Besides just coursing through the enclosures, you can catch the 3pm daily show at the Wildlife Theatre, feed critters like tortoises and goats by purchasing Animal Feed Kits (from RM15, ~S$4.56), and interact with animals through zookeeper-guided sessions. Check out the Wild Encounters schedule and plan your trip accordingly.


6. Scream Park – Horror movie BTS & themed scare zones in Oct


Sunway Lagoon Malaysia - Scream Park
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Every year come October, Sunway Lagoon’s Scream Park holds a Halloween festival à la Halloween Horror Nights. First launched in 2013, it’s called Nights of Fright and the entire Scream Park section gets transformed into a scare zone.

There’ll be themed trails, live performances, and roving scare actors to give you the heebie jeebies. Spot popular characters in horror pop culture like Jigsaw, Annabelle, and Valak from The Conjuring and The Nun.

Sharknado Alive
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For those popping by any other time of the year, you can still look forward to Sharknado Alive. This year-round exhibit takes guests on 15-minute BTS tours of the Sharknado film series, a horror-comedy franchise known for being so kitschy, you can’t look away. The studio tour grants exclusive glimpses to the movie set-ups and over-the-top props, including numerous shark statues you can strike poses with.

Diehard fans of the franchise will also be able to pick up assorted merch here, immortalising the films even though it’s been a decade since the original’s release. Who knows, these may become vintage treasures in the future.


Sunway Lagoon hotel & glamping packages


If Sunway Lagoon is in your itinerary, it pays to stay within the sprawling Sunway complex. Besides the obvious benefits of shaving travel time and costs to and fro, there are also some attractive hotel packages that provide value for money.

Deluxe Plus Room at Sunway Pyramid Hotel
Deluxe Plus Room at Sunway Pyramid Hotel.
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For instance, a 2D1N stay for 2 guests at either Sunway Pyramid Hotel’s Deluxe Plus Room or Sunway Clio Hotel’s Deluxe Room will cost RM669 (~S$203).

Both of them are 4-star hotels that are connected to the massive Sunway Pyramid Mall, but Sunway Clio Hotel is nearer to Sunway Lagoon – just 3 minutes on foot. Meanwhile, Sunway Pyramid Hotel is located 10 minutes away, but the rooms are ever-so-slightly swankier.

The hotel package includes complimentary breakfast for 2, 2 admission tickets to Sunway Lagoon, and 1 Animal Feed Kit for the Wildlife Park.

Deluxe Plus Room at Sunway Clio Hotel.
Deluxe Plus Room at Sunway Clio Hotel.
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If you want a longer stay, there’s also a 3D2N version of the package at RM1,088 (~S$330). It comes with the same choice of rooms plus complimentary breakfasts and admissions, but instead of the free Animal Feed, you’ll get E-vouchers for Sunway Lagoon worth RM150 (~S$45).

Booking period: Now till 31st Dec 2022
Stay period: Now till 31st March 2023

Find out more about Sunway Lagoon hotel packages.
If you want to get super fancy, you can book a stay at the 5-star Sunway Resort.

Alternatively, you could opt to spend the night on actual theme park grounds. Sunway Lagoon offers glamping packages where you can step right out to the action. 

Sunway Lagoon Malaysia Glamping
Roam freely around the camping grounds, with bean bags and hammocks for you to lounge on.
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Sunway Lagoon

The Camp Out! glamping experience also comes with a BBQ dinner and private pool access. Rates are RM498 (~S$151) for a Single Tent and RM598 (~S$181) for a roomy Twin Tent. Get your beauty sleep in spacious tents fitted with up to 2 single beds, an air cooler, and refreshments should you wake up in the middle of the night feeling peckish.

Glamping BBQ
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Sunway Lagoon

Sustenance wise, each glamping package is inclusive of breakfast and a BBQ dinner per pax. Needless to say, you’ll also get admission to Sunway Lagoon, plus a nifty 10% discount for pay-per-ride attractions, lockers, and tube rentals at the Water Park.

Find out more about Sunway Lagoon glamping packages.


How to get to Sunway Lagoon from Singapore


Now that you’re geared up to journey to Sunway Lagoon, here are the various modes of transport that’ll take you from Singapore to Subang Jaya – assuming you’re flying in via KL.

The theme park is located about a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). A taxi or private hire car will cost roughly RM85-RM110 (~S$25.82-S$33.34).

For those travelling in big groups or with little kids in tow, you might want to get a Kuala Lumpur Private Vehicle Charter to have a car (S$52.29) or van (S$75.55) ferry up to 7 people straight from your choice of pickup in KL, be it the airport or a hotel.

Sunway City Free Shuttle Bus Malaysia
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Sunway City

There is a free shuttle bus service within the Sunway Resort City complex that runs every 25 minutes between 7am-10.15pm on Monday to Saturday, and 9am-10.15pm on Sundays. You’ll be able to hop on and off at stops like the Sunway Metro bus stop, Sunway Pyramid Hotel, and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

Check out the full list of Sunway Shuttle Bus stops.

KLIA Railway
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Lastly, you could go for the railway services from KL Sentral or KLIA to Sunway Lagoon station, but that’ll take you roughly 1 and 2 hours respectively when combined with Bus Rapid Transit services.

Prices start from RM9 (~S$2.79) for the whole journey, making this the most affordable option if you have time to spare and want to check out some scenery along the way.


Get access to 6 different parks with 1 Sunway Lagoon ticket


OGs know that while Sunway Lagoon may not be the newest kid on the block, there’s a reason why people across generations have great memories of it to share.

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Offering access to 6 different parks at the cost of 1 ticket, it’s quite a steal considering the sheer number of attractions that are available. The best part is, you’ll find tailored activities within each zone that’ll suit you and your group’s preferences, whether that be family-friendly games or thrilling rides and horror themed exhibits.

Tickets to the whole of Sunway Lagoon are priced RM213/adult (~S$64.29) and RM178/child (~S$53.73) aged 12 and under, and children under the height of 90cm can enter for free. To skip queues, you can get Express Lane Passes at S$78.24/adult and S$68.60/child. It’s a worthy splurge, especially if you want to cram in as many of the attractions as time permits.

Next time you’re brainstorming things to do in Kuala Lumpur besides feasting and shopping, give this huge 6-in-1 theme park a go. With over 80 attractions in one spot, you’re bound to chalk up a list of personal faves you’ll want to head to again and again.

Book your tickets to Sunway Lagoon

 

Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am-6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: +60 3-5639 0000 | Sunway Lagoon website

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