It’s no secret that Singaporeans love to visit Malaysia, with many looking to go on shopping and dining sprees. There are also a number of outdoor activities to indulge in such as relaxing on one of the best beaches in Malaysia or glamping in Janda Baik.
But Malaysia also has a lot to offer for thrill seekers who are in search of some adrenaline-fuelled activities. From indoor theme parks to extreme motorsports, these are the 8 best theme parks in Malaysia to visit to satisfy your adventurous spirit.
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Located just 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre, Sunway Lagoon has 6 different parks within its compound and more than 90 different attractions. This makes it a great place for those who love water activities, thrilling rides, and family-friendly entertainment.
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The Amusement Park has classic rides like the Lost City of Gold Scream roller coaster, and a 360-degree rotating Pirate’s Revenge ship. There’s also a Carousel and carnival games where you can win prizes like stuffed toys.
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Adventure seekers will find themselves right at home at the X Park here. You can expect to try out some heart-pounding activities such as Bungee Jumping, Go Karting, and G Force X, a slingshot ride. Note that these rides are pay-per-ride activities.
Book tickets to Sunway Lagoon.
Adult admission: RM313/pax (~S$97.47)
Child (12 years old & below) admission: RM255/pax (~S$79.41)
Elderly (60 years old & above) admission: RM255/pax (~S$79.41)
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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Given that it’s only a 1.5-hour drive from Singapore, Legoland Malaysia is a fun and convenient place to bring your kids over the school holidays or on long weekends. Adults, your inner child will squeal in delight with nostalgia, especially if you grew up playing with Legos.
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The 2-in1 theme park and resort has tons of rides and attractions, all centred around Legos. Look forward to activities like building your own Lego robots that you can take home at LEGO Mindstorm, or let the Beetle Bounce ride slingshot you 1.5m up into the air.
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The Dragon is 1 of 3 roller coasters and is the largest one at Legoland, with many twists and turns while travelling up to 60km/h. Take note that riders of The Dragon need to be at least 8 years old and above 130cm.
The younger kids needn’t worry as they can still take the junior version, the Dragon’s Apprentice, that is designed specifically for them.
Book tickets to LegoLand Malaysia.
Adult admission: RM199/pax (~S$61.97)
Child (3-11 years old) admission: RM157/pax (~S$48.89)
Elderly (60 years old & above) admission: RM157/pax (~S$48.89)
Address: 7, Persiaran Medini Utara 3, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Fri-Tue 10am-5pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Contact: +607 597 8888 | LegoLand website
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Located less than 40 minutes from George Town, Escape Penang is nestled in a forest landscape and, in a bid to be more sustainable, is fully powered by solar energy during the day.
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There are 45 different activities across the park. For the thrill seekers, indulge in some heart-pounding pursuits like Aerobat, where you can engage in air aerobatics, and the Zip Coaster, a 1km-long zip line that takes you through the forest.
If you need to cool off after these exhilarating courses, try out The Longest, literally the longest tube water slide in the world at 1,111m. There’s also The Speed Racer which features 4 slides next to each other, where you lie on a board and race other people down a water slide.
And when looking for a spot to relax, visit the Escape Club, a bar within the pool where you can sit back and lounge with a chilled beer.
Book tickets to Escape Penang.
Adult admission: RM154/pax (~S$47.96)
Child (4-12 years old) admission: RM104/pax (~S$32.39)
Elderly (61 years old & above) admission: Free
Address: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: Escape Penang website
The Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh screams Indiana Jones vibes and ancient temple design. This theme park has unique offerings apart from the usual theme park rides, such as a tiger enclosure, petting zoo, and tin mining attraction.
Drop by the Lost World Tin Valley and get a crash course in finding bits of tin with Dulang Washing, where you take a giant sieve to wash away the debris and extract tin. Or, pay a visit to Ruby the raccoon, the star of Lost World Petting Zoo for some adorable photos.
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The facade of the theme park isn’t the only thing that is inspired by Indiana Jones; the park has tours that’ll take you through an actual cave, a jungle, and a tunnel. If that’s not enough, scale a mountain or make your way through a high elements rope course.
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Once you’re done for the day, take a soak in one of the park’s 8 different hot springs and let the warm waters help you relax. Everything from jacuzzis to foot spa hot springs is available and created using the naturally warm and soothing waters from the surrounding hills.
Those looking to wind down will also be glad to know there’s a spa and sauna onsite, for some legit R&R.
Book tickets to Lost World of Tambun.
Adult admission: RM117/pax (~S$36.43)
Child (12 years old & below) admission: RM110/pax (~S$34.25)
Elderly (60 years old & above) admission: RM110/pax (~S$34.25)
Night Park & Hot Springs
Adult admission: RM75/pax (~S$23.36)
Child (12 years old & below) admission: RM66/pax (~S$20.55)
Elderly (60 years old & above) admission: RM66/pax (~S$20.55)
Theme park opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm | Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Night Park & Hot Springs opening hours: 6pm-11pm, Daily
Address: No.1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
Contact: +605 542 8888 | Lost World of Tambun website
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Berjaya Times Square Theme Park in Kuala Lumpur is the perfect place for daredevils who aren’t fans of being under the sun. The entire amusement park is located within Berjaya Times Square mall, so there’s plenty to do before and after enjoying the rides.
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Attractions like Spinning Orbit are designed to take you up 30m off ground level and then spin you at 10 rounds per minute, a ride that you should try for the kicks. Just remember to take it easy on lunch if you’re thinking of taking this ride.
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Another must-try is the 800m-long Supersonic Odyssey, a roller coaster that travels at a face-distorting 80km/h and has plenty of twists, turns and inversions.
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Apart from the rides, they also have a Virtual Reality section where you can trade your 4-point harness in for a set of VR goggles. Unleash your inner Jedi to the beat of Tap Tap Revolution in Beat Saber or survive a siege of the undead in Doomsday Survival.
Book tickets to Berjaya Times Square Theme Park.
Adult admission: RM70/pax (~S$21.80)
Child (3-12 years old) admission: RM65/pax (~S$20.24)
Elderly (55 years old & above) admission: RM30/pax (~S$9.34)
Address: No. 09-103, 9th Floor, Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12am-8pm | Sat-Sun 11am-8pm
Contact: +6032 117 3118 | Berjaya Times Square website
Genting Highlands may be famous for its casinos, but it also has a massive theme park that has rides and attractions based on famous movies like Independence Day and Night At The Museum.
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Genting SkyWorld has 9 zones which have a good mix of activities that both adults and kids can enjoy. Head over to Central Park and hop on Independence Day: Defiance, an interactive 3D ride that puts you in the middle of the fight against alien invaders.
Head over to Andromeda Base next, which has a ride called the Terraform Tower Challenge, where you’re slowly raised above ground level and released into a freefall drop. You can also expect to see more exciting rides coming in the future like Mad Ramp Peak, a dual-powered roller coaster motorcycle ride.
Pro tip: Download the Genting SkyWorld Theme Park app to navigate the park, view your purchases, and check wait times for rides. You can also pre-book your preferred slots for rides.
Book tickets to Genting SkyWorld Theme Park.
Adult admission: RM151/pax (~S$47.01)
Child (3-12 years old) admission: RM128/pax (~S$39.85)
Elderly (55 years old & above) admission: RM128/pax (~S$39.85)
Address: Genting SkyWorlds, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 11am-6pm, Daily
Contact: +60 3-2718 1118 | Genting SkyWorld Theme Park website
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If you’re in Melaka for a weekend of shopping, you might want to consider spending a day at A’Famosa Water Theme Park. The park is surrounded by lush greenery and scenic mountains, a good escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
There are plenty of rides and attractions to suit every mood. For a chill time, hop on an inner tube and go with the flow on the Lazy River as it takes you around the water park.
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For more invigorating rides, try out the Big Ice Cream which is one of the largest cone-shaped water rides in Southeast Asia. Or, maybe the High Speed, a 7-storey high-velocity water slide that sends you bolting down.
Aside from the water park, there are also activities like a Monkey Island Cruise, Animal Feeding, and a Safari Adventure where you can spot grazing animals from a Jeep.
Book tickets to A’Famosa Water Theme Park.
Water Theme Park
Adult admission: RM45/pax (~S$14.01)
Child (above 90cm) admission: RM38/pax (~S$11.83)
Adult admission: RM50/pax (~S$15.57)
Child (above 90cm) admission: RM40/pax (~S$12.45)
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am-6pm (Water Theme Park) | 10am-5pm (Safari Wonderland) (Closed on Tuesdays)
Address: Jalan Kemus, Simpang Empat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Contact: +606-552 0888 | A’Famosa Water Theme Park website
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Located 1 hour away from Kuala Lumpur by car, i-City in Shah Alam is basically your standard amusement park on steroids. This place houses 4 large precincts, each with a different theme.
The Snowalk lets you cool off from the hot sun, with 50,000sqft of winter wonderland set to 8°C. Ice sculptures and snow slides are just some of the things you can expect in this precinct. It’s also the ideal place to start a snowball fight, so get ready to duck and dodge your way around the different statues.
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But the real highlight of i-City is the City of Digital Lights. Boasting over 1 million LEDs across the landscape, this precinct is best visited after sundown when the lights can really work their magic. For a bird’s-eye view of the entire park, the Ferris Wheel, which is decked out in bright LED lights, is the ride of choice.
Rides like the Space Walk, which is an elevated rail ride through the park, and the Double Decker, a 2-tier Carousel, are must-tries.
There are i-City packages you can purchase that start from RM75 (~S$23.35), covering everything from an all-day pass to a 2D1N stay at the resort. If not, you can pay for the rides at a walk-in rate starting from RM6/ride (~S$1.87) using the i-City Super App.
Book tickets to i-City Theme Park.
WaterWorld opening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 11am-6pm | Sat-Sun 10am-6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
SnoWalk / Trick Art Museum / House of Horror / centralWalk opening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 3pm-11pm | Sat-Sun 1pm-11pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
City of Digital Lights (Zone B) / Itsy Bitsy opening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 5pm-12am, (Closed on Tuesdays)
City of Digital Lights (Zone A) opening hours: 5pm-12am, Daily
Address: D-1-G, Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ Persiaran Multimedia, I-Gallery, Selangor Golden Triangle, Shah Alam 40000, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-5521 8800 | i-City Theme Park website
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There’s no shortage of exciting things to do in Malaysia, and with so many options to choose from, adrenaline junkies out there can take their pick of exciting activities.
So the next time you’re looking for something invigorating to do, remember that adventure is out there, and find the theme park that suits your taste in thrill.
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