Monday, September 3, 2012

Legoland Malaysia - A Preview

It was a joint media event between Singapore and Malaysia. Buses were provided from KL to Legoland (Johor) and likewise Singapore to Legoland. I believe there'll be an official bus route within these places. Yet to be confirmed. Bus transportation prices ranges from RM30 to RM40 per person and takes off from Puduraya, Kuala Lumpur. Thanks to Wilson of PlacesandFood.com for this opportunity.

I became creative in choosing my company for this trip. All my usual ones were busy and so I asked another blogger who is still very "green" on things related to media previews/launch. Didn't really expect that he'd accept since he did have other plans on that day. Hehe. (ajak-ajak ayam sbb tahu dia ada hal lain, tahu2 dia kata boleh "untangle himself". Alamak! So proceed je la. =p)

I reached Ancasa Hotel at around 7am, Saturday morning and was delighted to chance upon Mohd Zaid and his merry group of family members. Among them were his mom which I shared a room during a previous media trip, his sister holding her daughter and finally Uzair, my first time meeting him! Being naturally pessimistic on people I hardly know, I considered my invitee might eventually a no-show. Well, he came. =)

The Bus

The experience was horrifying to say the least. We took off at 7:15 am and arrived at Legoland Malaysia at 12:00 pm, inclusive of minor wrong turns and unfamiliarization of the route. At least I get to know a woman sitting behind me and we exchanged casual introductions. I was also thrilled to know that she wanted to tag along with me. The more the merrier, I'd always say.

Legoland tickets were passed to us once we came down the bus. Funny though, that they didn't check our ICs for identifications as noted in their invitation emails. LOL. (pic credit to MohdZaid.com)
Legoland Price Tickets
  • RM140.00 - adults aged 12 - 59 yrs old
  • RM110.00 - children aged 3 -11 yrs old / adults above 60
  • Annual Pass - RM275.00 ( adult) / RM210.00 (children)
I asked my blogger friend on his first expression, he exclaimed "teruk". Hehe. Wonder what's his opinion now after going through the attractions inside? Btw, my new friend whom I met from the bus is named Fazlina Bee from AirAsia Inflight Magazine.

Ms Fazlina Bee. Thank you so much for accompanying me throughout the Legoland Trip. =)
Legoland Attractions

I must say that most of the rides were non-suitable for adults like me. Hehe. Some of the attractions were closed for maintenance purposes and games that involves winning prizes were open but no prize. Hehe. Am still wondering what prizes were up for grabs.

1. Lego Kingdom - The Dragon (Roller-coaster ride) and Castle Stage. (to name a few that we visited)

Clock-wise from upper left: Dragons made from lego in front of the castle, the Castle Stage courtyard, the dragon roller coaster and boarding the roller-coaster before take-off. 
2. Lego Technic - Project - X (another roller-coaster ride)

Haven't tried it but enjoyed watching the people scream when they rode on it. Hehe.
3. Miniland (my ultimate favorite!)

It's like a huge lego city with many known buildings from around the world. There's even an actual mini Singapore town which will definitely appeal to the Singapore tourists. 

Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, LEGO-ed up in this mini-land exhibition. (KLCC, Prime Minister building, masjid putrajaya and KL Monorel) 
While snapping away, some-one called out my name. I turned and saw a group of people and a girl was trying to hide herself from me but to no avail. Haha. I noticed her right away, mind you. You can't hide from me. =p

Ms Ruby from RabiatulAdawiyah.com. Pic credit to her. =)
Moving on, I visited a place called Riverside Point of Singapore. Will actually be going there, next two weeks.
Little Singapore. In great detail! 
And other well-know tourist spots around the world are pictured below.
I wonder if you guys can guess the places being shown above. Too bad, information boards  naming the places were lacking in this miniland. Sigh.
There are three more areas that we went but I'm not gonna post about them. The unmentioned areas are "Imagination", "Land of Adventure" and "Lego City". It was interesting to see that throughout the theme park you could see life-size characters in various positions. Lest it be sitting, or going out from the mall, carrying a toilet bowl out from the toilets and many more! I guess the notable one is the huge head of Einstein himself!

A photographer who takes pictures using grids in front of the Einstein huge LEGO-ed head. =)
Food and Beverages, Surau, Toilets
Good to know that these are easy to find throughout the whole park. There are currently 7 cafes and restaurants to taste your buds which includes the following:
  • The Cafe (freshly baked European pasties, buns and breads)
  • Robot Kitchen (Asian food)
  • Knight's Feast (Western food and ice-cream)
  • Pizza Mania (we ate here!)
  • Jungle Cafe (Grilled burgers and hot dogs)
  • Snack Bar(ice-creams, pastries, etc)
  • Market Restaurant (Western and Asian cuisine)
Price-wise - a tad too expensive for my liking. Hee.  And the surau I went to didn't provide telekung and sejadah. But since it's not officially open to the public, hope these things are provided for before then. =)

Overall, I enjoyed my time spent there and might revisit in..errr... 2014 when the theme park is fully operational with the hotel and waterpark. =p

And another comprehensive review is from RambleandWander.com which could be read here.

PS: My pictures are being featured here, do check it out. --> http://www.placesandfoods.com/2012/09/legoland-malaysia-latest-preview.html

22 comments:

Aj said... [Reply]

Hmmm wanna go there this year

hazman aka species1980 said... [Reply]

owwhh...kiranya tempat nie berperingkat lagi la yea...dan seperti dijangka harga makanan confirm MAHAL....

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@AJ... pray that you'll get to go there. =)

@hazman.. konfem mahal! hahaha! so sila bawa duit lebih sikit. =)

Dan Arif said... [Reply]

Motif letak gambar photographer last tu ? hihi.. #oops

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Dan Arif... hahaha. itu je gambar yg ade Einstein. Tolong jangan salah faham.

hahahaha!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said... [Reply]

Yes I'm also put off by the price though it does look like a fascinating day out!

cikgu said... [Reply]

Nice to have met you at legoland and surprised that you recognised a small unfamiliar blogger like me. I hope to post up my experience soon.
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Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@duncan.. u shud buy the tix during MATTA Fair, I heard that the prices are around RM90++ if you do. NIce to bring ur family there tho =)

@cikgu... awww.. small matter. I'd recognize you from anywhere. hehehe. Nice meeting u there too. =)

Zara AB said... [Reply]

Is it true that the ticket price might drop a lil bit at MATTA? *Lucky that you're part of the earliest Malaysian that could experience LEGOLAND.

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@zara AB... yeah.. around RM90++ klu tak silap. hehe. so kena hadiri MATTA fair hujung minggu neh klu nak tahu lebih lanjut =)

MR Penyubiru said... [Reply]

macamana dgn tahap kepanasan di situ? plan nak bawak famili sblm akhir tahun ni..

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@penyuk... panas mcm di KL. haha. bawaklah payung atau pakai cap pon ok. tapi dalam setiap bangunan ada aircond. noworries =)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Nak makanan murah...pergi saja ke anjung nusajaya yg terletak tak jauh dari legoland...murah dan sedap

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Straight to the point and well written! Why can't everyone else be like this?

Peri PiA said... [Reply]

untung nya :)

hcvvorld of Travels and Photography said... [Reply]

the first theme park attraction in Malaysia I guess but RM140..come on! it's too steep..that is not USS or Disneyland and u know la..theme park in Malaysia..panas tuh..haha under the hot sun

Road Hop said... [Reply]

LEGOLAND! This will be my first destination If I will travel Malaysia again. :) I already viewed online some bus schedules to be ready. I'm so excited!

Road Hop said... [Reply]

that was really cool post. thanks for sharing your great expirience.when travelling to malaysia this can help you on your next travel, taxi malaysia serve as a good resort.

Mark said... [Reply]

It's cool to know that legoland malaysia has fulfilled the dream to amusement and fun.
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Anonymous said... [Reply]

Rasa2 kalau pergi satu hari ok x??? kira utk seharian cukup masa x kalau bawak famili???

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@anon... lebih dari cukup. sehari mmg cukup =)

sweet nisa said... [Reply]

Hai sis, all can get legoland tickets for just RM70 for child @ adult one-day pass .Ramai dah beli ngan kami. Boleh la tengok harga tiket murah ni dekat facebook page kami :

LEGOLAND TICKETS SPECIAL PROMOTION

thanks!