In 2013, Malaysia ranked as 10th most visited country in the World, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Some of the reasons why people flock to this part of the world is because of its diverse culture, mouth-watering food, great shopping adventure, and impressive theme parks; like the i-City.
During our trip to Kuala Lumpur together with other Cebu Travel Bloggers, we got the opportunity to explore some part of i-City Shah Alam, a 72-acre freehold site located along a Federal Highway. This awesome theme park has something to fascinate every visitor, may it be a sun seeker, an art enthusiast or an adventure junkie. With their various rides and key attractions, i-City will surely entertain you from day to night.
Our group starts off by visiting the Fun World of i-City, which houses Malaysia’s first all-star interactive wax museum–Red Carpet. We had an amazing time getting up close and personal with some famous celebrities, World icons, sports stars and world record holders, even if it’s just their copycats. All the life-size wax is very impressive.
After rubbing shoulders with famous stars from all over the world, we head directly to the Trick Art Museum. It’s a great place to release your creativity. With the help of different three dimensional paintings, you can create an outstanding photo. Trick Art renders two-dimensional painting in three dimensions by creating an optical illusion. All of the paintings are freehand drawn by international artist. This 8,000 sq ft Trick Art Museum has 5 themes– Masterpieces, Egyptian, Sea Life, Animal Kingdom and Modern Classic.
Like I said, i-City has something to fascinate each visitor, even those who would want to experience life in Antarctica. If you love ice and snow, Snowalk is definitely for you. You can enjoy a cold adventure with your friends and family. This 50,000 sq ft cold indoor playground is filled with artificially generated snow and ice below 5 degrees Celsius. Kids, and kids at heart, will surely enjoy various winter activities, such as snowman-making and ice-sliding. I wanted to try some of the activities inside, but the farther I get to the end of the room, the colder it gets. Although I was furnished with thick jacket, cold still makes me shudder. You can’t blame me. I’m born and raised in a tropical country. Snow and ice are not in our vocabulary. 😀
Other i-City attractions we missed…
We still had so much to explore in i-City, but we run out of time. With heavy heart, we walk back to our tour bus, thinking of some of the attractions that we never got the chance to experience. House of Horror is just one of them. It’s a 15,000 sq ft attraction with goblins, ghouls, ghosts, mummies, vampires, zombies and monsters to scare the life out of you.
There’s also this Tornado Ride, which I would love to try. I guess I’ll have to check it next time I visit KL. This one-of-a-kind thrill ride is the 1st in Southeast Asia. It is composed of a water tunnel, a funnel, and a landing pool.
How to get there:
By TrainKTM to Padang Jawa Station and take taxi to i-City
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3.064753, 101.485391? +3° 3′ 53.11″, +101° 29′ 7.41″
Weekends/Public Holidays/School Holidays
WaterWorld : 10:00am-7:00pm
Fun World : 2:00pm-1:00am
Snowalk : 10:00am-1:00am
CityWalk/Red Carpet : 10:00am-1:00am
City of Digital Lights : 6:00pm-1:00am
Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ, i-City,40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, MalaysiaContact: 03-5521 8800/8494
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