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Phantasy Farm, Port Dickson

Sometime in 2018, I wrote a post on a little Mix and Match Petting Zoo in Port Dickson. Called the Windmill PD Farm. A blend between a Petting Zoo, Antique House and Haunted House. You can read the post here. PD Windmill Farm – A little Mix and Match Park. Recently I heard that its under new management, the people that runs Farm in the City in Seri Kembangan. We have visited the Farm in the City before and it was awesome. The children loved it. You can read my review here. Farm in the City . Malaysia’s Premier Petting Zoo. As we couldn’t go far because of the Pandemic, we pick to spend some time here. A little outing for the children.

Now it is Phantasy Farm Port Dickson. At the entrance, they have retained the blue sports car and the colourful windmill. So you wouldn’t missed this place while driving.  They have kept the original front layout from the PD Windmill Farm. But they are adding more items towards the back. You start at the entrance at the Guinea Pigs pen. Where you can feed and pat the animals. As it was drizzling, most of the Guinea Pigs huddled under the shade. But the staff there manage to get 3 for my kids to feed and play with.


Then you stroll through the Bird Cage. The friendly staff gave my children each a bird to hold. I was astonished that my squemish second child let a bird sit on his shoulders while he fed it.After that was the Rabbit’s Pen of which they had a fun time chasing and carrying bunnies. Then it was off to my daughter’s favourite animal. Cats. I had to stand outside as I was allergic to cat fur.

Turning to the right, you will come to their new additions which was not available before. There were showcases of little creatures, snakes and reptiles. Also a large enclosure with Racoons. At Farm in The City, my son got the chance to feed the Racoons. But here, the staff said they are still wild.


Then it was off to Longkang Fishing. Something we did when we  were kids. Catching little fishes in our drains. Here the kids tried their hand at catching small fishes. The drains here is much bigger than the ones at the Farm in the City. Therefore its quite hard to catch the fishes. My eldest managed to catch 2.

Alpaca Pen was next. With an alpaca, goats and other animals. As we arrive late alot of animals were already being fed. So there were not much to see.

Grandma’s Backyard which had a colourful treehouse with slides. A nice place for the parents to rest their legs. While the kids slide down the treehouse and play at the swings. The tree was rather large and shady.


The Antique House and the Haunted House was from the previous place. But we opt out as it was quite late.


My Verdict

I found that they are still adding more things as there were quite a number of construction going on. So will visit again in the near future once everything is ready. All in all its a nice to be when you are in Port Dickson. The staff are friendly. Take your time and enjoy playing with the animals. Your little ones will surely love. My three ‘Budak Bandar’ loved it. And wants to visit again.

Phantasy Farm Port Dickson

Address :-  Lot 3636, Batu 9, Jalan Pantai, Kampung Sungai Menyala, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

Opening hours :- 10.00am till 6.00pm daily except Tuesday

Entrance Fee:- RM35.00 Adults
                           RM29.00 Child

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Kampung Pinang Sebatang Chalet – A Short staycation

Our first staycation after the Lockdown. I needed to escape as I had a busy fourteen days. Picked some place close by as I had two days off. What’s more, didn’t want to drive far. So the closest beach destination from Port Dickson was Pengkalan Balak. Pengkalan Balak is a popular picnic destination with the local Melaka residents. There are a great deal of little chalets and homestays across the street from the beach.

The view as you drive in.

The entrance alley way

The little lobby


The Bedroom

For dinner we took a walk to this cosy restaurant just on the beach called D’Ribut. Food was nice. My son had their Prawn Fried Rice which came with 4 large prawns and the wife had a Prawn Noodle also came with 4 large prawns. Both cost about RM12 each. The rest of us took the normal fried rice. We also had yummy coconut shakes. All in all the food was really nice.

My Verdict

The View

A nice cosy place to stay with the beach just across the beach. Request the seaview rooms, see is marvelous. Rooms are clean and equipment in good working condition. At the time when I stayed there the pool was shut. Be that as it may, it look like small pool. Not to worry cause you have an large ocean right across the street. Staff is friendly. A word of advice. For those older and special people. You may have a few difficulties as there are no lifts in the chalet. What’s more, there are alot of stairs. Food is accessible simply strolling separation.

Kampong Pinang Sebatang Chalet

Address :- Jalan Persiaran Pantai, Taman Perindustrian Pengkalan Balak, 78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka

Contact No:– +60193586778

Website :- Kampong Pinang Sebatang Chalet

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Places you can visit in Malaysia without leaving your house

During this ongoing Lockdown, as mentioned in My Bucket List after This Covid 19 Pandemic. I had alot of time on my hand to plan out my bucket list to pursue after the pandemic dies down. As usual I was scouring through the World Wide Web. That is the where I found a post on Virtual Tours in Europe. You could visit from the comfort of your chair various well known Museums. Utilizing your mobile or tablet with Virtual Reality. It was astounding and fun. You could stroll through historical places and even look left and right as if you were there. Its a good preparation before you actually visit the real spot. Cause nothing beats the real thing. Searched for Malaysian Travel VR video destinations. But alas there were very little. Guest it hasn’t caught on. So I felt its best to include those videos that I discovered here. So everybody can see from their sofa how awesome Malaysia is. Some of the recordings are by novices but the results is enough to know about these stunning spots. I guess if you have one of those VR specs it will be amazing.

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Batu Caves

I feel this is the best VR video on Malaysia up until now. This video is almost 11 minutes. Done by an expert organization. They also have different VR videos however not in Malaysia. So I will highlight just the Batu Caves one. The journey takes you at the foot of the steps, till the enormous golden statue till the insides of the caves and its temples. You could even admire the tops of the caverns which is wonderful.

View from the Petronas Twin Tower.

Well this VR view is something alot of us will never get to experience. A 360 view from the top of the the tallest building in Malaysia. Its a timelapse video.


Pangkor Island

Pangkor Island is a resort island that lies just off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. There are no bridges to pangkor island, you have to go there by ferry. I always thought that Pangkor Island is only about the beaches but there is a few places of interest to visit. This video shows some of it. 


Melaka – A Formosa and St Paul’s Hill

A visit to Malaysia is not complete without a visit to the historical sites in Melaka. Melaka and Penang is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Here’s a video on the walk to the to the Porta Santiago till the top of the St. Paul’s Hill.

Penang

Penang is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. But Penang is also famous for their food. Especially their Char Kway Teow and Nasi Kandar. Here is a rather long video ( 20 minutes). But it covers quite a number of interesting places to see in Penang.

Malaysian Beaches

Malaysia is blessed with beautiful beaches. I am so lucky to have spend most of my working life by the beach. Even met my other half on the beach.


Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

A short video from the beach at Langkawi, Kedah


Sky Mirror – Selangor

A unique beach in Selangor. Mainly visited because of its Mirror Like Surface


Perhentian Besar 

A rather long video on the Perhentian Island. Famous for its beautiful beaches and snorkelling.


Tunamaya Resort. Tioman, Malaysia 

Tunamaya is a beautiful resort on the Island of Tioman. We have been to Tioman Island before but at the Berjaya Tioman. Tioman is so beautiful and peaceful. And this resort on VR is simple beautiful

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13 Fun Activities in Melaka

Interesting Places in Melaka

Air Keroh Recreational Forest 

I used to love to jog here because it has three jogging tracks and it’s really refreshing to jog with sound of the jungle. It’s located about 5 km from the Air Keroh Toll. Now they also have recreational facilities like Prehistoric Garden, Storyland, children’s playgrounds, Orang Asli Park, Deer Park, suspension bridge, observation towers, picnic spots and refreshment kiosks. Campsites, huts and cabins are also available for rental. Even by just walking round the jogging trek while listening to the sounds of the jungle and seeing the greenery will most certainly relax you.

Crocodile Farm

This is also located in Ayer Keroh, just across from the Malacca Zoo. So its not very hard to miss, just watch for the McDonalds restaurant which is just beside it. More than 200 crocodiles of various species are found here and it is said to be one of the largest in Malaysia. The crocodiles are all reared in a natural environment. There is also exciting and suspense-filled performances every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday.



Malacca Zoo

Melaka Zoo is rated the best zoo among the southern states for its wild and domestic animals in surroundings that have been set to simulate the natural habitat of the animals. The zoo also functions as a centre for wildlife research, conservation breeding and zoo education centre. Now there’s even a night safari on weekends. There is also ample parking around.

Mini Asean 

This unique theme park features impressive replicas of the different types of traditional houses from ASEAN countries, namely Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. It is located near the Air Keroh Recreational Forest. Inside each house, there are various handicrafts originating from each country. There are also life-like dummies, dressed in the respective traditional costumes of the country. This theme park gives you and inside of cultural and lifestyle of Asean countries.

Mini Malaysia 

Mini Malaysia like Mini Asean is a park that also portrays 13 life-sized authentic Malaysian houses from the 13 states of Malaysia. Located just next to Mini Asean. Each house is uniquely featured with the 13 state’s cultural heritage where you will find mannequins wearing the traditional costumes of each state and also some artefacts on display too. I feel its a good effort by the Melakan government as it preserves our cultural heritage as nowadays its hard to find really traditional houses around. Here is my review on Mini Malaysia, please click here Mini Snips of Malaysia at Mini Malaysia Melaka.

Melaka Bird Park

Melaka has lots of little parks that you could visit with the kids. Thats not too expensive or large that it might make you exhausted. Especially when you have toddlers with you. There is the Coral Wonderland Melaka (which is smaller than the Aquaria at KLCC), Mini Malaysia Melaka, Melaka Zoo and more.

So this time around when we went back to Melaka, I brought the little ones for an outing at the Melaka Bird Park. Here is my review on the Melaka Bird Park, Walking with the birds at Melaka Bird Park

Coral Wonderland Melaka

I happen to stumbled upon this place from friend who resides outside of Melaka. Imagine a Melaka boy don’t even know such a place exist. The Coral Wonderland Melaka can be found on the fourth floor of the Hatten Square just across the road from where we stayed, Hatten Hotel. That’s one of the reason why we stayed there. We didn’t want to brave the famous Melaka traffic jam. Keep your expectations low cause the Coral Wonderland is fairly small in contrast to the aquarium within KLCC as well as the one in Langkawi. But its alright for a start.
The entrance fee is fairly steep to some. The price is RM30 for adults and RM20 for kids. Upon stepping into the Aquarium entrance you will be greeted by what is publicised as the ‘The Longest Touch Pool in Asia. Not sure if this really is true nevertheless here you are able to touch or hold tame sea creatures such as baby sharks, puffer fish, stingray, seahorse, starfish and many more. To know more about this place, please click here. Coral Wonderland Melaka

River Cruise 

Melaka River was where it all began. It was the meeting point for traders from the east and west. A few years ago the state government embarked on an effort to beautify the river. Their effort was great for tourism as now you can take a river cruise. What used to be unsightly kitchens or toilets of the houses along the river, now is beautiful buildings and little cafes. There are lots to see along this 45minute cruise. You can take the cruise from the jetty next to the Maritime Museum or from Taman Rempah in Pengkalan Rama. Click here for my review of the Melaka River Cruise, An Outing in Historical Melaka

Or visit my post Melaka River Cruise- A Revisit to see my review on the Night River Cruise.


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The St.Paul's Hill - A Little Climb to HistoryThe St. Paul’s Hill- A little climb to History

After the Malacca Sultanate Palace, we opt to go up the hill to the St. Paul Church. We start at the bottom at the Porta de Santiago. The Porta de Santiago is what’s left of the A Formosa Fort. The Porta de Santiago is the most famous historical landmarks in Melaka. And you can see by the number of people visiting the Porta de Santiago. The Porta is actually a small gate house of the fortress.

To find out more about our little climb, please click here The St. Paul’s Hill- A little climb to History

Malacca Sultanate PalaceMalacca Sultanate Palace, Melaka

A beautiful replica of the original Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. It is build the traditional way, without any nails. According to historical records, the original was destroyed a year after the sultan ascended the throne by lightning.
The outside the building is overwhelming. The garden areas are well taken care off.

Inside it depicts some Melaka history and palace life. The three-storey museum is divided into eight chambers where you can see a variety of weaponry, decorative arts, traditional costumes, brassware, jewellery and more. Plus there are three galleries depicting famous legends through dioramas.

Please click here for my review, Malacca Sultanate Palace, Melaka

Proclamation of IndependenceProclamation of Independence Memorial

The Proclamation of Independence Memorial was a Dutch Colonial Mansion. It used to be the Malacca Club, a clubhouse for the British Expatriate when the British ruled Malaysia. It was later converted into the Memorial depicting the Malaysian road to Independence.

There are lots of artifact from the early Malaysia Sultanate till to date. You will see the progress of Malaysia leading to its Independence.
The first display you will see is a diorama of Proclamation of Independence at the Melaka Field. The scene where our first Prime Minister stood on an open car to the then Melaka Field, where the Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall is located now. 

Click here for my review, Proclamation of Independence Memorial

Jonker Walk Night MarketCrowded But Interesting – Jonker Walk Night Market

When you are in Melaka, one of the places to visit is the Jonker Street. It is the Chinatown of Melaka. Its where many old buildings are located.You will find numerous cafes, restaurants, souvenirs, Nyonya Museums and also little Quaint Boutique Hotel. Be sure to walk the along streets including “Harmony Street” that has religious shrines or temples of many different faiths. This is what Melaka is all about. You will find a Chinese Temple just walking distance from a Muslim Mosque and an Indian Temple. And across the river there’s a Church. All living in harmony with each other.

Jonker Walk Night Market is a must visit. Visit my post at Crowded But Interesting – Jonker Walk Night Market to see my review.

A visit to the Tropical Fruit Farm MelakaA Visit to Tropical Fruit Farm Melaka

As always I was searching for something unique and educational to bring my ‘budak bandar’ kids this weekend. Some place close to Port Dickson. So we don’t spend time on the road. I’ve heard that there’s a fruit farm somewhere in Melaka. With loads of fruit trees to see. Its called the Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm in Sungai Udang.

Please visit A Visit to Tropical Fruit Farm Melaka to see my review on this Fruit Farm

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25 Fun Family Activities in Malaysia – Updated 2020

Every time I search for a getaway for my family, there are some criterias which I look for. I look for destinations are located close to food outlets, some retailers and also maybe a shopping mall as its much easier to search for all those things there. Travelling with little kids this is very important to us. Another item that I look for is whether there are fun as well as educational activities for my family there. I like to try different things each time. We have visited the Hot Air Balloon and Flower Festival in Putrajaya. And is looking forward for the International Fireworks competition there. Below are some of the enjoyment and Educational activities that we have visited. Some of the prices might fluctuate so its best to visit their website first before you go there.

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I’ve listed all the activities by the state of that it is located in. To go straight to the reviews, just click on the link below. Some places may have changed, do visit sites like Tripadvisor to get latest reviews. This site is only my honest opinion about this places. For the summary of the activities just scroll down.

CAMERON HIGHLANDS

Taman Agroteknologi Mardi, Cameron Highlands

This place is a favorite with my wife. It is locin Tanah Rata, the main town in Cameron Highlands. Its actually a research centre for MARDI, a local farming research organization in Malaysia. Here you can find lots of different plants in full bloom. It is nice to stroll between the flowers as the Cameron Highlands weather is cool. And the entire place smells nice. There are also other fruits trees like grapes and common to Cameron Highlands, strawberries. There is entrance fee to this park. Just go to the website to know more. Here is my review on the Taman Agroteknologi Mardi, Cameron Highlands

Sungai Palas BOH Tea Plantation

We like to come here for tea as the view here is excellent. The teahouse hangs over mountains of green tea trees. The view is awesome. The road to visit the tea house is long narrow and winding. You will travel through large green fields of tea trees. At the end of the journey you will come to a spectacular tea house. Other than the spectacular tea house, there is also a working factory where tea is is prepared. Here you can walk though a path to the various stages of preparing tea leaves. Also littered around the Tea house complex are old factory equipments that was used in the making of tea leaves. The entry fee to the tea manufacturing plant is free. Click here to know of my take on the Sungai Palas BOH Tea Plantation.

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KUALA LUMPUR

Petrosains Science Discovery Centre

This learning centre is on the 4th floor of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. You go in via a pod like vehicle into a dark tunnel which will take about 4 minit. The ride coupled with the lighting and sound effect will give you the feeling that you are traveling through space. Then you take a walk through the exhibits. Most of the exhibits is related to the oil exploration. My little one even tried the oil rig escape slide. The last section was my son’s favourite. There were lots of educational interactive games and exhibits to try. My son still talks about going there. There are even rest areas for families near to the displays. Thus you can take a break while your kids explore. The price was reasonable for the fun we had. We all paid RM15. 00 for Adults and RM5 for children aged 3-12 years old. Click here to read my article on the Fun Learning Petrosains Science Discovery Centre

Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC is an under the sea park located beneath Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and next to Petronas Twin Towers. Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium that showcases animals and various types of vibrant marine life species from Malaysia and around the world. It was so nice to travel via conveyor walkway under the marine life. We saw large stingrays, sharks and many more. It was awesome to see sharks so closeby. There is an entrance fee. Please checkout their website to know more. Click here to know Why We Love Aquaria KLCC (And You Should, Too!)

Malaysia ‘s Premier Petting Zoo, Farm in the City

Farm in the City is in the Seri Kembangan area yet surrounded by nature with trees and animals. To date its the best petting zoo in Malaysia. Animals are here are quite tame. My sons especially loved feeding the racoons.

There are lots of animals roaming around especially chickens and roosters. My own two budak bandar boys loved chasing chickens around.

To read about our adventures at Farm In the City, please click here. Malaysia ‘s Premier Petting Zoo, Farm in the City

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MELAKA

Melaka River Cruise

The River Cruise Melaka is a must try when visiting Melaka. Melaka has done so much to beautify the rivers and also their surroundings. What used to be kitchens or toilets of the homes along the river, now is beautiful shops and little cafes. There is even lots of attractive murals on the buildings. The cruise takes about 45 minutes. You can take the cruise from the jetty next to the Maritime Museum or from Taman Rempah in Pengkalan Rama. To see my review on the Melaka River Cruise, just visit my post An Outing in Historical Melaka

Mini Malaysia Melaka

The Mini Malaysia has different “kampung” (village) houses of the 14 states in Malaysia. You can go into each house to have a feel of the feel how people lived. You are able to go into the different rooms. Each house has different artifact with explanation as to what that item was for. It absolutely was fun explaining to my children what each item was for and how to use it. My little ones had a great time running through each house. Additionally, there are different cultural demos to learn from, like the gasing (top spinning), kueh-making (local dessert making) demo, batik painting. If you want for more information about Malaysia without visiting the various, pay a visit here. Mini Snips of Malaysia at Mini Malaysia Melaka

MELAKA BIRD PARK

So this time around when we went back to Melaka, I brought the little ones for an outing at the Melaka Bird Park.

At first it didn’t look like much cause the reception and ticketing area appeared rather gloomy. But when you have entered the spacious park, you’ll be surprised especially by the size and how bright the place is. There are birds flying around. They even came to eat from your hand, seat on your head and shoulders. Two even landed on my shoulder. My kids were really amazed. You could even buy 3 small cups of bird food for RM10 to feed the birds. As people was feeding the birds at the entrance. So most of the birds were there. A big macaw managed to get the plastic cup of food from my hands.

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Click here to know more about the Melaka Bird Park. Walking with the birds at Melaka Bird Park

Proclamation of Independence Memorial

The Proclamation of Independence Memorial was a Dutch Colonial Mansion. It used to be the Malacca Club, a clubhouse for the British Expatriate when the British ruled Malaysia. It was later converted into the Memorial depicting the Malaysian road to Independence.

To know more please click here Proclamation of Independence Memorial

Malacca Sultanate Palace, Melaka

A beautiful replica of the original Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. It is build the traditional way, without any nails. According to historical records, the original was destroyed a year after the sultan ascended the throne by lightning.

The outside the building is overwhelming. The garden areas are well taken care off.

To know more, please click here Malacca Sultanate Palace, Melaka

The St. Paul’s Hill- A little climb to History

After the Malacca Sultanate Palace, we opt to go up the hill to the St. Paul Church. We start at the bottom at the Porta de Santiago. The Porta de Santiago is what’s left of the A Formosa Fort. The Porta de Santiago is the most famous historical landmarks in Melaka. And you can see by the number of people visiting the Porta de Santiago. The Porta is actually a small gate house of the fortress.

To know more, please click here The St. Paul’s Hill- A little climb to History

Crowded But Interesting – Jonker Walk Night Market

When you are in Melaka, one of the places to visit is the Jonker Street. It is the Chinatown of Melaka. Its where many old buildings are located.You will find numerous cafes, restaurants, souvenirs, Nyonya Museums and also little Quaint Boutique Hotel. Be sure to walk the along streets including “Harmony Street” that has religious shrines or temples of many different faiths. This is what Melaka is all about.

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A Visit to Tropical Fruit Farm Melaka

As always I was searching for something unique and educational to bring my ‘budak bandar’ kids this weekend. Some place close to Port Dickson. So we don’t spend time on the road. I’ve heard that there’s a fruit farm somewhere in Melaka. With loads of fruit trees to see. Its called the Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm in Sungai Udang.

Read my review here, A Visit to Tropical Fruit Farm Melaka

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JOHOR

Building Up Fun at Legoland Johor Malaysia

Part of my kid’s present was a trip into Legoland Theme Park. We didn’t take the water park as we didn’t want the children to be too exhausted.

We began at the Driving School at Legocity. Where my son got to drive his own Lego car around on the roads complete with traffic lights and stop signs. There’s also one for toddlers but my 5 year was not keen. So we move on. As the Boating School was under maintaince, we proceeded to the Rescue Academy. Its a little Fire Station. The activity here was more of a team effort. You need to pump the handle to move the fire truck to a building, run and pump water to a gap at the building. Until the fire fighter comes up, then run back to the fire truck and move back. It was fun challenging different families. Later my wife and my children went to the Airport City to go for Airplane Merry Go Round. To know more about Legoland Malaysia, please click here Building Up Fun at Legoland Johor Malaysia

Sealife Malaysia at Legoland Johor, Malaysia

On the last day of our Legoland holiday, we went into the Theme Park again. Reason being my princess wanted to drive again. And the rest wanted to go on the Dragon Roller Coaster. We spent another 2 hours at the Park. After that we cooled off at the Sealife Malaysia which was air conditioned.
The Sealife Malaysia is a rather new addition to Legoland Johor. Its an interesting sea life aquarium with many different sea species on display. Its not as big as the Aquaria KLCC but had better displays than the Water World in Langkawi. The displays were really vibrant.

For more info, please visit Sealife Malaysia at Legoland Johor, Malaysia


Rebuilding Up Fun at Legoland Johor Malaysia

As with the Legoland Hotel, we returned to the Legoland Theme Park because of my princess. And furthermore that we had a ton of fun the last time. This time I was fortunate. I purchased the Triple Pass Ticket and got the unlimited 365 daily entry Triple Park Pass for one year. So we could go in whenever we want too.

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PORT DICKSON

Army Museum Port Dickson

Port Dickson is known as ” the Army town” due to its large army and training base located here.
Together with that they also have the largest Army Museum in Malaysia. Its listed on the Tripadvisor’s No 1 thing to do in Port Dickson. So its a must visit when you are in Port Dickson.
The museum is has sections an open area and air conditioned rooms. But the main attraction were all at the open area. Here there is a a train and carriage, fighter jets with even their missiles attached, helicopters, various cannons, loads of tanks, a UN Peacekeeping jeep and even a large Satellite Dish. My son enjoyed exploring the army vehicles. We spent almost an hour outside. There is also a monument for those that was killed in the line of duty.

To know more what’s in the Army Museum, please click here A Boy’s Wonderland – Muzium Tentera Darat, Port Dickson

Pusat Ikan Hiasan Port Dickson

When a colleague who was from Port Dickson mentioned that there’s a little oceanarium with all colourful sea fishes. I search for it. But as with most places in Port Dickson, it was quite hidden. It took a while to locate it. The landmark to look for heading from Teluk Kemang is the Cendol Bakar shop just after a petrol station. Turn left after the Cendol Bakar and go straight in and turn right. There are no parking bays, so you have to park on the side of the road. Not sure how to get there, just refer to the Google Map at the bottom.

There is large number colourful sea fishes and corals. With fishes that most kids know – Dory and Nemo.

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KEDAH

Muzium Padi Kedah – Paddy Museum, Kedah

The name says it all, this museum highlights everything and anything about paddy and the activities related to it. One of the most fascinating item in this museum is the one of the kind display located on the 2nd floor. You go up by way of a dimly lit spiral staircase. After reaching the end, “WOW” you’ll be amaze. What beckons you is a 360 degrees auto rotating floor with a 3D mural of the surrounding landscape. You will have a view of beautiful paddy fields and the famous Gunung Keriang. This 360 degrees panoramic view mural is the going ons surrounding the Paddy Museum. The mural was painted by a Korean artist. The mural not only shows the surroundings but also the several seasons from planting till harvesting. Click here for more, Muzium Padi Kedah – Paddy Museum, Kedah

National Science Centre North Regional Branch- Kedah, Malaysia

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Discovered this place from a Sightseeing Brochure at the Holiday Villa Alor Setar. Another hidden gem in Malaysia. Its not even listed on Tripadvisor’s “Things to do in Kedah”. It is a science centre similar to the Petrosains in Kuala Lumpur only smaller. Its located just next to the Paddy Museum. As it was pouring heavily outside, it was also great to escape the harsh weather. We went there after browsing Paddy Museum.
This kind of place is a great learning experience for kids. Here there is a lot of interactive displays where kids can participate. There are plenty of booths with different science experiments to try. All booths are not high, so most kids can participate. A word of advise to parents, don’t just sit watching. Participate with your children, describe to them different experiments. It will be more enjoyable for you and your kids. There are instructions on how each display works. To know more please click here. National Science Centre North Regional Branch- Kedah, Malaysia

Alor Setar Tower – “Alor Setar Landmark”

The key landmark here that can be viewed as you enter Alor Setar. Located next to Aman Central and over five-hundred ft above the sea level. Here you will get a 360° bird’s eye view of Alor Star and areas around it. You go up to the observation deck via a bubble lift. Up there you will have a magnificent view of the city and paddy fields. Most of the attractions in Alor Star can be seen from the Tower such as Pekan Rabu, Aman Mall, the Royal Museum, Zahir Mosque and Istana Kuning. In the distance you can see Gurung Jerai and Gunung Keriang where the Paddy Museum can be found. Alor Setar Tower – “Alor Setar Landmark”

A Glimpse at Langkawi’s Folklore – Makam Mahsuri

A must visit place when you are in Langkawi. Here lies the tomb of Mahsuri. Mahsuri was a young lady who lived in Langkawi whose family moved from an island in Thailand during the late eighteenth century. She was believed to be extremely beautiful. Her beauty led her downfall. When she was falsefully accused for adultery. On the day of her execution, she cursed the island of Langkawi to seven generations of misfortune. The curse has now lapsed and that is the reason Langkawi is booming. Google about this old stories, it will most likely make your visit fascinating.

To know more about this interesting place please click here A Glimpse at Langkawi’s Folklore – Makam Mahsuri

Mixed Feelings at Laman Padi Langkawi

Had mixed sentiments when visiting this place. Saw some incredible reviews on the food and Laman Padi. Yet when we were there, it was something very different. Not certain if we came at a wrong time. Reason being some Tripadvisor reviewers wrote about a café, with pleasant food. Where you could feast in little sheds in padi fields. But when we went there the place looked deserted.

To know more about Laman Padi Langkawi, please click here Mixed Feelings at Laman Padi Langkawi

Escaping the Sun at Underwater World Langkawi

The Underwater World Langkawi (UWL) is located in Pantai Cenang, Langkawi. Its found exactly toward the end of Pantai Cenang Road on the right hand side. Its not hard to miss it. Parking is plentiful, but it was full. Reason being we were there during the Malaysian School Holidays. What’s more, the complex is air-conditioned. An extraordinary spot to get away from the afternoon Langkawi sun.

For my simple review of the Underwater World Langkawi, do visit Escaping the Sun at Underwater World Langkawi

SHAH ALAM

Red Carpet Wax Museum @ i-City, Shah Alam

The displays are divided with various themes. Some were realistic and some were not.
There were displays that you could join in to take photos. Like giving a speech at the United Nations with Obama and Putin or having tea with Audrey Hepburn. There were wax models of The Queen of England, William and Kate, the Beckhams, Jet Li and more. To know more, please click here. Red Carpet Wax Museum @ i-City, Shah Alam

Shah Alam

PERAK

Mini Golf at Spritzer Ecopark, Taiping.

The Spritzer Ecopark is located right next to Spritzer factory, and there is the parking available in the park.
Driving in you’re going to be surrounded by lots of greenery with really fun roadsigns like monkey or otters crossing.
Here you can go for a tour of the Spritzer Bottling plant. Nevertheless we opt that out. Cause the Ecopark appeared more inviting. And it was free. With the all the trees around, the park look so refreshing and soothing. There was a little stream running through the cafe. Here is where mummy and opah relax while we played golf.  To know more, please click here Mini Golf at Spritzer Ecopark, Taiping.

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Penang

This Time Walking among Butterflies, Entopia Penang.

Visited in 2020

Fortunately we picked this spot as our first destination. Cause the following day. Malaysia was on lockdown and Entopia would have been closed. We didn’t get the opportunity to go to the Teddyville Museum cause they closed a day before the lockdown. I read in many websites on Penang that Entopia is the best spot to visit in Penang and I 100% concur with them. Although some may say the cost is somewhat steep, yet you should visit Entopia once in the course of your life.

For my review on this enchanting place, please visit This Time Walking among Butterflies, Entopia Penang.

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