At the beginning of our Malaysian adventure, we spent few days in Kuala Lumpur. It was just enough to keep the kids entertained although actually, we haven’t seen much of the city. Rascals’ Dad was working in the afternoons and somehow I didn’t feel like exploring the city alone with kids. It was overwhelming, I admit. So in the mornings we usually took a taxi to the KLCC (we lived very close) and in the afternoons we were going to the swimming pool at our lovely condo.
The obvious place to visit in KL are the twin towers Petronas. Once the tallest building in the world, it lost it’s title to our beloved Taipei 101. Petronas lie at the very heart of KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre) and their surroundings provide enough entertainment for little ones for few days. One can go up to the observation deck (we skipped this time to Little Rascals’ disappointment) or choose from several other options, all located just next to the towers.
Just next to the twin towers, opposite to the entrance to the Sulia Mall, there’s a nice park with a special area designated for families. There is a HUGE playground (but I mean really really big) and a nice pool with a fountain where children and only children can cool during hot days. Very appreciated during our stay as it was HOOOT. The place was very busy on Sunday but almost empty during the week.
It’s a nice yet not big aquarium located just next to the Petronas towers and connected to the Sulia Mall with an underground tunnel. We weren’t sure whether to go there after visiting the Kenting Aquarium not too long before, but Rascals wanted to go. After all, aquariums are always a big hit with kids.
The aquarium is quite small, we managed to see it within 1,5h and we’re not the ones who run fast through the place. We liked especially two parts. A really long and amazing underwater tunnel, with lots of sharks and rays to spot. I think it’s even better than the one in Taiwan. And there’s a very interesting section on life cycles of different animals (not only marine ones) at the end of the aquarium – the life cycle of shark, jellyfishes, seahorses and others. Apart from these two areas, it’s just another aquarium.
A big and very interesting science center. Both children and parents will love its interactive exhibitions and hands-on experiment stations. It has several different areas covering multiple of subjects – space, weather, history of life, petroleum industry, chemistry, electricity, music & art and other. A little bit of everything, way too much to explore during one single day.
The section we loved the most and spent the most of our time was the hands-on experiments and logic puzzles area. There were sooo many that it was difficult to try them all. For some, like the little diggers, there were long queues.
The diggers are turned off during the science show. We had to wait around 20 minutes to make sure we’d be the first ones once they’re operating again. Long but worth it!
There are several science shows organised during the day. We’ve seen one, starring an egg. There were experiments I always wanted to do at home and N loved them all. We will definitely repeat them once we’re back.
Our swimming pool
As I mentioned before, we spent afternoons at the infinity pool at our condo. It was such a relief from the heat and we all loved playing in the water. The pool was big but almost always empty.
Little Rascals named me their official swimming coach ;-)
If you’re planning a trip to KL with children be sure to check this post on Crazy Little Family Adventure. We found it very helpful when deciding on our do’s and don’ts.