Before Legoland Water Park‘s opening, their HR was recruiting Junior Life Savers (life guards). Boon Kang is one of the lucky 7 (out of over 200 candidates).
We pop by last Sat for him to rehearse blowing the whistle
Boon Kang receiving his Lego model from Legoland GM Mr Siegfried, he is the youngest Life Saver. The next moment, Daddy saw them in the deep end of the pool.
Hard at work, these kids are constantly drenched, but hey no one is complaining. They learn various rescue techniques, and how to spot signs of dangers.
Thanks to Legoland and Boon Kang, our family was awarded Premium Passes for one whole year
We all know Life Guard are suppose to be serious, they help to save Lives, but they can rock too
Boon Kang in his float, look at his smile
Before you can save others, you need to know how to jump in with your equipment first.
Life savers look serious, kids are very proud of their life saving profession.
Our Life Savers need to know about Legoland Water Park‘s various slides and pools too.
Their Tour of Duty
Daddy wondered what is going on in their minds. While they are working, they can see other kids having Fun frolicking in the water…
Hip Hip Hooray, Daddy thought the Junior Life Savers learn a lot of things today. We hope everyone gain a better appreciation of a Life Guard’s important role.
Let us share more details about the various slides.
For those seeking more adventures, try Brick Blaster. There are two Bumps in the Funnel which threatens to TOPPLE your raft !
While waiting for our turn, we can often hear screams coming from Project-X or Dragons
We can compete in two.. head for Twin Chasers. Not really sure which one is faster, but adults always win the kids haha.
Or we can compete in six! Lego Slide Racers is Daddy’s favourite as he will be able to challenge the kids to see who is the fastest. We need to lie down on the blue mat, go through a series of fast bends before you slide down 4 (or 5) storeys ! Really Fun for both kids and challengers.
Just three months ago, Daddy could not see any pool, there was only mud and sand. Things really transform Fast in Legoland ! Read about Legoland Water Park’s construction.
Red Rush, the selling point for this ride is everyone (6 of us in SengkangBabies) can go down together ! You will not be tossed all over the place (unlike the earlier slides), this is family friendly, and the young ones will hold on tight to Mummy and Daddy
Chicken feet for the adventurous kids :p
and not forgetting the Wave Pool
Video : Water Fun at Legoland’s Water Park
** The activities listed below will be suitable for everyone in the family.
Build A Raft at the Lazy River. The sights of the Lego Bricks bobbing on the water can send kids into a frenzy haha.
Try challenging each other to build the tallest wall, and withstand Neptune’s fury (Spray) !
Junior Life Savers are after all kids, they cannot resist building Lego bricks too
For those even younger ones, Duplo Splash Safari is a wading pond Zoo. Besides riding the alligator and polar bear, parents should try going down the slide with their kid too !
We are confident the highlight for families will be Joker Soaker. A vertical maze, a BIG bucket, kids can play hide and seek. Adults can “ambush” kids with a sudden downpour !
The slides are adult friendly too, but the kids will be staring at the young-at-heart Uncle or Auntie haha.
Joker Soaker promises tons of Fun !
What is Legoland if we do not have Lego figurines? Ideal for portraits
We always love Legoland’s cute figurine instructions.
Various Height limits for slides.
There are two cafes at Legoland Water Park, and Lockers are available at 20Rm or 40Rm.
As we head out of Water Park, we know Legoland Hotel is beckoning soon
- We felt Legoland’s slides are more suitable for smaller kids and families , with minimum height limits of 102 and 107cm. (Most slides in Adventure Cove are 122cm)
- For those looking for thrills, Adventure Cove wins hands down. We love snorkeling at Rainbow Reef !
- Adventure Cove is more affordable (Adult SGD$36 vs 95RM, Child SGD$26 vs 75RM).
- Big Bucket power. Legoland’s Joker Soaker WINS with it’s 350m gallons Tub !
- Long queues are expected for both Water parks during school holidays. Imagine queuing 30min plus for a 1min slide
Our Ice cream is GOOD ! Especially when the kids know they were involved in the “manufacturing” process.
SengkangBabies were invited to KidZania Kuala Lumpur (KL) earlier this month. At the Curve, AirAsia greeted us when we arrive. When Daddy told us that we can be pilots, kids’ eyes brighten up.
We all know how HR (Human resource) disdain Job Hopping. At KidZania, everyone is encouraged to try as many jobs as possible :p
With over 60 establishments and more than 90 activities spread over two floors, kids will be spoil for choice (no need JobsDB or LinkedIn!).
A) How can parents maximise the FUN ?
1 – Identify those must-do and nice-to-do jobs beforehand. (Click for interactive map). Once at KidZania, no time for planning, as kids will be pulling you in all directions !
Read the contract before signing The Job recruitment rules are pretty straightforward :
2 – Shortlist the suitable jobs (age, fun factor, estimated waiting time)
3 – Queue in the yellow boxes
4 – Each Job duration might last 15 to 20 mins
5 – Collect salary (KidZos)
Do take note adults can only catch the kids’ activities from behind a glass panel. Older kids will have an opportunity to take care of the younger siblings. Kid/s learn to be independent, and follow instructions.
.. even when they all go to jail together.
No worry if the kids do not understand KidZania’s National Language at first, they will pick it up along the way. But if parents wish to impress the kids, do your homework recital.
Kai, Z-U :p
The first step for kids would be to cash in their cheques at CIMB bank. With the KidZos (KidZania currency), kids can start to work immediately.
** after a while, kids will run out of pockets to keep their stash of Kidzos, adults can volunteer to be the bankers.
Earlier, we saw the exposed AirAsia cockpit outside the building. Kids can actually serve Coffee, Tea or Orange inside the jumbo. Who wants to be a flight attendant or pilot with AirAsia?
Expect long queues, it is a pity the adults cannot see what is going on in the cockpit. We can buy the photos thereafter.
Postman anyone? The highlight is not the delivery, but the opportunity to man-handle the trolley at TOP speed. Kids need to deliver parcel to three spots and get the owners to sign on the delivery receipt.
Daddy had to keep shouting “Slow down!”, “Watch out for strollers !” from behind oops.
Daddy the GPS.
At another corner, kids can clean the window panes, lay the bricks as contractor or painter. Daddy figure we need a junior contractor at home to fix-it next time.
Energy Technician. This was not one of our must-do job, but helmets always look good on kids. The tall ladder definitely looks inviting ! Everyone loves to Climb right?
The smaller kids always get to wave the stick and control the human traffic. Boon Xin has an easy job, she just need to act cute.
Working Full-day with the kids from 10am to 5pm, no wonder the adults are tired out. Mummy could do with a massage, and Daddy needs caffeine to keep going.
Fortunately, KidZania has a lounge to cater to the parents. No kids allowed heh heh
With Police so cute, the crooks will be caught easily, as they will be giggling at the oversized uniforms and forget to run away !
Be it Artist or Painter, one gets to express his creativity.
James Bond anyone? You can play Secret Agent and bungee jump from the third storey, or scale the wall like Spiderman! Thrill-seekers Hi-5 !
Sushi or Marry Brown (burger) never mind.
Kids will love to “cook” and prepare their own dishes ! Do take note we need to pay for F&B (Food and Beverage) careers, as kids will get to keep the we-hope-it-is-yummy meal.
Mummy thought the sushi (not Sashimi) is quite delicious !
Vitagen too wow! Our little scientist is concocting the perfect flavour.
With the hard earned money, Daddy say we can save for the PS/3 at KidZania Departmental store.
.. we were so happy until we saw the price!
We will need to slog countless OT (overtime).
Hand tattoo and face mask will be more affordable
More landmarks at KidZania.
Two vehicles will roam KidZania with their Sirens.
Ambulance – Kids can opt to be Paramedic or Patient. Most will choose paramedic, as patient earns less money. Imagine being tied to the stretcher haha, and the child still need to act sick.
The ambulance ride is definitely the highlight ! Yee-or Yee-or hear the siren blare down the street !
The other popular ride is the red Fire Engine. Everyone is queuing to be a Fireman. Kids get to ride a fire-engine, put out a Hotel fire, and get paid.
It is worth the 20 to 30 min queue !
Fire prevention tips. KidZania is all about education through Fun.
With their paramedic experience, the kids got promoted to ER. The emergency room even allow the Surgeons and Nurses to rip open the mannequin’s ribcage and reveal the nicotine tarred lungs and pumping heart. They even got to rub the plates and apply a Shock to the poor mannequin.
…. CLEAR ! Shock! The heartbeat came online again….
Daddy told Mummy kids had seen too much TV dramas on Mediacorp CH 8.
How did they know about CPR?
In case we decide to run a Nursery next time, Boon Kang and Boon Xin will be certified. They were powdering the babies’ butts.
Their smiles are priceless, adorable and CutE !
Tesco, NTUC or Cold Storage anyone? We did not have time to try this, but it seems fun to have a shopping list, checkout.
Just like real life, we earn income, we will get taxed, no one likes the Tax man
No wonder the Tax office could not attract any interns.
Maybe these two careers will prompt kids to take care of their Eyesight and Dental hygiene.
You can be a Car Salesman, Mechanic or even Test driver.
But the cars are too s.l.o.w.
Boon Wee is old enough to watch the news bulletin sometimes. What if he can be the TV broadcaster? It was interesting to immerse ourselves in the studio environment, and read from the script.
Those who cannot articulate well enough, can be the camera man, producer, sound man. Behind the scene setup looks professional, we can even buy the News-bulletin’s replay Dvd.
Video : Check out their TV7 recording on this clip
Boon Wee was happy to select his own career. He decided to loan a Mobile phone and went sight-seeing in the town. His task is to identify and take photos of a few landmarks, maybe like journalist. We were glad that he was helping the younger siblings with the instructions too.
Happy workers, especially when you can drink your “own” Vitagen.
The last job of the day was to craft our own Mint Melt Ice Cream. This is Ice cream manufactured from sub-zero compress Nitrogen, so kids really get to enjoy concentrated ice cream.
Before heading back, we pose with our favourite KidZania characters. Did you notice all of them are still smiling after 6 hours of work
Like most theme parks, we spend some time at the souvenir shop for last minute shopping.
We would like to thanks KidZania Malaysia for the invite. Besides having Fun, our kids also learn about the importance of Money Kidzos. It was reassuring for us parents to witness the siblings helping each other out.
Tips for working smart in KidZania
- Go on a weekday, less queue, you can then opt to play some Fun career twice
- Do not miss the F&B (Food and Beverage) jobs ! It is so much Fun to make your own breakfast, lunch, snack, beverage and dinner !
- Take the opportunity to let kids know that money do not drop from the sky, and efforts matter
- Be Brave and watch our kids explore and venture out there on his own. He or she will surprise you with his independence
- Although most jobs indicate age 4+, instructions are easy and 3+ child should enjoy most activities too
Opening hours :
Fri – 10am to 5pm
Sat/Sun – 10am to 3pm, 4pm to 9pm (2 sessions)
18 Jalan PJU 7/5
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
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We hope you have enjoyed our KidZania Malaysia review, and we strongly recommend to let your kids job-hop at Kidzania Kuala Lumpur too. We cannot cover all the jobs in one day. Do pop by our friends’ reviews too :
Something is lurking at Legoland. Think Slides, Floats, getting Wet and Awesome Fun.
( credit Legoland )
Come September, Legoland will be celebrating it’s 1st anniversary,
but on 21Oct, Legoland Water Park will open with a SplasH !
Once Legoland Water Park and Hotel is completed, Legoland Themepark will become Legoland Resort.
We got a sneak peak of the Lego project. Packed with 20 slides, Malaysia will have the world’s largest Water Park !
Kids can even build their own rafts, but Daddy is skeptical whether our own raft will float :p
The Lego bricks are bigger and softer, just nice for kids 2 to 12.
Construction is in progress at the work site, all the Red, Yellow and colourful pipes will be linkup to provide seamless Fun !
( credit Legoland )
The six slides are called “Slide Racers”, just nice for our family of six. Imagine Daddy and Mummy leading the charge down the slides.. wait, is there a height limit?
Legoland GM (Siegfried Boerst) and Project Manager (Scott Elliot) proudly displaying the dateline for Water Park. Mark 21Oct 2013 on your calender.
From our vantage point, guests snap away at the worksite. We see cranes and workers hard at work now, but in 3 months’ time, Legoland will be transformed again.
These slides and water play area will be the new attraction come October.
( credit Legoland )
Everyone is anticipating Legoland’s new milestones. The gals (Mag and Melissa) could not resist some cute Lego minions, while the guys (Adrian and Kelvin) are discussing which room offers the best view.
( Thanks to Mag for the gals photo )
Come 2014, Legoland Hotel will invite families to spend more time at the Resort. The 249 rooms will have themes “Pirate”, “Kingdom” or “Adventure”. We heard rides and models will dot the Hotel interior.