Kota Tinggi Waterfall

Selfie infront of Kota Tinggi waterfall, just in case kids thought the one at Bird Park and Cloud Forest is real :p
Kota Tinggi Waterfall

Entry fee for visitors and vehicles (Weekday rate, Adult Child RM7.50 and RM3.50 respectively)

Before there were themeparks, waterfalls were the main source of entertainment. It was definitely less crowded 30 years ago when Daddy visited. Condition was more pristine and natural then. It was free too :p

Initially, everyone was hesitant. What if I slip, why water so cold?
It is easier to navigate the rocks by crawling or even swimming gently over the boulders.

Never jump into Kota Tinggi waterfall (like those in movies) as your ankle might land in a rock crevice and get twisted. Strong currents might be hidden under pool of water.

But after getting soaked, the smiles and splashes never stopped. Daddy encouraged everyone to nudge themself under the running water. Shiok and rejuvenating!

Wow, Cool! (literally) The cold water really jolt us hard 🙂

Floats can be rented to ride the slides. We skip this as there was enough fun hiding under the torrent of waters.

Kota Tinggi Waterfall still retain its charm.

Do climb to the top tier of Kota Tinggi Waterfall. It is less crowded, more peaceful and the falls are more scenic and dramtic. Hold on tight to the kids as pathway is narrow and can be slippery.

We will recommend Kota Tinggi Waterfall if you have not been to one before. There are better waterfalls in Malaysia and elsewhere.

Video (link) : Waterfall is fun! But be careful of strong currents

Tips to enjoy waterfall :
– No running or jumping on the rocks. Walk slowly (or even crawl), it is very slippery. If kids slip, they might just pull adults down!
– Avoid waterfall after heavy rain, water from the top might gush down and sweep visitors away
– Water depth is shallow near the cascading waters but deeper in the man-made pools
– (Just in case) Tell the kids not to drink from waterfall water, Google “rat urine waterfall” effects

– No shower facility, only small cubicles to change
– No swimwear policy but locals will wear everyday clothes (jeans too) into the water 🙂

– Food. There are some side stalls selling street food near the waterfall entrance, and nearest shopping mall (Kota Tinggi Plaza) is about 15km drive away. Pack some light food (picnic) to the waterfall.

– GPS for Kota Tinggi Waterfall – N01 49.81 E103 49.96
From Woodland customs, drive 58km towards Kota Tinggi direction

Useful Malaysia Waterfalls blog – http://waterfallsofmalaysia.com/98kotatinggi.php

Do pop by our recent Desaru JB itinerary :
Kota Tinggi’s Waterfall
Mario Kart, Go Karting at Permas Jaya
Crocodile Farm (up to 170 years old!)
Best Bak Kut Teh in JB
Sungei Rengit Seafood

More Waterfall photos have been uploaded on our Fanpage album.

Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore

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From now till 04Jan 2015, you can celebrate Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore (USS) with snow falling everyday, every hour. Ok, not real snow but still WoW!

Catch the “snow” at three different zones (Hollywood, New York and Sci-Fi).
Snow in Singapore

Before we proceed, get familiar with the Seven Worlds orientation, and plan your own itinerary. Try to plan the attractions and activities close by, so that you do not need to constantly rush from one corner to another. (research USS schedules at this link)

Hollywood, New York and Sci-Fi City

Video : Snowy Christmas celebration at USS

Pretty Day and Night. USS has been decked up in glittery accessories.
Eager revelers could not wait to soak in the festive atmosphere.

On the main stage at New York, Dancing lights play on the building facade and Christmas Tree. Toy soldiers and Sesame Street will perform on the same stage too.

Do remember to say Ho Ho Ho to Uncle Santa Claus, he appears every hour to pose with visitors 🙂

Snow falling around Bumble Bee and Evac!

On a side note, always make Transformers 3D ride your first ride, queues of up to 1 hour is very common!

Sesame Street is all around us, and they never fail to raise the Festive mood up a notch!

Merry Christmas Ernie, Bert and Grover! As usual, Elmo always got the longest queue.

Do not miss award-winning “Sesame Street Saves Christmas” musical at Pantages, four shows daily for you to sing along. Besides the entertaining musical, the couch and aircon offers tired parents a 5min power nap well deserved rest.

Watch how Hollywood’s special effects allow a Cat 5 Hurricane to tear down a warehouse, specially hosted by Steven Spielberg.

The Lost World

We went splashing with Rapids Adventure. Do not bring raincoat along, as getting wet is part of the Fun.

Canopy Flyer, it feels so GOOD to dangle your feet in the sky!
So carefree, soaring just like a bird.

More birds and flight, smaller kids and grandparents can tame a Pteranodon.

Water World, get front row seat for a WET experience like no other!
(just pack additional underwear)

Far Far Away

Shrek’s Castle and Mud house. Even the loo is decorated for Christmas :p

Puss in Boot (upcoming ride with giant beanstalk!) and Enchanted Airways (roller coaster).

Is Boon Xin adorable or not? She likes to stick out her tongue in all the photos!

Madagascar. Move it! Move it!

Ancient Egypt

Smaller kids might love to play “Treasure Hunters” on the slow jeep.

.. the bold ones can step inside the temple and duel with “Revenge of the Mummy”.
Faster, darker, and reverse gear too!

Maybe it is too dark and Daddy cannot see anything, he thought Legoland’s Dragon is more scary.

Video – Universal Studios Singapore rides

The characters will pop up at different intervals to greet and meet. If you are visiting on a weekend (and selected Holidays), do not miss the once-a-day Dream Parade. Everyone from USS’s Seven Zones will come out on their floats to say Hello! (click for our previous Parade)

Universal Studios Singapore offers tons of opportunity for family photos.

Snowy christmas Universal studios Singapore

Can we bring these huge prezzies home?

We spent 11 hours to soak in Festive Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore, tiring but definitely memorable. Thank you RWS for the invitation 🙂

** Tips for first time visitors
– Plan your itinerary beforehand, save time and avoid disappointment, some attractions need you to be seated 15 minutes beforehand.
– ticket details online at RWS website
– if budget allows, grab Express Tickets to avoid the queues (weekend crowd is crazy!)
– bring spare clothes (in case you like Wet activities in Lost World)
– slap on suntan lotion and drink lots of water
– food portion is generally bigger, most meal cost $8 and above

– get the latest USS updates on their Website, Fanpage and Instagram

(image credit USS)

Do pop by our previous USS experiences here. More “Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore” photos can be found on our Fanpage album.