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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 :
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Two vehicles will roam KidZania with their Sirens.
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.
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….
In case we decide to run a Nursery next time, Boon Kang and Boon Xin will be certified. They were powdering the babies’ butts.
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.
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
Entrance Fees :
Adult RM 50, Kids (4-17) RM 75 (International Fees)
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
GPS : 3.157743, 101.611202
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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 :
– More exclusive photos (Hospital and Cockpit) from VenusBuzz
– MamaShoppe’s Bangkok KidZania
– Singapore’s upcoming KidZania in 2014
– Our Taipei BabyBoss experience
Z-U (See You !)
ps.. Do pop by our Safety driving tips in Malaysia too