The December school holidays have officially started! If you’re itching for a short getaway with your loved ones, grab your passports and head on down to Malaysia. There are many activities to do in Malaysia that are both budget-friendly AND family-friendly.
Read on to start planning your itinerary with these affordable attractions in Malaysia that cost less than SGD$65!
- 1 Activities in Kuala Lumpur
- 2 Activities in Other Parts of Malaysia
Activities in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Tour
Hop on the Kuala Lumpur City Tour to explore the fast-growing metropolis that always impresses visitors with its unique charm and characters. See the contrast between the Indo-Moorish architecture and the ultra-modern edifices, the new King’s Palace, the National Monument, the beautiful Lake Gardens, and the National Mosque. Visit National Museum, View the old Moorish-style Railway Station and Independence Square. At the city centre, the photo stops at Petronas Twin-Tower – still the tallest twin building in the world. Tour also includes a quick stop at the Malaysia Chocolate Boutique.
Prices start from SGD$43. Book your Kuala Lumpur City Tour tickets here now!
Batu Cave Tour
A short distance from the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur is Batu Caves – a massive limestone outcrop with its interior dominated by a sacred Hindu shrine lined with different deities, located deep inside the high caverns which take 272 steps to reach. Outside the caves stands the 43 metres high golden statue of Lord Murugan.
This tour also includes a visit to a traditional Malaysian Batik Centre to see how Batik is printed or hand-drawn using wax and dye, and Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre to witness the making of pewterware – Malaysian’s most distinctive craft.
Prices start from SGD$52. Book your Batu Cave Tour tickets here now!
Fans of aquatic life must not miss this attraction! Conveniently located just 10-minute walking distance from the iconic Petronas twin towers is Kuala Lumpur’s state-of-the-art Aquarium – Aquaria KLCC. With over 5,000 exhibits of underwater and land creatures to choose from, the vast aquarium offers a day of exciting activities for everyone. Aquaria KLCC also features a 90-meter transparent tunnel walkway where you can marvel at hundreds of aquatic creatures around you.
Prices start from SGD$17 (Adult) and SGD$13 (Child). Book your Aquaria KLCC tickets here now!
Zoo Negara is the National Zoo of Malaysia and is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society. You can find over 5137 specimens from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
Since its opening in 1963, Zoo Negara has managed to transform itself into an open-concept zoo. Now, over 90% of its animals are kept in spacious exhibits with landscapes befitting their nature. If you’re an animal enthusiast or travelling with one, make sure not to miss out on this activity!
Prices start from SGD$25 (Adult) and SGD$12 (Child). Book your Zoo Negara tickets here now!
KidZania Kuala Lumpur
You can only find a whole town run by children at Kidzania, where your little ones can try out different career paths. If you have children who are curious about what a firefighter, pilot, or even a doctor does… KidZania Kuala Lumpur is where they can learn more! At the 80,000 sq. ft. kid-sized city with more than 60 establishments, kids between the ages of 4 to 14 will get to experience these real-life occupations hands-on in a fun yet engaging learning environment.
Prices start from SGD$18 (Adult) and SGD$28 (Child). Book your KidZania Kuala Lumpur tickets now!
Just a short drive away from Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Lagoon is a comprehensive theme park, which offers you a variety of water rides and fun attractions. Sunway Lagoon houses a total of 6 different attractions, namely Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, Sunway Lagoon Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park.
Prices start from SGD$54 (Adult) and SGD$49 (Child). Book your Sunway Lagoon Kuala Lumpur here now!
Kuala Lumpur Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass
Discover the capital of Malaysia at your own pace with this KL Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass. Explore the bustling metropolis on this double-decker air-conditioned bus, which you can board or alight anytime you want. Learn more about the city with the pre-recorded commentary about the 70 attractions and 23 designated stops along the way. With no rigid itinerary to follow, this bus pass is perfect for anyone who prioritises flexibility with their plans.
Prices start from SGD$19 (Adult) and SGD$6 (Child). Book your KL Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass here now!
Activities in Other Parts of Malaysia
Legoland Malaysia Johor Bahru
Legoland is the perfect activity for a family trip to JB. Legoland Malaysia has not only a theme park but also a waterpark and Sea Life Aquarium. It might be hard to check out all 3 during a day trip, so you may want to stay at Legoland’s very own hotel for comfort and convenience.
Prices vary for each attraction. Check out more information on Legoland Malaysia here!
Genting Skyworlds Outdoor Theme Park
Singaporeans are no strangers to Genting and a popular reason why is Genting Skyworlds! Packed with 9 uniquely themed worlds, Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park spans 26 acres with 26 rides and attractions suitable for everyone in the family. The cooling weather and thrilling attractions make it one of Malaysia’s most popular attractions.
Prices start from SGD$49 (>110cm) and SGD$43 (90cm-110cm). Book your Genting Skyworlds Outdoor Theme Park tickets here now!
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark
Desaru Coast is an ideal short gateway for your family. If you’re looking for a splashing great time, play around at Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, home to unique rides including the first-ever water coaster in the region and one of the biggest wave pools in the world! With a capacity to accommodate up to 12,000 visitors at one time, the waterpark features more than 20 wet and dry rides, slides, and attractions: offering something for everyone.
Prices start from SGD$24. Book your Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark tickets here now!
Pulau Ketam Crab Village
Pulau Ketam, a small island located off the coast of Klang, has earned itself the nickname “Crab Island”. Home to a large fishermen community, the island’s signature symbols are its “floating houses”, perched on wooden stilts above sea level. The island is the perfect place to leave the city’s hustle and bustle behind and truly experience a fisherman’s lifestyle. No air pollution, no traffic jams, no crowds or queues – the ultimate escape. With an abundance of fresh seafood, the island offers a wide range of seafood dining options.
Prices start from SGD$65 (Adult) and SGD$34 (Child). Book your Pulau Ketam Crab Village Rural Adventure tour tickets now!
Kuala Selangor Sky Mirror Tour
Head to Kuala Selangor Beach, a unique tourist destination only accessible twice a month when the sand bar emerges from the tide to create this fascinating phenomenon. The Sky Mirror is an amazing photo opportunity for you and your loved ones.
Prices start from SGD$26. Book your Sky Mirror Tour tickets here now!