By Bbazaar Malaysia on March 16, 2018
School holiday is around the corner, and it’s not too late for you to plan a trip with your family. If you’re still looking for good school holiday activities to do, we’ve found a few recommended activities that won’t break your wallet. Whether you’re going out of town or staying in the city, these fun school holiday activities will definitely make for some good family-bonding time.
Here’s a list of six fun and educational school holiday activities for your kids to enjoy that won’t burn a hole in your wallet:
Sasana Kijang (also known as Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery) is an initiative by the Central Bank of Malaysia to educate the public about banking and finance. The learning centre provides a number of free educational programmes (permanent and seasonal) to the public based on age. Some of the recommended programmes include:
Address: Sasana Kijang, 2 Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Located in Kota Damansara, The Chocolate Museum features interactive digital displays on all things chocolate. Besides discovering the history and health benefits of chocolate and shopping at the gift store, you get to learn about the process of making chocolate and tasting them in The Chocolate Kitchen.
The kitchen, which is equipped with chocolate-making machinery and a chocolate printer, is where chocolate-making demos by in-house chocolate makers and renowned international chocolatiers are often held for the public.
If you’d like to bring home a personalised gift, you can print your own image on a chocolate using the chocolate printer.
Address: 2, Jalan Teknologi 3/5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
For those with adventurous, outdoorsy children, head on down to the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang. The lush garden is home to over 500 tropical plant species from around the world.
There are tours and night walks for adults and children.
Educational programmes for children (age 12 and below) include the following:
Each programme also includes playtime at the Slides & Ladders Giant 3D Board playground.
Address: Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
For foodies, the Wonderfood Museum in Penang offers a fun time of exploring larger-than-life replicas of Malaysian dishes and also miniatures of the street food culture in the country.
There are three galleries in the museum: namely Educational Zone, Wow Zone, and Info Zone; and each gallery offers a glimpse into what goes on behind making a popular dish.
You can find super realistic food replicas of the Peranakan, Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes throughout the museum.
You’ll also learn how some of your favourite food or drink have a negative impact on your
health or the environment.
Address: 49, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Firefly watching can be a relaxing and truly mesmerising experience. At the Kota Tinggi Firefly Park , you’ll be taken on a 45-minute boat ride around the mangroves to witness the beauty of nature at nighttime. As it gets darker, the surrounding area will light up like Christmas trees.
Address: Jalan Kota Tinggi, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor
Take a refreshing break and swim at the Kota Tinggi waterfalls, where you’ll also find exciting water rides like the long slide (pictured), the spiral slide, or the blue slide. There’s also a fun pool and charming rest houses.
Address: Jalan Lombong, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor
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