Probably Our Worst Experience Ever at Legoland Malaysia

So we thought our girls would totally enjoy a trip to Legoland Malaysia with the grandparents and us, we planned and booked our first trip out of Singapore with our two little ones. It was supposed to be the “Everything is Awesome” family trip and Zara’s first passport chop. But we were so wrong.

Knowing that both the girls would not be able to survive an entire day of play at Legoland, we decided to spend just 4 to 5 hours at both the theme parks before we head back to Singapore on our second day stay. After our first day of relaxing and some shopping, we tried to let the girls sleep as early as they can and wake up as late as they can so they get enough rest before our fun time at Legoland Malaysia.

I was all pumped and ready for some fun time with the whole family. We arrived at Legoland Malaysia around 12.45pm, the weather was cool and sky was covered with clouds. A great weather to soak up some fun. Expecting Ayra to scream and shout when she saw the theme park, but instead all she wanted to do was to stay covered inside her stroller. Zara was slightly more enthusiastic and were looking everywhere curiously.

The very first ride we saw was the Legoland junior driving school, Ayra saw it and said she is able to drive the car on her own. So off we went to join the queue which was relatively short in my opinion. Before we were half way through the wait, Ayra got tired of waiting and we exited. First ride attempt failed.

Then we walked towards the Legoland Express which all of us got to get in together. Again Ayra was asking to get out of the queue almost immediately. This girl just hated the wait I think. But we insisted to ride it together and so we did. And well, the ride was… just a ride. I think the girls had more fun when we were onboard the train at City Square Mall few weeks earlier.

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Upon exiting the train station, we saw an actor asking everyone to enter the theatre for a Christmas show, and since Ayra and Zara had all enjoyed live stage performances we thought this could be something they would like. And the place was kept cool with air-conditioning, big welcoming feature after sweating outdoor. The show was entertaining with Christmas characters singing and dancing. But the sound system was a little bad and I couldn’t quite hear the words they were talking and singing.

Next we took flight at the LEGO City Airport, the last ride both our girls took before they got tired and before the sky started to drizzle. This ride is so not for adults, even photo taking is not possible since the height of the plane is designed for kids. My face gets strategically chopped off.

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While Ayra snoozed in her stroller and Zara drinking her milk, husband and I had a go at Project X. Due to the drizzle there wasn’t any queue for this thrill ride. I had a good scream on this one. I am so not a thrill ride person.

With the on-going drizzle and Ayra still sleeping, we headed to the water theme park. Yes, you read it right! The above were just the few pathetic activities we did at the much hyped about Legoland Malaysia! There are so many more things we could have done there, but we did not even get close enough for a photo of it. Lesson learned, never attempt another trip to theme parks with both girls until they are old or tall enough to truly enjoy all the activities!

And off we went to Legoland water theme park…

It wasn’t any better at the water theme park which was much more packed than the main theme park. We had some fun in the wave pool and in the build-a-raft pool. Before we could dip our feet into the DUPLO Splash Safari, I had to carry Ayra as close as I can against my chest to keep her warm. This poor girl was shivering from the chill. With that we wrapped up our super short time at the water theme park.

And again my face is strategically blocked by dear Ayra and her brick…

Very sad day right? This is and would probably be our worst ever experience at Legoland Malaysia. But we are not giving up the hope that one day we will head back there again and enjoy our time there 101%; and it better be a 3D2N fun instead cos 2D1N is just not enough to enjoy everything Legoland has to offer. Perhaps a stay at the Legoland hotel might help since its nearer than Traders Hotel which we stayed at during this visit.

Reasons why Parents Should Get A Waterproof Camera

Kids love to swim and play in water and we parents love to enjoy these splashing good time with them too. And if you are a parent who need to capture all happy memories with your family whenever, wherever, however you want to, then a waterproof camera is probably part of your essential gadget list. We tried going for a fun day in the pool with one and now I need to get myself one waterproof camera just so I can be in the action together with my girls.

Instead of standing at edge of the pool and trying to zoom in to where the girls are playing, I can now be in the water and shoot as much as I like! Thanks to the waterproof Canon PowerShot D30 camera!

And be part of the fun while Ayra splashes water at me while I shoot, and get a totally splashed shot like the one below! LOL!

Love seeing the photos after we got home as I was just shooting anyhow anywhere every time in the water. I ended with many shots with water blotches covering faces and all, but with happy faces captured like these below, I am a happy.

The Canon PowerShot D30 is a decent underwater camera if you are looking for one that fits the $300 range budget. It is not the best I’m sure but its an affordable option. I am too used to the superb quality from my Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II, the quality of photo taken by the PowerShot D30 lacks the vibrancy, quality and sharpness I hope for in a camera. But comparing between getting an underwater case for the G1X Mark II vs paying for a durable underwater camera safe for kids to use too, I think I would go with the extra set of camera for its portability and easy to use feature.

A mini trailer I did with the video snippets I took with the Canon PowerShot D30 camera.

Ending this post with couple more shots I took with the Canon PowerShot D30, shot indoor while having our early dinner after the swim…

Pool Shoes For Children – Pool Who? Poolzies!

Our family started bringing the girls for swim at SAFRA Toa Payoh and so far the girls have been there three times and each time they get less afraid of the water and more adventurous too! First two times we were there, we did not allow the girls to get out of the pool to walk around too much, afraid the floor will be too hot from the heat and it was slippery too for the kids to walk around on their own. But on our recent trip to the pool, I was more at ease when the girls wanted to climb out of the water to the play area as they had pool shoes on.

Pool what? Pool shoes.
Pool who? Poolzies!
LOL!

These are pool safe shoes for children and they can be worn in and out of water. I’m so glad I bought the shoes for the girls, especially for Zara as she is now able to walk on her own in the pool, these shoes give her better grip on the slippery pool flooring.

Poolzies Pool Shoes are durable, it comes with a non-slip and abrasion resistant sole, Poolzies® Pool Shoes prevent slips, falls and cuts while protecting your child’s feet from hot surfaces. The fabric also has a UPF 50+ protection from the sun.

These Pool Shoes are stretchable and will fit snugly around your child’s feet. Its soft and flexible fabric closely mimics barefoot walking, giving your child the ability to move effortlessly in and out of water.

These Poolzies Pool Shoes come in very colourful designs too! Ayra and Zara love them and didn’t want to remove them when I tried them on before we headed out to the pool!

Poolzies Pool Shoes are available for sale online.

Zara approves of these cute pool shoes!

Looking forward to using them more often.