Located in Petaling Jaya – a thriving satellite town – about 15km southwest of the Kuala Lumpur city centre, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is a complex of a variety of watery rides on offer and plenty of dry-land activities.
Waters of Africa
Sunway Lagoon’s water park, the Waters of Africa ‘playground’, is its most popular zone. Malaysia’s first surf simulator, the FlowRider, sees the most action; here, surfers can show off their skills and it is frequently used for competitions while surfing and body-boarding sessions are held at weekends at the wave pool. Other popular rides include the Congo Challenge – a six-lane water slide that achieves speeds of up to 40kmph – while thrill-seekers will love to spin around in the loops of the African Pythons before they’re spat out of the gigantic tubes. Another ride for daredevils is the Cameroon Climb. Here, two riders swoop down from a height of 15m in double tubes and shoot up and down till they come to a standstill. Kids are also well-catered for – especially noteworthy is Little Zimbabwe, an interactive water playground built to resemble an African village complete with huts and Masai warriors guarding the entrance.
A good place for adrenaline junkies, the Extreme Park has an archery range and paintball arena as well as all-terrain vehicles, a rock-climbing wall and go-karting, golf and other activities. Besides that, water sports, including diving lessons and Asia’s highest slingshot ride – the G-Force X – call this park home. Extreme Park also has Malaysia’s longest flying fox ride (206m) and visitors can take the ultimate leap of faith with the country’s first bungee jump.
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00
Location: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 5639 0000
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