LEGOLAND Malaysia: Reality Reimagined

Happy New Year! Yes, this is still part of the #SGMY2013 series, because I like breaking down travel entries in smaller chunks (categorizing photos so that readers don’t have to load 50+ photos in each entry).

In 2012, I wrote two posts about wanting to visit LEGOLAND Malaysia, the sixth LEGO theme park in the world and the first in Asia. The first entry even mentioned going to Singapore while at it. I mentioned my plan to bring my minifig to Malaysia featured in the second entry but decided against it at the last minute.

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After a year of checking out blogs, finally, a photo I took on MY OWN blog :)

For those who are planning to visit this theme park, we reserved tickets via the WTS Travel and Tours website. I booked the bus seats and attraction tickets a few days before going to Singapore. I believe it’s possible to buy on the spot, but I didn’t want to run the risk of not getting my preferred schedule (and the online booking process is pretty neat anyway). Just make sure to show up at the WTS office at the Singapore Flyer a bit earlier than your actual bus departure schedule to secure the tickets and get good seats in the bus.

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The newly-built hotel

The journey from Singapore to Malaysia took us approximately an hour and a half, if my memory serves me right. A part of me wanted to shed tears of joy when I saw the structure from afar, heh. That’s what you get when you watch The LEGO Story prior to a LEGOLAND visit.

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WALKING MINIFIG

First ride upon the suggestion of my aunt was to take the LEGOLAND Express. It’s a train that goes around the entire amusement park. This gives you the opportunity to have a look around the entire place without tiring yourself out early on.

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Big Minifigs LOL

This theme park is not for thrill-seeking adults who want to scream their lungs out in sweat-inducing rides. Most of the rides are obviously designed for kids, with only a couple of options for older set of people. But that’s not to say that LEGOLAND is only for kids. The Miniland is very impressive and will leave you in awe (but more on that in my next posts).

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The signs are too funny

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Didn’t get to eat here, though

There’s a mall right across LEGOLAND with familiar fastfood names such as KFC and Burger King. Since our guide told us that food is a bit expensive inside, we were advised to check out said mall (the name escapes me, but it’s the only other establishment you can find there anyway).

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Minifigs here aren’t scared of heights

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Stuck in the middle

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Lights, camera, action!

I would advise you to take the earliest available schedule to LEGOLAND to avoid rushing once you’re in the park. It’s the kind of place where you just want to take your time (to take everything all in). Not to mention that you would want to have not-so-crowded, touristy photos next to amazing LEGO creations.

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I bear a striking resemblance to this Canon guy, from my outfit that day down to the gear

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Artsy fartsy

There are also several structures of LEGO “people” scattered around the entire park. I find this Albert Einstein structure amazing.

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Hello, Mr. Einstein!

Here are more photos from my “photo walk” around LEGOLAND:

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This dinosaur’s probably a protege of Einstein haha

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Escape route

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Such impressive details

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Wish I had the capacity to imagine and build these intricately made figures!

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Scorching hot during the afternoon, but we soldiered on

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#Shoeselfie: from Forever21 haha #NotAFashionBlogger

There are photographers around the park ready to take photos which you can claim at the shop. Even though I didn’t avail their service (as they can see, I came prepared with a tripod), some of them even check my dSLR’s viewfinder while I wait for the timer. One even gave me a thumbs up after checking my framing!

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Ice cream

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LEGO diver

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LEGO diver

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Even these LEGO creations feel the heat, heh

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A family activity

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I chickened out

I still have a couple more entries on LEGOLAND, so you better watch this space. Highlights include Miniland structures, LEGO shops inside the park and more. Stay tuned!

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From the inside

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