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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
There are also several structures of LEGO “people” scattered around the entire park. I find this Albert Einstein structure amazing.
Here are more photos from my “photo walk” around LEGOLAND:
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!
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!