LEGOLAND Malaysia Miniland: Asian Destinations

Quite frankly, I may have missed some places in LEGOLAND Malaysia‘s Miniland because of the scorching heat in the afternoon.

We took advantage of taking photos beside Miniland right after we arrived. I thought of going back in the afternoon to take these “landscape” shots. It slipped my mind that weather isn’t a constant; so I ended up waiting for the sun to set to shoot majority of the displays. My attempts to take photos despite the bright, intense heat of the sun didn’t last long as the weather was nowhere near tolerable, even with my trusty umbrella. Best to wait it out (so that you’d get consistent metering in the shots as well) because you don’t want to end up two shades darker (like me).

Anyway, enough of the technical jargon and the weather rants. Below are some of the Asian destinations that I have yet to visit, haha.

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Suddenly, India

I bet a number of Michael Scofields were hired to create this masterpiece. If you’ve seen Prison Break, you’ll get it. :P

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LEGOLAND Malaysia Miniland: Philippines and Singapore

For this post, I will be sharing the Philippines and Singapore LEGO Miniland creations in LEGOLAND Malaysia.

Philippines
I like that the people behind Miniland chose a province as Philippines’ reference. Not that I have an issue if Metro Manila were chosen, but the rural areas have lesser external/global influences than other places in the country. The inspiration was to recreate Bolinao, Pangasinan, a province in the Luzon island. I’ve never been to that part of the country but I can say that the people behind this outstanding artwork were able to convince me (and perhaps other visitors) with this version of the Philippines. The intrinsically Filipino elements, the architecture and design of the homes, and the Filipino way of life are spot-on!

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Great placement of the Philippine Miniland

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Bolinao Philippines

Fishing

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Bolinao Philippines

I call this “Magsing-irog sa tabing-ilog” <3

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Bolinao Philippines

The iconic vehicle: the jeepney!

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Bolinao Philippines

Boating

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Bolinao Philippines

The details!

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Bolinao Philippines

Like a typical Filipino neighborhood!

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Bolinao Philippines

Homes in the middle of bodies of water

Singapore
I wish I could say a lot about Singapore in the same way that I practically stamped “Approved” on Philippine Miniland. Hehe. The majority of famous spots featured in Singapore Miniland are the same new attractions that I’ve only seen on this same trip. I wonder when they would be including a LEGO version of the Marina Bay Sands? There’s a LEGO Architecture limited edition of the Marina Bay Sands released recently, if I’m not mistaken. I just don’t collect the usual, for-display LEGOs because I don’t have space to display them. This explains why I only buy LEGO minifigs and merchandise that I can use/have other purposes. Anyway, this is Singapore in LEGO edition!

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A smaller scale Singapore Flyer

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Singapore

 The Merlion

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Singapore

 The Singapore River Cruise

SGMY2013 LEGOLAND Malaysia Johor Bahru Theme Park LEGO Miniland Singapore

 Riverside Point

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 Just another day in the streets of Singapore

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 Amazed at all the little details!

(This entry is part of the #SGMY2013 series! Stay tuned for more of Miniland in the coming posts!)