0 The Malaysia Manual – Part 5: Sporting Events & Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks

Sunway Lagoon:

Sunway Lagoon

5 different themed parks in 1 amazing destination.
Sunway Lagoon is Asia's Best Attraction. Whether you are looking to cool down in the tropical sun atAsia's Best Water Park, looking for a hair-raising experience at Scream Park, enjoying the thrilling rides at Amusement Park, getting your adrenaline pumping, Extreme Park, or getting up close and personal with your favourite animals at Wildlife Park, there is something for all at Sunway Lagoon.
With more than 80 rides and attractions, and within 15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Lagoon is the ultimate destination to visit.

Lego Land:

Legoland Malaysia is a theme park scheduled to open in Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia in 2012 with over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. It will be the first Legoland theme park in Asia upon its establishment. It will be the centrepiece of a 5,500,000 sq ft (510,000 m2) integrated complex in the Nusa Cemerlang industrial park, within the Iskandar Malaysia economic region, consisting of a lifestyle retail centre, offices, hotels, service apartments and residential units.
Legoland Malaysia targets 1.5 million visitors when it opens its doors.

Genting Theme Park:

Genting Theme Park is Malaysia's biggest theme park, which has multi-million ringgit playground with over 40 rides. There's so much of excitement, fun and thrilling adventures for everyone at the Genting Theme Park.

The park is basically developed by Genting Group. It is nestled on a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. It is accessible by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour, or also accessible by a cable car called Genting Skyway which at its opening used to be the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest gondola lift.

Cosmo’s World Indoor Theme Park (Berjaya Times Square)

Cosmo's World Theme Park is localted Berjaya Times Square in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
This is the biggest indoor theme park in Malaysia. It has 14 rides with two themes; Galaxy Station where you can find the 800m long Supersonic Odyssey and Fantasy Garden, which is more suitable for those with families and very young children. The entry price may seem steep but it’s definitely value for money. And if you’re going there, don’t forget to pop into the latest attraction, the Haunted Chamber, which is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Sporting Events


Sepang F1
The Sepang International Circuit is a motorsport race track in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kuala Lumpur. It is the venue used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix, Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and other major motorsport events.


Langkawi Regatta
Malaysia is a great cruising destination that is developing rapidly. There are a growing number of charter yachts, marinas, and yacht clubs throughout Malaysia, as well as internationally recognised regattas such as the Monsoon Cup, the Raja Muda Regatta, and the Royal Langkawi Regatta where it’s possible to tighten the mainsail, tug on a halyard, hoist a spinnaker and let the tropical breezes take you to new and exiting destinations. Tennis

Malaysian Open

The Malaysian Open (formerly known as the Malaysian Tennis Classic) is a professional women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. The event is affiliated with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and is an International-level tournament on the WTA Tour. The event is played at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur marathon

The race started in year 2009 and 2012’s race will be the fourth race for Standard Chartered KL Marathon. The marathon was created to encourage Malaysians to view sports as a way forward towards unity and national development, which is in line with the vision of the Sports Ministry in Malaysia and running is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Additionally, the marathon brings together runners and spectators from various countries, making it a major tourist attraction for the country. Running in the marathon also creates the bonding timing for families whom run together.

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia at KLGCC

The LPGA announced that the inaugural Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia will be played October 11-14, 2012 at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC). The announcement was made in Malaysia by Zayra Calderon, LPGA Executive Vice President, Tournament Development & Worldwide Sales, along with officials from Sime Darby Group and IMG, the tournament organizer. The new LPGA tournament, to be held at least through 2012 per the three-year agreement, will feature the top 50 LPGA members from the Official Money List, along with 10 sponsor's exemptions. The 54-hole stroke play event with no cut will ensure that fans – many of whom will be viewing an LPGA event live for the first time .

Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2012

This two days event is one of "The World’s Toughest Mountain Race" where participants will scale 21km to the peak of Kinabalu mountain and descend in 3 hours.

26th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2012 will be held on 14th October 2012.

The new 23 km course is longer by 2 km from the previous race course and goes through forest, villages and a golf course in the district of Kundasang.

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