I awoke tingling from the tips of my hair to my toenails. Today was the day we had tickets to go to Sunway Lagoon. Initially a personal request from Gallowe to visit this place, it turned out to be me that was bouncing with excitement to go here, and I was definitely satisfied!
Sunway Lagoon and Water Park
Where: Within the Sunway Resort Complex. This is where Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre, Sunway Resort and Day Spa and Sunway Pyramid Hotel are located in Berhad Sunway, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Size: 88 acres of land are where the five theme parks are contained.
Open Hours and Costs: 10am to 6pm daily, prices vary from RM120-RM150 (perhaps AUD$45-AUD$65 ish)
What is it? A combination theme park built on the land of an old mine by the Sunway Berhad Trading Company. It has five themed parks or attraction areas within it: Scream, Extreme, Wildlife, Water and Amusement. It has the largest man-made surf beach, Malaysia’s first bungee jump, one of the world’s longest flying foxes, the world’s largest suspension bridge, a bundle of amazing water slides including the largest in the world, a 5D cinematic rollercoaster/waterslide experience and some wonderful lagoons to peddle yourself into a blissful stupor afterwards.
What else is special about it? It has won awards (LOTS of them) for just being great and has hosted the MTV awards a few times. It is considered to be Asia’s Best Water Attraction and Asia’s Best Water Park.
Regardless, or in spite, of my nagging Gallowe didn’t heed me at breakfast and he over ate. To be fair this new hotel had a buffet thrice the size of the last one and everything looked tasty. To give you an idea of the size, the buffet was about the same size in land space as a two bedroom one level house or unit. Afterwards he needed time to let the food settle, which did not sit well with me but I bore it, knowing it was a minor concern and only my eagerness made it seem a bother.
We were at the gates by 10:30 and began by touring the whole park to get our bearings and decide where to start. It sounds simple, but by the time we had climbed the tower to the jump and suspension bridge, walked along it and reached the Wildlife and Scream Parks the sweat was dripping from us and we had been moving so long we had no choice but to take a dip in one of the pools.
Everything to do within the park was included in the price, except for the activities in the Extreme Park, food and beverages and souvenirs. We rode basically every ride throughout the day, with breaks for dips in the pool, snacks or drinks. The only we didn’t go on were the ones you pay for, and I backed out of the Scream Park rollercoaster, but Gallowe did not.
In the middle of the afternoon I sent Gallowe up to the top of the tower that was the start of the suspension bridge once more. It was his birthday in a few days and I had decided to purchase him a Bungee Jump. Yes. The gift for the guy that is hard to buy for is to throw him off a bridge. I do not enjoy adrenaline but gave in to Gallowe and followed him into the lines for the waterslides, screaming all the way to the bottom “NO NO NO” but agreeing “yes, they were okay” after my heart rhythm had plateaued back down. My favourite? The Vuvuzela.
The park closed at 6pm and so we had to leave them. We were exhausted. Our concerns were not high as the shopping mall Sunway Pyramid was open until 10pm everyday and the Taste Enclave food court was only a short walk from the Resort, Lagoon, Pyramid linking walkway.
We were asleep by 8pm.