We decided to head north over the school holidays to visit Kidzania in Kuala Lumpur. I had read about it from a number of other blogs and thought it would be fun for the kids.
If you haven't heard of Kidzania, it was set up by a Mexican entrepreneur in 1999 in Santa Fes, Mexico. They have locations
now, including Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul (just to name a few). Apparently, there are plans for Singapore to get its very own (
) and I know my kids can't wait.
Essentially, Kidzania is a little town for kids to try out occupations and earn kidzos (the currency of kidzania).
Here's a look at a few of the jobs they tried their hand at:
:: Tour Guide J and Tourist K ::
:: Newscaster J and Cameraman K ::
:: The Electricians ::
:: The Courier Boys::
:: Pilot K ::
:: Pilot J ::
In all, the kids had heaps of fun and we stayed there from 11am till 4pm which is actually the longest we have ever stayed at a kid's theme park.
It definitely helped that it was all indoors and there was actually a parent's lounge where parents could enjoy a cup of coffee and relax.
Due to the age restriction and height limit* on some activities, our sons didn't get to try out everything and were clamouring to go back the next day. So we do plan to revisit Kidzania when the kids are older and hopefully by then, the Singapore branch will be open.
* Most activities were only suitable for kids above the age of 4 and there were some that required kids to be at least 130cm tall.
** Parents were not allowed into the training simulator and so I ended up buying the last two photos (taken by Kidznia) and they cost RM20 each.
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