It’s that time of the year again. Yes, the end of the year 2018 and school holidays are a great time to go somewhere and have loads of fun together as a family. So, we have lined up top 12 fun things to do in December. Check these out!
Relax at the beach
Enjoying the beach is a fun thing to do but considering the rains, try to avoid the east coast of Malaysia. But, the west coast of Malaysia will be experiencing ideal beach conditions with plenty of sunshine, calm seas and high temperatures with the least amount of rain. If you're up to it, Pangkor Island or Port Dickson are within an easy drive from KL - an easy quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
See the beautiful city lights
Certain parts of Kuala Lumpur light up spectacularly during Christmas. See how everything shines as the day gets darker. Sparkling decorations can be all the more easily enjoyed. I-City in Shah Alam is a perfect place to be dazzled, while Pavilion Bukit Bintang and other shopping malls boast some spectacular Christmas lights in the streets around the mall and inside the mall. Get amazing pictures and live up this unique time that only happens in December.
Have a taste of Malaysia's tropical fruits
Malaysia's tropical climate produces a wide variety of fruits making it a fruit-lover's paradise. Some Malaysian fruits are seasonal while others are easily available throughout the year. If you're looking for things do in Kuala Lumpur in December, make sure you try all the seasonal fruits available during that time; durians, mangosteens, rambutans, mangoes, langsat, and pomelo among them. You will find many in supermarkets, but for the cheapest prices and best quality, it is always best to go directly to the stalls along trunk roads and highways, particularly close to village areas where you’ll get the best fruits available.
Shop in the city’s biggest malls
Because it's festive time, shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur are going to be extra busy in December - but that's where it gets fun! Centre courts are decorated heavily with Christmas trees and sparkling decorations, accompanied with Christmas music. Year-end deals will also be everywhere in the city such as KLCC, Berjaya Times Square, and the Mid Valley Megamall and you'll surely travel back home with bags packed to the brim!
Meet some feathery friends at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Spanning over 20 acres this enormous aviary is home to over 3000 birds is one of the largest public aviaries in the world. The park is also a well-respected scientific location and there is an emphasis on conservation and education, and there are breeding programs and scientific studies of the birds in their natural habitat.
Have some fun at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
A little way out of the city centre Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is a place to experience not just a theme park but also a water park that is located on the same site. The park also includes a wildlife and ‘extreme’ park with wilder rides for more adventurous types. The complex includes theme park rides, interactive games, wave and surf pools, and even a zoo. The park also features dining and shopping options for those who want to grab some souvenirs.
And from 1st to 31st December 2018, Sunway Lagoon’s “It’s Wipeout” holiday celebration will feature exciting activities and events planned for visitors of all ages. The kids can have a blast at the Kids Zone @ Mali Cove which boasts a foam party, a ball pit, a floating toys pool. Wants to meet Santa? Yes, get up close with the Santa himself at the Sunway Lagoon’s Beach Bistro every day in December. The daily Afternoon Tea from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm will also include a Gingerbread Cookie making demonstration and a movie time session with Sunway Lagoon’s very own mascots, Captain Quack and Lady Quack.
Step into the largest exhibition of Hello Kitty & Sanrio Characters In Southeast Asia
Hello Kitty and her friends are coming to Malaysia for Our Sanrio Times - Kuala Lumpur at Hall 5, Level 5, Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur from 24 November 2018 to 6 January 2019, 11am to 9pm daily! The 1,500 sqm large exhibition features 13 Sanrio-themed zones where visitors can view and take photos of the 100 out of 400 adorable Sanrio characters in a variety of colourful settings, offering a visual experience like never before.
Experience the Finnish ‘SuperPark’ in Malaysia
SuperPark, the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park in the world from Finland, is about to bring a new wave of energy into Malaysia’s lifestyle scene! SuperPark Malaysia will officially launch in the first week of December 2018 at Avenue K Shopping Mall. It offers over 20 fun, healthy and energizing activities all under one roof. Exclusive to Malaysia is the 2,500 square foot skate rink which is made from an artificial, 100% recyclable and non-toxic synthetic ice that is quality and environmentally certified.
Plan your visit to Kidzania Malaysia
Get your early bird tickets at 25% off this school holiday specially to aspiring cooks and food lovers! Here’s an interactive cooking workshop for kids and parents. This year is all about holiday favourites – desserts & appetizers. This is a 1.5-hour interactive cooking workshop hosted by professional trainers from Young Chefs Academy. Parents and kids will need to register via social media or hotline number to secure a slot as seats are limited.
Take a trip to a cool destination
From the sprawling tea plantations and famous steamboat houses of Cameron Highlands to the impressive vistas and curious French-themed village of Bukit Tinggi, or the hidden gems like Bukit Larut (the oldest hill resort in the Malaysia) and Fraser’s Hill (surrounded by untouched virgin forests) offer beautiful nature and outdoor adventures, while popular hotspots like Genting Highlands remain a top contender.
Garfield & Friends Holiday Party at Sunway Tambun
Celebrate the year-end holidays from 24 November 2018 – 1 January 2019 with a party together with Garfield & Friends and create an awesome moment with these iconic characters. From outdoor games to meet and greet, endless fun is assured!
Interact with animals in Farm in the City
This petting zoo is a lot more suitable for younger children. There are lots of animal species to discover at this amazing enclosure and it’s also cleverly routed to ensure that you get to see everything without tiring your legs out. If you’d like to encourage your kids to feed and interact with animals without fear, you should definitely pay this place a visit.