KidZania (Kuala Lumpur)

We have been to Baby Boss in Taipei last year August, so when we went Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last December, we thought we should bring the boy to KidZania too.

It was probably the wrong time of the year to visit KidZania.  It was also school holiday for the Malaysians so the place was super packed.  In addition to the crowd, the place is small, the aisles are narrow & the ceiling low.  So you could imagine the intensity of the noise.  I almost wanted to step out of the place if not for the enthusiastic boy.

Because we had been to Baby Boss in Taipei, we had a chance to do a comparison.  Even though it was summer school holiday when we went Taipei, Baby Boss is bigger, aisles are wider, ceiling higher, so overall I did not feel claustrophobic. 

Because of the long waiting time & fairly disorganised way of managing crowd, AJ only got to experience 3 occupations in 4 hours.  :(

As he had witnessed the fun of Liquid Nitrogen Ice-cream in Ploy, he wanted to try hands on in Mini Melts Ice-cream 'factory'.  Of course, at the end of it, he got to eat ice-cream.

Listening to the briefing

The 2nd station he went to was just next door - The Vitagen Cultured Milk Drink Factory.  No prize for guessing what he got at the end of the session.  A bottle of Vitagen, of course.

Queuing up in a disorderly manner

The Vitagen  'factory' in the studio

The last station that AJ went to was yet another one next door.  The Pharmaniaga Citrex Vitamin Research Institute.  There they learned how to 'manufacture' Vitamin C tablets.  At the end of it, he got a small bottle of Vitamin C.

These are notices that KidZania pasted on the side of the entrance of each station informing patrons about the no. of kids per session, the duration per session, the suitable age group & how much you need to pay or you make for each session.

For example, to make ice-cream in Mini Melts, each session will only allowed 4 kids (pathetic), each session is 20 minutes, suitable age is 4 up & the patrons need to pay $10 for this session.

Yes, each kid was given $50 to spent on for a start, so no worries about having no money to start off.  Of course, if you can earn more money than paying out, you can use your savings to exchange for gifts at KidZania gift shop.

In the case of Pharmaniaga Citrex Vitamin Research Institute, each session allows for 6 kids, each session is 30 minutes, suitable age is 4 up & the patrons earn $8 after this session.

As mentioned, KidZania is a far cry from Baby Boss from our experience during school holidays.  I have friends who have been to KidZania during off-peak season & they said it was a breeze.  Thus my recommendation is to avoid peak season & to visit KidZania during off-peak season if you can.

Oh yes, please buy tickets online to avoid the queue & to avoid disappointment in case the quota is met for the day.

KidZania (Kuala Lumpur)
Curve NX
18 Jalan PJU 7/5,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Tel: 1 300 88 KIDZ (5439) / +603 2203 9666 – Outside Malaysia




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