Think you’ve fully explored Malaysia? Our neighbour has plenty of unexpected surprises, even for regular travellers
With its thick forests and tranquil mountains, Malaysia is a mine of glittering natural gems. To the well-travelled, hubs like Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Malacca may have become all too familiar, and you may be seeking out the unexpected on your next journey up north.
Go beyond the ordinary the next time you head across the border. Here are eight surprising experiences waiting for you.
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8. Coming Up: Movie Animation Park Studios
Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) is an animation-themed amusement park that will soon be opening in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, and will feature rides modelled after animations like Megamind, The Croods and Mr Peabody and Sherman.
90s kids will enjoy these two particular attractions: Casper‘s Birthday Blast and the Smurftastic Live Show. The film animation-themed rides will be located in a section called the “Dream Zone”. There will also be a “Blast Off Zone”, a “dining and retail experience designed for space enthusiasts”, and a “Fantasy Forest Zone”.
There is currently no updated opening date, although the park is expected to be open sometime this year.
Persiaran Meru Raya 3, Bandar Meru Raya 3, 30020 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.