As one of his birthday present, we promised to take him to one of the theme park in Singapore or Malaysia. His first thought was Legoland, but since we’ve already been there before, I suggested this place. Angry Bird Activity Park is located strategically in Komtar, Johor Bahru City Center, and the place is quite new and our GPS didn’t recognize the place, so I entered the address 8000 Johor Bahru into the GPS and thankfully the GPS knew this place very well.
JBCC is located next to JBCS (Johor Bahru City Square) and there is a link bridge connecting these two malls. If you are going here by bus to Johor Bahru, JBSC is actually located just opposite JB Central or Johor Bahru Checkpoint. We could see Sultan Iskandar Immigration Building from JBSC. So you just need to cross the bridge from the JB Checkpoint to JBSC, but if you drive, you will need another 15 to 20 minutes to get to the mall.
The boy was in high spirit that day and he woke up the earliest that morning and tried to wake us up. We still continued to sleep until half an hour later and thus make the start of the journey delayed for 30 minutes too, and as you can guess, there was a massive traffic jam around Mandai, Woodlands Checkpoint, and finally JB Checkpoint. The original plan to arrive in JBCC before 10 am was failed.
We made the wrong turn to JBCS car park and didn’t realize it until we were inside, but we were very lucky that we got lost. There was a Malaysia Tourism Exhibition inside the mall and we found one booth that sold theme park tickets. And guess what……………..the booth sold discount tickets on that day and we only needed to pay RM46 per person instead of RM75. We already checked when we finally arrived in the park, and the entrance fee was RM75 if we bought directly inside the park. So it was very fortunate that we got lost…………….
Don’t worry that you might get lost to the Angry Bird Park inside JBCC, just follow this cute sign on the floor:
We arrived at the park at around 11 am. Ticket validity is as follow:
Only me and the boy went inside while daddy and my mom wandered around the 2 malls, which happened to be a good decision because the inside of the park was actually quite small (seriously………..not as big as I thought). Even smaller than the Kidstop and probably just the size of Explorer Kid Downtown East.
Before going here, I also thought that most of the play area here would only be suitable for smaller kids, and I was wrong……………..now in my opinion………….older kids will enjoy this park more than smaller ones because most of the fun play areas are more suitable for bigger kids.
We left our footwear aside as shoes are not allowed. If you have heavy bags and do not wish to carry them around with you, lockers are available which is charged at hourly rate. Food and drinks (even water bottle) were also not allowed inside.
Then we headed to Angry Birds GO! Kart Track, one of his favorite play. There were 2 sizes of go-kart, the bigger ones were for adults and the smaller ones were for kids. Some little kids had difficulty maneuvering the kart, so the parents had to help them or pushed them from behind…………….extra exercise for parents………….
The bigger one was also not that easy for some adults, including me at the first try. The wheel was so heavy and after so many rounds I gave up and ended with that my thighs and feet felt strained until the next day, but not for the little one………….he was still having fun all by himself even after I got tired and decided to park my kart.
Right above the GO! Kart Track is the Bird Nest Climbing Track, which consists of bridges, tunnels (vertically and horizontally), slide, and a small pool of foam boxes. This is very suitable for younger kids, although adults must squeeze themselves to accompany them to go through the tunnels and slide, hahaha…………I tried the vertical tunnels with stairs and almost got stuck inside, but the slide was fun for both of us. The boy ended up exploring this playground mostly all by himself.
In this Space Drop Airbag, we must stand at the edge of the cage on the 2nd level and drop ourselves to the giant pillow below. Although it seemed not too scary from below and also not too high………..but believe me………….it was super scare once I was standing at the edge and looking down. It took few minutes before I finally jumped, and I almost didn’t jump but was too embarrassed in front of other kids if I turned back…………… I was still a bit scare at the second jump and ended positioning my body wrongly when I dropped and it made my arms and back hurt a bit. The lady on top of him finally didn’t jump after trying for so many times……..hahaha…………kids are definitely braver than most adults.
Spacemine area was also near the cage but I didn’t take any photos because I had to concentrate on my jump……………
Next, the boy put on his helmet and chose his favorite scooter and was ready for the next adventure in Lazer Bird Scoot.
He said he didn’t really like the scooter and would still prefer his own scooter at home. Different material and different price of course………….
The best park and our favorite of this park was of course Utopia Zero Gravity Zone. This zone has some play areas for smaller and bigger kids and is the largest zone in this park. This also seemed to be most kids’ favorite place since it was always very crowded in here comparing to other zones. And now let’s see what are inside this zone……..
After we were done and tired in this zone, we moved to the nearest zone and we found this:
It wasn’t an easy job to move swiftly without touching the lasers, but most kids they didn’t care and just walked though the the lights, hahaha…….There were 3 levels (Easy, Medium, Hard) to choose and more lasers beamed at higher levels. Try to crawl and squeeze your body for maximum fun.
The area just opposite the go kart track is suitable for smaller kids, especially this Captain Black Bird’s Ship.
Last but not least before the morning session was over, we found this comfortable hiding place
The first session was over, and we were all starving. The boy said he wanted to go inside again on the second session. Actually, since this place is not too big, you can finish all the activities within 2 hours, but I’m sure 2 hours will not be enough for the children.
We just went to the nearest food court (on the same level with the park, but needed to turn right and cross the indoor parking lot), and saw that there weren’t many choices of food. This was a new opened mall so the choice of food was not much and more than half of the food court was still empty.
I couldn’t help converting all the expenses in RM that day to SGD, and kept saying to my husband how cheap everything was, hahaha………………….
After our tummies were full, we went back to the park to play in the afternoon session.
The second session was definitely more crowded than the first session, we even had to queue for the go kart. The trampoline play area was full with kids and adults. and even the seating inside the mini cinema was full almost the whole time. I didn’t take to many photos as I had already taken many pictures on the first session, but here are some pictures from the second 3 hours session:
The boy was quite tired at the last 30 minutes before the session ended, so he chose to sit and relax inside the Cinemine, but when we got out from the park, he asked to play again in the third session which we refused because of the long journey home and we were all very tired. For more information about this park, you can visit http://angrybirdsactivitypark.my/
We visited Popular Book Store in JBCS to check the price of the books, and I found out that some books are way cheaper than in Popular Singapore, so I let him bought this:
We had dinner at the sixth floor in Causeway Bay Hongkong Restaurant in JBCS. We were so hungry and ordered so many things because based on our experiences, the food portion in a Chinese / HK Restaurant was usually very small. To our surprise, the portion was very big than even the portion of the rice was doubled of what we usually got in restaurants. The food was very good and we gave two thumbs up for everything. I didn’t really like Sio Mak vegetables in tausi (black bean) sauce because I never really like tausi, but daddy said he liked it.
After some calculation and conversion (I couldn’t part with my calculator in my phone, hahaha……..), I told daddy that the total amount of our dinner was SGD 33 (RM 86.5). Surprise…………….surprise……………so cheap…….with so many food and we even had some leftovers to take home. This place even had 2 kinds of chili sauce which tasted good too.
Our journey home was shorter than in the morning, and the queue in both checkpoints were still tolerable. The boy fell asleep as soon as he got into the car, only woke up when we arrived home, walked to the bedroom, and continued to sleep until 7 o’clock in the morning. He slept for 12 hours……….totally KO and exhausted, but totally had so much fun the whole day.