These tours & attractions are all open during RMCO
Staying at home has kept us safe and sound, but it can also get pretty mundane, right? So…who’s up for a little trip?
We know it’s still a little bit of a blur when deciding which place to go.
Which tours are allowed to open?
Will they increase their ticket prices?
Are attractions even open?
A lot has changed since the implementation of the first Movement Control Order (MCO), so these questions are very valid. Don’t fret though, we’re pretty confident that things will gradually recover and tourism will be up and running again.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for available tours and attractions to go at this moment, here are some of the options available.
Lost World Petting Zoo
You’ll be glad to know that Lost World of Tambun’s petting zoo is open for visitors. Though the theme park itself is close (water-based activities are still prohibited), the petting zoo still offers a good deal of excitement.
Who else better to keep Lost World’s furry friends company than your family? For a fact, we know your kids will love the sprightly bunnies of Rabbit Wonderland. Which kid doesn’t want to get their hands on a cute ball of fur? We know even adults love cute things (speaking for ourselves hehe).
Also, stepping into the petting zoo is like experiencing a slice of Africa. International borders are off limits, but the Giraffes, Zebras, Ostriches, Marmosets and their menagerie of exotic animals replicates the vibes of an African safari.
African safaris has creepy crawlies too ya…so to get the full experience make sure to visit the Tarantula Alley and Serpentarium. Not recommended for those who get the spooks easily.
Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park
Photo by Sunway Lagoon
For those residing in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, worry not. You won’t need to go too far as Sunway Lagoon’s Wildlife Park is open for business!
If you could pin a few words to describe this wildlife park, you’ll find that the words ‘majestic’, ‘elegant’, and ‘exotic’ are best used.
You’ll agree with us once you lay eyes on Samson and Asha, the White Tigers hailing from India. Both Samson and Asha belong to the rarest sub-species of tigers in the world, and have made this wildlife haven their homes with the birth of their cubs – Sam and Elsa.
On another side of the enclosure roam Zola and Zuri, the White Lions with white-blondish fur. These lions originate from Africa, in the Timbavati and southern Kruger Park regions. Now, they claim the confines of the White Lion Kingdom.
Photo by Sunway Lagoon
Other sections of the park include the Aviary, Bird Savannah, Jungle Trail, and New World Monkey.
You may have come across news that Zoo Negara was facing some financial difficulties during the Movement Control Order. This was a little heartbreaking because many of us have pleasant memories of Zoo Negara, especially as a child.
Thankfully, they’ve weathered the storm and are open for visiting again.
That means…Giant Pandas here we come! Honestly, we can’t wait to see the clunky antics of Xing Xing and Liang Liang at the Giant Panda Conservation Centre. Big, furry, and cute? Sign me up.
But as cute as the Pandas are though, they aren’t the only ones deserving of your attention. Zoo Negara has an impressive collection of animals ranging from Tapirs, Leopards, Sun Bears, Orangutans, Capybaras, and plenty others – both of the menacing and adorable kinds.
You’ll only know how wonderful it’ll be if you visited them for yourself!
Note that from now till the 31st of August, Zoo Negara’s multi-animal show will be scheduled on:
Weekdays 12PM – 12.30PM
Weekends 11AM – 11.30AM & 3PM – 3.30PM
Blue Tears Tour
Don’t worry, there’s nothing sad about these tears.
The Blue Tears is a natural phenomenon involving millions of bioluminescent microorganisms that light up when agitated. This is probably the only thing that reacts beautifully when it is disturbed.
The result of this is that the water emits a glowing blue aura as your boat cruises through the river. For that brief moment, you’ll feel as if you’re transported to a supernatural world somewhere on another planet.
It’s going to be pretty hard to capture this on camera. Our suggestion is to just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Sky Mirror Tour
Who doesn’t love a photo opp on one of nature’s most beautiful natural occurrences?
During low tides, the sandbar along the Kuala Selangor beach emerges. This causes the water on the beach to be shallow enough to reflect the skies above! With smart camera positioning and with all the enthusiasm of a child, you’ll end up with epic mirror image shots.
I guess you already know what that means *ahem*…if you’re looking for a picture that can outdo your friends on social media, the Sky Mirror is the perfect place to get it.
There’s no limit to the poses you can think of when standing on the ‘Mirror in the Sky’. Pull off a stunt jump, a somersault, a cartwheel – the possibilities are endless.
Props will also be available on sight to spur your imagination and add a little more colour to the blue sky hues.
You may think that birdwatching is a boring activity, but these eagles will change your mind.
Immerse yourself in the natural landscape of Kuala Selangor, also known as the feeding grounds of eagles. A boat ride through the Kuala Selangor River will bring you closer to the heart of the action. Observe the predatory instincts of the eagles as they swoop down from above and feed on pieces of meat tossed by your guide.
Surrounded by green lush jungles, the experience will make you feel as if you’re part of a wildlife documentary.
When was the last time you went on a date? With all the measures set in place, we’re pretty restricted with the places we can take our special ones.
Cinemas are closed, restaurants need to observe a limit, and many theme parks are still not permitted to operate.
For the time being at least, a quiet night by the river is a sound idea. It wouldn’t be the two of you. You’ll be joined by a thousand other lightning bugs orchestrating a dazzling light performance. The natural ambience enhanced by pouring moonlight will set the scene for a gentle kiss, or a romantic locking of hands.
Wonderfly is ready to restart tourism in Malaysia with our Terokai Malaysia campaign! Watch our space for available attractions making their comebacks during and after RMCO.