Red Eye Flight then Waterslides

There’s nothing like adjusting to little or no sleep after an overnight flight by spending the day at a waterpark. Sunway Lagoon in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur boasted the biggest “fill in the blank” in many many ways. Pictured above is the world’s biggest surf pool.

Sunway Lagoon is tucked into an area of relatively new construction in the northern part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It claims to have six parks in one. There is an amusement park on the entry level of the complex, as well as a small zoo near waterpark level. There, we saw meerkats, tortoises, ponies and miniature horses and goats.

The “best” attraction that caught our fancy was a 5D cinema. The film part had the worst 3D features I’ve ever seen. The seats rocked a bit, and we were occasionally splashed with water.

The slides themselves were great. Even better was the sparse nature of the crowds. There was never a wait for anything. There were gentle slides, drop slides, boomerangs, ones that had water falling from above, fully encased slides and ones fully open to the air. We stayed in the water slide area for five and a half hours, and never felt tired.

We rode the roller coaster and it, too, was a surprise. It looked gentle enough for me. The steep bits were unexpectedly steep. We enjoyed it, and didn’t feel the need for a second run.

After getting back to our hotel, we circled the block to check out the convenience stores. There was only one that had women in it. The rest had male workers and male customers. The one with women was the best, not just because it had female cashiers and customers. It had Anita’s favourite instant noodles. As she ate some for dinner, she repeatedly proclaimed this was the best day ever.