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10 Must-Visit Theme Parks in Southeast Asia

When someone thinks about Southeast Asia as their holiday destination, they often want to visit beautiful beaches or tropical spots and enjoy the wonderful warm weather or try local cuisine. Not many tourists realize that Southeast Asia is the location of some of the world’s best theme parks.

So whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, as a family or with friends try to head to one of these awesome theme parks for some wholesome fun. Here they are, in no particular order:

Universal Studios Singapore

Singapore’s most popular theme park features a whole bunch of rides and attractions from movies made by Universal Studios themselves. The park is divided into many different zones, with interesting names like Hollywood, Sci-Fi City, New York, Ancient Egypt, Far Far Away, Madagascar and the Lost World. Enjoy their main attractions, like Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon, which is a dueling rollercoaster, not for the faint of heart.

Legoland, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

A short drive north of Singapore will land you in one of Malaysia’s premier theme park attractions in Iskandar, Johor. Here, you’ll find more than 40 attractions built from Lego bricks and you’ll be able to spend hours taking pictures and interacting with various Lego-based figures. Legoland also houses a mini water park with various slides and pools.

Vinpearl Amusement Park. Nha Trang, Vietnam

The interesting thing about this amusement park is that it is built on an island that used to house a jail. Nowadays, it is a bustling tourist attraction that you can reach by a cable car ride. The park houses a dry and wet section, and the water park section features various slides and pools like a wave pool and a lazy river you can just float down leisurely. There’s also an underwater aquarium where you can watch various local Vietnamese sea life in their natural habitat.

Dreamworld, Thanyaburi, Thailand

Thailand’s popular Dreamworld theme park has many attractions including a water area with a tunnel fountain. There are also plenty of rides where you can get doused, including the likes of the Super Splash and Grand Canyon. Another reason why people come here is for Snow Town, where you can experience winter instantly, and even play with snow.

Enchanted Kingdom, Santa Rosa, Phillippines

Built on a theme of magic and enchantment, this theme park is located about 39 kilometers outside of Manila. It endeavors to bring the magic of joy and happiness into the lives of both adults, teens, and children with its many attractions. These includes various roller coaster, carousels, bumper cars, bumper floats and even a paintball section.

Ancol Dreamland, Jakarta, Indonesia

Ancol  Dreamland is part of a larger waterfront resort in Jakarta and is divided into several parts, namely Atlantis Water Adventure, Fantasy World and Ocean Dream Samudra. In total, there are 36 attractions including dry and wet rides, as well as shows. The main features here are their marine life shows, including dolphin shows and two beautiful beaches where you can stretch out in the sun.

Siam Park City, Bangkok, Thailand

This is probably the oldest Southeast Asian theme park still operating, as it was opened in 1975. When they started out, it was a humble place with only a few rides but now they boast over 30 rides and attractions, including an enthralling man-made beach. The rides are divided into different zones to cater to the different age group of visitors, like children, families, adults and teens

Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

One of the premier theme parks in for tourists and locals alike in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur is Sunway Lagoon. Apart from the usual rides in the wet and dry parks, you can interact with cute and fluffy animals at their Wildlife Park, and get the scare of your life at the Scream Park. Test your bravery at their long hanging bridge and slide on the Vuvuzela, the largest funnel slide in the region.

Manila Ocean Park, Phillippines

Manila Ocean Park is an Oceanarium meant as an educational and entertainment theme park where visitors can view and interact with sea life from the ocean and from freshwater estuaries. You’ll also be able to take mermaid swimming lessons and feed animals from Antartica. Visit their special jellyfish exhibit to see the magical world of swimming jellyfish in glowing musical tanks.

Wild Wild Wet , Singapore

If you’re in Singapore, you’ll want to give this water park a visit as it has a host of various water attractions for the whole family.  With rides like the Slide Up, Torpedo, Professor’s Playground, Shiok River, Tsunami and much more, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you spend time here.

 

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Don’t Go On Your Honeymoon Until You Have Read This

 

Honeymoons are actually more exciting than weddings, as they involve you and your other half spending your first few moments alone together as husband and wife. It’s a very personal time and marks the beginning of your lives together.

Your honeymoon can be a dream come true, but it can also turn out extremely nightmarish.  Therefore, proper planning and preparation are crucial to ensuring that nothing is left to chance. Here are some of the tips and tricks to have that perfect honeymoon:

Discuss and pick a destination early

Honeymoons don’t necessarily have to involve romantic candle-lit beaches. It boils down to what you and your partner enjoy. For example, if you are both fans of a certain sports team, you may want to visit that team’s home city. Alternatively, if you’re both history buffs, a heritage city may suit you both better.

Start saving up

Apart from saving up for your wedding, you’ll also need to save up for your honeymoon, which is equally important. Plan a rough budget by calculating the airfare, lodging, meals, transport, entrance fees and other expenditures you may incur, and then determine how much you need to save each month until your planned trip.

Don’t waste another minute, book now!

Booking hotels and flights are really easy nowadays, with plenty of online sites where you can purchase tickets and pay for hotel rooms. You can even read a tonne of reviews from previous customers so that you can be absolutely sure you won’t be conned, and that you get the best deal out there.

Mix it up

Rather than just staying in one place throughout your honeymoon, try to stay at different cities or towns. Balance out your trip with activities in the city and off the beaten track with more outdoorsy stuff. Go on a couple’s bike tour across the countryside, or mountain climbing and white water rafting.

Plan a surprise

Surprise your partner during the trip by secretly planning an unexpected sunset viewing or dinner on a rooftop. What’s even better, call their company and extend their leave so that both of you get to spend more time together.

Get some professional help

If you feel overwhelmed having to plan for your honeymoon as well as your wedding, you might want to consider outsourcing your honeymoon plans to a trusted travel agent. However, make sure you communicate clearly what you want and check on the planning progress from time to time.

Make awesome memories

Since you’ll probably only have one honeymoon all your life (and maybe a second one several decades down the road), it’s important to immortalize all your sweet memories. You can always depend on us here at WanderZoom to help capture your most romantic honeymoon moments, so that you and your children, as well as your children’s children, get to appreciate and enjoy them for years to come!

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