6 water theme parks for a splashing good time with the fam

Whether your child is three or 13, you’ll never run out of finding kid-friendly attractions around Malaysia to keep them entertained. With the current heatwave, what better way to spend your time outdoors than cooling down at water theme parks? Many of these theme parks offer a vast array of thrilling water rides, challenging obstacle courses and water games that kids of all ages can enjoy. So, put on your swimming suits and slather some SPF because we’re going for a ride!


Bukit Gambang Resort City, Gambang

Credit: Bukit Gambang Resort City

Sunny days are meant for the waterpark. Head over to Bukit Gambang Resort City for a fun thrilling experience with the fam. Complete with a wave pool with eight different wave modes, an aqua play structure for children to the longest family raft ride in Malaysia, this park has something for everyone! The natural hilly terrain and lush jungle offer a relaxing ambiance to the waterpark that’ll make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise.

Highlight: Bukit Gambang Water Park practices a cashless transaction system where you can store cash in your wristband instead. No need to worry and bring around physical cash for any in-park purchases. Neat!


Bukit Gambang Water Park

Bukit Resort City, Jalan Bukit Gambang Resort, Gambang, Pahang

Opening hours: 11.00am – 6.00pm (Closed on Tuesday)

Contact number: 09-548 8000


Adventure Waterpark at Desaru Coast, Johor

Credit: Adventure Waterpark at Desaru Coast

One of the newest water parks in Malaysia, the Adventure Waterpark promises a splashing fun weekend with the family. Set against the backdrop of kampung-themed surroundings, the water park offers a unique mix of wet and dry rides so everyone can enjoy themselves. The water park is also home to one of the biggest wave pools in the world, complete with man-made waves that you can enjoy on floaties.

Highlight: Ride on the first water coaster in the region and experience an adrenaline rush that will last for days!


Adventure Waterpark at Desaru Coast, Johor

No. 4, Jalan Danau, Desaru Coast, Bandar Penawar, Johor

Opening hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm (Daily) 


WaterWorld at i-City, Shah Alam

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Shah Alam is not as boring as you think! Located at i-City, the one-stop-center for all things fun, the park features a large variety of water rides. WaterWorld offers hours of aquatic fun for the whole family. Rides include the Giant Jacuzzi, Spiral and Rainbow Slides, Aladdin Adventure Pool, and the River Adventure that’ll take you through LED-lit grottoes and a wave pool with a giant LED screen.  

Highlight: Don’t miss out on the park’s signature vortex ride called the Ultimate Tornado, the ultimate ride for a boost of adrenaline!


WaterWorld at i-City

 i-Gallery, Jalan Multimedia 7/Ah, I-City, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Opening hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm (Closed on Tuesday)


A’Famosa Water Theme Park, Melaka

Splash away at the A’Famosa Water Theme Park, and start your thrilling water escapade! As one of Malaysia’s most well-known waterparks, the theme park boasts numerous fun water activities. Challenge yourself at the seven-story High Speed Ride slide, or laze around and let the current take you along the Lazy River. There’s also a dedicated area for the kiddos complete with a fun, Arabian-style water playground! Grab your swimming suits and jump into the coolest kind of summertime fun and share the joy with your friends and family. With cool pools, spine-tingling slides, awesome attractions and tantalizing treats, there’s something for everyone!

Highlight: Get your adrenaline pumping by getting on adventurous slides like the Big Ice Cream, a slide that stretches up to 20.8 meters high!


A’Famosa Water Theme Park

Simpang Empat, Jalan Kemus, 78000 Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia

Opening hours: 11am – 7.00pm (Monday – Friday, closed on Tuesday), 9am – 7.00pm (Saturday and Sunday).


Bangi Wonderland, Bangi

Time to splash away at one of the newest water theme parks in Malaysia with your family! Featuring 15 attractions, Bangi Wonderland promises unlimited fun on each thrilling ride. The theme park is surrounded by a natural recreational forest, so you can enjoy breathtaking views of nature too. Enjoy unlimited fun with over 14 rides and slides to get your heart pumping, or relax in the Meander River and let your stress melt away — it’s your call!

Highlight: Try and ride the thrilling Water Cannon to feel how it’s like being fired out from it into a deep pool.


Bangi Wonderland

No 2, Persiaran Bangi Avenue, Bangi Avenue, Kajang, Selangor

Opening hours: 11.00am — 6.00pm (Closed on Tuesday)


Borneo Samariang Resort City, Kuching

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If you’re in Kuching, the Borneo Samariang Water Park is where you go for a splashing good time with the fam. The biggest water park in Sarawak is split into four major areas; the Water Park entrance, the Hornbill Island, the Salak Beach & Wavepool and the Santubong Tower, all of which surrounds an untouched patch of mangrove forest. There are slides and rides perfect for the whole fam, regardless of their age!

Highlight: Gather your family together and take part in a race at the 6 Lane Racers and see who reaches the bottom first!


Borneo Samariang Resort City

Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak

Opening hours: 11.00am – 6.00pm (Closed on Tuesday)


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