8 Water parks to visit around Malaysia for a splashing good time

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By Kye Lin Lung

Photo by Bertam Souk & Water Park, @kitkat_nelfei
8 Water parks to visit around Malaysia for a splashing good time

When the weather’s blazing and you’re feeling restless, what better way to cool down than by visiting a water park? The good news is that there are plenty of water parks across different states in Malaysia—you’d be pleasantly surprised (we certainly were!). Scroll on to discover eight water park destinations in the country for a splash of fun with your loved ones.


1. Escape Penang

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Escape Penang is all about “Low Tech, High Fun”—perfect for those who wish to isolate themselves from today’s world of hyperconnectivity. Whether you reside in the state or simply want an excuse to travel up north, expect up to 30 diverse activities such as a high ropes course, zip lines, slides, a climbing tower, and kid-friendly attractions for different age groups, abilities, and energy levels. Get an adrenaline rush on the world’s longest tube water slide (1,111m) and the world’s longest zip coaster (1,135m), or try skiing in the middle of the tropics at the Ski Slopes.

Address: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Tuesday – Sunday) | Closed on Mondays

Book your tickets here.

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2. Sunway Lagoon

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Having operated since the early ‘90s, Sunway Lagoon is definitely a household name for water parks in the Klang Valley. Its decades-long heritage doesn’t dilute the fun, with over 90 attractions spread across 88 acres. There are a total of six adventure zonesWater Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, and Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon (Asia’s first Nickelodeon-themed land)—so be ready to spend an entire day here! Don’t miss out on riding the Vuvuzela—the world’s highest and largest vortex ride—where you’ll launch from a tower 11 stories high, plunge through rapid waters with twists and turns, then plummet into the pool.

Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours: 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Monday – Sunday) | Closed on Tuesdays

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3. Lost World of Tambun

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Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, natural hot springs, and breathtaking limestone hills that are 400 million years old, Lost World of Tambun is more than just a theme park. Other than being the only theme park in Southeast Asia with hot springs, it also has seven attraction parksWater Park, Amusement Park, Petting Zoo, Tin Valley, Tiger Valley, Adventure Park and Hot Springs Night Parkmaking it a unique eco-adventure excursion for all ages. To name a few of its Water Park rides, there’s the Jungle Wave Bay, known to be Malaysia’s biggest wave pool with waves up to three feet high, while the Adventure River is Malaysia’s longest man-made adventure river that offers views of ancient limestone hills as you cruise along in a giant rubber tube. If lazing around is your jam, Sandy Bay will probably be your favourite as it’s named after its crystal white sands, and is a go-to Instagrammable spot.

Operating hours: 11:00AM – 6:00PM (Monday – Friday) | 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Saturday – Sunday) | Closed on Tuesdays

Address: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak

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4. Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast

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Here’s for all the people down south (or heading there)! Once holding the title of having the biggest wave pools in the world, Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast is a top choice for those who live for water slides. You can easily spend your day exploring more than 20 wet and dry rides, slides, and attractions here. The park is themed according to a traditional Malaysian fishing village, with a mix of adult attractions and gentler rides for families with young children. For the adults, you have to try the Kraken’s Revenge ridea combination of a roller coaster and splashing flume ride that takes thrill seekers up 30 metres before spinning through a full 360-degree horizontal loop, followed by a 27-metre drop that sends you to the shipwrecking Kraken sea monster waiting in the pool of water below.

Operating hours: 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Thursday – Sunday) | Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Address: Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor

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5. Legoland Water Park

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Another must-visit if you’re in the southern region is Legoland Water Park. As the (famous) name suggests, you can have your entire day lined up by exploring a broad selection of attractions that are Lego-themed and seeing more than 15,000 Lego models that are made from over 60 million Lego bricks. Turn up the thrill with the Lego wave pool, or climb and slide down the most awesome tube and body slides. Get playful with interactive structures from Joker Soaker to Duplo Safari to make your day “splash-tacular”, or float along the Build-A-Raft lazy river.

Operating hours: 10:00AM – 6:00PM | Closed every Tuesday

Address: 7, Persiaran Medini Utara 3, Bandar, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor

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6. A’Famosa Water World

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A’Famosa Water World is home to an array of thrilling water slides and huge pools, along with fun attractions and dining options. The water park is part of A’Famosa Resort which comprises a hotel, a property project, a golf course and three theme parks—the other two being A’Famosa Safari Wonderland and A’Famosa Old West. Designed with family-friendly and adventure-skewed experiences, there is a host of rides to explore, such as Family Raft, Wave Pool, Sandy Beach, Lazy River, and Big Ice Cream, to name a few,

Operation hours: Wednesday-Monday: 9:30AM – 4:00PM | Public holidays / School holidays: 9:30AM – 4:00PM | Closed on: Tuesday

Address: A’Famosa Resort, Jalan Kemus, Simpang Ampat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka

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7. SplashMania at Gamuda Cove

You may have already seen SplashMania on social media or from afar, thanks to its iconic pirate ship that stands tall alongside the highway. This new water park boasts a total of 39 water slides and attractions, ranging from exhilarating rides to calm family-friendly areas, so everyone gets to be part of the fun. While you’re there, look out for the park’s four mascots—Max (the otter), Swaggy B (the sun bear), Om’ba King (the dugong) and Zoomi (the orangutan)—inspired by the park’s rainforest theme. As its tagline suggests, it’s truly “where nature meets fun.” (Check out the Instagram Reel of our visit there!)

Operating hours: 10AM – 6PM daily

Address: Jalan Cove Sentral 4, Bandar Gamuda Cove, 42700 Banting, Selangor

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8. Bertam Souk & Water Park

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This new water park features more than 14 exhilarating fun rides. Located in the north of Penang, Bertam Souq & Water Park is conveniently accessible from the Bertam PLUS exit just 20km from Butterworth. Known for its distinct Arabian and Moroccan theme, this recently launched theme park will even feature a luxurious five-star resort with over 256 rooms, 16 villas and 29 suites soon—perfect for a family weekend getaway.

Operating hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM (Weekend & Public Holidays) | Moonlight Wave: 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Address: Lot 12854, Jalan Tun Hamdan Sheikh Tahir Mukim 6, 13200 Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

Book your tickets here. For enquiries, call 04 577 8000 or WhatsApp +6012 415 5783.

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