We recently returned from Legoland Malaysia with our two year old twins. Luckily, there wasn’t much planning necessary, but I thought it would be useful to outline our trip.
We booked an Airbnb at the Afiniti Residences, just 5 minutes away from Legoland. The condo was spacious and clean, but the carpark was a winding maze. Our place was also near Gleneagles Medini, which was fortunate when my little girl another terrible coughing spell and had to see a doctor.
We drove through the Tuas checkpoint and had to show the immigration officer our passports and Singapore identity cards. We then paid a $3.20 toll with our NETS cash card and drove across the Johor Strait to Malaysia immigration.
At the Malaysia checkpoint, we showed our passports and identity cards again. We also paid a RM 20 fee with a Touch ‘n Go card. If you don’t have a Touch ‘n Go card, go to the immigration stalls at the right side of the checkpoint. It’s RM 50.60 for one card and contains RM 40 in credits. You will also need the card to pay the numerous tolls along the Malaysian expressways.
We bought a one day theme park pass at the ticket booth (and received a discount by flashing our NTUC credit cards), but if you book 7+ days in advance, you can purchase passes online with a 20% discount. Later, we decided to buy annual passes, and our one day tickets were credited towards the total cost. The annual passes include a lot of perks, such as early entry (9:30am vs 10:00am), discounts on F&B and souvenirs, and free parking.
Our kids are just below 90 cm, so our choice of rides was limited. But we still enjoyed the Boating School, Legoland Express, and Lost Kingdom Adventure. Miniland, which contains Lego built monuments and cities from around the world, was also another fun attraction for our kids.
Food was expensive, as expected. The food at Market Restaurant in Lego City was decent, with a variety of cuisines, while the pizza at Pizza Mania was terrible.
The Mall of Medini is just outside Legoland, but without an annual pass, there are no in and out privileges.
We also ventured to the Johor Premium Outlets, about 15-20 minutes away from Legoland. The outlets had a wide selection of stores, although prices were still higher than US outlets.
For local food, we went to Tea Garden in Bukit Indah. Their nasi lemak, dim sum, and coffee were excellent and wallet friendly. The neighborhood has a variety of local eats, so we will definitely check them out during our next trip.