With the news that Genting SkyWorlds is due to open its doors in 2021, it got us thinking about the best theme parks in Malaysia: Why not choose some fun places to live that offer up the excitement of a theme park all the time?
With that in mind, we decided to put together a fun-tastic list of the best theme parks and places to live nearby in Malaysia.
Hold onto your hats (but really though, why're you wearing one on a high-speed ride?) as we go on a rollercoaster tour of theme parks to live beside in Malaysia!
1) Genting SkyWorlds
Where better place to begin than with the Genting new theme park that started our obsession? This amazing slice of excitement is due to open in mid-2021 (vague enough to keep us excited without making us disappointed later!).
Located in the entertainment hub of Genting Highlands, Pahang, Genting SkyWorlds will incorporate some of the outstanding worlds of 20th Century Fox, with at least 26 rides across it’s 26-acre estate.
That means visitors can expect to see awesome rides based on movies like Ice Age, Night at the Museum, and Planet of the Apes.
Property near Genting SkyWorlds
Looking for Genting Highlands property to make the most of these new theme parks? Here are two magnificent choices to explore.
The way we look at it, a fancy new theme park deserves a fancy new development! You won’t find anything fancier in Genting Highlands property than the majestic (yes it’s in the name) Grand Ion Majestic.
This ‘emblem of opulent living’ will offer absolutely breathtaking views upon completion in 2022, and boasts a total of 1,885 units.
Prices are currently between RM484,880 for a one-bedroom one-bathroom 380 sq ft unit, right up to RM1,209,000 for a three-bedroom two-bathroom 800 sq ft luxury unit.
We're not sure how relevant this is, but Grand Ion Majestic also plans to have some sort of pyramid on top. And why not?
It will also have the usual trappings of luxury developments, with a swimming pool, gym, sky lounge, 24-hour security, and a banquet hall, among others. Oh, did we mention the pyramid?
Moving from a majestic perch to a grand hill, we've come to the stunning Tropicana Grandhill development. Another slice of Genting Highlands property for a theme park lover to explore.
Tropicana Grandhill is due for completion in 2023, and will offer up 1,443 units over 56 floors. This freehold serviced residence will also boast over 13,000 sq ft of retail space as part of its 112-acre master development.
Residents at Tropicana Grandhill will enjoy access to a jacuzzi, wading pool, swimming pools, gym, BBQ area, yoga studio, multipurpose hall, putting green… and honestly the amazing list just keeps going on!
Prices currently range from RM350,000 for a 400 sq ft studio apartment to RM1,603,000 for a four-bedroom three-bathroom 1,330 sq ft den of luxury.
2) Resorts World Genting
Ok, so we can’t overlook the excitement of the existing Resort World Genting attractions just because there’s going to be a new kid on the block!
Resort World Genting is one of Malaysia’s most popular theme park destinations, offering a range of fun including Skytropolis indoor theme park, The VOID VR experience, Genting Bowl, Sky VR, BigTop Video Games Park, SnowWorld, and more!
Property near Resort World Genting
Genting Highlands is clearly the place to be for theme park fun! We’ve included one more Genting Highlands apartment choice to feed the theme park fiend inside you.
Ion Delemen is another serviced apartment to fulfil your Genting Highland theme park dreams, offering luxury living in this fabulous location.
Ion Delemen is conveniently located just five minutes from the theme park, and just 15 minutes from shops to stock up on snacks before a big day out.
This luxury development includes an eco pavilion, swimming pool, gym, playground, wellness spots, spa, and a whole range of other luxury amenities.
The development boasts 673 units, with units for sale today ranging from RM450,000 for a 320 sq ft studio apartment to RM1,050,000 for a two-bedroom one-bathroom space.
But, why do you need a bed anyway, you’ll be too excited to sleep because of all the theme park fun nearby!
3) Sunway Lagoon
Sunway Lagoon is another multi-park theme park destination to enjoy, located in the popular Bandar Sunway area of Subang Jaya, Selangor.
There’s a park for everyone at Sunway Lagoon (unless your ideal park is Land of Fun-Free Adventure), including the Water Park, Wildlife Park, Lost Lagoon, Scream Park, Amusement Park, and X Park Lagoon. That's a heck of a place to live near!
Property near Sunway Lagoon
Sunway Lagoon is conveniently located in the popular township of Subang Jaya, offering a huge range of excellent Bandar Sunway property to explore. Here are two key contenders for awesome access to the park.
What better place to stay for your Sunway Lagoon dreams than a place literally called Lagoon View?
This condo is conveniently located near Sunway Lagoon, as well as offering easy access to other amenities in Bandar Sunway such as shopping centres, F&B outlets, and Sunway Medical Centre (in case you get a bit too excited at the theme park).
It boasts a gym, BBQ area, nursery, swimming pool, playground, and even a badminton hall. Lagoon View Resort has a range of units for sale and rent, making the perfect affordable development to locate yourself for your fun-filled days out.
It is both family and student-friendly, with prices of units for sale today ranging from RM638,100 to RM800,000. It is home to four blocks, each with 25-storeys.
Another great apartment choice near Sunway Lagoon is LaCosta @ Sunway South Quay. With 377 units spread over four blocks, there’s a wide range of types for both purchase and rent.
LaCosta @ Sunway South Quay boasts nine different unit types, ranging from 1,302 sq ft up to 3,226 sq ft. That means there’s a condo unit style out there for everyone.
Apartments for sale today range from RM797,000 for a three-bedroom two-bathroom unit, up to a whopping RM2,050,000 for the five-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse!
Alongside the convenient location for some Lagoon-like fun, this premium condo development also offers an Olympic-length swimming pool, sandy beach pool, gym, jacuzzi, sky gardens, and the usual 24-hour security you come to expect with a high-end development.
4) LEGOLAND Malaysia
Awesome awaits at LEGOLAND Malaysia! At least that’s what they say, and to be honest, they’re not wrong. It’s most definitely a hotspot for family fun in Johor.
LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort offers a whole range of excitement for all the family, including LEGOLAND Park, LEGOLAND Water Park, Sea Life Aquarium, and LEGOLAND Hotel.
Strap in to over 40 rides across eight themed areas, catapult down 20 water slides at the water park, and hope you don’t land in the shark tanks at the aquarium!
Property near LEGOLAND Malaysia
With its prime location southwest of Johor Bahru, eager residents looking for a place near LEGOLAND Malaysia are spoiled for choice with properties in nearby Bukit Indah and Gelang Patah. Here are two top picks to explore.
When you’re talking about developments in this part of Johor, it’s hard to overlook the awesome scope of Forest City.
This massive mixed development covers over 3,425 acres of land, comprised of four artificial islands. It’s practically a LEGOLAND all on its own!
Forest City aims to revolutionise the real estate landscape, not only by providing luxurious residential homes, but a uniquely designed residential environment set in green surroundings with stunning sea views.
Units available for sale today range from RM299,000 for a one-bedroom one-bathroom apartment, up to RM1,900,000 for a two-bedroom two-bathroom bungalow.
With luxury like this you can expect all the best amenities, including swimming pools, spa, nurseries, 24-hour security, and a range of other benefits. Of course, the biggest benefit is that stunning location on man-made islands in the Straits of Johor.
On the other end of the spectrum is the affordable development of Nusa Heights, less than 10 minutes by car to LEGOLAND Malaysia! That means more time to enjoy the attractions.
This development offers some encouragingly affordable residential properties in an extremely convenient location, just moments from the popular Second Link Expressway, and a short drive to Skudai-Pontian Highway.
Residents also gain access to a gym within the development, as well as a swimming pool, and clubhouse. Poresia Golf & Country Club is just a short drive away for those who want to expand on their luxury leisure amenities.
Nusa Heights consists of five blocks, with 910 residential units in total. Units range from 510 sq ft studio apartments, to a five-bedroom penthouse clocking in at 2,471 sq ft.
Units for sale today range from RM161,100 for a studio apartment up to RM600,000 for a five-bedroom five-bathroom penthouse.
5) Lost World of Tambun
Lost World of Tambun in Sunway City brings together an appealing tropical jungle setting with all the fun of a theme park! It boasts 88 attractions across 10 parks in Sunway City, Ipoh, Perak.
Alongside the Lost World Amusement Park, Lost World Water Park, and Lost World Adventure Park, there’s also a range of animal-focused features for you to enjoy such as Lost World Petting Zoo and Tiger Valley. Oh, and you can relax in the hot springs at night to calm down afterwards!
Property near Lost World of Tambun
Lost World of Tambun is perched conveniently on the edge of Ipoh, Perak, offering a wide range of local properties for you to explore. Here are two developments to consider for your life near the Lost World.
Enjoy life by the lake at stunning The Haven Lakeside Residences in Tambun, Ipoh. This prestigious development is nestled in a magnificent natural setting, surrounded by green sloping hills and towering over a beautiful lake.
This amazing residence is located conveniently to the north of the Lost World of Tambun, with easy access to the nearby North-South Expressway.
It offers up 495 serviced apartments across three blocks of 26-storey buildings. Unit sizes range from 968 sq ft up to 2,840 sq ft.
Prices for property sale today range from RM490,000 for a two-bedroom two-bathroom unit to RM1,289,600 for a four-bedroom four-bathroom ground-floor garden space.
Not only do residents benefit from this wonderful natural setting, they can enjoy a landscaped waterway, four-level swimming pool area, gym, badminton court, tennis court, playground, and more.
There’s a good chance you might not even end up going to the theme park with all this lushness right in your backyard!
Sunway Alpine Village Apartment is an integrated apartment complex located in Sunway City, Ipoh. It is home to 406 units spread out across a development of four- and six-storey buildings.
Residents enjoy a range of facilities such as gym, swimming pool, jogging track, multi-purpose court, and playground, as well as its own minimart on-site.
It boasts convenient access to a range of local amenities such as hypermarkets, shopping, F&B, and healthcare facilities, as well as enjoying easy access to the North-South Highway.
Units in the development range from 680 sq ft to 1,166 sq ft, with owners also allowed the option of renting out their units.
Apartments on sale today range from RM180,000 for a two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment, up to RM280,000 for a three-bedroom two-bathroom unit.
6) Borneo Samariang Resort City
It’s time to take an entertainment tour beyond Peninsular Malaysia, and explore some resort fun at Borneo Samariang Resort City, in Kuching, Sarawak.
This 500-acre development is designed to deliver an integrated resort city, with a world-class water park and safari park as the core attractions, meaning it’s bound to make a splash with theme park lovers!
Property near Borneo Samariang Resort City
Located to the north of Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo Samariang Resort City boasts some great nearby developments for you to explore.
Get the latest in luxury with Sapphire on the Park @ Kuching Paragon. Completed in 2020, this still-new apartment development offers outstanding living in a convenient location.
This development consists of three blocks, with a total of 445 residential units, ranging in size from 774 sq ft up to 2,217 sq ft.
Residents benefit from a swimming pool, wading pool, playground, gym, landscaped garden, as well as the usual 24-hour security one would expect from a prestigious development.
Prices for sale today range from RM580,00 for a two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment, to RM1,000,000 for a four-bedroom four-bathroom unit. It’s the perfect slice of Kuching property for your theme park trips!
Kasuma Resort is located north of Kuching, conveniently placed between Kuching and the joys of Borneo Samariang Resort City!
This condo development is located near to many local amenities such as schools, shopping, and healthcare facilities. Residents also enjoy on-site swimming pool, 24-hour security, and car parking facilities.
Units are generously sized, with apartments measuring from 1,700 sq ft to 2,233 sq ft. That’s a whole lot of room to make yourself at home!
Property for sale today ranges from RM452,000 for a four-bedroom three-bathroom unit, to RM750,000 for a four-bedroom four-bathroom space.
Want more exciting places to live, minus the screams and thrills? Let’s explore a different type of park! Here’s our guide on Looking To Stay Near KL & Selangor’s Biggest Parks?