Merdeka and Raya Haji go beyond their glorious intentions, to meanings deeper than mere holidays. Unfortunately, bucket loads of homework and projects tend to hinder our freedom to enjoy these celebrations. Hence, making the notion, “back to school” seem less exciting. But hey, who said you can’t enjoy the break without ditching education itself?
1. Dinosaurs Alive
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Ever dreamt of living during the times when T-rexes prowled the lands and Pterodactyls ruled the skies? Maybe that was too dramatic, but if you adore Jurassic Park, then you should definitely pay this exhibition a visit! There are plenty of fossils and dinosaurs to go around. It may probabaly help you in science projects when the new semester begins.
|Venue||Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur|
|Ticket Price||RM45 – RM75|
|Operation Hours||Daily, 10 am – 10 pm|
2. Valley of Hope
In need of fresh eyes for history? You can skip all the landmarks from gory chapters and infinite hierarchies. The Valley of Hope is a former home to the community’s lepers. The place and people instil hope for reconciliation between the lost generations.
|Venue||The Valley of Hope, Sungai Buloh, Selangor|
3. Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Family bonding is never limited to movie sessions and jungle trekking. Heck, some of us only do those things with friends. Say, perhaps convincing them to visit our endangered elephants. You may learn a thing or two about how nature and conservation share a specific connection in a parent-child relationship. And hopefully, it’ll boost your geography and strategic planning grades as well!
|Venue||National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC), Kuala Gandah, Pahang|
|Ticket Price||RM5 – RM10|
|Operation Hours||Daily, 10 am – 4:30 pm|
4. Rainbow Fun Run
Be a part of Kulim’s first ever color run! This is the time to take your social skills to the next level and – socialise. You can even pride a good workout to your PE coach once the holidays are over. Parents need not worry as the event is open to all; with family packages included. Plus, you get a running kit the day before.
|Venue||Landmark Central Kulim, Kedah|
|Ticket Price||RM45 – RM160|
|Date||2 September 2017|
5. Mamee Jonker Street
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If you dislike math because you thought it was too complex, deciding on arts makes no difference. In fact, great artist do count too. Although not the healthiest diet, this concept store offers a tour around the place and how the business runs. Children can enjoy the arts and crafts after the educational tour of the most popular snacks known to Malaysian children everywhere.
|Venue||No. 46 & 48, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), Melaka|
|Operation Hours||Daily, 10 am – 5 pm (Mon – Thu) & 10 am – 7 pm (Fri – Sat)|
Now that you have an idea of what to do, go ahead and have that educational fun at your parent’s expense! Avoid those petrol hikes when you buy a bus ticket with us at www.catchthatbus.com. Happy hols, guys!