Another year will soon pass, and this time, we are going to welcome the next decade of the century. What better ways to spend it but with the family that we have shared stories, secrets, laughter, and tears.
Here we list some of the perfect family-friendly places in Malaysia for you to welcome the new year 2020.
1. KLCC Park
KLCC park is an ideal venue to spend New Year’s Eve. It is a perfect spot to catch a beautiful view of the fireworks with the backdrop of the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers. The well-maintained KLCC Park will also be brimming with music from local and international music acts on this very night. At a massive 50-acre of area width, you will not feel it is too crowded to relax and enjoy the annual celebration with your family here.
2. Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)
This year, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is hosting Ambang 2020 at Merdeka Square. If you are looking for an iconic (and free!) New Year celebration, grab your family members and friends to this grand event. You can chill at the vast green lawns located in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building for choreographed traditional dances, singing performances, and marching bands culminating in a spectacular fireworks display. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
3. Desa Park City
This relaxing and tranquil residential park is another family-friendly choice to celebrate the new year. Pick a restaurant nearby to have dinner and later find a spot at the park to delight in the fireworks show. Instead of just drinking, dancing, and partying all night, Desa Park City also gives you the option to have a light run or cycle along the bike paths, a healthier alternative to drinking and eating all night. From 28 – 31 December this year, you can also find Countdown 2020 Food Festival here.
4. LAMPU, Putrajaya
Putrajaya will bring another calendar highlight, the Light and Motion Putrajaya (LAMPU) Festival this year. From 9 pm onwards, find projection mapping shows intermittently displayed throughout the night and more including hologram exhibition, wayang kulit show, LED-lit beca, maze, and even Zumba. You should arrive early to avoid the worst of traffic!
5. Genting Highlands
Although Malaysia never snows, we can still put on a comfortable sweater and leisurely wait for the annual fireworks show in Genting Highlands. The countdown to 2020 will commence on 31 December at 11:59 pm. Make sure to book your accommodation early and get there by 3 pm because of heavy traffic to the peak is expected. For more information, check the Resorts World Genting event page.
6. Puteri Harbour Marina, Johor
Puteri Harbour Marina in Johor is a quintessential setting for tourists and locals alike to spend time eating and relaxing. There are amusement parks such as The Little Big club that features global characters (Barney, Pingu and more) to quirky-themed restaurants such as Lat’s Place that highlights the local homegrown characters from Kampung Boy. On the midnight of the new year, there will be a special triple fireworks show over the yacht and boats of the breezy harbour. It will be spectacular.
7. Angry Birds Splash Water World
If you had completed many Angry Birds games in multiple versions, like me, you should visit this one-of-a-kind water park. It is the world’s largest mobile-themed water inflatable park, now available at Setia Ecohill. Get on water slides and obstacles featuring the lovable Angry Birds characters. Just remember to plan and book your trip beforehand because only 2,000 tickets are sold per day. Click here for more info.
8. Home Sweet Home
One of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve is probably in the comfort of our own home — an excellent opportunity to bond and have fun together with the loved ones. Prepare tasty home-cooked meals and enjoy it while reminiscing the good times of the past year and looking forward to what’s coming next. Have a great time playing games with the children or just sit back and relax, watching a concert on TV as the clock strike midnight.
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