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Saturday, May 25, 2013

KL with the Kids: Days 1 & 2

We were in Kuala Lumpur for a holiday from 9-12 April 2013.

We left after lunch on 9 April 2013 and headed for Kuala Kubu Bharu to visit Aunty D and Uncle C. We arrived around 5pm and had tuna quiche (that we brought along), fried bananas, and some pau. We left after dinner and arrived in KL at around 9pm. We stayed at Antonia's place.

Day 2 (10 April 2013) saw us at the Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum in the morning. It's located at the Sungai Besi airbase. We managed to get the kids into the cockpits of a couple of old helicopters before being told to keep off the exhibits :o). There were quite a few helicopter and light airplane take-offs and landings on the runway by trainee pilots, and the kids seemed to be more interested in these than the old planes.

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[Old planes]

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[The boys in a really big kiddy ride :o)]

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[Jianna with an old plane]

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[Jianna in a helicopter]

After the museum, we headed to IKEA at Ikano Power Centre. First, we had lunch at the IKEA restaurant. Although it wasn't our first visit to IKEA, it was however our first dining experience there. The food tray trolleys were pretty cool and makes perfect sense especially if you have one parent seated at a table keeping an eye on 3 kids and the other lone parent having to bring back more than one tray of food.

Once in the IKEA showroom, it was pretty much a "put that back!", "no running!", "behave yourselves!", "come here!", "this way!" affair. But it was fun nonetheless. Julian had a go at Smaland and was happy to be by himself with a few other kids, but Justin wanted to remain with us as we went off to run an errand.

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[Jianna trying to unzip the carpet]

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[Justin (a.k.a. Ben) on a ladybird (a.k.a. Gaston)]

Other interesting experiences at IKEA were the ice-cream machine (token operated and the sundae dispensed itself) and the drink vending machine (robotic arm fetches the drink and drops it down the chute). Perhaps we need to get out of Penang more often, ha ha :o).

After IKEA, we went to Kid's e World (also at Ikano Power Centre). This was after reading about it in Chloe's blog. Queensbay Mall in Penang has something similar at a cheaper rate but a holiday is always a good excuse for us to "close one eye" and let the kids have some fun.

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[Julian going down the giant tube slide]

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[Justin going down another slide]

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[The ever popular ball pool]

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[The air cannon was another "loud" favourite]

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