After a few nights stopover in Singapore we were collected by private car transfer from our hotel and set out on the drive out of Singapore across the border into Malaysia. Our driver gave us the border paperwork so we could complete this in the car. The border crossing fee was all included as part of our private transfer which we organised through the hotel Legoland Malaysia Hotel. We were travelling at 6.30am so we didn't really encounter any traffic delays but our driver advised us this border processes approx 500,000 people every day !
The drive from our Singapore to the Legoland Malaysia Hotel including the border processing was approx 1.5 hours. The sight of the hotel on arrival and our Pirate themed room was absolutely 110% worth the drive.
The hotel is incredible and worth every cent (no, it's not the cheapest hotel in Malaysia but the experience is the most rewarding). The lobby has a castle made of Lego with a moat around the outside full of loose Lego bricks. Kids (and adults) can sit and build whatever their hearts desire, stick bits to the castle, walk inside the castle or just sit and watch all their fellow builders.
We had booked a Pirate Themed room and we were upgraded to the Deluxe Pirate Room which would have accommodated 8 people ! There were 3 separate sleeping areas, one with a king bed, one with a bunk and trundle and another with a bunk and trundle. They think of EVERYTHING ! From kids sized bath robes to soap in the bathroom that is shaped like a Lego brick.
The Hotel has a couple of different restaurants to choose from but we only ate at the Buffet. The food was not outstanding but there were certainly plenty of options of both Western and Asian inspired dishes.
The theme park itself was easily enjoyed in one day. The park was suffering with some of its interactive models not working, I think they were deteriorating because of the intense humidity but overall the park was LOADS of fun and we particularly enjoyed the high tech side of building robotic Lego that was programmable !
The kids can even get their Lego license to drive a Lego car. Plenty of the usual rides, slides and city models to keep you amused for a full day.
In addition to the Theme Park, Legoland Malaysia also has a Water Park ! The climate certainly makes this a must do. Aside from the tipping water buckets, slides and water cannons there is also a lazy river around the park. You can build yourself a raft out of foam floating Lego bricks and float around the whole lazy river....all day if you want ! The lifeguards are extremely friendly and attentive to kids of all ages. Just watch out during your lazy float as there are some sneaky water cannons strategically placed around the river that can let loose on you without much notice.