Monday, May 30, 2011

i-City


I've been hearing and reading every now and then about i-City, the place with those beautiful LED light sculptures etc that finally yesterday evening, we managed to check it off our 'been there, done that' list.

The tree-lined park

This place is located in Shah Alam and is part a commercial property development. The main attraction of this place is the park where various trees and sculptures made of LED lights turn this otherwise boring place into a wonderland at night.

I can imagine how dead this place is during the day and on weekdays as most of the shoplots and office space are not taken up, save for a number on the ground floor closer to the park where some eateries and a bank are located.  We were rather disappointed with the entire package of the place in fact.

The restaurants were nothing to shout about. There's a steamboat buffet place, a few cafes serving local and western food, a sort-of Middle Eastern restaurant and KFC. There are a few shops selling cheap souvenirs and a few others operating cheap carnival games. I don't mean cheap in terms of pricing but 'cheap' in the tacky, unsophisticated way.

There's a Reptile Exhibition place on the upper floors of one shoplot and the current attraction - The Snowalk - where you pay to enter and enjoy the -5degC man-made snow funhouse.  They charge RM10 per car per entry to i-City. Tickets for the Snowalk cost RM25 for adults and RM15 for kids 3-12 years old, and you can redeem your carpark ticket there. They lend you their winter jackets for free (imagine the jackets having been worn by thousands of other visitors and how they could smell!). Wellingtons are available for rent for a refundable RM20 fee.

If you intend to visit Snowalk, it's best to bring your own winter jackets and wear appropriate shoes. We arrived there before dark, around 7.00pm and chose the safest place, KFC, for dinner. I believe the steamboat place could be relatively good too compared to the other eateries. By the time we finished dinner, it was dark and time to venture out to see the lights. They also have pony rides for RM8 per ride. There's also an amusement place with bumper cars, train rides, arcade games and a karaoke place.

Here are some pictures I managed to catch with my point-and-shoot Panasonic Lumix digital camera:

A peacock

Moo... by the way, you cannot touch the sculptures/lights. Security guards are around and will blow their whistles at you telling you to not touch them! 

The crowded Snowalk building

Reindeer

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