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The best family day trips in Malaysia

The best family day trips in Malaysia

As much as we love Kuala Lumpur for its shopping malls and attractions, sometimes you just need to head out of the city. In this list of day trips you can make with the family, you’ll find pristine rice fields, colonial history, glowing fireflies, fresh seafood, golden monkeys and more.

Best science and technology centres for kids in Malaysia

Best science and technology centres for kids in Malaysia

We’ve rounded up the best places to take the kids to open up their minds to the wonders of science and technology. From being able to discover the nature of marine life and butterflies to wondering at the marvel of science and space, these places will get their cognitive wheels turning. Bonus: they’ll also promise a fun day out for the entire family.

Best breaks for the long weekend

Best breaks for the long weekend

Being blessed with copious public holidays means if you plan in advance, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on short trips to neighbouring countries or explore your own backyard of Malaysia. 

Fun with Nickelodeon at Sunway Putra Mall

Fun with Nickelodeon at Sunway Putra Mall

From August 10 to 26, Sunway Putra Mall will become your favourite shopping destination for you and your family. Besides the great variety of shopping and dining options in the mall, there will be a special Nickelodeon Playground just for the kids. There are three main activities featuring popular Nickelodeon characters at the Playground – which is happening throughout the school holidays – combining education and entertainment. Start with the PAW Patrol Pawsome Slide then move on to the Kiddie Car Ride with Blaze, where the kids can choose to manoeuvre their cars by remote control or manually. On August 18 and 19, there’s an extra-special treat courtesy of Shimmer and Shine, everyone’s favourite twin genies-in-training. There will be a play table with lots of activities and a Meet and Greet session with the mascots. The best part is all these activities are FREE! You'll also be happy to know that there are hand sanitisers located at every station within the Playground. So don't forget to get little hands (and yours) sanitised before and after play to keep those pesky germs away. After a long day of playing, get the kids a memento of the fun day in the form of their favourite toys at the merchandise area which is conveniently located right by the Blaze play area. Meanwhile, the Toy World merchandise zone at the Main Concourse stocks popular Nickelodeon toys, including Shimmer, Shine as well as Paw Patrol's Ryder, Marshall, Chase and Skye products. Sunway Putra Mall is all ab

Family-friendly city weekends

Family-friendly city weekends

Weekends with the family should be about having fun and relaxing. TOM Kids puts together a list of fun things to check out with the family in and around KL, from nature walks to cultural afternoons.

International Science Drama Competition 2018

International Science Drama Competition 2018

The International Science Drama Competition is an international competition aimed at promoting science through drama. While these two subjects couldn’t be more different, the combination has been very successful in encouraging primary school students to demonstrate their scientific knowledge via a creative outlet. This popular competition will see primary school teams from Malaysia, Singapore, China, Brunei, Thailand and the Philippines vying for top honours. Teams from the public are also encouraged to enter in the open category. In 2017, Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Bangi (pictured) placed second in the Primary School Category during the Grand Finals of the International Science Drama Competition on 3 June 2017. They won over the judges with their scintillating performance of titled ‘Creatures From The Depth’. Malaysia 2018This year, Malaysia plays host to the international competition, and aside from local teams, there will also be participants from around the region. There will be two categories to enter – Primary School Category (all participants must be current students at the same primary school) and the Open Category (no age limit, represent your school/organisation, or form your own team). Sign up now as registration closes on April 6! The Malaysian finals will be held on 30 June at KDU University College while the Grand Finals will be held on 14 July at the same venue. What’s this year’s theme? Each year sees a different theme being explored and this time around,

Boosting immunity with Innolac

Boosting immunity with Innolac

Probiotics are a great supplement that boost your digestive and immune systems and maintain overall good health. Our bodies are full of both good and bad bacteria, and probiotics are the good bacteria and found in food like yoghurt. There are two main ways probiotics work to keep you healthy – first, they replace good bacteria to the body, which is especially good after an illness when antibiotics have been taken; and second, they also help to balance the good and bad bacteria in the body and maintain overall wellbeing. Common digestive conditions like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), infectious diarrhoea (usually caused by parasites, bacteria or viruses) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) can all be improved with the consumption of probiotics. Research has shown that other conditions like eczema, oral health problems, allergies and the common cold can also be alleviated with probiotics. Innolac is the ideal probiotic supplement as it can be taken by children from the age of one and above and is a supplement the whole family can take. As we all know making children take supplements can be difficult especially in pill or tablet form, which is what makes Innolac so kid-friendly as it comes in a powder form. Each sachet contains 1.25 billion CFUs – colony forming units / viable cells; a good probiotic should contain at least 1 billion CFUs. Due to it being in powder form, it’s very easy to administer to kids as it dissolves easily. You can dissolve it in water, juice or milk; o

Putra Junior Club at Sunway Putra Mall

Putra Junior Club at Sunway Putra Mall

School holidays are a time for families to bond, catch up and indulge in fun activities together. There are times when going away on a trip just isn’t feasible, so parents need to find interesting ways to keep the kids happy and occupied. Sunway Putra Mall ticks all the right boxes for being a family-friendly shopping destination. It’s well located in the city within walking distance of public transport and ample parking even on weekends! Inside, you can find all the best brands for kids (and also mum and dad!). There are excellent facilities that cater for families with young children as well, like strollers for rent and baby rooms. Plus, child safety is of utmost importance here, evident through the availability of services like the Child Safety Wristband and Emergency Contact Tattoo. To make things even more fun, the mall has launched their brand-new membership club for kids aged four to 12. It’s free to join and entitles members to special discounts, gifts and invitations to exciting events. How to joinAll you have to do is head to the concierge counter at Sunway Putra Mall with the kids and fill out a simple form. Present your child’s MyKID card; parents, sign it; and your kid becomes a member of the Putra Junior Club! Upon registration, you’ll receive a free Parenthood Playland ticket and a welcome kit with the membership card. Once your kids are members, there are so many more fun freebies to be had including free cotton candy from 12noon-6pm on the weekends at Putra

Stage performances for kids in KL

Stage performances for kids in KL

Instead of taking them to the movies, take the kids to a concert or the theatre for your next family outing. From ballet performances and classical concerts to an interactive production of a classic Shakespeare tale, this month of March has plenty on stage to offer the little ones.

Where to catch lion dances in KL

Where to catch lion dances in KL

Chinese New Year is all about family, and what better way to spend time with the kids than to take them to a lively lion dance performance, complete with clashing cymbals and beating drums. Additional CNY activities held by malls nowadays include craft sessions, God of Prosperity walkabouts and more. If you and your family are in KL this CNY season, bring them to these malls and check out what's in store. 

Party planning 101

Party planning 101

TOM Kids points you in the right direction of companies to contact, cake shops to call, games to plan and door gifts to provide at your kids' party.

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Clawset Café

Clawset Café

If there ever was a café to wet your nose and melt your heart, it’s Clawset. Founded in November 2014, Clawset was opened with the idea to create a place where furry kids could roam freely. A retinue of dogs live at the café (so it’s the perfect place to visit if you love animals but don’t own a pet yourself) and you can bring along your own furkid. In-house Pomeranians are the main attractions with their cute little outfits, but be aware that they tend to take a leak anywhere so don’t wear your new shoes. Are you and your pooch hungry? Not only are there healthy dog snacks sold, there’s even a dog menu. They will also soon have a selection of cakes for puppies. For humans, the café specialises in waffles but the apple crumble is pretty good too. Main courses include chicken chop, spaghetti and fish and chips. Fuel up on a Mango Mojito on a sunny day or have a go at several drinks named after the Pomeranians.

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Nov 2017-Jan 2018 issue of Time Out Malaysia Kids: School's Out

Nov 2017-Jan 2018 issue of Time Out Malaysia Kids: School's Out

The latest issue of Time Out Malaysia Kids focuses on that very important time of the year when the scholastic year ends and the (very) long holidays come round. If you’re wondering what to do with the kids, check out the many activities, camps and kids clubs we’ve compiled for your enjoyment. Here’s a look inside:       Check out our definitive daily guide to camps, classes (both educational and fun) and activities covering the duration of the school holidays. There are also ideas for the whole family to spend time together! Choosing a restaurant when you have little ones to feed can be daunting and the right kids menu can make all the difference. Head to these restaurants for delicious small plates for the kids and equally appealing meals for mum and dad... and a nice glass of wine too. Take a few days off and head to one of these hotels where the kids clubs are as big an attraction as the destination. Imagine heading to the beach and actually relaxing, knowing the kids are having so much fun painting, playing and being looked after – that’s what we call a holiday! Get the latest issue now for RM5.90 in bookstores and newsstands. Find out how you can get a free digital copy on the digital editions page.        

Go now: MBO Kecil at MBO Cinemas

Go now: MBO Kecil at MBO Cinemas

We all know the frustrating feeling when the little ones just can’t seem to sit still during a movie. Worse still, when no amount of shushing can calm them down either. Well, parents needn’t worry anymore as MBO Cinemas have just launched MBO Kecil, a dedicated hall just for families and children.   This family-friendly hall – available only at MBO Cinemas in The Starling Mall – features creature comforts such as the Kecil Sofa Bed (quite generous in size actually, and comes with handy cup holders on its armrests), bean bags and even a playground! Yes, you read that sentence right. The space right beneath the screen is decked out with a colourful mural, play equipment and even a slide the kids can use to get down to the play area. MBO Cinemas The hall is lit up during screenings if kids want to run about and for parents to keep an eye on them (while still being dark enough to enjoy a movie), the audio is a bit softer, there’s plenty of space in between the rows, and the play area is well padded. For parents with really young children, diaper changing facilities are conveniently available right outside the hall. MBO Cinemas Of course, only family-friendly movies are screened in this hall. So now, parents don’t have to worry about keeping an active kid still during movie outings.

What you can win at this year’s Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality 2017

What you can win at this year’s Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality 2017

Have you and the kids registered for the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality 2017 this July 22? If you haven’t, hurry and sign up because everyone who does will stand a chance to win great prizes. Among the prizes you can look forward to include the below. But not to worry, there are so much more in store for the participants! Club Med – 2 prizes Club Med Cherating 1. 4D/3N stay at Club Med Bintan for two adults and two children (under 12 years old), worth a total of RM12,000 2. 3D/2N stay at Club Med Cherating Beach for two adults and two children (under 12 years old), worth a total of RM7,000 Club Med is a name known the world over for their all-inclusive luxury holidays. A holiday in Club Med means an extravagant getaway filled with enough pampering and pomp fit for royalty. Only a short ferry ride from Singapore, Club Med Bintan is an all-encompassing wellness getaway. Facilities here include a spa and even a flying trapeze that both overlook the sea, and a private beach perfect for yoga. Club Med Cherating Beach is an 80-hectare eco-friendly jungle beach resort that offers guests a chance to get up close and personal with nature through various wildlife experiences (think treetop walks, a forest adventure circuit, snorkelling and more). Both resorts have age-specific kids clubs with an extensive range of things to do to keep them busy while parents enjoy adult-only activities and facilities. Meritus Pelangi Beach – 2 prizes 3D2N stay at Meritus Pelan

In the Feb-Apr issue of Time Out Malaysia Kids:  Weekend getaways for families + day trips and cool activities for kids

In the Feb-Apr issue of Time Out Malaysia Kids: Weekend getaways for families + day trips and cool activities for kids

  For parents, weekends can be even more tiring than the rest of the week! Those days of sleeping in on a Saturday morning after a Friday night out and having a leisurely day of doing whatever you want are basically over. And until your kids are old enough to entertain themselves (or are teens who don’t acknowledge you), those 48 hours should be spent keeping them happy. The latest edition of Time Out Malaysia Kids is all about weekend getaways, day trips, fun activities in the city and cool weekend classes the whole family can try out.       Those precious two days are also the time for busy parents to catch up on shopping. As parents ourselves, we know how hard it can be to shoe shop with kids – you want to get the sensible comfortable shoes, they want the inappropriate glittery number. So we’ve compiled a collection to suit all occasions, from sports to daily essentials.       Once you’re all shopped out, head somewhere for a snack – check out our selection of eateries serving food almost too cute to eat. After that, head to a family-friendly gym for a vigorous workout with your kids (where they’ll probably easily outdo you in the cardio-fitness department).       Besides all the weekend adventures, we’re also pretty excited to announce the launch of our Instagram account (@timeoutmykids) and Facebook page. Be sure to check them out for all the latest updates and information for everything family orientated in Malaysia. Get the latest issue now for RM5.90 in bookst

Culture for kids: Check out the latest issue of Time Out Malaysia Kids

Culture for kids: Check out the latest issue of Time Out Malaysia Kids

This issue, TOMKids checks out all the best in cultural offerings for families. Find the latest plays, musicals and puppet shows as well as traditional performing arts classes for kids. Your kids will be silat-performing, lion-dancing pros before you know it.     Another way to get your kids into arts and culture is to sign them up for painting classes. In Learning, find some of KL’s most distinctive arts and crafts classes, including jewellery-making, ceramics and even metalsmithing!   In Culture, we talk to the acclaimed duo behind the bulk of children’s theatre productions in the country, Gardner & Wife. You'll also find book and film reviews plus the latest events at museums around the country. È   Are you a stay-at-home mum with a great business idea? Find out how other women juggled their own start-ups and the business of raising a family in our Parenthood section. You can also find out where to buy supplies for mum and baby plus information about parenting support groups. È   Get away from it all. In Travel, we check out Malaysia’s best eco farms for fun, environmentally friendly vacations for the family. È     Get the latest issue, RM5.90 at newsstands or sign up for a subscription on the digital editions page.