Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park has been on my list for a long time, and I’m glad that we finally checked it out. Just over the border in Nusajaya Johor, this popular family theme park houses two international attractions: Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and The Little Big Club. Opened in late Oct 2012, it has surpassed the half a million mark on its first anniversary.
What I love most about this theme park is that it’s completely indoor and air-conditioned. Heat? Haze? Rain? I’m not worried.
Red Bow Cafe at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
The theme park is a four-storey building that resembles a shopping mall. The first storey is accessible to everyone (even without the entrance ticket). You can dine at Red Bow Café and shop for cartoon characters merchandises such as Hello Kitty, Pingu, Barney, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Thomas the Tank Engine. You can also purchase your entrance tickets at the ticketing counters here.
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
There is an escalator that brings you to the second storey where the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is located (entrance ticket is needed from this point). Being a huge Hello Kitty fan, the moment I stepped into it, the awesome cuteness totally screamed for my attention.
To me, I find that the main attraction here is the Kitty’s House. As its name suggests, this is Hello Kitty’s house. It’s divided into six sections, and each of them is so beautifully decorated. I simply love the attention to details and exquisite design of the house.
Edison is also a huge fan of Hello Kitty, although he feels a bit embarrassed to admit. He enjoys photo-taking with Hello Kitty and Friends at the Dream Photo Garden. It’s not often to see him excited about photo-taking these days, so this is certainly a rare opportunity!
We love Hello Kitty and Friends stage performance too. It’s a fun musical performance that keeps the audience happy and entertained. Edison also enjoyed the Hello Kitty cookie decorating at Wishful Studio. Each participant is given a plain Hello Kitty cookie and items to decorate the cookie. And of course, they can choose to eat or keep the cookies after that.
Other attractions include Black Wonder – an interactive experience where children can help to find Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel who have been kidnapped, tea cup ride, indoor playground, and Cinnamoroll Café.
Indoor Playground at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
The Little Big Club
The Little Big Club is bigger than Sanrio Hello Kitty Town as it comprises two storeys. The third storey is given over to Pingu, Barney, Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina themed activities, while the fourth storey is totally devoted to Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.
Over at the third storey, you can find Pingu’s Igloo (houses different kinds of arcade machines such as basketball, air-hockey, mole-whacking, etc), Angelina’s Dance Studio (where girls can put on a pink tutu and dance with Angelina Ballerina), Barney’s Playhouse (a huge indoor playground with mild climbing structures and slides), and Bob the Builder Play Structure.
There are also stage performances and meet-and-greet sessions with the Little Big Club characters.
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends at the fourth storey is Edison’s favourite! All the rides are Thomas-themed, making them truly unique as compared to the ordinary kiddy rides that most of us have seen in other theme parks.
Edison enjoyed the bumper car the most. The movement and steering were so smooth, thus he could handle the bumper car so effortlessly by himself.
He also loves the Knapford Station Thomas Train Ride, Colin Crane Drop Ride, Harold Helicopter Ride, and Bertie the Bus Ride. On top of these awesome rides, the Sodor Playground is certainly not to be missed too. There are many climbing structures, slides and even trains that double up as tunnels where kids can crawl through.
Parents can find their “me time” at the lounge area with TV, comfy sofas and massage chairs, while their kids are enjoying themselves.
All in all, I highly recommend Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park if you’ve young children below the age of 12. It’s indoor and air-conditioned, so your day is guaranteed to be cool and comfortable. The theme park is not very big, you can cover both Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and The Little Big Club within a day – and still have plenty of leisure time to dine at the themed cafes and shop. Plus, this theme park is spanking new, very clean and well-maintained with friendly staffs too.
1. Ticket Prices: RM117 for two-park pass, RM80 for single-park pass (Sanrio Hello Kitty Town or The Little Big Club). Of course, I’d recommend you to purchase the two-park passes. Check out their promotion HERE. You can purchase your tickets online HERE.
2. Opening Hours: 10 am to 6pm daily
3. Driving Directions: Coming from Singapore via TUAS second link, proceed to Nusajaya and take the exit at 312 (Nusajaya). Follow the signboards to Kota Iskandar/Puteri Harbour, it’s quite easy! There are plenty of free parking lots at the theme park. For more details, click HERE.
5. The air-con can be a bit cold, so I’d advise you to bring light jackets for the little ones.
6. Lastly, check out the Meet & Greet schedule if you don’t want to miss any photo opportunity with your favourite cartoon characters – especially at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, the queue can be a bit long.