Monday, March 28, 2011

Snowalk at i-City, Shah Alam

Yesterday, Papa took us to the newly-opened Snowalk at i-City, Shah Alam. Snowalk is a place for visitors to experience snow albeit in a 'synthetic' way. Papa first knew about this from a blog he read and then saw it featured in The Star newspaper in the Metro section.



The moment Juan Or saw the Snowalk building, this was his reaction - fretful and almost crying. By the way, we had not even entered the building, he already reacted like that. Don't know why! *Slap forehead*



The normal price for adult ticket is RM25 and children (from 3 to 12 years) is RM15 inclusive of winter jacket rental, but since this is still the promotional period, the adult ticket costs RM15 and children RM10. Since Juan Or is still under 3 years old, he gets to enter for free and still gets to borrow the winter jacket for free!

Papa tried putting on the winter jacket for Juan Or before we entered, but don't know for what reason, Juan Or refused to put it on! So we thought never mind, let him feel the consequence of his own decision, thus Juan Or entered the snow area in his plain clothes!

The snow place is icy and freezing cold. There are lots of typical Christmas deco structures to see along the way such as snowman, dinosaur, miniature castles and igloo structures made of large  ice blocks, and also pathways for you to ride on a sleigh to slide down the ice. Or if you do not fancy riding on a sleigh, you can merely slide on your buttocks in those miniature castle structures. So how does snow feel like? To Mommy, the synthetic snow felt just like those icy powder sediments you find in a freezer! So for a cheap feel of snow, just open your home freezer and ta-dah!





And as mentioned in previous blogposts before, this boy loves to play with and suck or eat ice cubes. But when he was already face-to-face with ice and snow everywhere, he somehow refused to see or touch anything! Instead he chose to stand there and fret and fret and cry! He even kept on pointing towards the door where we entered to say he wanted to go out!



Papa even went to pull one Spiderman sleigh for him to try but he refused to try it! After that, Papa tried again to put the winter jacket onto him and he still refused so we had no choice but to force it on him with scolding and slapping.



By the way, if you intend to visit this place, Mommy's advice is to make sure you are sufficiently 'equipped' in that preferably you wear socks and shoes rather than slippers and wear whatever cheap gloves you can get hold of such as the gardener's cotton gloves. You know why? Because if you intend to do some sliding on ice, then you can't help having some snow trapped between your feet and the slipper and that's going to give freezing sensation to your feet! Or just in case you need to use your bare hands to help break the fall or slide, your bare hands will have to touch snow or the 'ice powder', that's why it's better to have at least the gardener's gloves over your hands if you don't want to end up spending so much money.....








Anyway, very soon we were out already because Juan Or was fretting so much. He was even terrified by just looking at the life-sized snowman! Once out of the snow place and back at the tropical temperature, he was all smiles again!







Then, neighbouring to the Snowalk, there is a new indoor amusement park. So we went in to have a look. Judging from the look of the amusement play items, we reckoned that probably the amusement park is not yet open for business.

Juan Or saw big horsey arcade games, but don't know why he didn't seem keen to ride on the horse.





There was the basketball type of game....






and guns!





Then there's the machine gun type like Rambo!






There were also very nice, clean and big kiddy rides too, but too bad, that day Juan Or didn't seem to be keen with kiddy rides like these......







.....because there's something even better - something fast and furious! Vroom! Vroom!






Then there were more guns - black gun....





....red gun, ......






....and blue gun! Piang! Piang! Juan Or even went on to point the gun at Mommy and said "Shoot Mama!" and then pointed to Papa and said "Shoot Papa!" *Slap forehead*







Here he was putting the gun back after he was done playing.



Juan Or also enjoyed crossing the 'bridge' that connects the Snowalk and amusement park.







Now he was all smiles walking back to Snowalk!






Now it was time to go back to the car park. See how hot it was outside!






Back to the carpark now, which is just next to the Snowalk building. By the way, parking was free!

15 comments:

prince n princess mum said...

Not cold in the snowwalk?

Small Kucing said...

is the place big?

Mummy Gwen said...

I think he is too cold that's why he wanted to go out? Maybe go again when Juan Or is more ready. :)

Hayley said...

The SnowWalk looks interesting! I went to i City last year but I think the SnowWalk wasn't there yet...

Alice Law said...

RM15 per entrance?!! That's SUPER CHEAP!! The other day we were so keen to enter the snowcity at Genting but it was RM24 for 40 minutes only(not worth it at all)! Thanks for sharing this place, sure go before the promotion ends!

LOL, I think Juan Or will laugh hysterically at his antics when he read your post in the future!

Sheoh Yan said...

Kid is like that, can change from crying to smiling within a minute.

mNhL said...

I read about this in The Star newspaper too......I was actually eying on it...Thks for all the info.

Kiasu Mom said...

My daughter always talk about snow too and my sis took her to one of the small snow houses during Christmas and she was terrified of touching the snow...kids....

Yin Yue said...

so envy, how i wish there is one in penang. :(

Alice Phua said...

Prince n princess' mum, it's very cold, like going into a big freezer room.

Small Kucing, the place is quite big, but not so big, or I would say OK-lah, but again my perception of 'quite big' may be subjective.

Mummy Gwen, actually he was fretting to refuse to go in before we even entered the place. I think it's becos he was terrified of the uncertainty of the place rather than the cold becos when we have not entered, he doesn't know yet that the place is cold to begin with. Yes, I guess have to wait till he is older, then we will consider going again to let him experience this.

Hayley, yup, this Snowalk is a new addition in i-City.

Alice Law, LOL, yes, I think so too he will have a good laugh when he reads about himself next time. Ya, faster go before the promotion period ends. Sorry, we forgot to ask the ticketing counter exactly when the promotion ends.

Sheoh Yan, yup, just like the weather! ^_^

mNhL, no prob!

Kiasu Mom, ya-loh, that's why I'm very puzzled why he's so terrified of looking and touching the snow and big ice blocks when in fact he loves to play with ice cubes in his Chinese tea.

Yin Yue, perhaps one day there will be such thing in Penang.....one day.....

Alice Law said...

No worries lar, I called the ticketing counter and she told me even she didn't know when will the promotion end, kiahahaha! She did emphasize it's only under limited period, we are going this Sunday!

Thanks for the suggestion ya!
p/s: Perhaps if Juan Or joined Juan Juan and Ah Xuan in the snowwalk he might enjoyed the trip more?!

Alice Phua said...

Alice Law, no prob, otherwise what are blogs for! Hehehehe!

P/S: Hmmm...maybe hor. Anyway, this Sunday his Papa has already planned to bring him for another choo-choo train ride on the LRT.

La Petite Cherie said...

I love iCity!!!!! It's right behind my house :)

Alice Phua said...

La Petite Cherie, then you are very lucky, no need to drive to go there, just walk only! :-)

jenny wong said...

Can take picture in the snow walk there?