The New Face of Titiwangsa Park

Finally took the boys to visit the newly refurbished Titiwangsa Park that we have been waiting for for so long. Just when I thought the boys had outgrown this sort of thing, I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm they showed when I said we were going. It turns out they aren’t bored with playgrounds; they’re just bored of “boring playgrounds” that offer little by way of excitement. The new Titiwangsa Park was sufficiently exciting for both boys to lose themselves in the fun of exploring it.

We didn’t get a chance to check out the entire park, but we did get to see the four new features:

  • Garden Maze
  • Elevated Walkway
  • Playground
  • Water Feature

There is also an adult playground with exercise equipment that we saw it in the passing as we were driving way home.

The Water Feature

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We didn’t bring swimmers or a change of clothes so there was no water play for the kids this time. There is a changing room with showers and toilets so you can get the kids showered and changed before heading home. Luckily the boys were having so much fun in the other areas that they didn’t mind missing out on the water play.

The Playground

The boys and I love the playground. They were keen to explore, which I use as a benchmark for how “interesting” a playground is. We think it’s great that they’ve moved away from those boring, generic, plastic playgrounds. The new adventure playgrounds encourage calculated risk-taking and the development of physical skills that are rapidly diminishing from the play of kids today. They are also age-recommended, removing the younger kids from the more rambunctious older kids.

This is the toddler section for the younger children:

Titiwangsa Park

There are swings, climbing walls, slides, a rope bridge, tunnels, balance poles, rocking chairs, and a spinning wheel. The only fault I can see is the design of the toddler swing (shown below). They flip upside-down easily, which makes them dangerous for young children who are still learning to master their balance and how to fall safely. I alerted DBKL and how they can make the approached changes. In the meantime, I would urge parents to keep their kids off this swing.

Titiwangsa Park

There are four other main playground structures, but these are more appropriate for older kids. The first is a block structure with a few levels of obstacles to negotiate:

Titiwangsa Park

There is an elevated bridge (similar to the one that existed in the former Titiwangsa playground design):

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They also have the circular swing that G1 loves. Looks like it’s just as popular with the other kids.

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There are also two other spherical climbing structures that are reminiscent of the District 21’s The Maze that we really enjoyed.

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The Maze Garden

The new Titiwangsa park also contains a small maze garden:

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Aerial view of the maze:

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The maze walls aren’t particularly high so it’s pretty easy for the older kids to navigate.

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G2 Exploring the Maze Garden

There are paved and un-paved pathways. There is also a small round-about in one section.

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G1 taking a break to catch some Pokemon on Pokemon Go

Elevated Walkway

The Elevated Walkway is another interesting feature at the new Titiwangsa Park. The boys spent some time running up and down along the winding pathway which was somewhat reminiscent of the tree-top walk in The Valley of the Giants, albeit a lot closer to the ground.

Titiwangsa Park

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to explore the rest of the newly refurbished Titiwangsa Park, but we certainly like what we’ve seen. Hopefully, we will see more parks like this around Malaysia in the future.

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SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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