Dining Options at Sunway Lagoon
why did I put this in the tourist trap? well being a theme park, prices of goods and food tend to be higher than in malls or food courts and since Sunway Lagoon is A Theme Park, this is true.
There are many Dining Options along the Sunway Lagoon, ranging from small outlets like Burger King, Mambo Juice Bar, Chillah to ful service restaurants like Lighthouse, Mary Brown, Food Areana, Zulu Kopitam, Scream Cafe, Zanzibar, etc. and like what I've said, food here is more expensive than outside.
all are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Unique Suggestions: eat food and drink beforehand if you don't want to spend eating and drinking inside Sunway Lagoon
Fun Alternatives: don't be a cheapskate
- Budget Travel
- Theme Park Trips
- Food and Dining
Locker Rentals at Sunway Lagoon
If you don't plan on swimming on the waterpark, then you don't need to rent a locker, however if you will be swimming at the surf beach and at the waterpark like us, then you have to rent a locker and I included this in my tourist trap since it is not included in the admission price unlike in other waterparks.
there are two types of lockers, the RM 15 locker which is standard size and good for one person and the large locker which cost RM 30 which is good for 2 to 3 persons.
Unique Suggestions: if you are a cheapskate, then just put your bags at the pergolas around the surf beach and pray that your bags would not be stolen while you swim around.
Fun Alternatives: non
- Theme Park Trips
- Diving and Snorkeling
Extra Pay for use of Inflatable Tubes & Surfboards
I have been to waterparks around the world and usually, the inflatable tubes and surfboards that you use in riding the various waterpark rides in other areas are free and included in the admission price.
NOT HERE IN SUNWAY LAGOON WATERPARK!
if you will be riding the different slides in waterpark like the african pythons of the waters of africa, or trying to learn to surf at the surfing area, then you have to rent an inflatable tube and or surfboards and they cost rm 20 for a single tube and rm 30 for a double tube and rm 30 for a body board and rm 50 for a surfboard as there is a deposit fee included.
there are also no refunds if there is inclement weather like rains
Unique Suggestions: if you don't want to spend for the rentals, then don't ride the attractions in waterpark that needs the inflatable tubes and surfboards.
Fun Alternatives: the alternative is not to ride the attractions that you pay extra
- Theme Park Trips
- Water Sports
Exert Your Assertiveness & Bargain!
Most travellers who visit without finding out about this aspect of Malaysian culture, are paying more than they should.
When buying from any outdoor market (e.g. morning market or night market), you have to bargain to get the price that you actually deserve .. most of the vendors will sell at the highest price, especially when they see a foreigner, they'll even mark it up higher although it might still be cheap compared to the kind of prices you might pay in your home country or some other places in the world.
Unique Suggestions: One of the ways to tell if you're getting closer to the worth of what you're buying or 'how low they can go', ask them to reduce until the reduction in price from them didn't come swiftly .. to the point where the seller has to hesitate strongly.
To start of your bargaining for new 'bargainers', you can say something like 'oh, that cost too much for it - how much lower can you go?' after you asked them for a price.
Fun Alternatives: Don't like to feel like you're being swindled if you think you're not up to the 'bargaining bit'? Then shop from the Shopping Centres/Complexes or normal shops, where bargaining is out of the question & the price you see is usually the price you pay unless there are special promotions or discounts, which will be advertised/marked. If you think the regular price of the items even in shopping centres are already cheap, wait till you see the sale! However, NEVER bargain in these places, nor in restaurants.
A key to help you determine where you can bargain & where you shouldn't .. don't do it in 'single brand shops' (e.g. if it is a 'Reebok' shop or something like that), in bookstores, cafes, restaurants, places that offer services (e.g. laundromat, film processing, etc.), a local superstore/supermarket. But you can do it when you're in a shop that sells many different brands but is a small business, usually family-run (e.g. some shops selling watches, bags, etc.), at stalls that are like temporary units/booths all over the place in shopping centres, by the roadside stalls or markets.