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Kuala Lumpur Mines Cruise Tour Review

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Located in the vicinity of Seri Kembangan, just a few minutes away from the administrative capital of Putrajaya and the Multimedia Super Corridor capital of Cyberjaya, The MINES Resort City is one of Klang Valley’s biggest attractions. What was once a tin mining area has been transformed into an exciting township, complete with a shopping mall, a theme park, a hotel, a beach and spa resort, a convention centre, a business park and a golf club – dubbed the Seven Wonders of Malaysia. Sprawling over 1,000 acres, the resort city has played host to a number of leading world events. We were given the chance to experience two of its bestselling tours recently, the WaWa Splash Tour and the The MINES Cruise Sightseeing Tour.  

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The MINES Shopping Fair

It's about half-an-hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur to The MINES Shopping Fair, where we are scheduled to meet with our tour hosts. The sprawling mall offers four floors of extensive shopping experience with more than 200 retail outlets, including a bowling arena. Its unique feature is the 1,054m manmade canal that runs through it, connecting the resort city’s North Lake and South Lake. The scene spread out before us is like a mini Venice, with passenger boats moored on both sides of the canal ready to take you on a sightseeing tour around the lakes. Counters along the canal sell tickets for different tour experiences – there is the basic tour, the massage tour and the candlelight dinner tour, and the exciting WaWa Splash Tour, which we are about to get on.

The WaWa Splash Tour

Just outside The MINES Shopping Fair, our WaWa coach is already waiting to take us on the WaWa Splash Tour. Employing a cute cartoon frog as its mascot, the WaWa Splash Tour is Malaysia’s first amphibious tour. Like the amphibious frog, the WaWa coach is able to move on both land and water, converting into a passenger boat upon touching water. The WaWa can fit up to 48 passengers and the tour takes about an hour.

The WaWa coach first takes us on a tour through the elite residential area in The MINES Golf Resort & Club, filled with beautiful bungalows belonging to the rich and the influential. Along the way, we get to catch a glimpse of the residence of a former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed. We also pass by the regal Palace of The Golden Horses, the resort city’s six-star hotel characterised by Moorish architecture and magnificent statues of horses.

The time finally comes for our WaWa coach to go into the water! We all give a loud cheer as the coach splashes dramatically into the lake, covering us with a fine spray of water. As the WaWa sails calmly around the lake, we take in the breathtaking scenery around us. From the waters, we can clearly see the Seven Wonders of Malaysia.

The MINES Cruise Sightseeing Tour

Our WaWa turns into a coach again upon reaching land at the end of the tour. We then take a walk across the man-made beach of Palace Beach & Spa Resort to board yet another passenger boat for more sightseeing. The boat takes us on a complete tour of the North and South Lake via the Water Lift.

The South Lake and the North Lake are on different height levels – with the former seven metres higher than the latter - and The Water Lift between the two lakes bridges this disparity in height. Operating on a Water Lock system, The Water Lift locks around 61,600 gallons of water which is then slowly released into its enclosure by a hydraulic water pressure mechanism, gently lifting the boat to the North Lake. We watch as the boat slowly rises; a process which takes around five to seven minutes.

Our tour ends around lunchtime. There is so much more to see of The MINES Resort City - a half-day tour is perhaps not enough to cover all of it. And maybe someday we will return to thoroughly sample the many delights this resort city has to offer, especially its biggest attraction, The MINES Wonderland.

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Mines Cruise Tours (Kuala Lumpur)

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