The congested parking area was enough evidence of how packed Jerudong Park Playground was going to be. As daylight slowly started to fade, more people went past the gates and families filled up the Colonnade area with their giant bubble wands.

With the weather being hot these days, it’s not a surprise that families only starting to crowd Jerudong Park in the early evening.

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Food vendors found within the vicinity of the playground served thirst-quenching drinks and finger food that complemented the carnival feel brought by the games nearby.

The carnival games are a timeless classic, enjoyed by people of all ages. Adults who played the games said that it gave them a nostalgic feeling.

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“Even though we didn’t have carnivals around when we were younger, compared to the games available these days that is mostly high tech, it definitely gave off a sentimental vibe,” said Sarinah Ahmad.

The Nerf Games by Nerf Wreck received a positive response mainly from boys. We managed to talk to Amalul Ariffin, who was standing at the sidelines of the nerf area watching his son and nephews battle it out with their nerf guns and foam bullets.

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“The kids are obsessed with this game, but at home they get scolded for playing indoors or are afraid of breaking something,” said Amalul.

“They have more room to stretch their legs at the outdoor battle arena. I’m glad that they decided to create this, it’s a hit and allows them to be boys,” he added.

Movie night under the stars drew a cluster with screenings of family favourites like Bee Movie and Garfield. The dimmed lighting surrounding the area drew eyes to the screen, which eventually led to people parking themselves on the grass.

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Jerudong Park Playground is huge and getting around by foot is good exercise, especially if you plan to get those steps in. However, trains are readily available to take you to the rides scattered along the area.

The Phase 2 rides are a hit amongst the visitors such as the Scary Drop, Ice World Arctic Rapids and Telekombat.

The school holiday promotions are still valid until the end of the month and entrance tickets include access to the Phase 2 rides at BND46 for two adults and three children or BND64 for five adults.

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