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You only need one night (or a full day depending on what you want to do) to explore i City Shah Alam, Malaysia in 2021! Helps that it’s really close to Kuala Lumpur too. It’s just less than an hour’s drive away.

The main attraction (for Malaysians) of this mini city of lights is obviously SnoWalk! But they also have a water park and even a wax museum with your favorite celebs!

Here’s what you can expect when on your first visit!

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Firstly, the family-oriented theme park (City of Digital Lights) has many bright and colorful LED-light displays every night.

Note: Christmas time (and Chinese New Year) looks pretty amazing too.

Hence, it is a great place to practice night photography:

Lots of rides at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more on this family fun place at www.travelswithsun.com
Lots of rides at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At the 72-acre park, there are also typical carnival rides like a Ferris wheel, carousels and game booths.

A large toadstool mushroom is part of the decor at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more on what to expect in i City on www.travelswithsun.com
A large toadstool mushroom is part of the decor at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The games and activities are suitable for families and friends to enjoy together. Not a bad place for a first date, too!

Address: D-1-G, Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ ,Persiaran Multimedia, i-CityShah Alam 40000, Malaysia

Phone: +603 – 5521 8800 | +6016 – 213 5912 | +603 – 5521 8868

Colorful trees at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more on visiting this place on www.travelswithsun.com
Colorful trees at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ticket Price For i City Shah Alam

There is no entrance fee. You only have to pay for the rides and attractions. Not forgetting parking fees – more on that further on in this post!

So technically, you could just take a free stroll in and snap some wonderful pictures! If you have no interest in the rides!

Another colorful fountain at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more on this attraction close to Kuala Lumpur on www.travelswithsun.com
Another colorful fountain at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pricing conditions at i City Shah Alam

If you do want to try the rides and attractions, here are some things to note:

Infants and toddlers go in for free. These are children below 90cm in height and also less than 3 years old.

They do consider adults to be 11 years old up to 60 years old. While senior citizens (above 60 years old) pay the same as older children (above 90 cm and below 11 years old).

There are some more rules on their official ticket website here.

You might want to contact them if your group needs special attention (e.g. wheelchair user, pregnant woman, etc).

How to save money at i City Shah Alam

  • If you have a Malaysia IC or MyKad (regardless of your country of origin), you can pay a little less for some of the rides too.
  • Pick your visit dates carefully! You cannot change, cancel, or refund!
  • Bring your own gloves to visit SnoWalk
  • Save money by buying packages instead of paying individually for the attractions at the theme park. They have an All-day Unlimited Entries package too (~RM150)! Or the All Day Happiness Pass (~RM50 for single entry to most attractions including SnoWalk and WaterWorld, and excluding Red Carpet 2)
  • You can ask for discount if your group size happens to be 30+. Contact them on [email protected]

By the way, payment works a bit differently (i.e. completely cashless) here:

The payment method at i City Shah Alam

You can go online and purchase packages from the official website. Here are the packages they offer.

Note that most of the online packages offered cannot be used on the same day of purchase. You can start using them the day after.

After successful payment, you will be sent a confirmation ticket via email. As a precaution, you can keep this email handy in your phone. Take your IC (or passport) too.

To use your package, download their dedicated mobile i-City Super App. Your package should be under My Purchases.

Once at the park, use the app to scan the respective codes (at the entrance of attractions/ rides) to deduct i-points from your purchased package. 1 i-point is worth RM1.

If you want to go for some rides and anything else (that were not in your chosen package):

Or if you ran out of i-points, you can top up via the app, their kiosks, or at their main counter at the park.

Those i-Points can pay for pretty much everything in the theme park:

  • Including food and beverages at the respective food kiosks.
  • And the use of lockers and any photography service in the park!
  • Even parking fees!
The pirate ship ride is one of the many rides available at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more on this fun filled place on www.travelswithsun.com
The pirate ship ride is one of the many rides available at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Notes:

  • Absolutely no cash at this park
  • If you happen to want to buy something for RM35, you would need 40 i-Points to pay for it. And you’d be forced to find something else to buy to finish off the last 5 i-Points because you cannot exchange it for cash. Clever business tactic indeed.

What if it rains at i City Shah Alam?

There is unfortunately, no refund if it rains during your visit.

They will close most of the rides too. However, the rides that are under a shelter will still be open.

Rain puddles increase the photography opportunities even more at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more on what to expect in i City on www.travelswithsun.com
Rain puddles increase the photography opportunities even more at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Operating Hours For i City Shah Alam

i City opens from 5pm until midnight but the displays are lit from 7pm onwards.

Tip: If you want to catch the free dancing fountain, that goes on at 10pm.

The dancing fountain show at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more on what to expect in i City on www.travelswithsun.com
The dancing fountain show at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There are different operating hours for the different sections in i City.

You can refer to their official website for the latest operating hours.

Public Transport From Kuala Lumpur To i City Shah Alam

Bus

You can take a bus but allow 2 hours’ total travel time from KL Sentral Station (factoring in wait time):

Walking may be necessary too. At least to catch Bus P701 that departs from Wisma Belia every 20 minutes. Get off at Seksyen 7 in Shah Alam and continue walking to I-City (30 minutes).

Or take a Grab to complete the journey as there is no direct bus to i City.

Train

Another option is to take the KTM from KL Sentral to Padang Jawa (RM5 one way and allow for 1.5+ hours’ travel time), and take a 10-min Grab drive from Padang Jawa to i-City.

Taxi

If you want to take a taxi straight from Klang (8 minutes) or Kuala Lumpur (25 minutes) it would be around RM20 and RM80 respectively.

The giant artificial sunflower field at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more on how to get to i City on www.travelswithsun.com
The giant artificial sunflower field at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wanna drive there yourself?

Parking at i City Shah Alam

Pay attention closely! The parking rates are different in the day time and evening:

From Monday to Sunday (6am – 7pm):

The first 2 hours or part thereof costs RM3, while subsequent 2 hours of part thereof cost RM3.

Monday to Sunday (6pm – 6am): Per entry costs RM10.

You can use the same app (i-City Super App) to pay for parking. Or queue up at their sole autopay kiosk at the carpark.

Games At i City Shah Alam

  • Fun fair booths to win stuffed animals
Funfair booths at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - see more things to do in i City on www.travelswithsun.com
Funfair booths at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Carnival-type rides: Ferris wheel (Big at 100m), Carousel ride (double-decked), Pirate ship ride, bumper cars (This one’s super fun!), a fast-spinning swing that flings out almost horizontally, etc
The carousel at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more things to do in i City on www.travelswithsun.com
The carousel at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 6D Motion Theatre
  • FunWorld
    • Trick Art Museum – They have some 3D art but not too impressive
    • Red Carpet – Wax museum of famous people around the world
    • Space Mission – Includes a ride (SpaceWalk) that features some characters from famous sci-fi movies like the Alien franchise, Transformers, etc
    • House of Horror – Expensive for what it is. Not scary enough for adults.
  • Itsy Bitsy park – Bug themed rides for the kids
  • Fitness Junior – Some sort of obstacle course for the little ones to explore. Looks fun but needs careful supervision.

Pricing for rides and attractions at i City Theme Park in Kuala Lumpur

The Twister Boat ride is one of the many rides available at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - see more on i City on www.travelswithsun.com
The Twister Boat ride is one of the many rides available at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This table from the official i City site lists their walk-in prices for the individual attractions in the theme park:

Walk-in Price Chart For i City Theme Park
Walk-in price chart for i City theme park from their official site

SnoWalk i City

SnoWalk claims to be the largest indoor snow park in Malaysia.

How cold is it in there?

The temperature dips close to 5 degree Celsius.

Do you need to bring winter clothes then?

Jacket and shoe rental comes with the entrance ticket. And you can also buy gloves. For extra cost, of course.

What can you do there?

You can do fun snow activities like:

  • Making a snowman or snow angel
  • Having a snowball fight
  • Slide into snow
  • Trying bobsledding
  • Experiencing snow falling!

There are ice sculptures and igloos and that sort of thing. And more LED lights.

Tip: For some reason, it’s cheaper to visit the SnoWalk at midday (or before 6pm). Or buy it online (it’s RM53 online compared to the walk-in price of RM60).

i City Shah Alam Water Park, WaterWorld

You could very well spend half a day at WaterWorld.

It’s nowhere near the scale of Sunway Lagoon but there are slides, a wave pool, a large Jacuzzi and even a ride through some caves lit up by LEDs.

Enough for the kids to entertain themselves.

It’s cheaper by RM2 if you book the package online rather than buy it on a walk-in whim.

And if you’re daring enough, you can take on the seven-storey tube slide called The Ultimate Tornado.

There is a dress code:

No clothes with protruding buttons or zips. And no jeans.

Note that like in most theme parks, outside food and drinks are not allowed in WaterWorld. Sexy swimwear is not allowed either.

What To Eat At i City Shah Alam

While limited in variety:

There are some food stalls and cafes (like Old Town White Coffee cafe or Kenny Rogers) where you can get local food or some international food.

And of course, fast food.

Tip: There’s a restaurant close to WaterWorld that serves decent Middle Eastern food.

Al-Rawsha I-city (CLOSED)

Al-Rawsha i-City
Al-Rawsha i-City – photo credits to booking.com

Address: C-27-G, Jalan Multimedia 7/AH, CityPark, i-City, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Opening hours: 1pm to 1am (Friday: 2pm to 2am)

Phone: +603-5521 8577

Remarks:

  • Nice ambiance
  • Reasonable prices
  • Great dishes – try the mandy lamb and Nasi Arab
  • Enough parking
  • Halal

Want to go look for food elsewhere?

Mind that park admission is valid for per entry only.

8 Best Food In Shah Alam

Fine-dining option:

1. Dewakan Restaurant

Address: Jalan Kontraktor U1/14, KDU University College, Shah Alam 40150, Malaysia

Opening hours: 6:30pm to 10pm (Closed on Sundays)

Phone: +6012-789 6720

Price range: There’s only two courses available and they cost around RM300-370.

Remarks:

  • Pork free
  • Great for an anniversary or similar special occasion
  • The restaurant is in an industrial area next to the KDU University College
  • Impeccable service
  • They use local ingredients rather than imported ones which makes it unique as a fine-dining restaurant
  • An experience in itself!
  • Their website is here – check it out to see their menu or make a reservation
  • 20 minutes’ drive away from i City

Chinese food:

2. Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh

Address: 32 Jalan Batai Laut 5, Taman Intan, Klang 41300, Malaysia

Opening hours: 7am to 3:30pm

Phone: +603-3344 5196

Price range: Can be less than RM80 for 4 people

Remarks:

  • Open air hawker-style restaurant – prepare to sweat a bit
  • Usually packed but fast paced
  • Better than average bak kut teh (also more pricey) because of some unique ingredients like abalone. They have the dry or claypot version too
  • Generous portions of soup/ broth (refillable)
  • On a weekend, the crowds start coming around 8.30am already
  • This is not a halal or vegetarian friendly place
  • 10 minutes’ drive from i City

Get your churro fix here!

3. Mozer’s

Address: 12G, D’Bayu Business Centre, 40160, Jalan Serambi U8/21, Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Opening hours: 11:30am to 11pm (Sunday: 11am to 12am)

Phone: +603-7734 1783

Price range: Reasonable prices – you can order Kabsah Rice with chicken and it will cost around RM10-RM12

Remarks:

  • Simple and cozy cafe ambiance
  • Large tables available
  • A wide selection in their menu (Try Makhlouba lamb)
  • They serve tasty Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food (halal) in generous portions
  • Service can be slow
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • 30 minutes’ drive away from i City

Another Middle-Eastern restaurant with vegetarian options:

4. Hadramawt Kitchen

Address: No. 13 Jalan Penguasa A U1/53A Glenmarie Temasya Surai, Shah Alam 40150, Malaysia

Opening hours: 10:30am to 11:30pm

Phone: +603-5569 0690

Price range: still reasonable

Remarks:

  • They closed on every second Monday in the month.
  • Dine in or takeaway but either way, the Arab food is excellent
  • Good dining environment but there is limited seating space
  • Large tables are available for big groups
  • Try the Mulawah bread with tomato salsa and garlic sauce. Or their signature signature chicken or lamb Madghout!
  • Parking is actually an issue on weekdays, and surprisingly not on weekends
  • Might need to make a reservation
  • Menu tends to cater to big groups
  • Also 30 minutes’ drive away from i City

Read also: Another day trip from Kuala Lumpur, see Kuala Selangor’s Sky Mirror

Chinese restaurant close to the airport:

5. Ti Chen Chinese Restaurant

Address: Jalan Lapangan Terbang, The Saujana Hotel, Saujana Resort, Shah Alam 40150, Malaysia

Opening hours:

Tuesday-Sunday: 12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 10pm

Monday: Closed

Phone: +603-7843 1234

Price range: above average

Remarks:

  • Nice cozy environment
  • The halal pork-free restaurant has great views of the surrounding landscape
  • Free carpark
  • Consistently great dim sum
  • Great service
  • Must-try dishes include the Black Pepper Lamb rack, lobster noodles and smoked duck (must call in advance for the duck!)
  • 40 minutes’ drive away from i City
  • In the Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The name gives it away, French food (With vegetarian and vegan options) to be had here:

6. La Belle Saison (Moved)

Address: 13-G, Jalan Sungai Burung W 32/W, Bukit Rimau, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor

Opening hours: 12pm to 9pm (Closed on Tuesdays to Thursdays)

Phone: +6011-6206 3484

Price range: About RM60 per person

Remarks:

  • French cuisine, pastries, pizza and burgers!
  • Friendly service
  • Good ambiance
  • Quality ingredients
  • Extensive menu – recommended dishes include the Escargot, Canard Fume, Duck Confit, Lamb Shank, Poulet Basquaise, Poires Pochees and Crème Brûlée
  • Probably not halal
  • 25 minutes’ drive away from i City

7. One Serambi Cafe

Address: 8/24 Jalan Serambi U 8/D, D’Bayu Commercial Centre, Buki, Shah Alam 40150, Malaysia

Opening hours: 9:30am to 12am (Fridays: Closed between 1pm-3pm; Closed on Mondays)

Phone: +603-7734 7700

Price range: Reasonable

Remarks:

  • Great coffee (but on the sweet side) here anyways.
  • Cozy ambiance
  • Big selection of food – mostly Western with some local dishes. If you don’t know what to order, try the salmon aglio olio or crowd-favorite, lamb shank. For cakes, try the Nutella Cheese Cake.
  • Halal
  • The cafe is in a housing area
  • 25 minutes’ drive away from i City

For local food:

8. Melting Pot Cafe

Address:  3 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah C9/C, Shah Alam 40100, Malaysia

Opening hours: 6am to 2am

Phone: +603-5520 8000

Remarks:

  • Halal
  • Nice environment
  • Breakfast and dinner buffet (fresh seafood available) is great – great opportunity to sample Malay food;
  • Friendly staff
  • There is outdoor seating
  • They are located in Concorde Hotel – here’s the official website link.
  • 14 minutes’ drive away from i City

For an accommodation that’s just walking distance from i City:

Best Western i-City Shah Alam

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Best Western i-City Shah Alam
Best Western i-City Shah Alam

A popular choice for families wanting to stay within walking distance of the theme park.

Address: A-GF-01, No. 6 Persiaran Multimedia, Section 7, I-city, 40000 Shah Alam

Phone: +603-5521 9000

Price range: Standard double rooms can cost around RM 170. RM200 if including breakfast.

Best Western i-City Shah Alam Room Interior Design
Best Western i-City Shah Alam Rooms

Remarks:

  • Convenient location – Fast food joint and mini mart are close by
  • Free Wifi
  • There’s a gym
  • Basic, clean and comfortable rooms
  • Location is inconvenient if you need to go to the Subang airport though.
  • Breakfast is good but selection is average and will bore you after a few days of consecutive stays.
  • Good service
  • Free and ample indoor parking
  • They have suite-style rooms that have a mini kitchenette (with coffee making facilities and a microwave). These cost around RM300.

5 Hotel Options In Shah Alam

For large groups (more than 10 people):

1. TwinVilla Homestay And Event Space

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Twin Villa Homestay And Event Space
Twin Villa Homestay

Address: 6, Jalan Badik 11/4, Seksyen 11, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor

Phone: +6012-986 3296

Price range: RM1,200 a night but up to 14 people can stay in this villa styled accommodation

Remarks:

  • There’s a private pool! Pretty deep for kids though
  • Great for a private company retreat
  • Good for hosting a small event too
  • 12 minutes drive to i-City

Affordable stay fairly close to i City:

2. Hotel de Art @ Shah Alam i-City

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Hotel de Art @ Shah Alam i-City
Hotel de Art @ Shah Alam i-City

Address: 19 Jalan Keluli 7/110, Section 7, Shah Alam, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Phone: +603-5880 5588

Price range: ~RM 140 for a standard room

Hotel de Art @ Shah Alam i-City Rooms
Hotel de Art @ Shah Alam i-City Rooms

Remarks:

  • Modern (but small) rooms that have cheerful decor
  • They sell easy-prep meals at the lobby but going out is probably a better option
  • Might have trouble with parking as they don’t have many for guests
  • 8 minutes’ drive to i City

Homestay very close to i City – good for large families and groups:

3. Wadi Iman Guesthouse @ i-City

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Wadi Iman Guesthouse @ i-City
Wadi Iman Guesthouse @ i-City

Address: i-SOVO, No. 6, Persiaran Multimedia, i-City, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Phone: +6019-287 9669

Price range: A double room for 2 people costs around RM200

Remarks:

  • Friendly owner
  • Spacious and clean rooms
  • Enough free parking for guests
  • There is a pool
  • 3 min drive (or 10 minutes’ walk) to i City

Why not an infinity pool and rooftop garden? Close to the stadium.

4. Acappella Suite Hotel

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Address: No. 8, Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor

Phone: +603-5039 8888

Price range: Around RM 200 for 2 people per night

Acappella Suite Hotel Rooms
Acappella Suite Hotel Rooms

Remarks:

  • A great option for people who want to stay together in the same room/ suite
  • Great facilities
  • There is an infinity pool and rooftop garden
  • Large and clean suites
  • Highly accessible to the highway
  • Good staff
  • Breakfast spread is average
  • There is a supermarket nearby
  • It’s fairly easy to get a Grab from here
  • 15 minutes’ drive to i City
  • 5 minutes’ drive to Stadium Shah Alam

If you’re Muslim or if you like golf, you might prefer this option:

5. Concorde Hotel Shah Alam

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Concorde Hotel Shah Alam
Concorde Hotel Shah Alam

Address: 3 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah C9/C, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor

Phone: +603-5520 8000

Price range: standard rooms are average RM240 a night.

Remarks:

  • 4-star hotel close to the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (an 11-minute walk) and a short drive (13 km) from the Saujana Golf and Country Club
  • They have a pool, a gym, a spa, etc.
  • There is an airport shuttle
  • At this hotel, you can have spectacular views of the “Blue Mosque”
  • Delicious breakfast buffet
  • Next to a simple mall
  • 12 minute drive to I-city and a 20 minute drive to Sunway Lagoon

8 Other Attractions In Shah Alam

All of the places listed here are a short drive away from i-City:

Other Shah Alam Attractions close to i-City by travelswithsun

Conclusion

You don’t have to go far from Kuala Lumpur to visit i City of Shah Alam.

The park itself is sufficient to entertain everyone but if you’d like to stretch the fun over a weekend, there’s still plenty to do around Shah Alam.

And you don’t have to worry about a lack of good accommodation or food either!

Have we missed out your favorite spot in Shah Alam? Leave a comment below.

Trees strung with blue lights at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more photos and information on www.travelswithsun.com
Trees strung with blue lights at i City Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    1. Hi Anna! Thanks! Surprised to see you on this post~ You are still in New Zealand, right? I liked that fishing trip teaser on your Instastories.

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