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If you follow my blog, you will know that I’m a huge Hello Kitty Fan.  This year alone, I had Hello Kitty ice-cream at Swensen’s, visited Hello Kitty Cafe in Taipei and attended Hello Kitty Go Around Singapore event.  Hello Kitty Town in Puteri Harbour, Malaysia, is just a short drive from Singapore.  You can imagine my excitement when it opened 3 years ago – to have a Hello Kitty Town *almost* at our doorstep!

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I remember I was pregnant with MY then and MF was still a toddler.  I dragged my heavily pregnant tummy and the toddler across the causeway to visit Hello Kitty Town shortly after it opened.  However, it was SO crowded then, I didn’t even manage to get a decent photo.  Hence, a blog post about the park never materialized.

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3 years later, I was delighted to receive an invitation to visit Hello Kitty Town again for the launch of a new attraction – Hello Kitty in Oz.  Knowing how crowded and congested the park can get on weekends, we visited on a non-holiday weekday this time round.

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Overview of Hello Kitty Town Puteri Harbour

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Hello Kitty Town Puteri Harbour is an indoor theme park, occupying the second floor of the building it is in.  It is totally air-conditioned, making it a great place to visit rain or shine or haze!

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Although it is a sort of theme park, please do not expect automated rides like roller coasters and stuff.  There was only ONE ride in Hello Kitty Town – a spinning tea cup ride.  The ride was included in our entry fee and we could go on it as many times as we wanted.

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Hello Kitty Town was more of an activity-based park.  Each paying guest receives an activity card upon entry.  This card allows you to participate in each activity once.  Your card is chopped when you participate in an activity, and after that you will not be able to repeat the activity.

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Activities in Hello Kitty Town

First, let me show you the activities that require your activity card (i.e. you can only do them once during your visit).

Hello Kitty in Oz

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This is the newest attraction that just opened last month.

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There are fixed time slots to enter.  When we were there, the available timings to enter were:

  • 10.15am
  • 11.15am
  • 12.15pm
  • 1.15pm
  • 2.15pm
  • 3.15pm
  • 4.15pm
  • 5.15pm

Since there was a limit to the number of people who could enter at each time, it was advised that we started queuing at least 5 minutes before the scheduled time to enter.  You CANNOT enter on your own in between these timings and have to follow the group.

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Each of us received the kawaii Hello Kitty above which would be used to activate the games and record our scores.

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We were given a quick briefing that there were four games to play inside and we were left to explore on our own.  We took our own sweet time to go around taking photos.

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We had to enter via a small mirror maze.  MF ran in while we were still taking photos and couldn’t figure the way out, panicked and cried.

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MY, on the other hand, managed to find the exit pretty quickly.

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Once past the mirror maze, we were wowed by the game area.

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The kids played the games, under the assistance of the staff.  The games in general were too difficult for young children to manage on their own. I would say kids aged 5 and above should be able to appreciate the games better.

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Since there were queues to play the games (remember we had to enter in batches?), we went around taking photos while waiting.  There were plenty of photo opportunities, so you won’t be bored.

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Once we completed all 4 games, we headed for the exit where they scanned our Hello Kitty to see how many games we won.

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We each received a postcard with our results printed on it and happily them kept as a memorabilia. Just the postcard, not the Hello Kitty okay? That one had to be returned.

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On the way out, we passed through a souvenir shop selling limited-edition Hello Kitty in Oz merchandise!

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Hello Kitty House

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Just like at Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo,  there was a Hello Kitty House inside Hello Kitty Town.

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There were various rooms with plenty of custom-made furniture and decoration.

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I thought it was nice that we were allowed to sit on the furniture and touch the decoration.

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The kids sure knew how to make themselves at home!

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There were some computer stations along the way with games to play.  The first one we came across was spoilt, but the one near the exit was working.

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You can take as much time as you need to explore Hello Kitty House at a leisurely pace.  But remember once you exit, you cannot go back in again.

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Wishful Studio

There were two sections at Wishful Studio with two activities in each section.  Once you enter each section, you will need to complete the two activities inside before coming out because you cannot go in again.  So plan your time carefully since some of the activities are quite time-consuming.  The activities we did in this visit were different from the ones available when we visited 3 years ago.  So I’m not sure how often they change their activities.

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The first section we entered were for costumes dressing up and coaster making.  For dressing up, they had both kids and adult costumes and you can dress up as Hello Kitty, My Melody or Bad Batz Maru.  The kids weren’t interested in dressing up, so we only did coaster making, which took quite a long time.

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The kids did not have patience to complete the whole coaster (though MF lasted much longer than MY).  I had to complete all the coasters eventually, and the kids were thrilled by the final product! MY brought his Bad Badtz Maru for a spin.

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In the other section, the activities were cookie decoration and badge making.

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For cookie decoration, we were given a Hello Kitty shaped cookie each with red gel, chocolate chip and sprinkles to decorate them.

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MY’s cookie turned out looking more like a Koala Bear than Hello Kitty, but whatever.  The boys were more interested in eating the cookie than decorating them.

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We moved on to badge making which was pretty simple. We just had to colour a picture of Hello Kitty and pass it to the staff who would make it into a badge.

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The kids proudly wore their badges for the rest of the day at Hello Kitty Town! :)

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Friendship Land

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Other than the activities and spinning teacups rides, there was a small indoor playground within the park called Friendship Land. There was no limit to entry at Friendship Land, so the kids ran inside to play on and off.

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The main highlight of the playground was to put the foam balls into a machine which would bring the balls up to a basket on the ceiling.  After some time, the basket would tilt over and foam balls would come raining down!  The kids were not new to this since we do have this in some indoor playgrounds in Singapore, but they were amused by it nevertheless and never got bored of it.  It kept them occupied in between the shows and activities.

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Cinnamoroll Cafe

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There was only one cafe inside Hello Kitty Town – Cinnamoroll Cafe.

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There was Cinnamoroll everywhere in the cafe – the wall, the tables etc.

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Food was served in Hello Kitty Town paper plates.

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And a theme park visit is not complete without some themed food – so we ordered a Hello Kitty waffle!

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Purrfect Stage

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There were 3 performances held at Purrfect Stage during the day.   Here’s a quick snippet from one of the performances.

Hello Kitty’s Heartful Journey

This performance involved Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel going around the world, joining in the dances in various parts of the world.

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And if you are quick enough, you can get a chance to get up close with Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel at the end of the show before they disappear behind the curtains.

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Hello Kitty Starlight Sing-A-Long

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This performance was much shorter than the Heartful Journey.   After a song by Hello Kitty, the kids were invited to join in for a quick dance.

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Happy Carnival

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And who doesn’t love a parade? After parading across the park, Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, My Melody and Bad Batz Maru goes onto the stage and invites all the kids to form a circle.

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My Melody and Bad Batz Maru came down to join the crowd in a simple dance.  I love the interactive nature of the parade – versus the usual parades where guests had to stay behind barricades and watch the characters walk by.

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Meet and Greet

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Meet and Greet sessions took place at Dream Photo Garden near the entrance. Since we were there on a quiet weekday, there was barely any queue to take photos with our favourite Sanrio characters!  And they allowed us to use our own cameras – awesome.

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You can also choose to purchase their professionally taken photos and have them made into canvas or keychains etc.

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Souvenir Shop

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As we exited the park, we passed through the large souvenir shop.  This souvenir shop was outside the ticketed area.  Since it was a combined souvenir shop for both Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town, the shop didn’t just sell Sanrio character products and you can find Thomas, Bob the Builder, Pingu etc merchandise.

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There were little tables and chairs for kids to sit around while parents did their shopping.

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Red Bow Cafe

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Also outside the ticketed area was a cafe called Red Bow Cafe.  The food sold was similar to Cinnamoroll Cafe inside Hello Kitty Town.

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Entertainment Schedule

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Since we only visited Hello Kitty Town, we arrived at 1pm and had more than enough time to go through all the activities, watch all the shows and meet all the characters at a leisurely pace.  It also helped that we were there on a weekday with no queue for the activities.  This was how we spent our time:

  • 1 pm: Hello Kitty Heartful Journey Show
  • 1.30pm: Meet-and-Greet My Melody
  • Visit Hello Kitty House
  • 2.15pm: Hello Kitty in Oz
  • 3pm: Hello Kitty Starlight Sing-A-Long Show
  • Wishful Studio (coaster making)
  • 4pm: Meet-and-Greet Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel
  • Wishful Studio (cookie and badge making)
  • 4.30pm: Meet-and-Greet Bad Badtz Maru
  • 5pm: Happy Carnival

In between the activities when we had time to spare, we would be at Friendship Land playing or Cinamoroll Cafe snacking.

Most guests also visit Thomas Town on Level 3 and 4 with a combined ticket, so they were going up and down for the shows in both parks.  (Click here for entertainment schedule at Thomas Town.) You will definitely need the whole day from opening to closing if you plan to cover both parks.  But for Hello Kitty Town alone, the 4+ hours we were there was sufficient.

Information on Hello Kitty Town

Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya,
Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia

Map: Show location on Google Maps

Getting There: Click here

Tel: 1300 88 FAMILY (326459)

Ticket Price:

  • RM80 for Hello Kitty Town only
  • RM117 for Hello Kitty Town + Thomas Town

Same admission price appears for both adult and children.  Children above 3 years old OR 90cm in height requires a ticket.

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page

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13Comments

  1. Lydia C. Lee says:

    It’s quite different to when we went – I’d love to go back! Enjoy your break and see you next year!

  2. I always thought Hello Kitty would be a bit girly, but your boys seem to be having a ball. I guess it’s the fact there are so many activities to participate in. It looks fantastic for toddlers through to young primary kids.

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Haha.. I was really quite surprised that they enjoyed Hello Kitty Town. Though to be honest, they saw the logo for Thomas Town upstairs and kept wanting to go up. I think if I had passes to both parks, they would have spent all their time at Thomas Town instead of Hello Kitty Town. But still, they were stuck with it and did make the most out of it!

  3. David and I spent several days in Johor Bahru many, many years ago. It has clearly changed a lot. There was nothing like this then.

  4. Ruth says:

    This is crazy beautiful! Looks like a big place with tons to do. Enjoy your time off. Hope you enjoy your upcoming travels!

  5. Ivy says:

    May i kno whether any nursing room in hello kitty land?

  6. This looks like an absolute kids haven! Thanks for breaking down how long you spent/timings. There’s certainly lots to do. It would be good to do Thomas Town at the same time although that’s an awful lot of fun and colour for one day ! I’m getting quite excited about potentially taking Mrs T though when we go to Singapore. You think it’s worth it?

    • bumblebeemum says:

      For Hello Kitty and Thomas Town, I would do both in the same day if I were visiting from another country. For us, we just took it easy and spent a whole day at one park since it’s so near us, we have all the time in the world to come back and do the other park. But I reckoned if I were a tourist, I would definitely try to cover both parks in a day since they have a combined ticket. I really wish they had a two-days combined ticket for the two parks, but unfortunately they don’t.

      I think it is worth making the trip over to Johor if you do all Hello Kitty + Thomas + Legoland theme park + Legoland water park. Okay, maybe your little one is a bit too small for Legoland water park. But at least the other 3 you should go if you do cross over to Johor. To make the trip just for Hello Kitty doesn’t really seem worth the trouble. And be sure to go on weekdays. You really do not wish to be stuck in the nasty Singapore-Johor causeway jams during weekends.

  7. Aimei says:

    Hello bumblebeemum

    You mentioned in your reply to the comment that their combined tickets is strictly for one day only? Any idea if it can be for 2 days? I’m planning to bring my boys (age 4 and 2) to both parks. But considering their age esp the younger one who definitely needs a nap, do you think I can cover the two theme parks in one day? How many days do you suggest we stay overnight? Thanks!

    • bumblebeemum says:

      I don’t think they have 2 days passes. Real bummer in my opinion, I would have loved it if they had a 2 days pass too. But from their website now, I only see a one-day pass for both parks.

      What I suggest is that you do the Wishful Studios activities at Hello Kitty Town while the younger boy is napping. Because he is a bit too young for those activities I feel. But he will enjoy the free play at Thomas Town & Meet Other Characters, so start there while he’s awake.

      Are you from Singapore? If you are and you’re driving in, if you can drive in early, then you can visit both parks on the day you arrive and just stay one night. However, if you arrive late which results in you being unable to spend the whole day at the parks on day 1 (because you probably need the whole day to fully enjoy all the shows and free play at both parks), then I suggest spending two nights. Of course you can say you spend one night, then go to Hello Kitty + Thomas on the second day and drive back after that, so you only need to spend one night. But that would mean driving back in the evening peak hour – something our family tries to avoid. So we rather spend one more night and come back in the afternoon the next day when the causeway is less congested.

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