While people had to pai nian, I had the most unusual Chinese New Year. I was in Malaysia visiting i-City.
I had wanted to visit this place last year but never got round to doing so and now when I had no intention of visiting it at all, here I am.
i-City located in Shah Alam, Selangor is known as the city of digital lights. It is recognised at the first lightscape tourism destination in Malaysia with state-of- the-art LED technology showcase.
Personally I do love how the lights turn out gorgeous in photos but the place itself is a little too honky-town for my taste. It’s a super huge tourist trap and not a very eco-friendly one at that.
The crowds were also pretty horrendous the day I went. Luckily we went pretty early and didn’t have problems with parking.
Of course since it was during Chinese New Year after all, there was the God of Fortune running around the place and enticing people to follow him with promises of Ang Pows! Lol! It was quite hilarious actually!
Credits for half of the photos you see here goes to AC! He’s got a much superior camera to mine and I had to bug him to take photos of me! hahaha!
Well if you are interested to head down to the super lighted up amusement park (great for night photography) then here are the directions!
From PJ/KL , use the Federal Highway heading towards Shah Alam. Exit at the Batu Tiga Toll Station, look for the first BP gas station you see. Then turn left at the UiTm/i-City signage. Drive onwards till you reach the traffic light and turn right. Drive on the left side of the road until you see the Shell gas station and KFC before the traffic light. UiTM will be on your right. Turn left before the traffic lights, then go straight until you reach a T- junction then turn left. When you see a chrome ball turn left & left again, and you will reach i-City.
I don’t think I’ll visit again anytime soon but I do love how beautiful the photos turned out. If I do visit again I might go visit SnoWalk which I skipped this time round. Its Malaysia’s largest winter wonderland attraction with 100 tons of ice sculptures that were designed by a team of ice sculptors from Harbin, China.