Where Hello Kitty, Thomas Tank and friends await kids

Puteri Harbour Theme Park, just a few minutes away from Legoland Malaysia, is home to two kids’ attractions. This is a four-storey indoor theme park comprising Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Thomas Town and a range of dining options.

It resembles a shopping mall and is located in the fast developing Nusajaya district adjoining a new marina and faces Singapore on the opposite bank of the Straits of Johor.

The Ground Floor is made up of a large merchandise store, the Red Bow Café and the ticketing counters. The shop sells Hello Kitty, Pingu, Barney, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Thomas the Tank Engine products. Escalators lead up to the First Floor where Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is located.

On the complex’s pedestrian boulevard and alongside the marina there are around a dozen food and beverage outlets including DC Comics Superhero Café, a New Zealand restaurant, a Brussels Beer Café, a cutesy Hello Kitty Red Bow Café and many others.

Hello Kitty Merchandise Store
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town.

The main attraction here is Black Wonder, an interactive experience where children can help to find Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel who have been kidnapped.

Kitty’s House is a Hello Kitty home complete with bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom.

There is also an indoor playground, Tea Cup ride, and a stage where Hello Kitty appears in shows and parades.

Kids can have their photos taken with Hello Kitty and get to meet other Sanrio characters. Lots of fun for young kids and Hello Kitty fans.

Thomas Town.

The Second Floor is given over to Pingu, Barney, Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina themed activities while the Third Floor is devoted to Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.

Attractions on the 2nd floor include Pingu’s Igloo, which does not really contain much apart from Street Basket Ball and Basket Bowling machines, Angelina’s Dance Studio where kids can have their photos taken with Angelina Ballerina, Barney’s Playhouse and a Bob the Builder Play Structure. There is a stage for mini-shows and the chance to meet the Little Big Club characters.

On the Thomas-themed 3rd floor there are a few tame rides such as the Windmill, Colin Crane Drop, Harold Helicopter, Bertie the Bus, dodgems and a Thomas train. Toddlers in particular seemed to be enjoying it.

Admission charges are as follows:

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town RM85 (RM68 for MyKad holders).

Adults and children are the same price (free for under three-year-olds).

Thomas Town RM85 (RM68 for MyKad holders).

If you want to see both attractions you can buy the two Park Pass for RM125 (RM100 for MyKad holders).

1 300 88 326459 Malaysia
+603 2203 9668 Outside Malaysia

You can also pre-purchase tickets on their official website.

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