MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah
MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah is a favorite brightly light night time garden attraction. The developer has cleverly conceptualized and converted the community open space to photography hot spot.
Over Chinese New Year break, we took a drive to DesaKu. When we went it was fully packed as the local from Kedah love to visit this magical fairyland night.
It was unheard off a few years ago for a property developer to build a “theme” park to attract potential buyers. MBI has done well to create the trend of lighting up their properties in Dannok. The first transformation was a disused hillock behind an old temple into Penang Avatar Secret Garden.
DesaKu is a mixed housing township project located Padang Meha, Kulim.
Family Safe Spot
The attractions are cleverly located within the site and build with ponds and tiny mounds. The place has attractive lights. It may be dark in certain spots. Generally, it is safe for a family to explore. There are seat and benches for the elderly to rest along the way.
There are many youngsters running around without tripping or falling. The displays and statues are set up for little ones to climb or clamber around and pose.
Photography 101 for MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah
The general ambient light is sufficient for smartphone photography. There is no need for fancy equipment and sophisticated cameras. We saw one or two camera buffs with their tripods and set up initially. Eventually, they too walked around to take photographs with their handheld camera.
There are clean and well ventilated public toilets put in place, in case you need to go!
Going by car
GPS coordinates: 5.5071° N, 100.6230° E
We found that keeping to the highway is a better option. Although Waze took us on a much shorter route, due to night visibility, we overshot two turnings. Personally, I prefer to use Google Map for directions.
Going by Van
Some of the visitors even rent a van to visit DesaKu! We saw several unmarked parked vans but couldn’t find the passengers to ask more information.
For the Elderly
• The gardens are wheelchair accessible. However, there are some slopes between gardens that may require some maneuvering or even lift over.
• When parking further away, please note that the roadside drains are not covered and are quite deep.
For Young Children/ Toddlers/ Babies
• The place is quite large, so do not let your child wander off as they may get lost in the crowds.
• There are lots of plants and decorative stones, please do not destroy the plants or throw stones.
• Be cautious of prickly cactus at the Cactus Garden and watch your step when taking photographs.
The gardens are not interconnected or linked, be careful and watch out for oncoming vehicles while crossing the road.
What to Bring
As there are no shades in the gardens, it can be quite humid and warm even at 6 pm. It’s advisable to bring an umbrella if it is still very hot in the afternoon to avoid heat stroke.
• An umbrella
• Extra change of clothes
• Bottled water
What to Wear
• Wear comfortable shoes for walking around.
• Bring an extra change for children as they may run around and sweat profusely in the heat. So prepare to change the child out of wet clothes before resting in an air-cond.
How to Get to MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah
MBI DesaKu is located near to Lunas Interchange and easily accessible via BKE Highway leading towards Kulim Hi-Tech Park Phases I, II and III as well as the Phase IV Industrial Park.
MBI DesaKu Homestay
The MBI DesaKu Homestay is in Kulim about 16 km away from Sungai Petani. All homes are air-conditioned with 4 bedrooms. There is a seating and/or dining area in each unit, fitted out with a microwave and fridge. Each unit is fitted with a private bathroom with FREE toiletries and slippers. Towels are provided. Guest may enjoy the barbecue facilities.
For connectivity, George Town is 50 km from the Homestay. Penang International Airport is the nearest airport. It is 53 km from MBI Desaku.
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