MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

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 photography hot spot.

Over the Chinese New Year break, we took a drive to DesaKu. Locals from Kedah love to visit this magical fairyland night.

A few years ago, it was unheard of 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 Dan Nok. The first transformation was a disused hillock behind an old temple into Penang Avatar Secret Garden.

DesaKu is a mixed housing township project located in Padang Meha, Kulim.

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

Turn in when you see the MBI DesaKu Entrance. Photo: Doris Lim

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

You may need to drive in to find a place to park. Photo: Doris Lim

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

It is safe for a family to explore. Photo: Doris Lim

Family Safe Spot

The developer, MIB, locates the attractions within the site and builds with ponds and tiny mounds.

The place has attractive lights. It may be dark in certain spots. It is safe for a family to explore. There are seats and benches for the elderly to rest along the way.

Children Safe

Many youngsters are running around without tripping or falling. They set the displays and statues up for little ones to climb or clamber around and pose.

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

Lots of kids friendly shapes. Photo: Doris Lim

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

Peter Rabbit is a fictional animal character in the children’s storybook by Beatrix Potter. Photo: Doris Lim

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

Children love to pose on the cute, friendly animal statues. Photo: Doris Lim

Photography 101 for MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

The general ambient light is sufficient for smartphone photography. 

You don’t need 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.

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

There are lots of photo opportunities. Be sure to bring your power bank! Photo: Doris Lim

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

Check out the Koi Carps & Gold Fishes for good luck. Photo: Doris Lim

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

Find out why the Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning. Photo: Doris Lim

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

Found my Cinderella Carriage and White Horse! Photo: Doris Lim

Toilet Facilities

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, we overshot two turnings due to tonight’s visibility. I prefer to use Google Maps for directions.

Going by Van

Some visitors even rent a van to visit DesaKu! We saw several unmarked parked vans but couldn’t find the passengers to ask for more information.

Cautionary Notes

For the Elderly

• The gardens are wheelchair accessible. Some slopes between gardens may require some maneuvering or even lift over.
• When parking further away, please note that the roadside drains are uncovered and are deep.

For Young Children/ Toddlers/ Babies

• The place is large, so do not let your child wander off alone as they may get lost in the crowds.

• There are many 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.

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

Be careful of ponds and water features. Photo: Doris Lim

MBI DesaKu 自由游行 Kulim High Tech Park Kedah

These red flowers are pretty. Just remember that the cactus has sharp thorns. Photo: Doris Lim

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 scorching in the afternoon to avoid heatstroke.

  • An umbrella
  • Hat
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Bottled water

What to Wear

  • Bring an extra change for children as they may run around and sweat profusely in the heat.
  • 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 near to Lunas Interchange and easily accessible via BKE Highway leading towards Kulim Hi-Tech Park Phases I, II and III, and 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.

They fit each unit with a private bathroom with FREE toiletries and slippers.

The host provides towels. 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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