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Holidaymakers throng tourist spots

The Star/ANN | Saturday, May 31, 2014

Faieznur Riduan, 14, making a kite with his friends at Kampung Titian Hangus, Wakaf Beruas in Kuala Terengganu. Besides going on holidays, some children indulge in their hobbies during the school break.

KUALA LUMPUR - Holidaymakers are crowding the country's tourist spots now that school is out.

In Putrajaya, the parks and boulevards were a hive of activity with many shutterbugs snapping pictures of prominent landmarks such as the Perdana Putra building and pink-domed Putra Mosque.

Parents Salwani Akhbar and Khairul Nawawi Amin said they brought a basket of food for a picnic under the trees near Souq Putrajaya.

"We took time off from work to spend some quality time with our children. We came here today to avoid the weekend crowd," Salwani said yesterday.

In Malacca, more visitors are expected over the weekend.

In Johor Baru, dozens of tour buses are parked outside amusement parks such Legoland Malaysia, and at the Johor Premium Outlets, shoppers took advantage of the latest deals to shop for Hari Raya, which will be ce­lebrated in July.

In Petaling Jaya, Jump Street Trampoline Park, the country's first indoor trampoline park and the biggest in Asia, is opening its doors today just in time for the school holidays.

Jump Street Malaysia Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Duncan McGilligan told Bernama that the park, which features 836.1 sq m of inter-connected trampolines, would appeal to fun-loving families.

In George Town, tourists flocked to pre-war buildings and murals in the heritage enclave.

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