Dream Forest Langkawi Review

Dream Forest Langkawi is Malaysia’s Newest and First Immersive Night Attraction

I had never heard of Dream Forest Langkawi until I saw a brochure and banner about the newest attraction in Langkawi. The idea of walking through a forest with immersive projections and lights just sounds too cool to pass up. The next thing we knew, I had already slotted in the attraction into our itinerary.

The attraction opened its door to visitors from 1 May 2023 and its opening hours are from 19.00 to 24.00. After dinner, we took a grab to the outer edge of Gunung Raya, where the attraction was located. The sight of the entrance arch with the illuminated lettering ‘Dream Forest’ thrilled me.

The entrance fee for the public (adults) is RM68, and RM38 for Langkawi residents.

The Journey Begins

After purchasing our tickets, we entered the starting point in several groups. The magical journey begins with Zone 1 – ‘Portal of Dreams’. We watched a wayang kulit demonstration projected onto a large screen before walking through a book portal.

With the use of multisensory technologies in various zones, I felt like I was walking through a forest similar to the one in the movie ‘Avatar’. The swaying Lalang, which changes color from time to time, gives the magical forest a special charm. At one point during the journey, we shouted through horns for the lights to glow. We continued our journey from zone to zone, fascinated by the folklore and stories of Tasik Dayang Bunting, Merong Mahawangsa and the giants of Langkawi.

Right in the midst of the storytelling, we were led to the tree village where we could have a short break. For those who would like to experience a picnic in the forest could purchase refreshments from the kiosk. Families with kids would love to barbeque some marshmallows over the bonfire available on site.

Lastly, by the end of the immersive journey, you might want to grab some souvenirs from the shop. There are tote bags, book containers, caps and many other merchandises on sale.

In conclusion, having a night attraction which closes at midnight offers additional activities for visitors and local alike. It would be a fun experience walking through the woods, especially when you are along with a group of friends. Fortunately, there were no mosquitoes around or perhaps it was too dark to spot any. For those taking a grab ride, remember to book early as it took 10 mins for the driver to arrive due to the location.

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