Fun for the family on a Horse Racing Vacation

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How about a combo of top horse racing for your spouse and you, and fun for the kids, all in one trip? Shop around for a great value deal to Kuala Lumpur, to try out such an experience in real life! Malaysia has a rich tradition of equestrian sports, and Kuala Lumpur has developed a range of tourist attractions with special value for children.

The Selangor Turf Club, which is spread over more than 250 acres of verdant land, is so modern, that it can be quite hard to imagine the long horse racing traditions which it represents. The amenities for punters are superb, and include comfortable seating, and large video monitors at every turn. The grandstand accommodates some 25 thousand spectators. The stables provide comfortable lodgings and great training facilities for some 700 horses.

Downtown Kuala Lumpur is only a short drive away, so attending events need not be at the cost of all the other recreation and tourist attractions of the metropolis. There is enough to see and do in Kuala Lumpur, to occupy all the days of your stay during which there are no horse racing events, but the best feature, is the set of unique experiences for children. A horse racing vacation in Kuala Lumpur is one time your family will not complain about your wagering pleasures!

The Deer Park, which is set in the Lake Garden, has rare and beautiful types of deer. The wild animals are accustomed to visitors, and everyone can enjoy their tranquil company from up close. The Butterfly Farm is another unforgettable place: the city seems a world away in this tropical paradise! The collection of butterflies includes rare and beautiful specimens. Children will especially like the souvenir shop with its colorful collection of local artifacts. Kuala Lumpur also has Water Theme Parks where the entire family can enjoy an outing of pure fun. There is also a Theme Park with an exotic atmosphere for night entertainment. This is built around a lake, and has rides and shows to keep children and adults enthralled!

Parak and Penang are other race courses in Malaysia, and Singapore has some simultaneous races with Selangor. Do check on the schedule of events before planning a trip, but a special attraction of horse racing in Malaysia is that events are held on Christmas and New Year’s Day as well.