Asian Theme Parks To Visit That Aren’t Disneyland Or Universal Studios | Clozette


Everyone’s favourite childhood memory might have occurred in an amusement park. At one point in our lives, we all probably have begged our parents to bring us to the local theme park as a weekend treat. We’d run around the park, cotton candy on hand, and couldn’t wait to gain enough height to be allowed in the more extreme attractions. But now that we’re adults, the novelty of these places have gone. Still, there are times that we miss the more carefree days of our youth. During those days, why not visit these memorable places once again? Feel like a kid again when you travel around Asia by checking out these theme parks around the region. They’re lesser known than your usual Disneyland or Universal Studios parks, but we guarantee they’re worth your visit.



Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Japan



Visiting at least one of the two Disney parks or Universal Studios in Japan would probably be part of your itinerary. But, unbeknownst to most tourists, the country has tons of other fun theme parks you can visit. One of those is Fuji-Q Highland located at the foot of Mount Fuji. People go there not only for the anime-themed attractions but also for the scenic environment. If you decide to ride one of their record-breaking roller coasters, try your hardest to keep your eyes open for a superb view of the country’s tallest peak.


Everland, Yongin, South Korea



K-drama fans have most likely included this in their bucketlists already. But even if you aren’t, you’ll still surely enjoy South Korea’s largest theme park. For adrenaline junkies, there’s the T-express, one of the steepest roller coasters in the world. Not quite ready for that? Enjoy the afternoon feeding giraffes at the Safari Zone instead. Everland is divided into five zones, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Legoland, Johor Bahru, Malaysia



Though a bit far from Kuala Lumpur, Legoland in Johor Bahru is still a must-visit, especially for those who grew up playing Legos. Witness your childhood imagination come alive in this theme park completely made out of Lego bricks. What’s unique about this park is that its attractions are hands-on. Ride through the Lego kingdoms with a roller coaster or have a quick tour around Asia in their Miniland. 



Adventure Cove Waterpark, Singapore



We’re in a tropical region so it’s not a surprise that a ton of water theme parks are common in our area. Beat the year-long heat and humidity by heading off to Adventure Cove Waterpark this weekend. This attraction in Resorts World Sentosa, however, is not your usual water park full of refreshingly thrilling water slides. Here, you’re also allowed to snorkel with 20,000 fishes swimming in their man-made lagoon. 



Enchanted Kingdom, Laguna, Philippines



An hour away from Manila, you’ll find the country’s best theme park. Locals love to visit Enchanted Kingdom for a quick weekend getaway. The park features seven unique zones enjoyable for the young and young-at-heart. There’s a number of thrilling attractions you can try, from roller coasters to a drop tower ride. But aside from these, the food from the park is definitely worth a taste. Be sure to end your journey through the park by hopping on the ferries wheel for a breathtaking view of the countryside during sunset. 


(Cover photo from: @fujikyuhighland)



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Here in the tropical region, we face even the rainy season with an intense degree of humidity. Luckily, we can easily fight this stuffiness we feel by wearing short and airy clothes. Not only that, but wearing short bottoms elongates the figure and help petite ladies appear a bit taller. So quit thinking twice about showing off your legs. If you’re looking for ways to own your figure and beat the heat, check out how the Clozette Community styles their short outfits for breezy comfort.


Over the rocks


Woman in a short silk dress jumps over the rocks

(Photo from: shermaineinez)



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Some clothing pieces are just meant to take the world by storm. A year ago, our feeds were filled with everyone sporting that leopard midi skirt, or variations thereof. This year, it seems that we already have a nominee for the “it” dress of the year: Zara’s polka dot dress. Currently, the piece is taking over Europe, and surely, it's only a matter of time until it takes over the world. It’s become so popular that it led to the birth of an Instagram account, @hot4thespot, dedicated to posting sightings of the dress. 


Faye Oakenfull, the stylist who runs the account with 4.5k followers, said it all started with an IG story of an awkward fashion moment. “Back in April, I was working on a shoot and both the Art Director and make-up artist turned up on set wearing The Dress,” she told the Stylist. It’s been quite a while since the account’s creation last May, but people have been actively submitting snaps of the dress since. 



It’s not the first time a piece from the Spanish brand has received this sort of cult following. Way back in 2016, comedian Lulu Krause created a Tumblr blog just to post sightings of Zara’s blue off-shoulder dress. Most of these viral pieces seem unassuming at first, so why the popularity? Their charm lies in their versatility. This polka dot dress, for one, can be mixed and matched with any type of shoes, accessories, or even other clothing pieces, as what their sightings show. No matter your style or silhouette, The Dress is a perfect fit. Plus, with it appearing almost everywhere, we don’t really want to miss out.


A woman wearing the viral Zara polka dot dress

Zara Printed Dress, SGD99.90 (zara.com/sg)


Still, if this black and white polka dot dress with a tiered skirt isn’t the one for you, many other options that have the same chic appeal are available. Looking for the same print in another silhouette? Check these out.




The shorter the better


Missguided Ruched Polka Dot Dress

Missguided Ruched Polka Dot Dress, SGD24.90 (zalora.sg)


If you liked Zara printed dress’ overall silhouette but not so much its length, then try this number from Missguided. This polka mini dress still has that elegant long sleeves but is more forgiving towards petite body types. 



Vintage chic


Glamorous High Neck Cut Out Polka Dot Dress

Glamorous High Neck Cut Out Polka Dot Dress, SGD76 (zalora.sg)


For those looking for something a bit sexier, then perhaps this '70s-inspired polka dot dress is for you. Show off some skin with its cut-out details and slit skirt. 



Feminine charm


Eyescream Polka Dot Below Knee Sleeveless Dress,

Eyescream Polka Dot Below Knee Sleeveless Dress, SGD44.90 (zalora.sg)


Show off your charming femininity with this buttoned midi. It’s not summer anymore, but who’s to say you’re not allowed to dress in the whimsical pieces of last season?


Straightforward elegance


Pomelo Polka Dot Belted Jumpsuit

Pomelo Polka Dot Belted Jumpsuit, SGD49 (zalora.sg)


Not into dresses and skirts? No worries! There’s a polka jumpsuit like this for you. Freely go about your day with this belted one piece that loosely fits and enhances your figure. 



For a night out


Topshop Austin Polka Dot Print Angel Sleeve Dress

Topshop Austin Polka Dot Print Angel Sleeve Dress, SGD89.90 (zalora.sg)


Feel that the black print on white is too much of a day outfit? Try out a reversed version with white dots on black with this Topshop piece for an ensemble that’s also great for evening affairs.


Colour me happy


Mango Polka-Dot Ruffled Dress

Mango Polka-Dot Ruffled Dress, SGD99.90 (zalora.sg)


Not into monochromatic pieces? Add colour to your day with this rose polka dot ensemble. With its ruffled skirt, you can inject a bit of girly sophistication to your weekend dates.


(Cover photo from: zara.com/sg)



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