Check out this review of LinDees, a new intergrated playland, cafe and co-working pace in Hartamas Shopping Mall, which has a lovely Malaysian twist to it!
I’ve been to a few playlands having a 3-year-old at home – most of them have the usual slides, toys, playhouses- but none of them are as unique and Malaysian as LinDees. Nestled on the second floor of Hartamas Shopping Centre, Lindees is a place where both work and play can intersect. Being a working mum myself, walking into LinDees was like looking at the answer to my prayers- a smart integration of play, work and eat all together in this beautifully designed space (it’s so Instagram worthy I promise you!).
There are three key areas in LinDees, which include their Playland, Kerjasama Deck and Nom Nomland.
LinDees’s Playland is divided into a few sections that cater to infants all the way up to children 12 years of age. When you first enter the playland, you’ll find Manja Nest- an area for the 0-2-year-olds. The area is closed off from other parts of the playland and padded so babies can freely (and safely) crawl, roll, jump and explore as freely as they wish. What really caught my eye were the switches, locks and other common household items that kids love to play with- all placed at their eye level. With playmats, puzzles, musical instruments, books and even a steering wheel overlooking a picturesque view of Kuala Lumpur, the Manja Nest is definitely a baby-friendly play area that’ll stimulate their senses and motor skills.
As you walk through the rest of the playground, you’ll notice some Hollywood inspired stars that feature successful and notable Malaysians, which I think is a beautiful touch and not to mention educational too. The Playground also has a wide wall with beautiful Malaysian fabric designs and graphic where kids get to touch, feel and do some colouring.
Colouring isn’t the only activity to stimulate your child’s creativity, in LinDees, they have a dedicated arts and crafts area called Seni Station where kids get to create, build, paint and craft all sorts of things. There are also costumes and musical instruments in LinDees’s Ceria house to encourage imagination.
To get them moving with physical activities, LinDees has the Sukan Arena, where kids can play football, sepak takraw and basketball among other things. There’s also a wall for wall climbing and a beautifully curated playground area called Tanah Discovery. Kids can also do a little bit of gardening in Laman Green, to cultivate a love for nature, So there’s lots to do here!
Towards the end of playland you’ll find Harmoni Hall- a closed-off area with a library of books and a stage, which makes a great place for kids to do a little role-playing, read some books, and works great as a place to have birthday parties or small events.
A few other things that is worth mentioning is their washroom, which is equipped with children sized toilets, diaper changing tables and a shower area in both female and male washrooms. They also have a cozy breastfeeding room for nursing mummies, so no worries there.
This co-working space is located on an upper deck (sort of like a treehouse) located in between the playland and eatery. It isn’t that big, but fits 2 private meeting rooms, some private pods and hot desks to accommodate any working style. The best part about the Kerjamasama Deck as a parent myself, is the fact that it overlooks the Playland so you can keep an eye on your little one while you’re working. It may seem that you’re high above and far from your child, but rest assured that there are staffs around the playland to keep an eye on your children- plus they are also CPR certified.
Nom Nom Land
Savour the best of local and Western Delight at Nom Nom Land with dishes such as nasi lemak, spaghetti Bolognaise, sandwiches and many more. They even have a Kid’s menu to cater to juniors and are reasonably priced. I didn’t get a chance to try any of their food, but I do like the fact that they have junior tables and chairs in the cafe, where kids can have their very own space to eat and drink.
Founded by Ms Nurlin Salleh and Ms Mien Dee Yong, who are working mothers themselves, they understood the need to have a place where they can balance both parenthood and career at the same time. “Our goal is to create an environment that encourages a healthy work-life balance in all families. We want to empower mothers to come back to work after giving birth while reminding our kids of what Malaysia a unique country.”
As Malaysia’s first integrated indoor playland and co-working space, LinDees has definitely caught my eye, not just as a place for kids to play and for parents to work, but as a place that pays homage to Malaysia’s diverse culture.
So how much does it cost?
Depending on what you’re there for, be it to work, play, eat or all of it, prices will differ accordingly. LinDees prices are divided into bundle price, playground price and Kerjasama price, so you can conveniently pay according to what you need.
Address: Lot P18A-P23D 2nd Floor, Hartamas Shopping Centre, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL
Operating Hours: Mon – Thurs: 10am – 7pm | Fri: 10am – 8pm | Sat: 9am – 8pm | Sun: 9am – 7pm
Phone: 03-5886 0532