Can you smell the love in the air? Well, you can as you take your partner on these romantic dates! Who says you’ve got to wait till Valentines’ Day to pamper each other and have a great date-time? Plus, going on dates with your partner doesn’t mean you’ve got to burn a hole in your wallet too. If you’re feeling clueless on where to go or what to do with your special someone, don’t worry; leave it to us!
Here are some of the best dating spots here in Kuala Lumpur that will not only impress your date and give you two a lovely time; but it’s also kinder to your wallet.
Take a Stroll at the KL Forest Eco Park
If you and your partner are avid outdoor and nature-lovers, then this spot would be a great dating place for you both. The KL Forest Eco Park, or formerly known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in Malaysia. It is the only remaining tropical forest located here in the middle of Kuala Lumpur city centre.
Couples can take a stroll at the Canopy Walk here. It’s a wood and steel aerial bridge that stands at the height of 200m. If you’re up for some exercise, you can also do some hiking here in this forest reserve. After that, since it’s at the heart of the city; both of you can enjoy other city attractions nearby. What a great way to get to know each other in this serene and natural setting. Best of all, the entrance fee is free!
- Address: Bukit Nanas, Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur
- Operation Hours: 7 am to 6 pm (daily)
Visit Aquaria KLCC
Another great idea for a date is to take a visit to KL’s state-of-the-art aquarium here at the heart of the city. It is located nearby the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and just beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. That means that couples can have many more options to continue their date even after visiting this aquarium.
Aquaria KLCC would be an exciting and fun experience for couples of all ages. Their exhibits are designed to take you on an ocean-journey. Couples will be able to go through the longest underwater tunnel here; and witness a wide variety of sea creatures and iconic Malaysian species such as the Green Sea Turtles, Sand Tiger Sharks and Giant Groupers. There are about 5000 land-bound and aquatic animals here; so couples can take their time and enjoy each other’s presence, as well as witnessing the beauty of the creatures surrounding them.
- Address : Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
- Operation Hours : 10 am to 7 pm (daily)
- Entrance Fee : RM49 per person
Have Breakfast-Dates at Cafes
Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘food brings people together’? We couldn’t agree more! Getting to know each other over delicious food is an enjoyable thing to do. Happy tummy, happy you, right? With that said, we’re in luck because KL has tons of unique cafes for your breakfast-dates or any meals for that matter. Here are some that we recommend for mouth-watering food and comfortable ambience :
1. POKOK KL Cafe @ MAHSA Avenue
This cafe is shrouded among trees, and the interior of this cafe will leave you in awe. It is a perfect spot for couples to dine and take incredible pictures with each other. Have a taste of their soups, small bites, pastries, brunch items and their famous smoked salmon benedict!
2. Wizards at Tribeca @ Imbi
If both you and your partner are Harry Potter fans, this cafe is the place for you! It is a Harry Potter-themed cafe with stunning interior decor. Couples can get a taste of Melbourne-inspired brunches and rich Southeast-Asian roasted coffee. Don’t forget to try out their bestsellers which include the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger and Pulled Beef Tagliatelle.
Are you curious about what other cafes to go to for breakfast? Check out our blog here for a useful guide to breakfast in KL.
Picnic at Perdana Botanical Garden
Another great way to spend some quality time with your partner is by having a simple picnic at one of KL’s most beautiful garden. The Perdana Botanical Garden, formerly known as Lake Gardens or Taman Tasik Perdana; is located in the Heritage Park of Kuala Lumpur. Couples not only get to witness the beautiful botanical collections here, but they also get to experience the ambience of being in a tropical jungle.
Not only that, but there are also a wide variety of different collections and gardens. Couples can take a romantic stroll here, snap nice pictures, visit the souvenir shop, and have tea at the cafe there. If you want to be creative, bring along some snacks and a mat for a picnic just for you two!
- Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Operation Hours: 7 am to 8 pm (daily)
- Entrance Fee: Free
Take a Visit to Zoo Negara Malaysia
If you’re planning on taking your partner on a fun and exciting date, going to the zoo is also a great idea. Who says going to the zoo is only for children? It’s perfect for all ages, especially if you love animals. Couples who’d like to give this out-of-the-ordinary date a try can visit the Zoo Negara Malaysia in Selangor.
The zoo has over 5137 specimens from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. It is also located only 5km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. Not too far for a day trip, right? Over the years, Zoo Negara Malaysia has transformed itself into an open concept with over 90% of its animals kept in spacious exhibits. Visitors can also witness the Multi-Animal Show and Animal Feeding Session. With that said, if you and your partner love animals, going to the zoo would be a great date idea for you.
- Address: Jalan Taman Zooview, Taman Zooview, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
- Operation Hours: 9 am to 4 pm (daily)
- Entrance Fee: RM45 per person
Escape to Kanching Rainforest Waterfall
Another great dating spot for nature-loving couples is the Kanching Rainforest Waterfall. Also known as Kanching Recreational Forest, the proximity to the city makes this forest park an excellent place for picnics, camping, swimming and jungle trekking. Sounds like a great escape from the busyness of the city!
The waterfall in the forest park is breath-taking and perfect for cooling off from the heat of the day. What’s interesting is that there are four levels of the waterfall. Levels two and three are the most popular spots for people to enjoy a natural shower under the waterfall and swim at the clear waters. Couples can enjoy a picnic at the gazebos here too, but beware of monkeys wanting to steal your food!
- Address : Kilometer 17, Jalan, Jalan Rawang, Templer Baiduri, 48000 Rawang, Selangor
- Operation Hours: 6 am to 8 pm (daily)
- Entrance Fee: RM2
Enjoy the Sunset and City Lights at the Heli Lounge Bar
A date at the Heli Lounge Bar is sure to leave an unforgettable memory. The concept of a helicopter pad turned nightlife hotspot is what makes it a unique and extraordinary spot to spend your evening. Couples who want to have a fancy evening here can also chill at the Helipad Rooftop bar for some drinks and cocktails.
Not only that, one of the most rewarding things couples can do here is to witness a majestic sunset and beautiful city lights at night. Since the Heli Lounge Bar is located just across from the KL Tower, couples will have a romantic time over drinks and an eye-catching view. Don’t forget to snap a few pictures for memories!
- Address: 34 Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50450, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
- Operation Hours: 5 pm to 12 am (Sun to Wed), 5 pm to 1 am (Thurs), 5 pm to 2 am (Fri & Sat)
Go for Ice Skating at Sunway Pyramid Ice
Another fun activity that couples can do is to go ice skating. It’s a great way to bond, and laugh at each other over the multiple falls you might get. Either way, couples can enjoy helping each other up when they do. Sunway Pyramid Ice is the first world-class ice sports entertainment in Malaysia.
Couples not only get to skate here, but they can also go for a shop at the Sunway Pyramid mall. Besides that, they may also visit other nearby attractions such as the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park and Convention Centres; or take a stroll at the city.
- Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
- Operation Hours: Detailed operation hours can be found here.
- Entrance Fee: Weekdays (RM25-Non-member, RM20-Member), Weekends (RM30-Non-member, RM25-Member)
Are you ready for your next date? We hope this list of where to go will give you a romantic and fantastic time with your partner. Just remember to be yourself, and get comfortable being with your lover around these date spots here in KL.
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