Tired of sight-seeing and cafe-hopping? There’s still a plethora of exciting things to do in Kuala Lumpur (KL) besides the usual food hunting and landmark tours.
Here are 6 interesting and fun places you might not have been to in KL:
1. Indoor Activities at MYBestBox
Inspired by shows like Running Man, Malaysia’s Best Box is the ultimate event space with 7 major attractions; including a VS hall with interactive games, indoor go-karting, and even a Rage Room where you can work out your unresolved anger issues.
Who says you can’t have excitement indoors? Spend some fun quality time with your friends and family at this party room in KL. Find out more about the unique and interesting indoor activities MYBestBox has to offer.
Address: Level 6, East Wing, Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, No 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
2. Have a Unique Dining Experience in the Dark
Experience a different, one-of-a-kind dining experience at Dining in the Dark, KL. This upscale restaurant changes their menu every season, making it a mystery for diners. When you arrive, the experienced staff—most of them are blind—will lead you into a pitch black room where your sense of taste will be truly put to the test.
Have quality conversations with your loved ones as you clumsily feel around for your utensils and dishes, taking wild guesses at what you’re putting into your mouth. The menu will only be revealed at the end of your meal, keeping the element of surprise.
Address: 50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
3. Discover Hidden Bars in Chinatown
There are many more interesting themed bars to be discovered than the ones in the busy street of Changkat.
1.45am Bar KL is a hidden bar in Chinatown where, when you finally find it up some flight of stairs through what looks to be an abandoned shop lot, the entrance is a rainbow-coloured passageway lined with LED light strips and mirrored doors. The walls of the bar are covered with neon writings and decor. The alcohol there is reasonably priced, and they also have a beer pong table!
Address: No 63 B, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
The Deceased KL is not exactly that hidden, but there is no conspicuous sign out front. This immersive bar is horror-themed, with bloody handprints on the walls and decorative props of the deceased (with one strategically placed right at the front door). Their Asian-inspired cocktails come in traditional oriental bowls and cups, infused with Chinese herbs and spices.
Address: No 55, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
4. Bring Your Furkid to The Waterfront @Desa ParkCity
If you’re looking for a fun place to bring your furry companion who keeps making googly eyes at you whenever you go out, take them to the Waterfront at Desa ParkCity! Saunter around the beautiful dog park and catch glimpses of fish and tortoises in the lake. There are even dog waste bag dispensers scattered around the park, so be sure to clean up after your furkids.
After that, you can head over to the Waterfront retail centre to nurse your hunger. Some of the restaurants and cafes allow you to sit with your dogs outside while you dine.
Address: No 5, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
5. Crackhouse Comedy Club
If you’re feeling down in the dumps and could really use a laugh, head down to the Crackhouse Comedy Club for entertaining and hilarious open-mic nights. They have shows every Friday, Saturday and Wednesday night with an affordable entree price of just RM20.
Address: No 24A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
6. Take a Cooking Class at ABC Cooking Studio
ABC Cooking Studio offers free trial lessons where you can learn how to cook extravagant dishes like the Japanese Hamburg Steak and bake cute desserts. The class is 2 hours, and offers a selection of dishes to choose from. A teacher will guide you in this very hands-on lesson, and when you’re done, you can pig out on the food that you’ve lovingly prepared.
Address: Lot T-226, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
Now that we’ve got your weekend plans down, don’t forget to practice social distancing when you visit these spots. You can wear a mask, and still have a blast!
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