Let us imagine the following scenario: it’s Friday night, you’ve gotten back home from work and now you have the weekend ahead of you and you want to have some fun. However you are faced with a slight problem; even though you want to have a good time, you do not want to spend too much money on your evening out. So now you need to ask yourself, what can you do that is fun and that won’t put a burden on your wallet? Here, we will tell you 8 awesome and affordable ways you can spend your weekend in Kuala Lumpur.
1. Wheelie Sunday at Publika
Every Sunday between 7 am and 10 am all roads inside the Publika Shopping complex are closed to all cars. This way, families can cycle, skate, jog, walk and run in a safe and clean environment. If you don’t have your bicycle you don’t need to worry, The Square at Publika provides a large selection of bikes for you to ride, all free of cost. The 1,200-metre-long loop along Publika’s main roads is a great place to get some exercise and meet people; the loop is also lined with plenty of cafes where you can refresh yourself and spend some time with your friends and family afterwards.
2. District 21
District 21 is a post-apocalyptic indoor adventure theme park located in IOI City Mall. It fills up a massive 70,000 square feet of open space. District 21 houses the world’s first indoor roller glider, which is a 160m long zip line roller coaster. This rollercoaster will have you feeling like you are going to fall off at every bend, in other words, it’s not for the faint-hearted. You can also have a short adventure in the largest indoor high element course in Asia or climb their special rock wall with climbing holds which retract from the bottom as time passes.
The park is open from 10 am to 8 pm and tickets come at RM 75 per person. It is a must visit for the young and fit who enjoy a challenging afternoon with like-minded friends.
3. Petronas Art Gallery
Located in Suria KLCC, The Petronas Art Gallery is home to thousands of works of art. Some of the pieces you will find here include contemporary painting, photographs, traditional costumes, crafts and sometimes surreal sculptures. The gallery was established in 1993 in order to support the ongoing development of art and artists in Malaysia. The gallery itself is free to enter and the place hosts various themed exhibitions where they regularly change the art, crafts and designs that are displayed.
The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am and 8 pm.
4. KL Eco-Forest Park
Formerly known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the forest park is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the middle of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Located next to the Menara KL Tower, visitors can find a variety of trees, herbs, creepers and even bamboos in this forest, all along walking trails which range from 300 to 500 metres. Entry to the Park is free between 7 am to 6 pm every day, and you are also given the option of a guided tour of the forest reserve if you have purchased tickets to the KL Tower observation deck.
5. The Humble Chef
Coming from rather unorthodox and humble beginnings, the Humble Chef used to be a food truck which would go around Damansara heights, giving out RM 5 pasta to people who are out late at night. Nowadays they serve their food in an air-conditioned café. They still give out their delectable creations at the same prices they used to when they were a food truck! Some of their famous dishes include Chicken Carbonara, Fried Laksa and Lamb Pita. You can find them at Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara where they stay open from 10 am to 11 pm.
6. Come Eat Lok Lok
This family business serves a range of lok lok for RM 1.20 per stick. Along with their lok lok, they serve three different types of dipping sauces – satay, sambal and chee cheong fun. They also provide you with a selection of deep fried items which have just the right amount of crispy deliciousness.
You can find them at Vista Magna, Jalan Prima 1, Metro Prima where they are open from 9:30 am all the way till 1 am.
7. KL Go Green Car-Free Morning
While KL City Centre isn’t exactly known for its empty roads, on every first and third Sunday of the month, most roads are completely closed to motorised vehicles for two hours, during which time visitors can enjoy a range of activities which include cycling, jogging, rollerblading, and skateboarding; it’s called the KL Go Green Car-Free Morning and is open to anyone and everyone. On special occasions, they even hold free Zumba or aerobic sessions at the Dataran DBKL Square.
The event normally starts from 7 am and goes on to 9 am, although the timings are subject to change.
8. Central Market
One of KL’s most well-known and familiar landmarks, Central Market and the surrounding area is abuzz with shops, roadside stores and eateries which cater to wide array of tastes. The market is also known to host free cultural performances, art exhibitions, traditional dances, sketches and music. It is a great place to buy a variety of traditional handicrafts, kebaya, songket, batik and authentic Malaysian souvenirs.
You can find the Central Market near the Pasar Seni LRT station; they stay open every day from 10 am to 10 pm.
As you can see, KL has quite a lot to offer you for your weekend, whether you go alone, with your family or your friends. So go ahead and have some fun times, make a lot of happy memories and have a great weekend.
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