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10 Fun Activities In KL For Every Couple (Other Than Eating Out & Watching A Movie)

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Ili  •  Feb 11, 2020

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[Updated 30 June 2021] When it comes to finding things to do in KL as a couple, it can be tricky especially when you've fallen into the routine of eating out and going to the cinemas. If you're wondering how to switch things up, we've got a list of fun activities for couples just for you 😁 From going on an outdoor adventure to visiting local museums, take a look at these fun activities in KL that every couple should do besides taking the classic dinner and movie route.

1. Visit a museum

Discover the history of Malaysia by visiting the various museums peppered across the city. From cultural aspects to architecture and technological advancements, you’ll be in for an educational treat at these places that are dedicated to documenting the development of this beautiful country. 
Credit: Alex Keshavjee on Flickr
Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is home to one of the best collections of Islamic decorative arts in the world. Boasting thousands of artefacts and an amazing display of Quranic books, a visit here is truly an enlightening experience and will definitely leave you in awe of its beauty and brilliance  😊  #HHWT Tip: KL Bird Park, KL Butterfly Park, the Perdana Botanical Garden and the National Mosque are within walking distance from the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. So, set aside an afternoon to visit these attractions in Kuala Lumpur!

2. Plan a romantic picnic

Kick back, relax and enjoy the sunny outdoors with your partner on a lovely picnic. That’s right! There are many picnic spots in KL, so all you have to do is pack a delicious meal for two and lay out a blanket at a scenic park of your choosing.  Head to KLCC Park where you'll find an urban sanctuary in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. Backdropped by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, one of the tallest buildings in the world, this beautiful patch of greenery in Malaysia's capital city makes for an amazing picnic spot. You can also check out the European-style Taman Saujana Hijau that's becoming increasingly popular thanks to its stunning nature landscape. 

3. Say yes to a relaxing couple's spa treatment

Offering everything from aromatherapy massages to facial treatments, there are many spas in Kuala Lumpur to unwind and de-stress after a long day. For a well-deserved break, treat yourself and your spouse to a couple's spa package! For example, Majestic Spa's Malaya Golden Chersonese has separate treatments including Bunga Rampai massage for women and East Indian spice massage for men. 

4. Explore the city’s Insta-worthy spots 

Taking pictures with your loved one is always a great idea to collect memorable moments with them. And what better way to make the most of your time together than to seek out some of the best Instagrammable spots in KL. Whether you're eyeing the colourful stairs at Batu Caves, the beautiful murals in the lanes of Chinatown or the lush nature of KL Forest Eco Park - one the oldest forest reserves in Malaysia, rest assured that these places will make a cool backdrop for your pictures.

5. Shop till you drop at KL's amazing malls

 It's no secret that KL has an impressive list of amazing shopping malls and with the convenience of the LRTs, you'll be able to make good use of its inter-connectivity that frees you from the worry of parking and traffic jams. Dive right into your mall-hopping excursion by making your way to Suria KLCC (connected to the KLCC LRT station) where the store directory reads like a dream. From luxury brand boutiques to retail favourites such as UNIQLO and ZARA, there's no reason why this amazing mall shouldn't be one of your pit stops. Besides browsing through the stores, there are many other things to do like relaxing by the outdoor fountain or soaking in the amazing views of KL from the Sky Bridge of the Twin Towers! #HHWT Tip:  Check out Avenue K, another mall located right across the street from Suria KLCC (via Jalan Ampang), which can be accessed via the underground connection to the KLCC LRT station.

6. Indulge in a romantic staycation

If you're dreaming of a romantic getaway, you'd probably think of island villas or nature retreats. But given the current circumstances, a staycation in the city might be the kind of romantic trip you're looking for, especially since there are plenty of gorgeous accommodations in KL to plan a romantic staycation. From the Instagrammable KLoe Hotel to luxurious Villa Samadhi, who says you need a flight ticket to enjoy a romantic holiday with your spouse?

7. Catch a show at KLPAC 

Instead of heading to the cinemas, make your way to Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) for live performances of plays, musicals, dances or music showcases. Home to the city's performing arts community, this charming space houses many studios and theatres where you can expect something to be playing all-year long. Planning your next date at this historical and cultural landmark will definitely make your next date out a special one 😊 

8. Experience indoor skydiving

While there are many thrilling activities for couples in KL, there's only one where you can experience the unique adrenaline rush of indoor skydiving. Located in the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Air Rider Indoor Skydiving offers a simulation of true freefall conditions. With the guidance of an instructor, prepare to be lifted skyward once you step into the vertical wind tunnel. With no planes or parachutes, you can be assured to have a memorable outing with your other half here 😄

9. Go kayaking

 Put a unique twist on your couple activity in KL by hopping into a kayak at Putrajaya Lake Club. Offering other various recreational water sports as well such as canoeing, cycling and swimming, you can rent a single kayak (RM10 per hour) and a double leisure kayak (RM20 per hour) at the clubhouse on site. Paddle through the Putrajaya Lake as you soak in the serene atmosphere and admire the beauty of Purajaya's famous pink mosque - Putra Mosque. 

10. Experience fun indoor activities

If you're a couple with a knack for solving problems and finding clues, see if you can overcome challenges together at various escape rooms in Kuala Lumpur including Breakout Malaysia and Escape Room! Besides that, couples can tap into their fun side by spending the afternoon at indoor theme parks such as Escape Challenge Petaling Jaya, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park and the apocalyptic-themed District 21! Now that you've got this list to inspire you, it's time to start planning your next couple activity and get ready for all the fun and excitement that's in store for you 😉