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By Justin Tan
— 18 Jan 2018, 07:11 PM
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Tired of ending up in a shopping mall every time you’re out with your SO or hanging out with your friends? This viral Twitter thread has got some pretty great ideas on alternative hangout spots:
<blockquote data-width="550"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Since kl is overridden with malls that are unsurprisingly similar, here are some fun, cheap, student friendly day out ideas you can go with your partner/friends! (A thread)</p>— amira (@yymrx_) January 14, 2018</blockquote> We’re not saying that usual dates at the movies or catching up in cafes is boring, but hey, trying out something new can be fun too, right?<br></br></p>
Judging from the 9,000+ retweets the thread has gotten, it’s a sentiment that is shared by many Malaysians. Check out the list here:
1. Putrajaya Botanical Garden
Bike rental starts at 9am and it’ll cost you RM10 per hour on weekdays and RM12 on weekends and public holiday. However, bicycles are limited.
Tip: You can bring your own bicycle to save cost and cycle ’til the sun comes up!
The Moroccan Pavilion is situated in the botanical gardens. It is designed to showcase the rich tradition of arts and architecture of Morocco, and the Moors.
Do note that there is a small entrance fee of RM3 for adults.
Address: Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, Putrajaya.
2. Putrajaya Wetlands Park – Lake Recreation Centre
The lake itself offers plenty of recreational opportunities such as canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. You can also organise a BBQ picnic and camp out under the stars.
Bicycle rental and water activities rental starts from RM10.
Address: Exit Persiaran Utara, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.
3. Night market aka pasar malam
Ah, pasar malam! A wide variety of food to feast on and cheap bargains wherever you look. You can literally find anything at a pasar malam.
A Malaysian classic.
4. National Museum of Malaysia
For locals, the entrance fee is RM2 for adults, while children can enter for free.
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.00am to 6.00pm, closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Address: Jalan Damansara 50566, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact No: +603-2267-1048.
5. Central Market
<b>Opening hours: </b>Daily, 10.00am to 9.30pm.<br></br><b><br></br>Address: </b>Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.<b></b><br></br></p> <p>
6. Riding the LRT or MRT, then stop at any random station and explore your surroundings
This might be the most spontaneous idea on this list, but what’s life without a little unexpected adventure, right? Plus, it’s a great escape from the hubbub of the city.
Tip: Make sure you have your Touch ‘N Go card ready so you don’t have to queue up to buy tickets.
<b>Entrance fee</b>: <strong></strong>Child (3 – 12 years) RM8, Adult (13 – 60 years) RM20, Senior Citizen (61 years & above) RM10.<strong></strong>
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:30am – 5.30pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am – 6.30pm.
Address: Level 4, Suria KLCC, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Contact No.: +603 2331 8181.
8. Flea market – Amcorp Mall
<b>Opening Hours: </b>Daily, 9.00am - 10.00pm.<br></br>
Address: 18 Persiaran Barat, Off Jalan Timur, Petaling Jaya 46200, Malaysia.
Contact No.: +60 3-7958 2784.
9. Kepong Metropolitan Park
This 95-hectare park has an excellent jogging track, a cycling lane around the lane, and the main attraction, a large open field which is perfect for kite flying.
Don’t worry if you don’t own a kite, there are kite sellers offering plenty of options.
Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, Kepong Metropolitan Lake-Garden, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
10. Fun fair
Fun fair dates may not be the “in” thing to do these days, but there’s a certain charm to impressing your date the old school way.
Don’t forget to take aesthetically-pleasing pictures of your date or friends while you’re there.
Although the fun fair location provided in the tweet has moved away, you can still catch it in Seremban if you’re willing to take a little drive with your pals.
Price: 1 token = RM 2.
Address: Taman Ast towards Seremban Town, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
You’ve got a list, and now for the next step:
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