Valentine’s is upon us and if you’re not keen on yet another fine dining celebration, here are some out-of-the-box options that you and your partner can try out.
1. Experience true fear @ HauntU
Scary situations no doubt bring people closer together, especially if the situation is a haunted house experience. HauntU is a new immersive horror experience in KL and what that means is you’ll basically have the chance to interact with the cast. There’s a cool plot which sees you being involved in a gold heist at a fictional hotel and the questions you ask the actors as well as the way you react in certain situations might alter the ending slightly. Definitely a cool experience to try at least once, even if you’re a scaredy cat. Actually, more so if you’re a scaredy cat. That way, you’ll have an excuse to cling on to bae. 😉
Click here to find out how we did at HauntU!
Address: LINC, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 011-1686 9199
2. Go indoor drifting @ Blastacars
If your partner has a need for speed and loves zig zagging across the highway, cutting behind slow drivers, they’ve got to visit Blastacars! Here, they’ll get to drive to their heart’s content (for roughly 10 minutes) in a safe setting under the supervision of the coaches. Only 8 players are allowed on the course at any given time so you’ll be joined by other players. Blastacars will make for an ideal V-date because a common debate amongst couples is “Who’s the better driver“? Settle it here once and for all—loser pays for dinner. 😛
Click here to find out who’s the best drifter in DiscoverKL.
Address: Sungei Wang Plaza (5th Floor), Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-887 8485
3. Experience a VR Theme Park @ The Rift
Gamers would enjoy a virtual + augmented reality theme park like The Rift in Mid Valley. It’s got 15 different reality-altering, physically-challenging experiences. Our favourites are the Zero Latency and Hurricane VR. At Zero Latency, you’ll get to enter a zombie apocalypse where you’ll fight to the end to protect bae and yourself. Meanwhile, Hurricane VR lets you enjoy a 360 degree ride while donning a pair of VR glasses so it’ll truly feel like you’re flying mid-air in a virtual reality space.
Curious as to what else is in the store at The Rift? Click here to find out.
Address: 3rd Floor, North Court, MidValley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur
Website: The Rift
Tel: 03-2202 1808
4. Go indoor sky-diving @ AirRider
Sky diving is a bucket list adventure that most adrenaline junkies would have dreamt of pursuing but it goes without saying that there are risks involved. If you’re keen on trying it but you’re not willing to jump out of a plane just yet, AirRider would be a safer option. This indoor skydiving zone in 1 Utama simulates the freefall component of outdoor skydiving and sure it’s nowhere near the actual experience but it’s close enough. The flight lasts for 50 seconds and that’s actually more free fall time than an actual outdoor sky dive!
Price: RM89 for 2 flights
Address: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7728 5588
5. Enjoy kid-like fun @ SuperPark
SuperPark makes getting active all the more fun and even when the sports facility is geared towards kids and teens, there are activities that older folks would enjoy too. The problem with such activity parks is the lack of activities that adults would enjoy as well, but the last time our team was over at SuperPark, we found that there were sufficient activities for us to spend a couple of hours enjoying. Some of our favourites include the indoor ice skating rink, rock climbing wall and futsal court.
Find out what we thought of SuperPark here.
Address: Unit 4-1, Level 4, Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2789 1408
6. Teach your girl how to surf @ FlowRider
Surfing is not a common sport amongst city folks, mostly due to the lack of beaches and oceans to practice surfing at. Admittedly, there aren’t many spots to catch a wave at in KL and that’s what makes FlowRider unique. It uses an artificial wave simulator which consists of elements from board sports like surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and skimboarding. Realistically, the first session at FlowRider would see you trying to maintain your balance on the board but it’s enough to know if surfing is something that the pair of you would like to pick up seriously.
Price: RM45-RM55 for a 1-hour session
Address: Lot LG 601, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7710 0833
7. Dine in complete darkness @ Dining In The Dark
How do you take a meal and elevate that experience? Try depriving one of your senses. At Dining In The Dark, you and your partner will savour meals in complete darkness. You won’t be able to see your partner or the meal that you’re enjoying, so it’s a complete surprise—but all will be revealed in the end so you’ll get to see if your guesses were right. There are 4 courses in total and you can opt for vegetarian meals too.
Address: 50A Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Website: Dining In The Dark
Tel: 03-2110 0431
8. Fish for food @ Prawn Valley Farm
If you love seafood, you should learn how to catch and cook them too. At Prawn Valley Farm, you’ll have 2 hours to fish from their man-made pools and BBQ them from scratch. Some of the seafood you’ll be able to enjoy are prawns, crabs, clams and lalas. Be sure to go for as many rounds as you can and get your money’s worth.
Find out more about Prawn Valley Farm here.
Address: Lot 100, Jalan Sungai SOP Batu 14 Pekan Hulu Langat, Kuala Lumpur
Website: Prawn Valley Farm
Tel: 018-281 4918
9. Make your own pancakes @ Slappy Cakes
Unleash your creativity (or lack thereof) at Slappy Cakes. Realistically you probably won’t be able to create Disney characters from your pancakes just yet so aim smaller and perhaps go for something simpler like floral patterns or emojis instead. Alternatively, challenge your partner to create a pancake of you and you can do the same too! There are savoury and sweet condiments to choose from, including chicken sausage and bananas.
Address: SPWF001, First Floor, Sunway Pyramid West, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya
Website: Slappy Cakes
Tel: 03-5650 5125
10. Dine in the sky @ Dinner In The Sky
Dinner In The Sky is an experience worth trying at least once, more so if you or your partner has a fear of heights. All guests will be secured in their seat prior to being suspended 45m in the air for the duration of their dinner. What’s cool is the fact that you’ll get to enjoy a bird’s eye view of KL and a chef will be joining you in the air as well so you’ll get to ask him or her questions about the meal you’ve just had.
There are 3 different packages to choose from:
- RM449 for the Economy Class
- RM699 for the Business Class
- RM999 for the First Class
The experience lasts 60 minutes and you’ll get to enjoy a 3-course meal from Elements Kuala Lumpur (Business and First class passengers will receive a 4-course meal with additional perks like special gifts and complimentary alcohol).
Address: 231, Bukit Bintang Street, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Website: Dinner In The Sky
Tel: 03-2282 6413
11. Dine in a plane @ Plane In The City
The last time our entire team was on board Plane In The City, it definitely did not look the way it does today. Back then, it resembled more of an airplane cockpit. However, in line with the Valentine’s Day celebrations, the plane has been decorated with flowers and candles for a romantic feel.
Similar to Dinner In The Sky, there are 3 packages to choose from:
- RM259 for Economy class
- RM499 for Business class
- RM999 for First class
The experience lasts for 90 minutes and is inclusive of the wing walk experience and cockpit visit. Don’t worry if it happens to rain during your visit. You will receive a wing walk experience voucher which can be redeemed during a separate visit.
Want to know what it’s like to dine on a plane? Click here to find out.
Address: 231, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Website: Plane In The City
Tel: 03-2282 6413
12. Dine in a bus @ Nightbus 127
There’s definitely an element of nostalgia when it comes to buses. Most of us would have experienced taking the bus to school in our formative years and it would definitely be an experience worth revisiting at this age. NightBus 127 is a bus which has been refurbished into a restaurant, complete with bus seats. What’s cool about this restaurant is the fact that it used to carry passengers around the Jenjarom area.
Address: Lot 389, Jalan Klang Banting, Batu 13, Jenjarom, Selangor
Website: Nightbus 127
Tel: 011-2626 4127
13. Plan your own grazing party with Keju By Carmen
Grazing boxes are convenient as you’ll get to enjoy them anywhere, whether that may be in your own living room, car or by the park. Rather than individually sourcing food for your picnic, you can leave it to Keju By Carmen to send a box to you and your loved one. Some of the ingredients of the box include alcohol, nuts, crackers, cheese, meat, pickled fruits, fresh fruits and chocolate. Keju By Carmen is 100% pork-free and all of their cheese and meat suppliers are halal-certified.
Website: Keju By Carmen
Feature Image Credit: Plane In The City, The Rift