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20 Fun Things To Do In KL & PJ During The Weekends (2022 Guide)

Besides going shopping, cafe-hopping and watching movies, what else do you do in the bustling city of KL? If what you’ve been doing here seems repetitive every time the holidays or weekends hit, read on to find out more exciting things to do in KL if you are down to do something different next!

20 Fun Things To Do In KL & PJ Besides Going To The Mall

1. Sip & Paint

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As the title it is, sip on a glass of wine and paint something! Join the sip and paint session at the Art & Bonding Painting Studio to bring out the hidden Picasso in you. All the art tools and materials are all prepared for you so all you have to do is pick up the paintbrushes and unleash your artistic skills. But of course, this session is friendly for everyone so don’t worry about not being a great artist there. Just drink, paint, and have fun.

Art & Bonding

Address: 3F, No. 22, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Operating hours: 10am-12pm (Monday-Saturday) | 10am-6pm (Sunday)

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Enjoy Baking At Good Times DIY Baking Studio

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Baking at home can be such a big mess and hectic especially for newbie bakers. Some of us don’t even have the right recipes and appliances for baking too. That’s why going to the Good Times DIY Baking Studio will be a wise choice as you can learn how to bake pastries and cakes in convenience there! From easy level to advanced level, and even special theme cakes, you will be able to choose the courses you’d like to learn. Whether it’s with your friends or family, this will be a fun and rewarding group activity you can do in KL.

Find their studios near you:

MyTOWN Shopping Centre

Address: L2-052,NO 6, Jalan Cochrane,Seksyen 90,Mytown Shopping Mall,55100, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 10am-8pm

Paradigm Mall

Address: Paradigm Mall, Level 2F-03, 47301 Petaling Jaya

Operating hours: 11am-8pm (Monday-Friday) | 10am-8pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Learn Pottery Craft At Good Times DIY Pottery Studio

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Find your inner peace by joining a pottery crafting lesson at Good Times DIY Pottery Studio at Paradigm Mall. Put your hands on the potter’s wheel and make your own wares from clay! A meaningful experience for both beginners and experienced potters where you can let your mind focus on crafting the pottery and relax.

Paradigm Mall

Address: Paradigm Mall, Level 2F-03, 47301 Petaling Jaya

Operating hours: 11am-8pm (Monday-Friday) | 10am-8pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Check Out Kedai KL

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There are so many things to do and explore here at this artisanal marketplace – Kedai KL. Located at Mahsa Avenue, this is where you can find local entrepreneurs, artists, designers and all makers rolling out their products at this modern street market. You can go for the arts where some weekly workshops are set up, some coffee with friends, or just shop for some goods made by local talents. There are also many photo-worthy corners that are perfect for your Instagram update!

kedai klPhoto: @kedai.kl (Instagram)

Photo: @kedai.kl (Instagram)

Address: Block B, Level 2, MAHSA Avenue Jalan Universiti, Off, Jalan Ilmu, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 10am-6pm (Closed on Monday)

Links(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Go For Batik Painting

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batik painting klPhoto: @batik_ainnaartwork (Instagram)

Another therapeutic activity with arts, join this batik painting workshop at a corner of the Central Market with your loved ones! Just walk into the shop, Ainna Artwork, choose your canvas and start painting. You will find this activity worth your time and effort as you bring home the batik you’ve painted!

Address: Lot 1.03A G floor central market annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 11am-6pm

Link(s): Instagram

6. Appreciate Arts At Ilham Art Gallery

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Allow your mind to wander through the different dimensions of arts at Ilham Art Gallery. The Ilham Art Gallery presents various Malaysian modern and contemporary arts that would bring you to a quiet world to appreciate the art pieces. In 2022, there’s an inaugural ILHAM Art Show ongoing until 23 October 2022 where you get the chance to explore more mind-blowing works from Malaysian artists. Admission is also FREE so do check it out!

Address: Levels 3 and 5, Ilham Tower, 8, Lrg Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 11am-7pm (Tuesday-Saturday) | 11am-5pm (Sunday)

7. Drop By Kuala Lumpur City Gallery (KLCG)

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Learn about Kuala Lumpur’s heritage with a visit to the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery at Dataran Merdeka. You’d be able to discover an interesting presentations of Malaysia and KL that would amaze you no matter how long you’ve been around this city. The best part is, there’s a famous bakery hidden in this building that you should check out: This Bakery Cafe Hidden In A 1898 Colonial Building Is Known For Their Cronuts & Artisanal Pastries. First, explore the gallery. Then, chill at the bakery cafe. Seems like a good plan?

Address: 27, Jln Raja, Dataran Merdeka, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 9am-6.30pm (Closed on Tuesday)

8. Explore 99 Wonderland Park

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An open concept urban wildlife park awaits your visit to witness the beautiful landscape and interact with animals! 99 Wonderland Park is the first recreational park in KL that features Musical Dancing Fountain, LED lights and more where you can spend a great time there with family or friends. With over 99 species of animals and 34 attractions, it will be an exciting place to explore!

Address: Jalan 13a, Pusat Bandar Utara Selayang, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor

Operating hours: 5pm-12am (Monday-Wednesday) | 9am-4pm; 5pm-12am (Thursday-Sunday)

Link(s): Website | Facebook

9. Dining In The Dark

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What can you eat when you can’t see? The fun starts there! Head into a pitch-black room without lights and challenge yourself to eat without making too much mess on the scene! The best part is- you wouldn’t know what’s on the menu until you taste it yourself. If you don’t see it, feel it.

Address: 50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 6pm-9:30pm (Closed on Monday)

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

10. Shuttle In The Dark

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What better thing to do than playing badminton with friends? Try playing it in a dark! The first-ever glow-in-the-dark badminton experience will allow you to smash glowing shuttlecocks with fluorescent racquets, it’ll be a lit badminton session!

Address: Concourse Level, Petronas Twin Tower, Twin Towers Fitness Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 7.30am-8.30pm (Monday-Friday) | 10.30am-5.30pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

11. Roller-Skate & Rollerblade At Jaya One

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Photo: @TheSquareMY (Facebook)

A Friday night fun at Jaya One where you can roller skate or rollerblade for FREE in the mall! Sounds fun? Book a slot to showcase your best moves every Friday from 8pm to 11pm here!

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

12. Roll Your Way To RollerWa

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things to do in klPhoto: @rollerwakl (Instagram)

Dance to the rhythm of K-pop as you roll at RollerWa, a Korean themed indoor roller skate rink. With your favourite K-pop songs playing out loud in the background, this will be the best spot to have a blast as a K-pop fan and also roller-skaters out there!

Address: 1UE Kuala Lumpur, MY 47800 Selangor Petaling Jaya Lebuh Bandar Utama Lot F603A-F613, First Floor

Operating hours: 10am-10.30pm

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

13. Visit Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

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Discover fun and sciences when you set foot on this Petrosains Discovery Centre. An immersive experience where you can play and learn with all the interactive setups that relate to science. A perfect place to amaze children but also a good place to have a blast with your friends there!

Address: Petronas Twin Tower, Level 4, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur9.6 km

Operating hours: 9:30am-5:30pm

14. Hop Onto Ronda-Ronda KL Bus Tour

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Photo: @klhoponhopoff (Instagram)

There are so many things to do in KL, but have you toured the city on a bus before? If not, the Ronda-Ronda KL Bus Tour is a good way to spend your day touring KL on an open-top double-decker bus! Feel the wind and catch the beautiful sights of KL while you are on the 2-hour bus tour. You’ll also be able to capture some photographs as the bus makes stops at various attractions in KL.

Address: Sg Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang St, 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Tour schedule: 10am | 12.30pm | 3pm (Monday-Friday)

Link (s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

15. Go On A KL City of Lights Bus Tour

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kl city of lightsPhoto: @klhoponhopoff (Instagram)

Witness the city lights ignite with this night bus tour instead if you don’t want to go during the daytime. The KL City of Lights Bus Tour will show you the famous landmarks in KL for you to experience the buzz of KL during the nighttime.

Address: Sg Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang St, 55100 Wilayah Persekutuan, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Tour schedule: 8pm-10pm daily

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

16. Go On A Vespa Tour in KL

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vespa tour klPhoto: @vespalicioustours (Instagram)

Did you know you can get a chauffeured Vespa tour and experience a ride around the city? Similar to the bus tours but this little Vespa can take you down the narrow streets and even to the local markets for you to explore some street food! This is for you if you are really new to KL, and need some help from a tour guide.

Check out Vespalicious Tours if you are down for the experience!

17. Take A Walk Across Saloma Bridge

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A dazzling spot for a gorgeous photo at night. The Saloma Bridge is a 69 metres combined pedestrian and bicyclist bridge across the Klang River, connecting KLCC and Kampung Baru. What makes it a hot spot is the beautiful LED lights that lit up the whole bridge at night. It’s definitely worth a stroll along the bridge!

Address: Saloma, Between and Lorong, Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

18. Lake Symphony Water Show

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Sometimes all you need is some distractions from the bustling city. Sit and chill by the water fountain at KLCC park to catch the Lake Symphony Water Show. It’s nothing much but watching the water splashing with the companion of music in the background would somehow relieve the tension and enlighten your mood!

Address: KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Showtime: 8pm, 9pm  and 10pm daily

19. Visit KL bird park

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Photo: @syaukiazim (Instagram)

Take a step closer to nature and greet the birds at the KL Bird Park. This is a tropical paradise where you can meet more than 3000 species of birds, enjoy bird feeling, and even bird shows!

Address: KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 9am-6pm

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

20. Watch The Sunrise At Changkat Tunku Lookout Point

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The Changkat Tunku Lookout Point is where you can get an uninterrupted view of the KL city skyline. If you are an early bird, go out and check out this spot as it is the best place to catch the sunrise! If you are a night owl, go for the night view instead! It is a popular spot where photographers are gathered to capture the mesmerising view of KL.

Address: Changkat Tunku Lookout Point, Taman Duta, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

So, What Are You Going To Do This Weekend?

KL will always be a place full of fun and exciting things to do, you can never run out of things to do here! Whether it is with your friends, family, lover or even alone, the list we’ve compiled consists of all the ideas you need for your next outings in KL. Now, have you found the right activity for you? Just go for it and enjoy!

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