Top 27 Fun Things To Do In KL & Selangor This Weekend

Top 27 Fun Things To Do In KL & Selangor This Weekend

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Most people think of Malaysia as the foodie paradise of Southeast Asia. But aside from our treasure trove of delicious eats, did you know that this country is also a gigantic playground full of fun things to do thanks to our diverse mix of ethnic cultures and broad international scene?

There are heaps to see and do in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor - from street food hunting through the local night markets to crossing one of the world’s highest skybridge, and even a day splashing the heat away in a waterpark. The list is simply endless.

But let’s not get overwhelmed with a long list, because we wouldn’t want to start the fun on the wrong foot with choice paralysis now, would we?

Which is why we’ve narrowed down the top fun things you can experience in the bustling city throughout the week. Whether you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur from one of the many surrounding states or if you’re a local, there’s something for everyone here. All you’ve got to do is to pick one after the other to try out and check them off the list at your leisure!

Top 27 Fun Things To Do In KL & Selangor In 2024

Skyline Luge riders. Photo by Skyline Luge.

1. Zip Through The Valley @ Skyline Luge Malaysia

The Skyline Luge in Gamuda Gardens is the latest fun kid on the block where you can zip down from any of its four extensive tracks on a luge cart while enjoying scenic views of the valley.

Those who’ve always wanted to experience Need for Speed in real life without getting slapped with a saman can certainly do so here because you’ll be controlling the speed and direction of your luge cart with its easy steering and braking system!

Skyride at Skyline Luge KL. Photo by Skyline Luge.

One of the best times to enjoy the Skyline Luge is during early mornings or evenings on weekdays. Not only will you avoid the crowds, you’ll also skip the intense midday heat because most of the tracks are not shaded. It’s also best to book your tickets online a couple of days ahead so that you can skip past the queue for the Skyride to the luge!

Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 10am - 10pm on Fridays to Saturdays, closed on Wednesdays

Address: 7HF2+7JQ Gamuda Luge Gardens, 48050, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia

Sunway Lagoon Monsoon 360 Slide. Photo by Sunway Lagoon.

2. Splash Hot & Humid Days Away @ Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Most people visit the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park thinking of the water slides and the famed surf beach where the occasional concerts and raves are held. But did you know that there’s more to this place than its water park?

Sunway Lagoon is home to over 90 attractions and rides found all over its vast 88 acres theme park where families can enjoy roller coasters, the world’s largest man made surf beach, adrenaline-packed water slides, the in-house Wildlife Park, and even Asia’s very first Nickelodeon Themed Land! It’s a full-day adventure spot that can be enjoyed by both young and old thanks to its diverse mix of thrilling and gentle rides.

Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach. Photo by Sunway Lagoon.

Start your adventure through Sunway Lagoon in the morning and play all through the night where the scream park comes alive for those after a scream or ten. I’d recommend booking your tickets for Sunway Lagoon online a day or two in advance so you can skip the queue at the ticketing counter on the day you’re heading over (and maybe get a discount too)!

Opening Hours: 10am - 11pm, Wednesdays to Mondays. Closed on Tuesdays.

Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Hauntu Haunted Hotel at LINC KL. Photo by Hauntu.

3. Venture Through A Haunted House At Hauntu @ The LINC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

I bet you thought haunted houses were only reserved for theme parks and areas with supernatural sightings. Well Hauntu at The LINC KL is an immersive horror experience that blends live theatre performance, role play, and storytelling within its haunted house setting.

Think interactive encounters with ghostly actors as you navigate through the seasonal storylines within Hauntu’s eerie settings. If you’re one to get frightened easily (we don’t judge!), it’s best to go during the day. However if you love a healthy dose of horror, then you’ll want to head on over at night. Do make sure to book at least two days ahead as Hauntu has limited capacity per session!

Opening Hours: 2pm - 11pm on Mondays and Wednesdays to Fridays, 11am - 11pm on Saturdays and Sundays, 4pm - 11pm on Tuesdays

Address: 360, Jln Tun Razak, Pudu, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

KL Bird Park. Photo by KL Bird Park.

4. Try Your Hand (Or Eye) At Bird-Watching @ Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Known as the “World’s Largest Free-Flight Walk-In Aviary”, the KL Bird Park is one of those rare spots that allows you to observe countless birds flying freely within a contained and lush environment. 

Think watching or getting up close to species like peacocks, parrots, hornbills, flamingos, and more. You can also join in on feeding sessions or attend educational shows to learn more about Malaysia’s native, endemic, and exotic birds!

Bonus Tip: Book your tickets 24 hours in advance to enjoy the early bird discount - no pun intended.

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm, daily

Address: 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ice Skating at Sunway Pyramid. Photo by Sunway Pyramid.

5. Go Ice-Skating @ Sunway Pyramid

Enjoy a nice cool escape away from Malaysia’s typical humidity, while challenging yourself to balance on ice at Sunway Pyramid’s ice skating rink! Ice-skating at Sunway is a fun workout for families, couples, and individuals of all skill levels to experience gliding across the ice.

If you’re already familiar with rollerblading, then you’ll likely be able to ease into ice-skating here. Beginners can also opt to rent a skating aid in the form of a cute seal or penguin to hold on to for balance.

Opening Hours: 10am - 7:30pm, daily

Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Roller Skating at RollerWA. Photo by ROLLERWA Malaysia

6. Experience Disco-Style Roller Skating

Remember how some movies showcased the protagonists roller skating in a disco environment with neon lights flashing all around? You can try that too in one of Kuala Lumpur’s roller skating rinks, be it the popular Korean ROLLERWA+, PLSC JR Roller Skate at Berjaya Times Square, or Roller Light at Taman Melawati!

Just imagine yourself skating to the beat of music for the perfect marriage of exercise and recreational fun. If you’re new to skating, fret not because roller skating is said to be easier than ice-skating because the skates offer greater balance. So give it a try today and don’t worry too much about falling! ;)

Flowrider indoor surfing. Photo by Flowrider.

7. Catch Some Waves Surfing @ FlowRider In 1 Utama Shopping Centre

You don’t have to go to the East Coast or take a flight to Bali to try out surfing when you can do it here at your local mall! FlowRider offers people one of the most exciting outdoor activities in the form of an indoor surfing experience that simulates real wave surfing with strong jets of water pumping over a gentle incline. 

You can spot beginner surfers trying it out all the way to advanced surfers with a crave for waves going at it. There’s also the option to engage an instructor if this is your very first time trying it out - so if you’re looking to do that I’d recommend visiting on a weekday to get a dedicated training session in without having to deal with a crowd! Bear in mind that FlowRider even though FlowRider is located at an exposed space within the mall, which makes it susceptible to bad weather.

Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm on Sundays to Thursdays, 10am - 10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Address: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, LG601, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama E, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

8. Explore Artefacts From The Ancient Islamic World @ Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Home to over 7,000 artefacts along with an impressive library of Islamic-art books, it’s no wonder why the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia stands as one of Southeast Asia’s largest museums of Islamic arts.

Think walking through galleries of fine art, ancient artefacts, historical textiles from bygone days, weapons and armours, and ancient Islamic calligraphy of the Quran that all showcase the diversity and history of Islamic art across different regions. So if you’re a history buff or an appreciator of fine art, this is one place you mustn't miss out on instead of the usual National Museum!

Opening Hours: 9:30am - 6pm, daily

Address: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

KL Tower Observation Deck Sky Box. Photo by KL Tower.

9. Conquer New Heights (Literally!) At The KL Tower Observation Deck

Ever wanted a bird’s eye view of Kuala Lumpur’s concrete jungle from a great height? Then take a walk through the Kuala Lumpur Tower Observation Deck, also known as the Sky Deck, where a glass box that overlooks the entire city center known as the Sky Box awaits your courageous visit.

Just being on the Sky Box of the Sky Deck gives you a thrilling experience unlike any other, where the only thing separating you and the city on the ground are thick slabs of glass. It’s truly the perfect spot for people who are looking to conquer their fear of heights while taking in some of the best urban landscapes around.

Bonus Tip: Visit during early morning or evening for less crowding and to catch the spectacular sunset in the evenings.

Opening Hours: 9am - 10pm, daily

Address: Menara Kuala Lumpur No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Indoor climbing wall at SuperPark Avenue K. Photo by SuperPark Malaysia.

10. Challenge Obstacles & Games @ SuperPark In Avenue K

Instead of choosing whether to jump your day away at the trampoline park or to take up a challenging obstacle course, why not do both at SuperPark? This indoor activity park is home to obstacle walls, giant trampolines, foam pits, slides, a basketball arena, and more than can be enjoyed by both kids and adults.

With Kuala Lumpur’s intense heat these days, the SuperPark is one of the best ways for parents to spend hours of fun with their kids, or to let them run wild in a safe, contained environment when mom and dad need a break!

Opening Hours: 10am - 7pm, daily

Address: Unit 4-1, Level 4, Avenue K, Shopping Mall, 156, Jln Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

Batu Caves rainbow steps. Photo by Akhir Roslan.

11. Climb The Rainbow Steps Of Batu Caves

The world famous Batu Caves is home to a series of colourful steps that lead up to the main Temple Cave, which is a large limestone cavern that houses various Hindu shrines. The climb up its 272 rainbow steps offers visitors both a physical challenge and a unique cultural experience amidst stunning natural scenery and religious stonemasonry, including the giant golden statue of Lord Murugan at the base.

It’s best to attempt your climb early in the morning to avoid the heat and the crowds as it does get incredibly packed with visitors from all over the world as one of Malaysia’s most famous tourist attractions and significant religious landmark!

Opening Hours: 7am - 9pm, daily

Address: Gombak, 68100, Batu Caves, Selangor

Petaling Street. Photo by IQRemix.

12. Discover Hidden Gems In Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown

Kuala Lumpur’s very own Chinatown is a bustling shopping district and treasure trove of hidden gems. If there’s a place that’ll give you a sensory overload of sights, sounds, smells, and flavours, you can bet it’s Petaling Street with its many shops selling everything from local cuisine to traditional herbs and handcrafted goods (with a side of imitation goods), and not forgetting the iconic Central Market too.

It’s one of the best places to embark on a fun jalan-jalan cari makan adventure for the day when you’ve got some of the world’s top speakeasies hidden within its shoplots, delicious local and international eats (I’m looking at you mee tarik!), and famous egg tarts to eat on-the-go. Not forgetting the street art scene and the refurbished REXKL and its amazing ambiance which draws creatives and party-goers on the daily!

Zombie Prison VR Game at VAR LIVE KL. Photo by VAR LIVE KL MyTOWN.

13. Wreck Your Friends’ High Scores @ KL’s Largest VR Theme Park

Buying your very own VR sets would set you back a cool couple of thousands, so why not grab your friends and head on over to VAR LIVE to challenge them to fun VR games? Take your pick from the fan favourite Zombie Jail to a few rounds of Mario Kart-like races, or protect your cart as it pulls you through the arctic field and more!

This particular activity is best enjoyed with your group of friends, or for companies looking for a fun team-building idea for the month. It tends to get crowded during weekends as they have limited capacity per themed game room, so you may want to pop by during weekdays if you aren’t a fan of queuing.

Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm, daily

Address: L2-015, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, No.6, Jalan Cochrane, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lake Symphony at KLCC. Photo by Kyle Hasegawa. (1)

14. Watch Lake Symphony’s Dance Of Lights & Water At KLCC Park

KLCC Park’s Lake Symphony runs a daily water fountain show that combines water, sound, and light to create mesmerising visual effects that certainly pleases the senses. Even more so if you opt to enjoy the water fountain show from the park, which treats you to a stunning backdrop of the Petronas Twin Towers. 

It’s one of the best spots for a relaxing evening and a fun evening picnic with plenty of food options nearby within the world’s tallest twin towers. Especially after a long day of retail therapy at the nearby Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Mall and Suria KLCC Shopping Mall!

Fountain Show Hours: 7:30pm - 10pm, daily

Address: Simfoni Lake, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sunken Garden at Perdana Botanical Gardens. Photo by Lorna Xavier.

15. Have A Fun Day Out In Nature @ Perdana Botanical Gardens

The Perdana Botanical Gardens, previously known as Lake Gardens, is Kuala Lumpur’s very first large-scale recreational park. Which is why it’s no surprise that this beautiful green lung of the city is home to various outdoor activities and features such as the Deer Park, Butterfly Park, the stunning Sunken Gardens, the children's playground, the tranquil Hibiscus Garden, and iconic Orchid Garden.

Aside from the themed gardens, the Perdana Botanical Gardens is also home to a giant lake at its centre where you’ll occasionally encounter otters frolicking about the waters, or swans and geese gliding about. It’s truly an excellent place to have a few hours of fun exploration amidst nature while getting much needed fresh air.

Fountain Show Hours: 7am - 6pm on Mondays to Fridays, 7am - 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cooking Class with ABC Cooking Studio. Photo by ABC Cooking Studio.

16. Join A Cooking Class With Your Friends Or Partner

Never felt truly comfortable in the kitchen? Then try out a cooking class to dispel that discomfort! Cooking classes typically take place in a fully equipped kitchen studio, readily available ingredients, complete with hands-on guidance by an instructor which gives you a chance to learn new cooking techniques and recipes which you can then indulge in together with your friends at the end of the session.

One popular cooking studio in Kuala Lumpur that you can check out is the ABC Cooking Studio where most who have tried out their cooking classes have often come out with glowing reviews. Imagine baking your very own strawberry shortcake or cooking up a scrumptious Malaysian or international feast then enjoying it right after with your friends - how fun and yum is that!

Indoor skydiving. Photo by WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving.

17. Get A Feel Of Skydiving With Windlab Indoor Skydiving

Skydiving is truly one of those things most people will have in their bucket list, but choose to opt out of when the chance comes around. It’s no surprise because there’s mortal risk involved with this activity. But why completely give up on it when you can have a taste of skydiving with Windlab Indoor Skydiving?

You’ll get to experience the feeling of freefalling - only you don’t have to jump off a plane in this case! Windlab’s vertical wind tunnel replicates the feeling of freefalls by floating participants on a column of air so even though it feels like you’re falling from the sky, you’re actually doing so in a safe and controlled environment. Give it a try today and maybe you’ll muster up the courage to check off the real thing in no time!

Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm, daily

Address: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, S601, 1 Utama E, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Connaught Night Market in Cheras. Photo by Erica Chang.

18. Eat Your Way Through KL & Selangor’s Night Markets

We all know that Malaysians love to eat, so is it any surprise that most of us find foodie trips through our local night markets (a.k.a. pasar malam) as a fun outing worth looking forward to? KL & Selangor are home to night markets which operate during one day of the week across various neighbourhoods, with the most popular ones being the Connaught Night Market and SS2 Night Market.

These night markets differ from your usual morning wet market with their fresh produce. Night markets are simply bustling with energy, diverse local and international street food and drinks made to order, live entertainment, and inexpensive accessories, clothings, and household essentials. It’s a treasure trove of things to discover and food to explore!

KL Eco Forest canopy walk. Photo by Malaysia.Travel.

19. Traverse Through The Canopy Walk Of KL Forest Eco Park

Experience nature from a great height in one of Malaysia’s oldest forest reserves, all without having to leave the city! The KL Forest Eco Park is home to an elevated walkway that offers visitors a refreshing escape into nature along with a bird’s-eye view of the city, KL Tower, the Petronas Twin Towers, and native forest.

This particular rainforest treetop walk is perfect for nature lovers who have always wanted to visit a tropical forest or nature park, but don’t have the luxury to visit the actual one in Pahang (Taman Negara).

Opening Hours: 8am - 3:30pm, daily

Address: Taman Eko-Rimba Kuala Lumpur, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Batik waxing in progress. Photo by Choo Yut Shing.

20. Try Your Hand At Batik-Making

We’ve all heard about batik at some point, but how is it actually made? Is it the textile as a whole or is it simply the intricate patterns on the fabric? Learn it all at a batik-making workshop where you can learn about batik and create your very own batik to bring home!

Batik workshops just like the one within Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market typically provide you with the necessary wax and dye, along with clear guidance on how you can create your very own batik from the intricate patterns to a complete art piece.

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park. Photo by Berjaya Times Square Theme Park.

21. Scream Your Worries Away At Berjaya Times Square's Thrill Rides

The Berjaya Times Square Indoor Theme Park is Kuala Lumpur’s only indoor amusement park and the second largest in the entirety of Malaysia with Genting Highland’s Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park coming up top as the largest.

This amusement park is home to a huge roller-coaster that loops and drops, along with two floors filled with rides and various games from arcades to VR games that both kids and adults can enjoy. So if you’re craving a rush of adrenaline on an extreme ride on a rainy day in Kuala Lumpur, this is definitely the indoor amusement park that you’ll want to check out!

Opening Hours: 12pm - 8pm on Mondays to Fridays, 11am - 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Address: No. 09-103, 9th Floor, Berjaya Times Square, 1, Jln Imbi, Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

MinNature exhibition. Photo by MinNature.

22. Marvel At The Intricacies Of A Miniature Kuala Lumpur @ MinNature Malaysia

A visit to MinNature Malaysia is sure to make one feel like a knowledgeable giant! This purposeful gallery is filled with intricately detailed miniature models of everything that makes Kuala Lumpur what it is - from its traditional foods, buildings, cultural objects, local art, and even people.

You’ll get to immerse yourself in the country’s heritage in a fun and whimsical way while also supporting local artists. It’s also a fun and exciting way to teach your little ones the history of Malaysia while gearing them up for any upcoming history papers if they aren’t a fan of textbooks! I'd say it's a more exciting alternative of the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, which is currently under renovation.

Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm, daily

Address: Level 1, Green Zone above Giant Supermarket, Sungei Wang Plaza, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Butterfly in KL Butterfly Park. Photo by Amezin Soong.

23. Visit The Butterfly Park At Lake Gardens

Think of butterflies in Malaysia and you’ll likely think of the national Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing butterflies found in large groups at Cameron Highlands. But instead of making a trip all the way there, you can check out the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park and its wide variety of butterfly species fluttering about in a safe enclosure.

The butterfly park features lush landscaped gardens with ferns, various floral species, and water features to mimic the butterflies’ natural habitat. There’s also a nursery and breeding area that showcases the butterfly’s life and growth cycle from an egg to pupa, and its majestic winged form.

Opening Hours: 9am - 4:30pm, daily

Address: Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

Little India Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur

24. Explore Malaysia’s Very Own Little India @ Brickfields

Just a stone’s throw away from KL Sentral, KL’s main transport hub, lies Malaysia’s very own Little India, Brickfields. It’s a little neighbourhood where one can indulge in authentic northern and southern Indian cuisine, shop for various fresh spices often found in Indian cuisine, visit one of the many traditional Indian clothing shops there to purchase or try on a saree, or explore cultural handicrafts in one of the many retail outlets that make up the neighbourhood.

For instance, you can begin your foodie journey here with a cup of tea thambi from the local Indian tea vendor, then make your way to one of the many southern Indian banana leaf restaurants (some good ones are the Sri Kortumalai Pillayar Restaurant and Sri Paandi Restaurant), or enjoy a slightly more luxurious northern Indian fare in the deeper parts of Brickfields (think Moorthy’s Mathai).

Bonus Tip: Brickfields is best enjoyed on foot as traffic here is notorious for being one of the heavier ones in the KL city centre.

Opening Hours: 9am - 4:30pm, daily

Address: Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

Thrill Ride at Skytropolis Genting. Photo by RW Genting.

25. Escape The Heat With A Thrilling Day Trip To Genting Highlands

Sometimes the heat just gets to us, and staying indoors all day feels far too stuffy. So here’s what you can do - drive, or take the bus and ride the cable car up to Genting Highlands and enjoy the highland’s naturally cool atmosphere.

Aside from the cool weather, adults can enjoy access to Genting’s SkyCasino while the kids enjoy a fun all-day adventure in either the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, or the Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park outdoors! If that’s not enough, Genting is also home to a sprawling arcade that showcases games from multiple generations like Time Crisis 5, Pac-Man, and even the classic dance machine!

Bonus Tip: The weather at Genting Highlands is incredibly unpredictable with random downpours and sunny moments, it's best to pack along a weatherproof jacket like our lightweight Thousand Miles All Day Jacket to be prepared!

Thousand Miles All Day Jacket
Art Exhibition at The Godown Arts Centre. Photo by The Godown Arts Centre.

26. Visit An Art Exhibition Or Catch A Performance At The Godown Arts Centre

The Godown Arts Centre is a dynamic and creative space that hosts various art exhibitions, workshops, and performances by both established and emerging artists within a repurposed urban warehouse.

It’s a must-visit for art lovers and those with a great interest in Malaysia’s contemporary creative scene. But that’s not all! You’ll also may also find the occasional flea markets or artisanal weekend markets there if you’re lucky. Just check in on the Godown Arts Centre’s website to find out the latest happenings for the month at the art gallery.

Art Exhibition at Zhongshan Building. Photo by The Zhongshan Building IG.

27. Meet Like-Minded Folks From The Creative Scene @ The Zhongshan Building

Just before the heart of the city centre lies a hub for Malaysia’s creative community within a refurbished heritage building, the Zhongshan Building. This historical building was once a family-owned butchery and residential building, which then turned into a hostel for foreign workers, before it became the creative hub it is today.

The Zhongshan Building is home to various art exhibits, art studios, bookshops, stores selling vintage goods, and a well-loved cafe that sits at its courtyard which also serves up the tantalising scent of coffee to those visiting the premises. 

It’s one of the places you must visit in KL if your idea of fun includes meeting like-minded creative folks, immersing yourself in KL’s underground art scene, and to find inspiration in an art space.