If you’re on a vacation with your significant other and are searching for last-minute additions to the itinerary, or if you’re a KL resident looking to add some romance back into your relationship, look no further than this list of things for couples to do in KL. Since KL is such a multifaceted city, there is sure to be something to cater to your specific interest.
Things to do in KL for couples
1. Glory amidst nature at KL Botanical Garden
KL Botanical Garden or as it is called amongst locals, ‘Lake Park’, is a massive complex spanning 10000 square metres. This spot is perfect to relax and take in the wide variety of flora and fauna around you.
Even better, the park is located within walking distance of a number of other fun couple’s retreats, like KL Butterfly Park, KL Bird Park, the Islamic Art Museum, and the Planetarium. These activities can take an entire date each to complete, and you can mix and match your trip to the complex according to your own preference.
Even just walking within the complex is a fun activity to do with your significant other as it allows you to take in the full spectrum of KL residents. KL Botanical Garden is a great place to just unwind, take photographs, or picnic with your romantic partner.
2. Shop til you drop
KL is no stranger to large shopping malls. 1Utama mall has been called one of the largest shopping centers in Malaysia and has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards.
Other malls in the city include Midvalley Mall (the average mall with something for everyone), Berjaya Times Square (home to laser tag and an indoor theme park), Suria KLCC (an upmarket shopping center located near a park and aquarium), Sunway Pyramid (which houses a skating rink), and Pavilion Shopping Mall (located near a train station and a museum).
Shopping is more fun to do when you’re with someone who knows your likes and dislikes and can provide a (not so) unbiased second opinion, so whether you’re looking for souvenirs or just looking to purchase things that catch your eye, a mall is the perfect place for an outing with your significant other.
3. Add some adventurous spice back in your relationship at Putrajaya Lake Club
If your significant other enjoys sports (extreme or otherwise) or is just up for anything, try kayaking at the Putrajaya Lake Club. For a nominal fee of RM10 per hour, you can paddle in your very own boats on the large lake which belongs to the club.
You do not require a membership to rent a boat. Most city residents are tired of the standard “dinner and a movie” date, and this is the perfect opportunity to experience something different. If you’re a tourist, boating is probably not the first thing you imagined yourself doing in KL, but the huge and relatively shallow lake is perfect for kayaking and the prices aren’t too steep, so be sure to give it a try!
4. Sip and paint at Art & Bonding
Please take note that this joint is for non-Muslim only.
Located within Desa Sri Hartamas, this unique date experience provides the opportunity to relax and exercise your creative muscles by painting (on canvas with acrylic or oil) while also unwinding with wine. Couples can create a single art piece spanning over two canvases to make the perfect keepsake, and prices are relatively cheap.
Most people who are interested in art visit museums where they can see the work of others, but this date idea is not only one of a kind but also perfect for those who have never been allowed to foster their creative spirit.
Art & Bonding, the establishment that organizes the “sip and paint dates”, also provides paint workshops or “art jams”, if you want to take this one-off date a little further. If you have any interest in art at all, be sure to try out this unique date idea!
KL might not be as romantic a city as Rome or Paris, but if you do your research (like with this guide), you too can have a stable, happy, healthy relationship with your significant other, within a reasonable spending stipend and without the need to travel.
We hope that this writing about things to do in KL for couples will be helpful.
If these activities are wearing thin, try the classics: movies, picnics, or hotel “staycations”.
If you on a budget, please check out about free things to do in Kuala Lumpur.