What’s Fun in Kuala Lumpur


Thanks to Gaya Travel Magazine and Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau, yours truly was around KL again (despite staying in KL) to find out what’s fun in the capital city of KL…

So here goes… With the hope it will give you guys an idea of where to go when you are feeling bored or hungry in KL….

KL Tower Sky Box

At 300 meters above ground level, the Sky Box juts out from the Sky Deck ledge… It is a unique experience for visitors to face their fear of vertigo and enjoy the panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur….

Set your inner diva free and pose away in one of the two Sky Boxes at the Sky Deck…the Sky Box with the unobstructed view of the KLCC can be pretty crowded and you may need to geta queue number to take your picture there…

Blue Coral Aquarium

Baby Shark Dudududu…… The Blue Coral Aquarium is a small aquarium that features various exotic sea creatures such as Spotted Cardinalfish, Fire Clownfish, Percula Clownfish, Skunk Clownfish, Baby White Tip Reef Sharks, Carpet Anemones, Sand Anemones, beautiful Pufferfish and other sea and river fishes..


It is a great way to add on to your visit to the KL Tower…

Upside down house

The KL Tower Upside Down House was built with a ‘Cottage House’ concept and comes with an antique ‘Morris 1974’ hung upside down at the entrance…

It provides a novel experience where visitors find themselves in an upside down world where not only the house, but all the furniture in the house are also upside down…

Closest Monorail station: Bukit Nenas

What to eat : Atmosphere 360

Atmosphere 360 is a revolving restaurant 282 metres above ground level in the sky. With pretty starry fibre optic ceiling lights and Kuala Lumpur skyline, your dining experience is just pretty incredible…


The Atmosphere 360 restaurant, operated by Asian Kitchen offers menu selections prepared using the freshest possible ingredients by their resident chef. Each dish is meticulously created to a consistently high standard for your exclusive dining pleasure…


Having lunch here with a clear day view of Kuala Lumpur was definitely a great “Eye in the Sky” experience…

Atmosphere 360 opens daily for lunch and dinner with wide selections of buffet meals, à la carte and cocktails.

Website: www.menarakl.com.my

(Mid Valley) The Rift

The Rift Mid Valley is the first ever hybrid Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR) theme park in Malaysia with 15 different reality-altering, physically-challenging experiences, from virtual free-roaming shooting, to physical vertigo-inducing wall climbs and free-falls.

We were given a chance to explore and immerse ourselves in some of the games…


Among the games i got to play was the Terminator X laser tag game…

Armed with a laser gun and a coloured lighted vest, we were set free in a Terminator themed, two-floor battle arena where we aimed to shoot as many opponents as we could while risking getting shot at too….


We were also immersed in the Zero Latency’s virtual free-roaming world, where we had to organise a rescue mission to extract survivors from a spaceship in Singularity and shoot at bots etc….


With the little time we had, we could not play so much.. We manage to include the Hurricane VR ride which took us on a crazy rickshaw ride along the Great Wall of China in a virtual universe….

You were strapped into the ride which could actually do a 360 degree turn…. Think of it as somewhat like a Pirate Ship theme park ride, except that it turns upside down and you’d get a virtual reality experience as well.. And that was really wild…


It was truly an amazing experience playing these 3 games there at The Rift and I hope to be back again to play other games with my friends on a another day

Hours: 10am-10pm, daily

Address: 3rd Floor, North Court, MidValley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

Closest LRT station: Abdullah Hukum

Website – www.therift.com.my

What to eat : Santan

Santan is a fast food restaurant serving dishes from ASEAN countries..


The menu here includes dishes such as Pak Nasser’s nasi lemak with Chicken Rendang or Ayam Goreng, Nasi Padang Beef Rendang from Indonesia, Chicken Inasal with Garlic Rice from the Philippines, Mee Goreng Mamak with Ayam Goreng… As well as fried chicken with nam prik and chicken satay with peanut sauce and many more….


Additionally, highlighting locally sourced coffee and tea from T&Co, the restaurant and cafe also serve interesting cakes for those who have sweet tooth like the Onde-Onde Cake, Rose Bandung Burnt Cheesecake, Burnt Cheesecake and so on…

Address – F-051, First Floor, Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur

Closest LRT station: Abdullah Hukum

Website – www.santan.com.my

(Avenue K) Superpark Malaysia

SuperPark is a unique, purpose built, indoor activity park designed by a Finnish dad for his daughter and everyone else….

People of all ages and sizes come here for movement, friendship and fun….


With the slogan “You are Made to Move”, if you are not sweating it means you are not playing it right…


SuperPark encourages everyone to join in one of their 3 main play areas which is the Adventure Area which comes with obstacle walls, trampolines, zip wires, slides, playtowers and a pedal car racing track to name a few….


The there is the Game Arena which is a great place to release any pent up frustrations or vent your anger out as you play a game of Baseball, or throw balls at the Street Basketball or softball arena or well, kick some balls… A good way is to envision someone who has pissed you off’s face in front of you while you throw, kick or hit that ball….

Performance is measured by radars and other digital systems, so why not challenge yourself and your friends!


Then there is the skate and scoot world, the trampolines, the foam pit, the climbing wall and the gymnastics floor which provides a safe environment for putting your skills to the test. It is an all-in-one indoor sports park that has to be seen to be believed. Supporting beginners, professionals, and everyone in between. Dive in and enjoy!

And be sure to come out of the Superpark sweaty, and with sore muscles… Hahahaha

Address – Unit 4-1, Level 4 Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Closest LRT station: KLCC

Website – http://superpark.com.my

What to eat : Congkak KL, Bukit Bintang

Congkak is a restaurant tucked along a quiet road away from the hectic hustle and bustle of Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, serving good, old-fashioned Malay food…

Congkak is helmed by Chef de Cuisine Firdaus Daud, who has over 15 years culinary experience in various established hotels and restaurants in Malaysia…

Congkak’s menu is made up from Nusantara cuisines, a mixture of Malay and Indonesian influences…

One of the dishes they are famous for would be their Nasi Ambeng.

The nasi ambeng comes with white rice, acar rampai, serunding kelapa, telur masin, ikan masin, sambal belacan, sambal Jawa, kerabu sayur, terung sambal, keropok Belindo, begedil, ikan kembung belado and a choice of some additional meat…


We had some daging masak kicap and  gulai ayam to accompany our nasi ambeng.

The nasi ambeng offers a multitude of flavours and textures; spicy, savoury, sweet and crunchy, all in one mouthful…

Beside the Nasi Ambeng, we also had some of their signature dishes such as the Ikan Wayang and Tofu Telur…


Ikan Wayang – the Ikan Wayang is name so because it looks like a dancing fish… Prepared from fresh tilapia fish which is deep-fried and then served together with homemade Sambal Tirasi and Sambal Kicap….


Tahu Telur – Tahu telur is a cylindrical-shaped tauhu which has been placed in a standing position on the plate while has been drizzled in peanut sauce and special soya sauce… It is outright delicious with it being crispy on the outside and soft on the inside….

Congkak Punch Bowl – for our refreshment, we enjoyed a mocktail made from grape juice, apple juice, orange juice, lemon juice, pandan leaf served in a punch bowl….

I enjoy the food here, as it is really well prepared though I think the spiciness level is created for tourists and those who are not able to eat spicy since I do not feel the spicy kick at all…

Address – 24, Jalan Beremi, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

Closest MRT station: Bukit Bintang

Website – https://m.facebook.com/congkakkl/

Saloma Bridge

The Saloma Link is the latest Kuala Lumpur attraction… It is a 69 metres long pedestrian bridge that spans across the Klang River that joins Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur (northwest) – near by the RapidKL Kampung Baru station and Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery (southeast) – right behind the Menara Public Bank..


The bridge’s architecture is inspired by the sireh junjung (betel nut leaf arrangement) concept, which is an integral part of a Malay wedding…


During night time the bridge cannot be accessed (from 01:00 until 05:00 from Monday to Saturday and 0:30 until 05:00 on Sundays and public holidays).

The bridge is named after the lovely Malaysian-Singaporean singer Saloma, who is also the wife of P Ramlee, both who are buried at the nearby Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery….

Closest LRT station: Kampung Baru

What to eat : Crust, Mont Kiara 163 Retail Park

CRUST is a pretty restaurant which makes it a great spot for hangouts with friends and the food is pretty good and ideal for sharing…. The restaurant is welcoming and features a little kids play corner as well as a terrace…


Owned by UK husband- Malaysian wife team Nadal Murray and Shahreen Bux, the restaurant specialises in their wood fire pizza that comes with fluffy and slightly charry edges….


We got to try some of their dishes and personally I loved the  Frutti de Mare – a seafood pizza, that came with prawns, squids and mussels.  The flavors were really nice, tucked between the tomato sauce and the mozzarella…

The Salmone pizza was also soft and fluffy and topped with white sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, capers, salmon and dill…


Salf beef sandwich was pretty generous in size and perfect for sharing


I liked the Meatball Shakshouka, whichnwere lamb meatballs in a tomato base gravy…


Duck Egg En Cocotte was made from mushroom, wilted spinach, smoked Sea Bass and white sauce topped with poached duck egg and it was pretty yummy too… Eaten with some. Toasted buttered bread… It tasted somewhat like mushroom soup with duck egg in it…


The Big Breakfast was pretty generous in portion as well and another dish that needed to be shared unless you can eat a lot… The sausage itself was huge and the platter full with sauteed mushrooms, scrambled egg, falafel, sourdough etc…


I liked the Spaghetti Seafood Marinara which came with a chockful of seafood on top and tasted really nice..

Overall, the food here suits my palate when I feel like having Western dishes and I can indulge my appetite here…

Address – Unit #17, 8, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Website- https://m.facebook.com/CRUSTKL/

Don’t Yell at Me, Mont Kiara 163 Retail Park

Don’t Yell At Me is an interesting Taiwanese beverage outlet…


Strategically located in 163 Retail Park at Mont Kiara, the tearoom is kind of stark and simple in white but eye catching… The interior features eye-pleasing white cloths dangling from the ceiling in artistic waves, and thin white tree trunks…


The range of beverage they have comprises light and soothing teas made of organically produced ingredients from its own tea down to its toppings. As a foreign brand that has quite a new concept, it is normal to be dazed at the new list and menu of the things offered…

But worry not as the outlet has prepared their Top 8 beverages for you to pick from, namely; with 3 milky, 3 teas and 2 sparkling water based.

Just choose the one you like as per your thirst quencher if you do. Not know what to try….


The Osmanthus Chrysanthemum beverage has a floral aroma. As both of these flavours need no introduction, it is really easy to drink due to familiarity with taste. Unknown to many, but both flowers have health benefits! The drink comes served with Sweet Potato & Taro toppings…

Berries Roselle is part of the sparkling beverages available at Don’t Yell At Me. Like the chrysanthemum flower, the roselle flower is also lovingly brewed in-house. Considering that roselle has a cranberry-like flavour, it matches really well with berries.


Peach Mint is many people’s favorite as it is sweet, palatable and has just the right amount of fizz to give that refreshing feel….


Personally I ordered the Yuri Matcha Latte and Brown Sugar Pearls which was really good… The sensorial-chewy taste of Boba which is not too sweet here inside some healthy Japanese premium Matcha is really, really nice…

This matcha drink is however only available in KL Branches in collaboration with Niko Neko Matcha

All the beverages at Don’t Yell at Me are made with premium tea leaves, real dried flowers, and imported toppings, so you can be assured of quality…

Address – GF-7a, Ground Floor, 163 Retail Park, No 8, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 KL

Website – https://www.facebook.com/dontyellatme.MY/


Enjoy exploring and don’t forget to live life lah….