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20 Activities to Thrill you in Malaysia

Some
people are thrill-seekers by nature, and are always on the hunt for that
adrenaline rush, no matter where it brings them!

Speed,
excitement, bumps and bruises, even a scar or two makes it all worth it, body
aches and all!

If that is what you crave for, and thrilling spills are your game, then this is a list for you!

  1. ATV Ride, KL

ATVs, or All-Terrain Vehicles,  allows you to ride across rough terrains and lush greenery, going off-road in chase of that adventure just within and beyond the Malaysian forests. As with any outdoor activity, just be sure to bring water and an extra change of clothes. Rain is almost always expected, even though not anticipated!

Picture from http://www.atvadventurepark.com

2. Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping is most definitely NOT for the faint-hearted. However, if thrills is what you’re looking for, then it is just the extreme activity for you! For those adrenaline junkies just waiting to leap through thin air, one of the places one can do this is at the Extreme Park of Sunway Lagoon.

Picture from www.makemytrip.com

3. Flyboarding in Putrajaya

Flyboarding, another exciting extreme water sport, is one that will
literally take you to greater heights!

This unique sporting experience is achieved by attaching a PWC (Personal Water Craft), which propels the Flyboard into the air, with the use of air and water. At the moment, this sport is only available at Marina Putrajaya.

Picture courtesy of Pamela Arissa Teow

4. Paragliding

Tandem paragliding is available not too far out of Kuala Lumpur, and is available year-round, subject to weather conditions. Currently, two main venues for this activity is in Selangor and Sabah.

Picture from www.paragliding.my

5. Hiking Trekking

While
some might argue on the ‘extremeness’ of these activities, try a 3-day 2-night
trekking trip to the Mulu Pinnacles!

For some laidback, family-friendly activity, this most basic back-to-nature activity suits almost all age groups, with varying levels of strength and stamina. Most of the hiking trails here will lead you to a waterfall or river, and you will most definitely be rewarded with a cool dip after all the hard work.

6. White Water Rafting

From beginner to hardcore level, white water rafting is available in many parts of Malaysia; in Sg Gopeng, Slim River in Perak and Sungai Singor, which lies on the border of Perak and Kelantan.

7. Diving

Perhaps
the ‘mildest’ of extreme sports, diving will transport you to a whole new
colourful and exciting world!

This activity is offered almost throughout Malaysia, from Kedah to Johor; from Perak all the way to Sabah. The islands of Langkawi, Pangkor, Sibu, Perhentian, Tioman, all the way to the world-famour Sipadan, all waiting to mesmerize you with all that they have to offer. 

8. Wreck Diving

What differentiates wreck diving with open water diving is that wreck diving is the exploration of the wreckage of ships, aircraft and other artificial structures. However, most wreck dive sites are at shipwrecks. To be able to participate in wreck diving, one must be the minimum age of 18 years, must be certified as an Advanced open water diver, show proof of at least fifty logged dives, and must also be certified as Basic Wreck or Cavern or equivalent.

Picture from https://asiavacations.biz

9. Ziplining

Ziplining, or more commonly referred to as flying fox, is an activity consisting of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope. It is to enable one to travel via natural gravity, from the highest point to the bottom of the inclined cable, while being attached to a free-moving pulley.

There are many places now which offers such activity, including extreme parks and nature-themed activity parks, including in Sabah and Langkawi.

Picture from https://naturallylangkawi.my

10. Parasailing

Parasailing is a recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that resembles a parachute, known as a parasail wing. The manned kite’s moving anchor may be a car, truck, or boat.

Picture from www.getmyboat.com

11. Via Ferrata, Mount Kinabalu

A Via Ferrata (or ‘iron road’ in Italian, plural via ferrate) is a protected mountain pathway consisting of a series of rungs, rails, cables and bridges embracing the rock face. It allows access to scenic sections of the mountains that are typically available only to rock climbers and mountaineers (ref: www.mountkinabalu.com).

There are some minimum requirements for those who would like to engage in this activity, but rest assured the use of modest equipment, a good head for heights and basic technique, walking the Via Ferrata is very safe, led by an experienced guide.

Mountain Torq is the World’s highest via ferrata and Asia’s first via ferrata is located at Mt Kinabalu’s Panalaban rock face. Starting at 3,200 metres and ends at 3,776 metres above sea level at Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

The minimum requirements needed for the first time via ferrate climber are:

  • Average fitness level (Able to hike up to 3,200m in 6 hrs)
  • Ages 10 and above for Walk the Torq
  • Ages 17 and above for Low’s Peak Circuit
  • A minimum height of 1.3 metres
  • Free of restricting physical disabilities, be fit, healthy, and without fear of heights to fully participate and safely enjoy the activity
  • No prior mountaineering experience required
  • A maximum of 6 climbers per group is allowed to do Via Ferrata at a time (ref: www.mountkinabalu.com).
Picture from www.amazingborneo.com

12. Microlight

Microlight is a 1- or 2-seater fixed-wing aircraft which is mostly simulated by the hang-gliding movement. It is relatively new in Malaysia.

Picture from www.onedaypilot.com

13. BASE Jumping

BASE Jumping is the sport of jumping off non-moving structures or hills or mountains, and one MUST be a qualified skydiver before attempting BASE jumping. Annually, KL Tower hosts the KL Tower International BASE Jump (www.menarakl.com.my) bringing international BASE Jumpers for a series of jumps organised around Malaysia.

Picture from runawaybella.com

14. Skydiving

Skydiving, undeniably, will give you an adrenaline rush like so other! Leaping out of a moving aeroplane, and feeling the wind hitti g your face is not an easy thrill t0 forget, and definitely NOT for everybody!

Picture from discoverkl.com

If jumping out of planes are not your thing, then perhaps you can tiptoe into the sport by first trying it indoors? Yes, INDOORS! Head to 1-Utama Shopping Mall in Petaling Jaya where Airrider is located.

15. Shark Diving

Fancy a swim among the hammerheads?

Picture from jomdiving.com

Diving
offers one the unique experience of discovering life underwater. The colours
and variety of marine life is incomparable to any on land. If you enjoy the
green lush rainforests, then you will be mesmerized by the darting micro life
and gentle giants of the ocean.

Shark
diving offers you a thrill like no other, and if you feel a bit apprehensive,
beginners may try the indoor, controlled environment offered by Aquaria KLCC.

16. Caving

There are hundreds of caves in Malaysia and cave enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice, ranging  from the massive remote caves of Mulu National Park to popular tourists spots just within the city limits like Batu Caves.

Merapoh Caves Pahang

Some
caves like Gua Tempurung in Perak is quite accessible as the entrance are close
to main roads, similar to Batu Caves, while some are accessible only via
trekking or even by boat.

17. Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding, very simply, is skateboarding on water. You simply surf across the surface of the water behind a speeding motorboat.

The sport is rather new in Malaysia, but steadily garnering a following amongst thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies alike!

Currently, there are two places you can try and indulge this this wet and wild water sport, and they are at The Mines (Philea Mines Beach Resort) and Marina Putrajaya.

Picture from www.getmyboat.com

18. Kayaking within the Langkawi Geopark

Kayaking is rather easy, and most people would have tried it at least once in their life time. Kayaking in the Langkawi Geopark however, is an experience that is not available elsewhere!

Maneuvering the winding turns of the mangroves of Langkawi provides a taste of adventure and some exercise while enjoying being surrounded by nature. The trip will also offer the chance for a good close up to the ecology of the mangroves especially the wildlife such as monkeys, pit vipers, eagles, otters, some endemic birds and the common monitor lizard.

Picture from www.jomjalan.com

19. Waterfall Abseiling

Stepping off the edge of rocks into a fast-cascading waterfall. Sounds exciting and most challenging!

Abseiling is the sport of repelling down a set of lines along waterfalls which can reach any height you dare to try, depending on your level of expertise. Like any other extreme sport, safety first!

Picture from https://riverbug.asia

20. Rock Climbing

Rock climbing requires a certain skill set and strength, and definitely not for the faint-hearted!

The most popular site will have to be Batu Caves in Selangor, and has about 170 routes available. With that many routes, the site offers a challenge for all levels of climbers.  

Malaysia being a tropical country, the weather can rather unpredictable, but do not fret! We do have the largest indoor rock climbing facility in Asia, Camp 5, located on the 5th floor of 1 Utama Shopping Centre. It is the largest climbing gym, standing at 24m high and is fully air-conditioned. The gym also offers a 270-degree panoramic view of the city, a café and a climbing workshop. 400 boulders, lead routes and top ropes, suited for all, ranging from beginners to advanced is available here. Routes are altered and changed every 3 – 6 months, keeping things fresh and challenging.

Picture from www.tourismselangor.my

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Battling the Waves in Malaysia

People like us are most likely to stay far, far away from the beaches during the monsoon, which usually occur from October to March if we are talking about the east coast in Peninsular Malaysia. But like a secret world, when the monsoon season comes and the islands close their doors to the public; that is when the surfers come out to play. To the uninitiated, monsoon means persistent rain, angry winds and ferocious waves, but to the surfers, it’s just a good day to surf. Indeed, surfing is not my scene at all and it’s not until words got around that a Malaysian surfer won third place at the 2019 REnextop Asian Surfing Tour that prompted me to check out our surfing scenes. Malaysia is no Hawaii or Bali but our surfing spots have start making waves among surfers around the world, no pun intended. Let’s check out Malaysia’s top surfing spot.

Cherating, Pahang

Photo: Cheratingpoint

Cherating, a small beach town about 45km north of Kuantan has been a surfing spot since the 80’s; but since surfing is not part of our culture, it has never been a sport enjoyed by the mass. Nowadays, we can see that the surfing community in Malaysia has grown bigger and stronger. There are even many surfing schools in Cherating.

Photo: Didaqt Surf FB

I don’t speak the surfer’s language but from what I gather the waves in Cherating are consistent and are suitable for beginners, intermediate, advanced and longboard surfers. It’s a good place for beginners to learn surfing, while the more experienced surfers can enjoy a swell that goes up to five foot. For a “hodad” like us (a term surfer uses for a person who hangs around the beach and does not surf), there are also other activities to try your hands at such as turtle-watching, kayaking, kitesurfing and windsurfing.

How to get there:
By Bus
From Kuala Lumpur international airport (KLIA), take a train (KLIA Transit) to the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) Bus Terminal – Check here : http://www.tbsbts.com.my. From TBS, please take a bus to Kemaman Town.
Kuala Lumpur (TBS) – Kuantan – Cherating – Kemaman Town – Kuala Terengganu – Kota Bahru . This is the normal route to east coast.
*note: Let the bus driver know that to drop you at Kampung Cherating Lama (Old Cherating Village).

By car
From Kuala Lumpur , just follow the east bound highway towards Kuantan and Kemaman. Normally, it takes about 3 hours to reach Cherating.

Pantai Batu Burok, Terengganu

Photo: Terengganu SURF Community

The strong waves of the South China Sea makes the beaches and idyllic islands of Terengganu ideal for surfing. To the local and international surfers, Pantai Batu Burok is well-known for its beach breaks surfing. Over the last 10 years, various international surfing competitions have been held in Pantai Burok regularly, thus helping this beautiful sandy beaches with casuarina trees lining up the shore, to gain international recognition. In Terengganu, there are at least 15 other surf spots to be explored along the coast from Kemaman to Besut. Merang in Setiu, for example, is suited for point breaks, while Pulau Kapas is ideal for reef break surfing.

Photo: Terengganu SURF Community

How to get there:
Batu Buruk and the surrounding beaches are easily reached from Kuala Terengganu by bus (Marang / Dungun), mini bus (No.14 / 13), trishaw and taxi or even on foot if you like walking (about 20 minutes from the city center). (www.backpackingmalaysia.com).

Desaru, Johor

Located in Kota Tinggi, Johor, Desaru has a few surfing spots that are worth mentioning. Among them are Pantai Desaru, Pantai Tanjung Balau, Pantai Sedili and Pantai Wild Boar.

Pantai Desaru is a great spot for beginners to learn to surf. The best time to surf here is in the early morning when the waves are in best condition with a less crowded beach.

Pantai Tanjung Balau is only 13-minute drive from Pantai Desaru and is home to a strong local surf community and even hosts its own international surfing competitions. Sandy breaks and three-foot-high waves make it an excellent spot to learn to surf.

Every surfing season, Pantai Sedili, a hidden beach located along the road of Sedili is always crowded with surfers especially during “good waves” day as the surfers called it. As the beach is quite isolated, you must bring your own food and drinks because there is no public facilities there.

Photo: Big Foot Industries

Wild Boar Beach is the most secluded surfing spot compared to the other three beaches in Desaru. Aptly named after the local animal that resides in the area, the beach is so secluded that you need a local guide to show you the spot. Surfers have to bring their own food and water supply because the beach has zero facility but these inconvenience means nothing to them as long as they get to have a long uninterrupted ride on sandy breaks.

How to get there:
A one hour drive from Johor town, along with the way to Desaru, palm oil plantation can be seen and a bridge will be connecting the route to Desaru through the Senai Desaru expressway. Driving is recommended to get to Desaru because it is faster and convenient.

For public transportation to Desaru, there are direct Mara Liner coach services four times a day from Johor Bahru’s Larkin Bus Terminal to Bandar Penawar via Kota Tinggi. Besides that, there’s an option of taking a non-express bus from Larkin Bus Terminal (Maju 227 or Causeway Link 66) or from downtown Johor Bahru’s Jalan Wong Ah Fook (Transit Link 41, Maju 227, Causeway Link 6B; the bus stop is opposite City Square) to Kota Tinggi’s bus terminal (duration about 1h; Maju 227 one-way fare from City Square RM4.80; average frequency of Maju 227 is 15 min), and then take another bus from Kota Tinggi to Bandar Penawar (duration max. 1h, one-way fare RM4.50, frequency every 90 min). (Travelistaclub)

Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat, Sabah

Photo: www.borneo360.com

Kudat in Sabah has long been a favourite surfing spots among Malaysian and Bruneian surfers. Located at the Tip of Borneo in Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, the Kalampunian Beach has waves that can reach up to 6 feet high with 50 to 100 meters ride. The type of break here is beach breaks and pointbreaks. It is an ideal spot for those with advanced surf skill set. But for the non-surfers, Kudat’ sandy beaches and crystal clear water is reason enough to hang around the beach; or maybe, just maybe you will be entertained by the tricks and twists of the surfers while chilling by the beach.

Photo: Bahzi Damit

How to get there:
The Tip of Borneo is about 215 KM north of Kota Kinabalu. You need to drive about 2.5 to 3 hours on a paved road (with a few small sections of gravel road) to reach there (via Kota Kinabalu → Tuaran → Kota Belud main road). Or you can charter a taxi (can take 3 or 4 passengers) for a return trip for about RM240. (mysabah.com)

Tidal Bore of Sarawak

Photo: abadiphotography

I wonder whether those experienced surfers dare to fight a tidal bore in Sri Aman’s Batang Lupar River, which is famed for its crocodile-infested waters. The tidal bore in Sri Aman, which is located 170km from Kuching is rated among the best bores in the world. A tidal bore may take on various forms, ranging from a single breaking wave front with a roller, somewhat like a hydraulic jump to undular bores, comprising a smooth wave front followed by a train of secondary wave (whelps). The tidal bore is a high wave caused by the meeting of two tides or by a tide rushing up the narrow river estuary. Its height depends on the time of the year, weather and phase of the moon. Sri Aman hosts the annual Tidal Bore festival known as ‘Pesta Benak’, normally held in the month of May.

How to get there:
To get to the town, board a bus at Kuching Sentral Transportation hub. The hub is a 5-minute drive from the Kuching International Airport and 20 minutes from Kuching City Centre. On average, it takes about four hours to travel by road from Kuching. Usually, bus will stop at the bazaar town of Lachau for toilet break.

Sunway Lagoon’s Surf Beach, Selangor

Photo: Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon’s Surf Beach is a man made wonder right here in the city where holiday makers all around the world come for a fun filled day in the sun. You can either laze in the beach or for the thrill seekers you can enjoy surfing or body boarding and beach volleyball. You can also show off your surfing skills on Malaysia’s only Surf Simulator or ‘FlowRider’*.

Stretching over 13,000 square meters, the Surf Beach is capable of churning out perfectly shaped waves up to the maximum height of eight-feet. The ability to condition the waves according to the needs of the surfers in terms of height, time and wave patterns make Surf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon a surfer’s paradise for both professional and aspiring surfers.

How to get there:
By Car
Sunway Lagoon is located in the bustling township of Sunway City, within the district of Petaling Jaya in the state of Selangor. It is a mere 15-minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur in smooth traffic conditions and is accessible via a network of expressways including the Federal Highway, Damansara-Puchong Expressway, New Pantai Expressway and KESAS Highway.

Surf Wall, Adventure Waterpark, Desaru Coast, Johor

Photo: Adventure Waterparks Desaru Coast

A safe and high-energy surf simulator where surfing beginners or enthusiasts can catch and ride a radical artificial wave. The Surf Wall can accommodate up to five boogie boarders or two stand-up surfers at one time.

How to get there:

By Car
4 hours from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway.

By Air
1 hour from Kuala Lumpur to Senai International Airport with additional 1 hour for shuttle to Desaru Coast.

Suddenly I feel the urge to join the monsoon mayhem and pick up the surfboard myself. Paddle,paddle, paddle, and stand up… bruddah!

Featured image is courtesy of andiaceh/ombok

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TOP NEW EXPERIENCES FOR SHOPAHOLICS!

The month of May is going to be an exciting one for us! Not only it is the holy month of Ramadan, but lots of exciting experiences await you! You can shop at the latest lifestyle mall, SkyAvenue at Genting Highlands, or visit brand new Central i-City at Shah Alam or have a retreat at RF Mall Johor Bahru. In addition to that, you can choose to have fun at some of the latest indoor theme parks, namely FlowRider, AirRider Indoor Skydiving, SuperPark, VAR LIVE, MyBestBox and The Rift. It is even more exciting that the arrivals of a two-week holiday from May 25 till June 9.

As people nowadays more inclined toward experiential shopping rather than just buying things, so, it is a good time to look at some new malls and new experiences that you can explore as well as connect closer with your friends and families with something meaningful. Here are the top new experiences that are worth looking at.

Shop and dine at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, Pahang

Resorts World Genting is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia and people normally prefer to hang out there for its cool weather. Now, one of the latest attractions that you should check out is SkyAvenue, a lifestyle mall situated 6,000 feet above sea level.

There is plenty to shop, eat and play at this mall! This vibrant shopping and dining landmark covers a gross floor area of 1.434 million square foot. One of the attractive features of the mall is that it is designed with open air decks that form a perfect platform for cafes and Highline alfresco dining on level 4. With a stunning view of the future theme park and an array of restaurants, its immense dining piazza offers a relaxed and inviting ambiance that’s just perfect for al fresco dining with family and friends.

With more than 250 brands and shops, you can get everything ranging from your everyday needs to exquisite jewellery, timepieces, shoes, gadgets and more. Some of the international luxury brands here include Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Montblanc, Swarovski, Jo Malone, Coach, Hugo Boss, Swiss Watch Gallery and Longines.

When you are hungry, just swing by any of its excellent restaurants to satiate your cravings. Once you are recharged, there are also plenty of fun family activities waiting for you to explore! Some of the must try FB outlets include Burger Lobster, Cafés Richard, Motorino, La Fiesta, The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden and Park Avenue Lounge.

“New Everyday Experience” at Central i-City Shopping Centre

Themed “New Everyday Experience”, the newly opened Central i-City is the first and largest Thai-inspired shopping centre in the capital of Selangor. A marriage between Thai hospitality and Malaysian friendliness, the shopping centre offers a brand-new retail experience for shoppers.

Central i-City has teamed up with three established anchor tenants – Sogo, Village Grocer and TGV Cinemas. This is the first Sogo in Selangor featuring all-new offerings spread across four levels of retail space; the 40,000 square-foot Village Grocer offers a wider range of products exclusively available at Central i-City, while the all-new TGV Cinemas features a hi-tech, state-of-the-art entertainment for everyone as it is equipped with the latest audio and visual technology, coupled with the largest IMAX hall in Malaysia and the largest Samsung Onyx LED screen in the world.

Some of Central i-City’s notable stores featuring all-new concepts are Food Empire, TBM electrical store, Ace Hardware, Padini Concept Store, Brands Outlet, Sportsdirect.com, Popular Bookstore, ALL IT Hypermarket and Grand Palace, while Sneaker Street, Anta Sports, Lifestyle by Skechers and Café Amazon make up some of the shopping centre’s first-in-Malaysia stores. In total, shoppers will have access to 350 retail stores spread across six levels, comprising Malaysian and International brands which are targeted to all age segments, complemented by ample car park bays on three levels.

Take a break at RF Mall, Johor Bahru

RF Mall Johor Bahru is just an 8-minutes’ walk from Singapore-Malaysia Custom Immigration Quarantine (CIQ) centre and connected by a fully sheltered linked bridge. With its easy access as well as a perfect combination of interior and exterior space, the mall is committed to change the shopping experience for both locals and Singaporeans.

The three-storey mall comprises brands and options cater to both millennials as well as family with kids. It is home to several retailers making their debut in Johor including the first Jaya Grocer in downtown JB; the first educational playland Kiddomo in Southern Malaysia; the first Kyochon fried chicken in JB.

Among the tenants will also be newcomers to the Malaysian retail scene such as Taiwanese Oregin Ji Ke and ROUTINE by Soon as well as anchor tenant Emperor Cinemas which hails from Hong Kong. Visitors can expect cinema seats made of sumptuous leather and fully equipped with USB charging ports.

Take a visit to innovative experiential theme park!

It is not just restricted to eat, shop and movie watching for a shopping mall hangout now. Well, the retail industry is moving fast and the industry players have come out with many new ideas to attract bigger crowds to their malls. We have a list of new indoor and adventure theme park in a mall for you and your families. Let’s check it out immediately!

FlowRider 1Utama, 1Utama Shopping Centre

1Utama Shopping Centre introduces FlowRider 1Utama as one of its new attractions to further position the mall as “world-class sports tourism destination”.

The first-ever FlowRider venue in a shopping mall brings ultimate fusion of water sports experience for people of all ages, especially sports-boarders a chance to show off their surf skills and tricks. The device is simulated wave generator featuring sheet wave technology for the sport of flowboarding, bodyboarding and surfing.

Guided by professional instructors, FlowRider 1Utama brings safety, confidence and thrills for all riders. Family and friends can also sit back and watch at the viewing area and enjoy all the excitement.

Promotions which are available now; FLOW on 5 (Buy 5 Hours Rides and get 1 Hour Free Ride) and FLOW on 10 (Buy 10 Hours Rides and get 3 Hours Free Rides). Both are ideal and suitable for FlowRider enthusiasts. For more information and price list, you can visit FlowRider 1Utama website at http://flowrider1utama.com.my

AirRider Indoor Skydiving, 1Utama E, 1Utama Shopping Centre


AirRider brings the simulated skydiving experience and is the first to be introduced in a shopping mall in the Asia Pacific. AirRider Indoor Skydiving is the simulation of an actual skydive at 14,000 feet.

The circular glass wind tunnel creates a cushion of air and allows a skydiver to become airborne when they enter the wind chamber, all within the arm’s reach of our internationally-trained instructors.

The minimum buy is 2 flights per person. Each flight is 50 seconds long. It has 2,4,10 flights packages. It also comes with 2 group packages; small group of 10 flights (to be shared by up to 5 people) and large group of 32 flights (to be shared by up to 16 people). Price packages have been engineered to be pocket-friendly for all ages (minimum 3 years old), starting at RM89 for the 2-flight first-time package. The first flight session starts at 12noon on weekdays and 11am on weekends. For more information and full prices, please visit http://airrider.my.

SuperPark, Avenue K

Originated in Finland in 2012, SuperPark is the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park on earth, delivering a unique experience of joyful play that excites and unites people all over the world.

Boasting a 40,000 square feet site in the 3rd. and 4th. floor at Avenue K shopping mall, SuperPark Malaysia offers over 25 fun and healthy activities under one roof. It is divided into three distinct themed areas: The Adventure Area, the Game Arena and the Freestyle Hall. The ticket price starts from as low as RM30 per person (adult child).

Some of the exciting activities that appeal to kids, teenagers and adults include ice skating link, pedal car track, trampoline platform, augmented climbing wall and etc. For more information, you can check out SuperPark Malaysia’s website at www.superpark.com.my

VAR LIVE, MyTown Shopping Centre

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Discover experience that stimulate the senses at VAR LIVE (Level 2, MyTOWN Shopping Centre), the largest VR theme park in Malaysia with 11 immersive cool VR games and more to come.

Themed “Dream With Your Eyes Open”, it brings out the players’ greatest joy through somatosensory feedback (such as vibration platform, guns, wind power system and real scene infrared localisation technology) and ultimate audio-visual feast with immersive interaction.

Promotion is available from May 1 till July 31, which is RM98/package for 3 games + 1 FOC game (Crazy Rush only).For more information, please visit VAR LIVE website at www.varlivetech.com

MyBestBox, Berjaya Times Square

Check out Kuala Lumpur’s latest party space and largest variety show game hub, MyBestBox at the level six of Berjaya Times Square.

Inspired by variety game shows like Running Man, MYBestBox brings to you a family friendly indoor theme park in which you can outdo one another and enjoy some comic fun! Spreading out over 12,000 square feet, this urban theme park filled with more than 40 interactive games that you can enjoy for an entire day with your family and friends.

Some of the top pick attractions include the dry pool filled with colourful crystal plastic balls, human claw machine and rain biking. Other attractions include the Crazy Karts, a 360-degree drift kart as well as the coolest Rage Room where you can unleash your anger by banging on glass and throwing things around. Promotion is available now with buy 4 pax free 2 pax (Terms and Conditions applied). For more information, please visit MyBestBox website at https://mybestbox.com.my/

The Rift, Mid Valley Megamall

Dubbed Malaysia’s first ever hybrid Virtual Reality (VR)/ Augmented Reality (AR) adventure park, The Rift offers a taste of an out-of-this-world experience like no other!

Covering a massive 40,000 square feet on the third floor of Mid Valley The cool adventure park houses more than a dozen of attractions to choose from. Visitors can participate in all kinds of augmented reality games with the combination of physical activity.

Some of the key attractions include Zero Latency, Terminator X, Hurricane VR, Motion Blaster and etc. Find out the details before paying a visit, as you will need to select the attractions you want to try.

Price starts from RM30 for Junior Playland, as for Adult from RM75. For more information and prices, visit www. therift.com.my.
*This article provides information only and may be subject to change at any time without notice.

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A Day In Cyberjaya

Most people residing in the Klang Valley would balk at the idea of coming to Cyberjaya. The common response would be “What for?? Nothing to do there!”, “No thank you, boring-lah!”

Really? Have you actually tried it?

Just celebrating its 20th year in 2017, Cyberjaya now has loads to offer, especially for families. Surprised? Read on!

Apart from the ‘typical’ Arabic restaurants that have mushroomed in the area almost indiscriminately, we now have so many more options if food-hunting is your game.

BREAKFAST

If you are a ‘mamak’ fan, as most Malaysians are, there are many familiar places for you to fuel up to begin your day, Pelita being most popular.

If local flavours are more your thing, then there are also many restaurants and ‘kopitiams’ serving your all-time favourites such as toast with half-boiled eggs and nasi lemak. For a more ‘refined’ taste, there are also restaurants serving Kelantanese and Terengganu fare such as nasi kerabu, nasi dagang and laksam.

The latest is Restoran Lauk Kampung, located in Tamarind Square, which serves breakfast and lunch exclusively.

Restoran Lauk Kampung,

Tamarind Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Operating Hours : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Sunday)

Enquiries and reservations : 014-220 0140

 Restoran Makang,

Tamarind Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Operating Hours :     8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Mondays to Fridays)

                                    8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Saturdays)

                                    Closed on Sundays

Enquiries and reservations : 019-602 1007

  LUNCH

Apart from Middle-Eastern Cuisine, Cyberjaya also has Chinese Muslim restaurants in abundance! There’s the famous Salam Noodle which has included their yummy dumplings to the menu, and you can opt for the ‘dry’ or soup version, and also their Mutton Soup with Rice. In Cyberjaya alone, Salam Noodle has 2 branches, one in Shaftsbury Square and another at the CBD 2 building.

For a more exclusive treat, you can head on to Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant located in Cyberview Resort Spa for dimsum. They have all-you-can-eat deal, as well as ala carte selections.

Local flavours are served at restaurants such as Ulam Sup, located near Autoville Cyberjaya, and the famous Bawal Power Sempoi recently moved to the Futurise Centre.

Restoran Ulam Sup

Autoville, Cyberjaya

Enquiries : 03-8688 0620

Operating Hours : 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

 Salam Noodles

P2-17,, Persiaran Multimedia, Shaftsbury Square

63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 03-8322 6885

Operating Hours : 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Daily)

 Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant

Cyberview Resort Spa

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 03-8312 7000

Operating Hours :     12:00 noon to 2:30 pm (Lunch)

6:30 pm to 10:30 pm (Dinner)

 Bawal Power Sempoi

Persiaran Apec, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 011-3533 1741

Operating Hours : 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mondays to Saturdays) 

DINNER

The latest western fusion restaurant is Farrell’s Diner, located at Shaftsbury Square. The menu is mainly western, with a touch of fusion flavours. Their menu includes All-Day Breakfast such as Farrell’s Egg Benedict, and fusion-themes Main Courses such as Pan-Seared Miso White Fish and Salted Egg Tomato Pasta with Giant French Crab. The Diner is also family-friendly and offers Kids’ Menu for under RM10.00.

If steamboat is your thing, then there are three (yes, three!) places to choose from. Volcano Shabu-Shabu Steamboat is located at Shaftsbury Square, Empire Steamboat is at Gem In Mall, and Chit Chat Steamboat Grill is located at Astana Cyberjaya. All steamboat is all-you-can-eat buffet, so feel free to indulge!

Farrell’s Diner

P1-01, Shaftsbury Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 11.00 am to 10.30pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 010-225 7079

 Volcano Shabu Shabu Cyberjaya

P3-10, Shaftsbury Square, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 11:30am to 10.00pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 03-8688 2890

Steamboat Empire

Steamboat Empire Cyberjaya, Gem In Mall, Cyber 11, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 10:00 – 22:00.
Children below age of 9 years old eat for FREE!

Enquiries and reservations : 03-8320 9881

 Chit Chat Steamboat Grill

Persiaran Garden Residence 2, Cyberjaya, 62000 Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 019-790 2090

ACTIVITIES

For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are many parks in Cyberjaya one can explore, and there is also BookXcess which is open 24 hours. Yes, bookworms rejoice!! A book store which NEVER closes!!

The book store is located in Tamarind Square, where many food outlets are available including Burger King, San Francisco Coffee and Dokebi Chicken, a Korean-style Restaurant.

Tamarind Square Shopping Mall

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11

63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

(Retail outlets and eateries have individual operating hours)

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A Day In Cyberjaya

Most people residing in the Klang Valley would balk at the idea of coming to Cyberjaya. The common response would be “What for?? Nothing to do there!”, “No thank you, boring-lah!”

Really? Have you actually tried it?

Just celebrating its 20th year in 2017, Cyberjaya now has loads to offer, especially for families. Surprised? Read on!

Apart from the ‘typical’ Arabic restaurants that have mushroomed in the area almost indiscriminately, we now have so many more options if food-hunting is your game.

BREAKFAST

If you are a ‘mamak’ fan, as most Malaysians are, there are many familiar places for you to fuel up to begin your day, Pelita being most popular.

If local flavours are more your thing, then there are also many restaurants and ‘kopitiams’ serving your all-time favourites such as toast with half-boiled eggs and nasi lemak. For a more ‘refined’ taste, there are also restaurants serving Kelantanese and Terengganu fare such as nasi kerabu, nasi dagang and laksam.

The latest is Restoran Lauk Kampung, located in Tamarind Square, which serves breakfast and lunch exclusively.

Restoran Lauk Kampung,

Tamarind Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Operating Hours : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Sunday)

Enquiries and reservations : 014-220 0140

 Restoran Makang,

Tamarind Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Operating Hours :     8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Mondays to Fridays)

                                    8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Saturdays)

                                    Closed on Sundays

Enquiries and reservations : 019-602 1007

  LUNCH

Apart from Middle-Eastern Cuisine, Cyberjaya also has Chinese Muslim restaurants in abundance! There’s the famous Salam Noodle which has included their yummy dumplings to the menu, and you can opt for the ‘dry’ or soup version, and also their Mutton Soup with Rice. In Cyberjaya alone, Salam Noodle has 2 branches, one in Shaftsbury Square and another at the CBD 2 building.

For a more exclusive treat, you can head on to Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant located in Cyberview Resort Spa for dimsum. They have all-you-can-eat deal, as well as ala carte selections.

Local flavours are served at restaurants such as Ulam Sup, located near Autoville Cyberjaya, and the famous Bawal Power Sempoi recently moved to the Futurise Centre.

Restoran Ulam Sup

Autoville, Cyberjaya

Enquiries : 03-8688 0620

Operating Hours : 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

 Salam Noodles

P2-17,, Persiaran Multimedia, Shaftsbury Square

63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 03-8322 6885

Operating Hours : 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Daily)

 Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant

Cyberview Resort Spa

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 03-8312 7000

Operating Hours :     12:00 noon to 2:30 pm (Lunch)

6:30 pm to 10:30 pm (Dinner)

 Bawal Power Sempoi

Persiaran Apec, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 011-3533 1741

Operating Hours : 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mondays to Saturdays) 

DINNER

The latest western fusion restaurant is Farrell’s Diner, located at Shaftsbury Square. The menu is mainly western, with a touch of fusion flavours. Their menu includes All-Day Breakfast such as Farrell’s Egg Benedict, and fusion-themes Main Courses such as Pan-Seared Miso White Fish and Salted Egg Tomato Pasta with Giant French Crab. The Diner is also family-friendly and offers Kids’ Menu for under RM10.00.

If steamboat is your thing, then there are three (yes, three!) places to choose from. Volcano Shabu-Shabu Steamboat is located at Shaftsbury Square, Empire Steamboat is at Gem In Mall, and Chit Chat Steamboat Grill is located at Astana Cyberjaya. All steamboat is all-you-can-eat buffet, so feel free to indulge!

Farrell’s Diner

P1-01, Shaftsbury Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 11.00 am to 10.30pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 010-225 7079

 Volcano Shabu Shabu Cyberjaya

P3-10, Shaftsbury Square, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 11:30am to 10.00pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 03-8688 2890

Steamboat Empire

Steamboat Empire Cyberjaya, Gem In Mall, Cyber 11, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 10:00 – 22:00.
Children below age of 9 years old eat for FREE!

Enquiries and reservations : 03-8320 9881

 Chit Chat Steamboat Grill

Persiaran Garden Residence 2, Cyberjaya, 62000 Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 019-790 2090

ACTIVITIES

For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are many parks in Cyberjaya one can explore, and there is also BookXcess which is open 24 hours. Yes, bookworms rejoice!! A book store which NEVER closes!!

The book store is located in Tamarind Square, where many food outlets are available including Burger King, San Francisco Coffee and Dokebi Chicken, a Korean-style Restaurant.

Tamarind Square Shopping Mall

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11

63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

(Retail outlets and eateries have individual operating hours)

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