Tourism Malaysia

20 Activities to Thrill you in Malaysia

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

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5. Hiking Trekking

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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:
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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.

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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 ( bringing international BASE Jumpers for a series of jumps organised around Malaysia.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Sushi Q @ Publika

August 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

A good meal is always something that most people would willingly skip or sacrifice if they are pressed for time. I should know this, because I am also guilty of the same crime. Therefore, it is a relief to know that there is now a tastier and healthier alternative if I ever find myself in a rush and need to grab something fast as a meal – Sushi Q.

Sushi Q at Publika is a great place to grab some fresh and tasty sushi to go!

The cozy interior of Sushi Q. The company started out with a kiosk concept but later added in a dining area for its newer outlets.

Sushi Q has been in operation for over 2 years now and has grown from just owning one kiosk at 1 Utama Shopping Centre to four outlets and kiosks combined today. Sushi Q’s latest addition is its outlet in Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya. When the business first started, the management wanted to maintain the kiosk-style concept. Later on, as the business’ clientele started to grow, the management decided to add on more items to the menu including hot and grilled food. Much attention is given to all the items on the menu, especially the quality of every ingredient used for their dishes. And unlike some other restaurants which remove certain food items from their menu, Sushi Q believes in maintaining and adding in new and exciting dishes to satisfy even their fussiest customers!

An assortment of sushi awaits you at Sushi Q

The beautifully crafted Japanese dishes – lobster mayo yaki flanked by the mango lobster maki and unatama maki

At the heart of every Japanese dish lies the concept of simplicity. Most of the basic ingredients used in making any kind of sushi requires minimal or no cooking at all. Though it may sound very simple, it is this very same point that makes it a challenge to combine and make everyday ingredients taste wonderful in one bite. Sushi Q not only manages to make every single mouthful of its sushi taste delicious, they have also taken a brave step in coming up with new and funky sushi dishes that sees a marriage of food items not normally used in Japanese cuisine.

A close up of the unatama maki, with green avocado and tasty eel

The lobster mayo maki, one of Sushi Q’s interesting creations

I was lucky enough to be part of the Dining with Moola experience, which brought us to the Sushi Q outlet at Publika @ Solaris Dutamas recently. When the manager brought out some of the dishes for us to sample, I was intrigued by their choices of ingredients used. One dish that really caught my eye was the Mango Lobster, a maki roll with mango slices and succulent lobster meat right in the center. I must say that this is the first time that I have seen such a combination. How does it taste? Well, as you take a bite, you not only taste the tanginess and the slight crunch of the layer of mango flesh wrapped around the rice. When you start tasting the lobster at the center, the sweetness of the lobster’s flesh combined with the sauce tastes absolutely wonderful.

The intriguing mango lobster maki. The mix of flavors are simply delightful

Another specialty that Sushi Q has is their Duck Ramen. It is just a bowl of ramen noodles with miso soup, but instead of using chicken or pork meat, it is slices of duck meat that you find in the bowl. The slices of duck meat taste tender and juicy with a thin layer of fat, which somehow adds to the taste of the meat. So what’s the great deal about this dish? The simplicity of it of course! And the fact that most Malaysians love duck meat with their noodles doesn’t hurt either.

Sushi Q’s Duck Ramen, a tribute to local tastes

For those who are looking after their diet but want something fancy, my vote goes to the Seafood Salad. Thinly sliced slivers of crabstick meat mixed with slices of salmon sashimi, carrots, slices of cucumber and a wedge of lemon makes this simple looking meal a really tasty one. Don’t be fooled by the simple presentation, the mixture of tastes and textures blend together for a delightful and thoroughly satisfying gastronomic experience.

The Seafood Salad – a tasty yet light offering

The finely sliced crabstick acts as a lovely substitute for glass noodles

The sheer variety of sushi, maki and temaki on offer at Sushi Q can be quite surprising, especially when you consider that they began primarily as a kiosk concept. Sometimes it is best to let the food do the talking, so I’ll leave you with a few photos of the delights that Sushi Q has to offer.

Lobster Mayo Maki – for those who simply adore the taste of seafood

Tazuna maki – a lovely combination of rice wrapped with avocado and sushi, with a delightful center

Soft shell crab maki – fresh deep fried soft shell crab rolled in rice

A selection of Sushi Q’s hand rolls. The hand rolls are freshly made with the best ingredients

Chicken Katsudon – for those who just need a bowl of rice for their daily meal

Guess what? I wasn’t alone during my visit to Sushi Q that day, as Kelly Chin from Miss Sunshine was also invited to discover the Moola Experience. You can read all about what she had to say at her blog, Miss Sunshine!

This Dining With Moola experience is courtesy of Moola, currently the best-kept secret in town. Be elevated to a totally new and exciting lifestyle when you discover Moola!

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