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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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Sushi Q @ Publika

August 29, 2012 during 5:50 pm

A good plate is always something that many people would frankly skip or scapegoat if they are pulpy for time. we should know this, since we am also guilty of a same crime. Therefore, it is a service to know that there is now a tastier and healthier choice if we ever find myself in a rush and need to squeeze something quick as a plate – Sushi Q.

Sushi Q during Publika is a good place to squeeze some uninformed and luscious sushi to go!

The friendly interior of Sushi Q. The association started out with a kiosk judgment though after total in a dining area for a newer outlets.

Sushi Q has been in operation for over 2 years now and has grown from usually owning one kiosk during 1 Utama Shopping Centre to 4 outlets and kiosks total today. Sushi Q’s latest further is a opening in Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya. When a business initial started, a government wanted to contend a kiosk-style concept. Later on, as a business’ customers started to grow, a government motionless to supplement on some-more equipment to a menu including prohibited and grilled food. Much pleasantness is given to all a equipment on a menu, generally a peculiarity of each partial used for their dishes. And distinct some other restaurants that mislay certain food equipment from their menu, Sushi Q believes in progressing and adding in new and sparkling dishes to prove even their fussiest customers!

An collection of sushi awaits we during Sushi Q

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

At a heart of each Japanese plate lies a judgment of simplicity. Most of a elementary reduction used in creation any kind of sushi requires minimal or no cooking during all. Though it might sound unequivocally simple, it is this unequivocally same indicate that creates it a plea to brew and make bland reduction ambience smashing in one bite. Sushi Q not usually manages to make each singular swig of a sushi ambience delicious, they have also taken a dauntless step in entrance adult with new and musty sushi dishes that sees a matrimony of food equipment not routinely used in Japanese cuisine.

A tighten adult of a unatama maki, with immature avocado and luscious eel

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

I was propitious adequate to be partial of a Dining with Moola experience, that brought us to a Sushi Q opening during Publika @ Solaris Dutamas recently. When a manager brought out some of a dishes for us to sample, we was intrigued by their choices of reduction used. One plate that unequivocally held my eye was a Mango Lobster, a maki hurl with mango slices and proposal lobster beef right in a center. we contingency contend that this is a initial time that we have seen such a combination. How does it taste? Well, as we take a bite, we not usually ambience a tanginess and a slight break of a covering of mango strength wrapped around a rice. When we start tasting a lobster during a center, a benevolence of a lobster’s strength total with a salsa tastes positively wonderful.

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

Another specialty that Sushi Q has is their Duck Ramen. It is usually a play of ramen noodles with miso soup, though instead of regulating steep or pig meat, it is slices of steep beef that we find in a bowl. The slices of steep beef ambience proposal and luscious with a skinny covering of fat, that somehow adds to a ambience of a meat. So what’s a good understanding about this dish? The morality of it of course! And a fact that many Malaysians venerate steep beef with their noodles doesn’t harm either.

Sushi Q’s Duck Ramen, a reverence to internal tastes

For those who are looking after their diet though wish something fancy, my opinion goes to a Seafood Salad. Thinly sliced slivers of crabstick beef churned with slices of salmon sashimi, carrots, slices of cucumber and a crowd of lemon creates this elementary looking plate a unequivocally luscious one. Don’t be fooled by a elementary presentation, a reduction of tastes and textures mix together for a pleasant and entirely gratifying gastronomic experience.

The Seafood Salad – a luscious nonetheless light offering

The finely sliced crabstick acts as a poetic surrogate for potion noodles

The perfect accumulation of sushi, maki and temaki on offer during Sushi Q can be utterly surprising, generally when we cruise that they began essentially as a kiosk concept. Sometimes it is best to let a food do a talking, so I’ll leave we with a few photos of a delights that Sushi Q has to offer.

Lobster Mayo Maki – for those who simply venerate a ambience of seafood

Tazuna maki – a poetic multiple of rice wrapped with avocado and sushi, with a pleasant center

Soft bombard crab maki – uninformed low boiled soothing bombard crab rolled in rice

A preference of Sushi Q’s palm rolls. The palm rolls are creatively done with a best ingredients

Chicken Katsudon – for those who usually need a play of rice for their daily meal

Guess what? we wasn’t alone during my revisit to Sushi Q that day, as Kelly Chin from Miss Sunshine was also invited to learn a Moola Experience. You can review all about what she had to contend during her blog, Miss Sunshine!

This Dining With Moola knowledge is pleasantness of Moola, now a best-kept tip in town. Be towering to a totally new and sparkling lifestyle when we learn Moola!

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