Ahh… it’s that time of the year again where everyone will go all out to showcase their love. Let’s face it, we’ve all been to a nice restaurant for a fancy dinner and for some lucky ones, they get flowers delivered to their office. Do we hear you saying you’ve “been there, done that”? Or, you’re single and want to treat yourself to an unforgettable experience? Doesn’t matter if you’re a couple or single, this article is for you! Check out our list of unconventional (and fun!) things to do on Valentine’s Day this year.
For the adrenaline junkies
Do you bond over getting high on adrenaline? Here’s the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone — at the theme park, of course! If you haven’t been to Genting Highlands in a while, there’s no better time than now. The newly-opened Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park promises fun and thrilling rides such as Spin Crazy, Sky Tower, Power Surge and many more. If you think you can only do this activity with your partner, you couldn’t be more wrong. Ask your (also single) friends to come along and make the most of the day!
For the unconventional couple
A fancy dinner is always a must-do on Valentine’s Day. But for the unconventional couple, you’ll probably try to avoid the usual candle-lit and soft music fanfare. So, why not experience a unique and interactive multi-sensory fine dining at Whimsy? Enjoy your dinner with state-of-the-art 360° art projection technology that creates a wonderland-like atmosphere. You can even interact with your surroundings before enjoying your food. It’s certainly a quirky way to enjoy your dinner!
For the family-oriented
Who says Valentine’s Day is only for couples in love? You can also celebrate it with your family! For those with kids, this is the perfect time to give them more TLC (not that you don’t do it every day). There are plenty of interesting places that you can visit with the little ones in Kuala Lumpur or within a short drive from the city. So, bring them out for an exciting excursion to the park, the zoo or one of the interactive museums! Don’t know where to start? Check out the attractions on Traveloka!
For the art lovers
If you are into art, make a day hopping from one art gallery to another. Featuring experimental works from local and international artists, the National Visual Arts Gallery is a great place to start and a must-visit for any art lovers. Then, head over to the state-of-the-art ILHAM Gallery on Jalan Binjai which is committed to supporting modern Malaysian art. If you’re into contemporary artwork, you’d love the Petronas Art Gallery in KLCC, which regularly features established and emerging Malaysian and foreign artists in their exhibitions. The best part is, you don’t even have to be in a relationship to enjoy the art! Take your time to savor each artwork as you stroll through the gallery.
For the history geeks
Calling all history fans. Muzium Negara is showcasing The Lost Kingdoms exhibition which features 103 exhibits of real artefacts and replicas. Drool over beautiful sandstone statues of Hindu gods, rare collections of keris with intricately carved hilts and the Petala Indera Boat, a replica of a Royal Kelantanese boat, whose figurehead was a head of a garuda. The Lost Kingdoms exhibition is on at Gallery 2 and will run until 30 April.
For the zen master
Sometimes, all you need is to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Treat yourselves to a relaxing escape by way of a nice, long massage or spa treatment at the Mandara Spa or The Rub Bar and come out feeling completely refreshed and rejuvenated.
For the outdoor lover
Trekking is an activity that you can do with your partner or even on your own. Burn those calories AND enjoy the splendor of nature. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice trekker or a pro, there’s always a trail that you can conquer. For a relatively easy hike, head over to Broga Hills in Semenyih. Make sure to be there early as you’ll be treated to a splendid sunrise if you do. If you want a more challenging hike, the Tabur West Hill in Taman Melawati is your answer. The nature of the terrains and trails consist of rocks and quartz, making it quite precarious, so be extra careful! Once you’ve reached the peak, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing view of the Klang Gate Dam and the city.