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6 Escape Rooms Around KL & PJ That'll Give You The Thrill Of Your Life

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Sometimes watching a thriller isn't as much fun as starring in one yourself

Fun weekend activities often depend on one's interests. From organising a movie marathon to cafe hopping around the trendiest eateries, routines can be boring and mundane for the most part if we don't spice it up here and there.

So why not switch things up every now and again? Surprise your friends and family with a good scare for their dose of adrenaline.

Here are six of the best escape rooms to try out around PJ and KL:

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1. Hauntu

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An immersive experience that will probably leave sensitive souls a little traumatised, Hauntu boasts terrifying 60-minute escape rooms that'll have you dying to get out of. Including interactions with live actors as part of the scripts in many of the rooms, you'll need to choose your path to ensure your survival. Take caution with every decision you make though, as there are different endings as to what may or may not happen with each step you take.

Address:
360, Jalan Tun Razak, Pudu,
50400 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.

Operating hours:
2pm-10pm (Monday, Wednesday to Friday).
11am-10pm (Saturday and Sunday).
Closed on Tuesday.

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2. Fifthroom

The charm and appeal of Fifthroom is the diversity they explored during the COVID-19 lockdown. While other escape rooms on this list include an array of stories and state-of-the-art technology behind it, this escape room introduced an online escape game that gives you 24 hours to solve a mystery! The choice is all yours — escape a room in their locale, or escape a room in the comfort of your own home.

Address:
6, B1-03A & B1-E-03A, Basement 1,
MyTown Shopping Centre, Jalan Cochrane,
Seksyen 90, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Operating hours:
10am-10pm (Daily).

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3. MAZE Escape Room

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The biggest escape room to grace Malaysia thus far, MAZE is likely to test your skills more than some of the others on this list. From a story where you'll need to dance your way to success, to another that literally requires you to 'play patient' to a sickening doctor, you're definitely going to have your heart pumping to try and get out of any of these rooms as fast as you can.

Address:
16, Jalan PJS 11/18, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Operating hours:
11am-11pm (Daily).

4. Breakout

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Mind-boggling and intensely satisfying, we'd highly suggest Breakout to those who're looking to test their agility in a considerably short period of time. From being handcuffed to a structure, or being trapped in a cage, your will and wit won't get you far without any teamwork. Another escape room with an online option on the list, we couldn't forget Malaysians outside of KL; A branch is available at The Shore, Melaka.

Address (NU Sentral):
L4-09A (Level 4), NU Sentral Shopping Centre 201,
Jalan Tun Sambathan, 50470, Kuala Lumpur.

Address (Avenue K):
L2-16 (Level 2), Avenue K Shopping Mall 156,
Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Operating hours:
10am-10pm (Daily).

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5. Mission-Q

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An escape room strategically located in Sunway Pyramid, a highlight of Mission-Q would be the ability to bring up to 10 people for a single game. From horror, to mystery, and even pure heroic storylines, you'll be spoilt for choice when choosing which room you'll wanna escape first.

Address:
F1.19A, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15,
Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Operating hours:
10am-10pm (Daily).

6. Escape Room

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Ending our list with a bang is the escape room that has stood the test of time: Escape Room KL. Popular among many (including students, families, tourists, and even corporations), there are a total of nine games (that we know of) in various genres to choose from. Whether you want to explore Wonderland, find a way out of a haunted house, or even find the culprit to a stolen chocolate recipe, it's quite certain that you'll be kept on your toes at every moment!

Address:
Level 7, Berjaya Times Square Mall 1,
Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Operating hours:
11am-8pm (Daily).

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