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10 Adventurous Activities In KL & Selangor You Should Put On Your Bucket List If You Dare

For the adrenaline junkies.

Cover image via Aquaria KLCC , @flyboardmalaysia (Instagram) , @skytrexadventure (Instagram)

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Tired of planning outings with your friends only to end up sitting around a cafe table watching everyone on their phones?

During the Movement Control Order, you've probably made a million plans with your friends to hang out and catch up over lunch. However, what if you guys could do more than just cafe hopping or window shopping in a mall?

For the adventurers and thrill-seekers, there's actually plenty of interesting things to do around KL and Selangor that you should try at least once in your lifetime.

Here are our top 10 activities you should try out:

I. Explore the largest hybrid VR/AR theme park at The Rift, Mid Valley Megamall

If you want to experience virtual/augmented reality technology, The Rift offers more than 20 attractions for adrenaline seekers. Activities include free-roaming virtual reality shooters, scream-filled thrill rides, and other e-sports.

Immerse yourself in VR games like Zero Latency's three award-winning free-roaming VR environments, HADO's player-vs-player augmented-reality dodgeball, Terminator-themed laser battle, Raceroom, and much more!

Opening hours:
11am - 10pm (Monday to Wednesday, Friday)
10am - 10pm (Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday)

Address:
3rd Floor, North Court,
Mid Valley Megamall,
Kuala Lumpur

Visit their website to book your tickets.

2. Challenge yourself on an epic escape park in Paradigm Mall

Make a day trip to ESCAPE PJ, one of the largest semi-indoor challenge adventure parks in Malaysia, for a fun escape away from city life. This park has multiple-tiered rope courses, a flying trapeze, zip lines, wall climbing, reverse bungee, and a whole bunch of obstacles and rides that will keep your adrenaline pumping!

Don't worry if you're new to this, as there are five routes with varying levels of difficulty, as well as professionally-trained instructors who will provide constant guidance. 

Read more about ESCAPE PJ here.

Opening hours:
10am - 10pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Address:
1, Jalan SS 7/26a, SS 7,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Follow Escape Theme Park's Facebook and Instagram for updates.

3. Go full military-style competitive at Canyon Paintball

Gear up and spend your weekend dodging around obstacles, eliminating opposing teams, and getting messy in the best way possible! Go full military-style combat with your paintball guns and protective gear as you target opponents and fire at will. 

Stealthily creep around the park and avoid getting hit by a paintball capsule with your teammates and experience what it's like being in the military.

Opening hours:
9am - 5pm (Weekends only)

Address:
Changkat Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Check out their Instagram for more information.

4. Conquer your fear of heights on a suspended obstacle course at Skytrex

Skytrex Adventure at Sungai Congkak is their newest outdoor recreational park located in Hulu Langat, and provides a tree-to-tree elevated trekking experience. Here, you'll get to test your agility as you fly, swing, and dangle on several aerial obstacles that are suspended high above the lush tropical rain forest.

It's a great place to explore for both adventurers and people who want to challenge their fear of heights! However, there are safety systems in place if you wish to withdraw from the circuit at any given time.

Opening hours:
9am - 6pm (Daily)

Address:
Batu 20, 1/2,
Jalan Sungai Congkak, Kampung Padang,
43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor

You can book your tickets on their website.

5. Dare to dive with sharks at Aquaria KLCC

Have you ever experienced a face-to-face encounter with a real shark? If you're a certified diver, you can... in a safe and controlled environment, of course. At Aquaria KLCC, you'll find five different species of sharks and other ocean creatures in a 60,000sqft oceanarium tank.

This programme was first launched in 2012, so you can rest assured you'll be under the guidance of capable and experienced instructors. Observe the colourful marine life swim past you as you pretend you're a character from The Little Mermaid.

Image via Aquaria KLCC
Image via Aquaria KLCC

Opening hours:
10am - 7pm (Daily)
Note that this activity is only available for one hour at 1pm, on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.

Address:
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre,
Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL

Visit their website for more information.

6. Brave the boulders at BUMP Bouldering

You've probably heard of rock climbing, but have you been bouldering? It's basically a similar concept where climbers scale small rock formations or artificial rock walls, but without using ropes or harnesses. For safety measures, there's a padded floor to cushion your bump if you do fall.

BUMP Bouldering
is the first premium indoor bouldering, fitness, and lifestyle climbing centre in Malaysia. They offer basic training classes to get you started if you've never tried this sport before. 

Opening hours:
12pm - 10pm (Monday to Friday)
9am - 10.30pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Address:
Level 1, The School, Jaya One,
72A, Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, Pjs 13,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Visit their website for more information.

7. Go rock climbing on Batu Caves at Gua Damai Extreme Park

Did you know that you can scale the natural limestone rock surface of Batu Caves that's said to be around 400 million years old? If you've tried rock climbing or bouldering, and feel ready to progress out of an indoor climbing gym, this is the place that'll stretch you to your limits.

Engage in this eco-recreational outdoor activity that challenges you to hike, scramble, crawl, and glide along a zip line, all the while appreciating the beauty of the view from Gua Damai.

Opening hours:
9am - 6pm (Daily)

Address:
Jalan Fairuz Off Jalan Zamrut,
Kampung Melayu Wira Damai,
68100 Batu Caves, Selangor

Visit their website for more information.

8. Make a splash on a water jet at Flyboard Malaysia

If you're into extreme sports and are confident on the water, you'll want to hop onto a flyboard and take off over the waves!

Fly up and down, twist and turn, and shoot high up in the sky on a jetflight over the tranquil waves of Marina Putrajaya. You'll leave behind a spectacular shower trail as you show off your coolest moves.

Opening hours:
9am - 7pm (Friday to Sunday)

Address:
Marina Putrajaya Sdn Bhd,
1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5,
62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Visit their website for more information.

9. Get splashed as you embark on a whitewater rafting journey with Water Rafting Xventure

Navigate your way down the rocky terrain and rapid currents of Kuala Kubu Bharu river, and come to a relaxing drift at the end of the trip. Enjoy the nature and scenery around the riverbank, and stop to marvel at a cascading waterfall halfway through your journey.

The length of the river is approximately 7km, which makes for a two-hour journey. It's the experience of a lifetime, and you'll come away with strong team-building skills from working with your crew members.

Address:
12, Jalan Mat Kilau, Kampung Paya,
44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor

Find out more on their website

10. Indoor skydiving and surfing at AirRider and FlowRider, 1 Utama

Ever wondered what it's like to feel the wind rushing around your body as you jump out of a flying helicopter and free fall from the sky? You can experience the same adrenaline rush at AirRider, an indoor skydiving simulator that will leave you screaming in exhilaration!

If you'd rather hit the waves, you can book a session at FlowRider, a few floors below AirRider. Children and adults alike will enjoy riding the artificially created waves and learning how to surf in a safe environment.

Opening hours:
10am - 10pm (Sunday to Thursday)
10am - 10.30pm (Friday to Sunday)

Address:
City Centre, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
1 Utama E, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Visit AirRider and FlowRider's websites for more information.

Not ready to try any of these activities yet? Here are some tamer, but still fun, activities you can do instead: