9 Super Cheap Date Ideas That Are No Less Romantic Than Expensive Ones

How does a teatime date with cute doggos at Igo Pet Cafe sound?

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Tired of the same ol’ dinner and movie for date nights?

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Here are some alternative ideas for you and your partner to try out without burning a hole in your wallet:

1. Late night ice cream adventure

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Late night McDonald's ice cream adventures are so underrated.

With less than RM10, you can spend hours talking about life with your partner. You could even throw in some fries if you're feeling hungry.

2. Grab a couple of drinks on a helipad at Heli Lounge Bar

The Heli Lounge is easily one of the best places to have a drink (fruit juice also considered as drink okay) in Kuala Lumpur. Good company, good conversation beautiful sunset, and a stunning city view. Sounds like a perfect date, ain't it?

With a budget of RM50, you could definitely order two cups of fresh juice. Plus, if you are willing to add another RM10, you can get cocktails at RM30 each.

Address: 34 Floor Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: 

Mondays - Wednesdays, 5.00pm - 12.00am,
Thursdays, 5.00pm - 2.00am,
Fridays & Saturdays, 5.00pm - 3.00am,
Sundays - 5.00pm - 11.00pm.

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3. A purrrr-fect date with fluffy cats at Purradise Cat Cafe, TTDI

This is the one place cat lovers have to go to. You'll have around 25 cats to accompany you and your partner while you sip your smoothie away.

Price: RM18 per person for one hour, inclusive of one free smoothie / fresh juice / coffee / tea / chocolate. After the first hour – RM4 per person for every 15 minutes.

Address: (First Floor), 24, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 2.00pm - 10.00pm, Sunday, 11.00am - 7.00pm.

Contact: 03-2389 0976.

4. A teatime date with cute doggos at Igo Pet Cafe, Setapak

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We all know that it's impossible not to smile when you're around with doggos! Bring your partner and just let the cute doggies overwhelm the two of you with happiness, love, and saliva.

You'll meet furry friends from several different breeds including Pomeranians, Samoyed, Golden Retriever, Shiba Inu, Corgi, Beagle, Poodle, Border Collie, and Chow Chow.

 NO 1-7, PV 128, Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak 53300 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: 12.00pm - 11.00pm daily.

Contact: 03-4131 6943.

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5. Fall for your partner over and over again while skating on ice

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Regardless of your skating abilities, ice skating is an ideal date. You can hold hands romantically the entire time. Just make sure to catch each other whenever one of you fall. It's never fun to fall alone in a relationship. ;)

TIP: Bring your own socks and gloves to save $$!

For pricing and opening hours details, refer to the picture below.

Address: Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium, 8, Jalan Damansara, Empire City, PJU 8, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

6. Go kayaking at Putrajaya Lake Club

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The club itself offers plenty of recreational opportunities such as canoeing, kayaking, cycling, and swimming fishing.

Price: Single kayak - RM10/hour. Canadian canoe or a double leisure kayak - RM20/hour.

Opening Hours: 
8.00am - 6.00pm daily.

Precinct 8, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.

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7. Hike up Broga Hills to catch the sunrise

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Broga Hills, a famous landmark for casual hikers and it offers a very panoramic view of the surrounding area. If you have not tried hiking before, Broga is definitely the best place to start.

For a brief moment, as a pair, you can feel like the king and queen of the world when you're at the top of the hill. Now, wouldn't that be nice?

Address: Bukit Broga Hill, Broga, Semenyih.

8. Go on a trekking expedition at Chilling Waterfall

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Dubbed as Selangor's most spectacular and impressive waterfalls, Chilling Waterfall is definitely one place you have to visit with your partner. It'll take roughly 45 minutes to walk from the ticket counter to the 80-meter waterfall.

You can swim together in the refreshing river water or you could even have a picnic by the waterfall, or you could do both!

Opening hours: Friday - Sunday, 8.00am - 6.00pm.

Visitors cannot hike towards the waterfall after 3:00pm as visitors must return to the ticket counter by 6.00pm.

Address: Sungai Chiling Fish Sanctuary, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor.

9. A quick beach getaway at Port Dickson

If you're looking to escape the city life with your partner, why not make a trip down to Port Dickson? It's about a 90 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur and there's public beaches where you and your partner could chill at the entire evening.

Toll and petrol would cost you around RM50-RM60 in total, which isn't too pricey for a day's getaway.

Tip: Don't forget to bring snacks and food from home to save extra money!

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So what's your excuse for not going on a fun date this weekend?

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Did we miss out any other fun date ideas under RM50? Let us know in the comments!

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