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9 Fun Things You Need To Check Off Your To-Do List And Experience This August

This ain't your normal Merdeka list.

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1. Relive your childhood by going to KidZania

What is it: KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an indoor family edutainment centre which offers an interactive learning and entertainment experience for kids in a kid-sized city to deliver the first-of-its-kind edutainment fun. The KidZania experience is about real-life experiences, empowering, inspiring and educating kids through role-play.

Price range: KidZania normally for kids only but this 22 and 29 August, adults get to take part of the experience at RM48 (early bird) and RM58 (normal price).

Location: The Curve, Mutiara Damansara.

2. Spend the whole day at District 21, a 70,000 square foot adventure attraction park!

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What is it: 70,000 sq.ft, Apocalypse themed action adventure park. Located in a 55ft air-conditioned atrium, within IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. Comprises 11 attractions and 8 function rooms, District21 also offers an ideal venue for corporate team building functions and school groups and birthday parties.

Price range: RM58 per person. Kids under 90cm and disabled (wheel chair) go in for free.

Location: IOI City Mall, Putrajaya.

3. Explore your city in style with your own private driver

What is it: A car ride tour round the city to see the sights and sounds of Kuala Lumpur.

Price range: Instead of using a cab, try private ridesharing services such as Grabcar. For the month of August, they will be giving Malaysians a 31% discount off the fare.

Location: Anywhere you want to go.

4. Bring out your inner Sherlock Holmes and crack the code by heading down to puzzle and escape rooms

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What is it: A game where you and your friends use your wit and skill to navigate through puzzles and challenges in rooms with various themes.

Price range: RM36-50 per person.

Location: Johor, KL, Miri, Klang, Petaling Jaya, Seremban.

5. Take to the skies by being in a sky simulator

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What is it: A flight simulator where you get to experience the closest thing to flying a plane. A trained pilot will be there to guide you and your friends through the Malaysian skies.

Price range: RM98-280 depending on the package.

Location: eCurve shopping mall, Mutiara Damansara.

6. Give yourself an excuse by shooting your friends with a game of paintball

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What is it: Paintball is a group activity in which players compete to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing water-soluble dye and featuring a gelatin outer shell with a paintball marker.

Price range: Depending on the amount of people and the amount of capsules used, prices range between RM15-60 (cheaper if you have your own gear).

Location: Check online for the nearest local paintball outlet.

7. Feel like Iron Man by flyboarding across Putrajaya

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What is it: A type of water jetpack attached to a personal water craft (PWC) which supplies propulsion to drive the Flyboard through air and water.

Price range: RM250-400 per person depending on the package.

Location: Putrajaya.

8. Take a spectacular look of the city by climbing up Bukit Tabur

What is it: A hike through one of Malaysia's popular hiking trails.

Price range: RM5 per person for a climbing permit from the Forestry Department.

Location: Taman Melawati, Selangor.

9. Remember our fallen heroes at the Tugu Negara

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What is it: A monument that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960.

Price range: Free.

Location: Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur.

Don't be ashamed to become a 'tourist' in your own country. Wherever you want to go this month, make your trips more convenient with GrabCar, the leading transport app in Southeast Asia

For the month of August, all rides on GrabCar will be 31% off! Find out more here.

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