The expressions of love could take shape in many different ways. Aside from surprise bouquets and dark chocolates, outdoor dates are seen as a low-key approach for couples to spend time together. It is also a more casual and laid-back alternative to the expensive restaurants and luxurious staycations. Kuala Lumpur has no shortage of places to host your outdoor dates, and here is a list of places to start.
1. Sunset cruise at Putrajaya Lake
Anyone else loves sunset as much as we do? If yes, the Putrajaya Lake is where you and your partner should be. Most couples would take a stroll or cycle around the lake. If you prefer to feel the wind brushing your cheeks, board their cruise boats for a glimpse of Putrajaya’s modern building and iconic landmarks. You’ll cruise by the Putra Mosque, Seri Saujana Bridge and Taman Wawasan. You can also splurge on two seats in the air-conditioned cruise boat complete with a delicious on-board menu.
2. Romantic stroll at Perdana Botanical Garden
Imagine a sunny day where you can stroll with your significant other at Perdana Botanical Garden wearing your perfect summer dress. Despite its tourist appeal, this botanical garden is a charming attraction to host any leisure walks. Roofed by shady forest trees, this botanical garden is sectioned into different areas including a hibiscus and orchid garden, as well as exotic fruit trees. Remember to swing by the deer park for a good photo opportunity too.
3. Nature adventure at Skytrex Adventure
If you’re a lover of the outdoors, Skytrex Adventure is where couples should go for a day of extreme activities. Situated in Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, Skytrex offers the perfect adventure to get your gloves and sneakers on. Depending on the level of difficulties, you and your partner can challenge each other to an aerial obstacle course complete with plank bridge, flying fox and rope bridge.
4. Watch fireflies in Kuala Selangor
Did you know that Kuala Selangor is home to one of the world’s largest firefly colonies? Within a short drive from the city, the admission ticket to the famous Firefly Park is really affordable too. Just hop on the boat ride and cruise gently across the river until you see the twinkling firefly colony. Best to visit after sunset, it’s the closest experience to being surrounded by the stars.
5. Helicopter ride at KL Sky Tour
If you’re fascinated by the modern landscape of Kuala Lumpur, catch an aerial view of the city via a thrilling helicopter ride. The KL Sky Tour offers a variety of packages to choose from. For an experience outside of the city’s hustle and bustle, snag a chance to admire the Batu Caves’ limestone caves and Quartz Ridge’s rainforest.
For a romantic outdoor exploration, Kuala Lumpur is surrounded by beautiful locations to host your date. From the challenging obstacles at Skytrex Adventure to the mesmerising firefly tour in Kuala Selangor, just take your partner by the hand and say yes to a romantic weekend together.
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