Here we go again, at that time of the year. Malaysia is getting its citizens to bring along their umbrellas, buy waterproof backpacks, and apply water resistance spray to their shoes and coats. People are hurling in and out of buildings and vehicles, hoping to avoid those cold, sharp drops from jumping on the back of their necks.
However, the rainy season will not be able to prevent people’s admiration for out-of-their-house activities. Give chances for indoor activities in KL to thrive. Some even burst beyond the limit of the original “indoor activities” and bring it to a new level: indoor skydiving, or indoor wave surfing.
Host your activities
If you are not enjoying places that have too many strange people walking around then these indoor activities in KL are tailored for you and your family.
Have fun with your children
Spending quality time with your family has always been the best option, it is even better if you are a family person. Especially if you have just been through long business trips and still haven’t gotten the chance to interact with your child. Then conducting an indoor activity where you could both have fun with your kid and let them explore themself is one stone hit two birds.
Understanding these concerns of parents about creating bonds and child development, a couple with three children have decided to build NextGen Theme Park. In hope of supporting parents in raising the next healthy generation, both physically and mentally. They proudly call themself “the biggest edutainment theme park” where parents and kids come together and join:
- Entertainment Zone: where parents and kids could venture through the “Imagination playlands” and experience different professions for future career orientations
- Engagement Zone: where both parents and kids could release their full internal heat and stress through physical activities, and sports. Building on the children’s physical health.
- Enrichment Zone: where kid and parent could share classes, and support each other in learning new skills: arts & crafts; music & dancing; talents hub.
Location: S603-S610, LEVEL 2, 1 UTAMA E, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
In case you are not a labour-intensive kind of person, but just want to find a fun thing to do in KL. Then conducting family parties with all of your beloved ones might be one of the best, among other fun things to do in KL. At Fun X World, families will have the opportunity to spend quality time together, holding parties for relatives and friends. Allowing your children to create memorable memories with their siblings and form strong bonds that would last a lifetime.
All you have to do is to contact Fun X World and tell them what kind of party you like and the preferred budget. Your only mission is to have fun, as Fun X World has everything catered for you. They even provide a qualified Washroom & Baby Changing Room with complimentary lockers for your shoes and belongings to facilitate your peace of mind.
Besides that, Fun X World is also suitable for other activities to do in KL such as:
- Company events
- School visits
- Kid’s birthday
Location: Lot 2.140B Level 2, Summit USJ Mall, Persiaran Kewajipan, Usj 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Indoor health-friendly activities
For those who love to sweat and challenge themselves on body abilities, and endurance; to train their will and make healthy relationships. You are in the right place
Is one of the best ways to push yourself ahead. Climbing lets you experiment and learn more about the limits of both your body and mind. Escape Malaysia is specialised by their wide range of combinations of physical activities that allow people to reach their full thrust. High compatibility for Team Building, School Trip, and Family Day when it facilitates teamwork spirit and coordination between team members. Besides normal climbing experiences, Escape Malaysia also offers other climbing activities:
- Atan’s Leap
- Banana Flip
- Coco Climb
- Gecko Tower
- Jumping Jack
- Monkey Business
- Monkey School
Everyone can freely participate in the family format with Escape Malaysia’s variety of games with different levels to choose from
Location: No.1, Jalan SS7/ 26A GB-07, Boulevard, Level G, Paradigm Mall, Ss 7, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
As one of the attractions in Kuala Lumpur, Windlab’s indoor skydiving has pushed beyond the limit of indoor activities. Leverage it to a new limit, bringing a sky experience onto the ground, for everyone, even the shyest. Simulating an outdoor skydiving experience at 14,000 feet, this one-of-a-kind indoor activity in KL has its first outlet at one of the world’s largest malls: 1 Utama.
Applying the Vertical Wind Tunnel technology that is used for the training of professional skydivers, Windlab’s indoor skydiving promises people a true-to-core adrenaline-thrusting experience that could only be achieved from high above. Besides that, people could also rest assured that there would be no dangers while enjoying the indoor skydiving activity. Windlab’s flight chamber consists of a safe and stable wind tunnel with wall-to-wall airflow making sure that people will not fall off the air column. Moreover, the chamber is equipped with a reinforced transparent glass wall with experienced instructors inside to guild and provide safety whenever there are new people.
Location: S601, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, PJU6, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Having the most authentic wave surfing in the heart of the city with extra safety and the blood-rushing experience at FlowRider, one of the fun places in KL. Having been stopped from going out to beaches by the erratic weather conditions. Now, wave surfing enthusiasts could say goodbye to that concern and say hi to others beyond the limit of indoor activities in KL. A tip when coming to FlowRider for a surf is to get there on weekdays, it will be more cost-friendly than those at weekends, or public holidays. Here are the prices for you to compare:
1-hour session: RM55
2-hour session: RM100
Weekend & holidays
1-hour session: RM 65
2-hour session: RM120
CHILDREN RIDE (>107CM HEIGHT & < 12 YEARS OLD)
1-hour session: RM50
2-hour session: RM90
Weekend & holidays
1-hour session: RM60
2-hour session: RM110
UNLIMITED RIDES PER DAY
Weekend & holidays
PRIVATE SESSION – FOR GROUP RIDES (BIRTHDAY PARTIES, EVENTS & CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING)
1-hour single lane (max 12 pax): RM550
1-hour double lane (Max 24 pax): RM1100
Weekend & holidays
1-hour single lane (max 12 pax): RM650
1-hour double lane (Max 24 pax): RM1300
Location: City Centre, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, LG601, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama E, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
“Play at your own risk!” was their introduction statement. Super Park Malaysia with the Freestyle Hall offers their Skate and Scoot World to any skater who wants to wax the room with their sweat. With a high degree of perfection of ramps, rails, and kickers, Super Park Malaysia offers people a chance to hone their skills with a skateboard or scooter. The only drawback of this experience is that there are only 8 pax per session allowed, but, still enough for group gatherings and even family meetings, on the skate floor, imagine that.
Weekday (Tuesday – Thursday): 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekend (Friday – Sunday): 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Weekday (Tuesday – Thursday): RM 15
Weekend (Friday – Sunday): RM 30
Additionally, Super Park Malaysia also provides other physical indoor activities in KL like basketball, pedal car racing, sliding mountain, baseball, obstacle walls & trampoline, slides, zip wires…
Location: Unit 4-1, Level 4, Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
Indoor sightseeing activities
Done with the adrenaline-rushing indoor activities, now let’s move on to other fun activities in KL and Selangor that require less effort and energy while keeping people hooked on. Here are some of the sightseeing, and educating indoor activities that could save your date through rainy days.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Islamic Arts Museum, as its name suggests, is a large open-plan museum on four levels with a spectacular selection of Islamic artefacts. The wood carvings are one of the museum’s popular items every time people come to visit. A fantastic museum as people put it, here people have the chance to venture through not only Malaysian Islamic history but also the ancient record of other cultures like Indonesia, Iran, India, China, and Turkey. Another exclusive view would be to observe and walk under the Islamic-inspired patterns and architectural details of the building: walls, roofs, and doors. The spot is also a preferable place for Islamic-related exhibitions with a built-in library for children. The best edutainment indoor activities in KL for Islam families or anyone who is intrigued in learning more about the culture.
Location: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hiding in the middle of Kuala Lumpur’s “Golden Triangle” within a few minutes walking from the Petronas Tower. Aquaria Kuala Lumpur has long been one of the hottest tourist spots for both domestic and international visitors. The aquarium is showcasing around 5,000 different aquatic and land-bound creatures in their natural habitats within a sprawling 60,000-square-foot space. Implicitly promoting people’s physical health while walking and learning about aquatic life with real-life, living evidence. Moreover, the Aquaria KLCC “Living Ocean exhibition will allow visitors to have direct face-to-face interaction with 7 different species of sharks including Sand Tiger sharks, Giant Stingrays, Marine turtles and shoals of other fishes.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm (last entry 6:00 pm)
MyKad Holders: From RM52
General Admission: From RM75
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Central Markets Kuala Lumpur
Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur city, Central Markets is the hub for Malaysian culture, arts, and crafts. Starting as a wet market in 1888, it has now reshaped and become a delightful tourist attraction location for shoppers and art lovers. Offering anyone who adventures through the market the heritage of visual treats and Malaysian tradition-inspired architecture. With more than 300 stores with diverse types of garments, goods, souvenirs, local handicrafts, collectables, and restaurants facilitating an all-in-one experience of Malaysian culture that allow new visitors to have a first glance into the country. A different external attraction besides Central Markets Kuala Lumpur is the Kasturi Walk founded in 2011 boasting an al fresco ambience revealing an exciting variety of stalls selling local snacks and exquisite items.
- 2011 KL Mayors tourism award for Excellence Tourist Attraction Category
- 2012 FIABCI Malaysia Property Awards of Heritage Category
- 2007 & 2008 Best Brands Centre for Culture, Arts, and Crafts
Location: Lot 3.04-3.06, 06, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Petrosains Science Discovery Centre
If you are a fan of science and technology, then Petrosains Science Discovery Centre will help you experience love at first sight with 11 interactive exhibits for both adults and kids that allow them to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). With the ambitious mission: “To be a global player that inspires people and enriches lives through the delivery of customer-centric experiences and impactful learning” Petrosains could become a preferred location for both parents and children for weekend leisure activities or indoor activities in KL.
Location: Petronas Twin Tower, Level 4, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Group puzzle games and art crafting
Here is the section for game freaks and those who love to let their brain muscle overworked.
As one of the “black horses” of the escape room game sector, Breakout Malaysia offers players a wide selection of 12 different rooms to choose from with an addition of the new 4 escape room games. This is a group game which will enhance the overall teamwork skills and the ability to logically think under pressure as the operating team’s mission is to scare your soul away!! People can come in groups of 2 to 8 people and would have to solve the puzzle and escape after 45 to 55 minutes to win. Moreover, Breakout Malaysia levelled up the game with the new playing format of “Spy Game”. Players will have to steal objects, rescue their captured friends and plant a bomb at the assigned location. However, the group is limited to 2 to 6 people. This is the best option for indoor activity in KL for team building and bonding.
They are now available at:
- KL Sentral
- Mutiara Damansara
Location: Avenue K, Jln Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
If you are a video game fanatic, then VAR Live is tailored for you, no matter if you come in groups or individuals, there will always be an option for you. This is the best 4DVR arcade in Malaysia, offering a diverse amount of the latest games that allow people to venture into the fantasy world and escape from reality with their configuration change perception VR sets.
Some of the options are (this is just a few):
- [1 Player for 4 Games] BACK TO SCHOOL PROMOTION 1 PAX: MYR 108.00
- NORMAL Game 1 PAX: MYR 45.00
- [5 Players for 3 Games] FNF Combo 5 PAX: MYR 488.00
Location: L2-015, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, No.6, Jalan Cochrane, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Batik is a Malaysian art form that tests and helps with your hand skills, people will draw and then colour the drawing, normally people will draw and paint on cotton and silk. As one of the biggest handicraft centres in KL that has been recognised by UNESCO since 1976. Jadi Batek provides classes about the art form every day for anyone with the best part of people who will create their art piece and bring it home with them. Most classes at Jadi Batek will take around 1 to 3 hours to finish. This is a rather peaceful and mental health-friendly art form that both stresses release and improves your patience.
Batik Colouring: (cotton) RM35 – 1 hour
Batik Drawing & Colouring: (cotton) RM68 (silk) RM88 – 2 hours
Tote Bag: (cotton) RM68 – 2 hours
Scarf batik drawing: (cotton) RM200 (silk)RM250 / RM300 – 90-120 min
Pareo Batik drawing: (cotton)RM300 (silk) RM400 / RM500 – 120-150 min
T-shirt: (cotton) Adult RM80 / kid RM60 – 60-90min
Location: 30, Jalan Inai, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Succulent Terrarium Workshop
Little Eden Succulents is a Malaysian-based succulent terrarium craft store. Founded by Malaysia’s 1st succulent terrarium specialist with about 6 years of experience crafting more than 5000 pieces. People who come to the workshop will learn about the origin of the art form and how to put together a complete terrarium by themselves. Bringing the whole garden into their corners within a day. This green bit is a game changer in reshaping your bedroom, working table and even the living room. Simply put it in a sunny corner of the room and let the miracle do the work itself
Little Eden Succulent is offering 4 types of workshop with different scales:
- Private Workshop (Pick Your Time)
Regular price from RM310.00
- Terrarium Workshop Pass as Gift
Regular price RM310.00
- Monthly Terrarium Workshop (Beginner)
Regular price from RM280.00
- Corporate Terrarium Workshop
Regular price RM125.00
Location: Blok Empire SOHO 2, Empire Damansara, NO. 2, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya
Pottery making class
Founded by a pottery enthusiast aiming to popularise the understanding of pottery to Malaysians. 22 Craft Studio is pushing toward a safe and productive space to encourage skill sharing and experimentation in terms of artistic and scientific. If you are interested in working with clays or just simply want to try them, then the 22 Craft Studio pottery workshop is for you. Pressing, pushing, and putting on wet clays could produce a sense of therapeutic, relaxing, satisfying, and even stress-relieving. The spinning clay radiates a calming vibe that will twist away any depressing emotions and enhance your concentration on what you are doing. Pressing hard on the clay is also a good way to release your stress. You could spend the whole afternoon at the place without knowing the time passing by.
Location: 19, Jalan SL 1/12, Bandar Sungai Long, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
How many types of indoor sport activities are there?
Almost any kind of sport activity that you could name out have already got its indoor version: basketball, baseball, football, swimming, running, aerobic trampoline, etc. Some extreme sports like skydiving, wave surfing, and some are even created indoors like hockey, table tennis. With the advancement of technology, people are now capable of replicating the real environment where the sport originally took place with a high precision. Allows people who are concerned about their safety could now easily gain access to the experiences. Just look up your favourite sport or those that you haven’t got the gut to try and put “indoor” at the end. You would surely find something for yourself. If you find what you like, don’t hesitate to try it out and tell us about your experience in the comment section.
What are the indoor activities that I could do at home?
If you are not the kind of person to go out and want to spend your time at your home, doing what you like with the people you love. Then there are some indoor activities you could consider to make the experience more fruitful and memorable.
- Play hide and seek with your children
- Rearranging your home furniture with your family to create a fresher look to the house
- Baking with your loved ones and try out the product you made
- Learn and teach your kids Japanese Origami
- Watch a good movie, people at all ages and genders love a good story
- Play board games and solve puzzles with family and friends
- Conduct a karaoke contest at your home
- Practise magic tricks like card tricks and the disappearing coin.
What are the benefits of indoor activities?
Since its beginning, people have started to recognise the health and emotions benefit of indoor activities.
- Keep the stress away: just like outdoor sports or activities, indoor activities generate the same level of accomplishment and put people into action mode. This will let them focus on one single activity and forget about other things. Moreover, having indoor activities also ensure a more safety monitored environment where people could freely release themselves without a lower risk of injuries.
- Help you spend more time with your loved ones: this is the biggest goal of indoor activities when it generates emotional harmony and reinforces bonds between people by letting them work together in a small, limited space. Additionally, indoor activities are also suitable for parents and children to share with each other what they feel and express love.
- Develop and nurture cognitive skills: this will be achieved with family or group board games and puzzles that require a group activities and good coordination. Forcing you to think logically and explain the idea back to the team.
Who should participate in indoor activities?
People who have less time with their family: people who have frequent office trips; people who are far away from home; overseas students; new people who just join a community; between new groups of students and teachers; roommates; colleagues;… Basically anyone who wants to break the ice and get to know each other better are all suitable for this kind of activity. Since most indoor activities rely heavily on teamwork, putting people into the situation where they have to collaborate with strangers and get to know each other.
When is the best time to join/hold indoor activities?
There is no best time for this kind of activity, the only best time is when you want to and so do your team members. However, there could be some specific situations for ice-breaking just like the aforementioned answer. Additionally, you could put indoor activities as the backup plan for any gathering plan you are setting up. Just in case there might be some unexpected incidents like rain, traffic jams, or someone could not show up.
WIth physical activities where they provide safety kits and instructions for children, then the age limit could range from 7 to adults. As the children could join with their parents or guardians to ensure the safety protocols.
However, activities that require extreme movements and dangerous sport activities then we suggest you leave your child at home – even though they provide safety kits for small children, it is better to worry than sorry. Additionally, activities that require cognitive skills and patience like pottery workshop, board games, and succulent terrarium workshop could be a better choice for both children and adults, but make sure your children are well-behaved to not disturb other customers.
Most indoor activities locations also offer lockers for people to lock their belongings with a numbered key to open. In case there are no lockers offered, one option is to assign individuals within your group to remain and monitor the possessions, with each person taking turns every 20 minutes.
Some extreme sports or indoor activities might not be suitable for small children. But indoor activities that require cognitive and teamwork skills are all suitable for children, as long as the child cooperates.
You could easily get there by public transportations, Grab, or use your own family car. Any way is possible as long as it is convenient to you.
It is advisable for you to wear comfortable clothes, movement-friendly, and as long as you like it. But, make sure to put safety as the priority.
Of course you can. Most of the above indoor activities have their own websites integrated with the booking system and contact information. Just book through the website or contact them.
The ones you love: family members, friends, lovers, classmates, flatmates, or even strangers if you like making new friends.
It depends on the place as some of the indoor activities provide food courts in common areas, hence they ban people from bringing outside food into the place. Moreover, it is advisable that you should not eat while practising the activity for safety purposes.
It is advisable to prepare water, towels and comfortable shoes. If you are going to labour-intensive activities are simply places that offer qualified showering facilities, first aid kits, extra clothes to change.
Yes, you could consider board game cafes and book clubs since these activities require more cognitive energy. Which people would have to spend time on logical thinking and tactics of winning the game or understanding the content within the book.
Shut down your smartphone, focus on the task, smile, and make conversation to deliver useful information while enjoying the doings. The key point here is to minimise any distractions from the activity and allow you to spend more focus and motivation during the activity.
It is best to have it done from at least 1 hour to 3 hours. Longer than this limit is too tiresome and shorter than this limit will not be able to fully emerge yourself into the game.
You must wash your hands after all of the indoor activities to keep yourself and your team members healthy and the surroundings hygiene. Despite being indoor activities, some labour-intensive activities still involve contacting the floor and sweat. Facilitating a great environment for bacteria and germ to grow and spread.
Some of the common indoor activities in Malaysia are: badminton, board games, and parents and children activities. But most of the time, it is indoor badminton that Malaysians are so fond of since it is the national sport.
You should cut off any distractions from the activities and let yourself emerge into what you are doing and get on heat with it. Focus and enjoy the games that you play can help to release endorphins and reduce your stress level.