When you are planning a romantic getaway to an exotic locale, Kuala Lumpur is where to go. The modern city is known for its glass and steel skyscrapers along with its natural beauty found in and out of the city. As the capital of Malaysia, the city is also full of tourist attractions for those looking to have fun. An exciting and culturally rich place, Kuala Lumpur is a uniquely fulfilling destination to spend a holiday with your loved one. To help you plan the best romantic getaway we have put together this list. We have included places to visit that are fun and offer some alone time. We also added some unique restaurants for a romantic dinner just for two. Read on and see if Kuala Lumpur doesn’t make you want to plan a romantic getaway. Here are the 10 best romantic places in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1. Kuala Selangor
Kuala Selangor is a small town that lies on the banks of the Selangor River where it joins the sea. The two main draws to the area are Monkey Hill and Firefly Park. Bukit Melawati, or Monkey Hill, has stunning panoramic views once you reach the top. Enjoy a romantic interlude as you cuddle and watch the sunset. On the way up to the top, you will have the chance to feed the silver leaf langur monkeys and long-tailed macaques that live there. Firefly Park offers a romantic boat ride through the mangrove trees where you will be stunned by the sight of the thousands of fireflies that light up the night.
Address: Kuala Selangor District, Selangor, Malaysia
2. Perdana Botanical Garden
Perdana Botanical Garden is the largest park located in the heart of the city. The park features a hibiscus garden, which is the national flower of Malaysia. It also features a lovely Grecian-style sunken garden and indoor herbarium. Enjoy the natural beauty as you stroll along the pathways or enjoy an afternoon picnic under a shady tree. Be sure to stop and feed the deer at the enclosed Deer Park located here.
Perdana Botanical Garden
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Perdana Botanical Garden
Opening hours: 5:30am - 8:30pm (daily)
3. TGV cinema
Theaters in Malaysia now provide new classes and seating in their auditoriums. For example, the Tanjung Golden Village, or TGV, movie chain offers a “Beanie” ticket which allows you to recline on beanbag chairs. The chairs are arranged in pairs which make them perfect for cuddling up with your loved one while you enjoy a romantic comedy or a thriller. Check the website for current movies and showtimes.
Address: Lot 6-3, 6th Floor, Sunway Putra Mal, No. 100, Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur
Website: TGV Cinema
Opening hours: Depends on screening times
Price: 5.30 USD
4. KLCC Park
KLCC Park is a huge garden/park located in the city center. It was designed to enhance the Petronas Twin Towers and surrounding areas. The park features a man-made lake with water fountains and you can enjoy daily water shows at noon and in the evening. Strolling through the park hand-in-hand with your partner is a romantic way to spend an afternoon, and you can even steal a kiss on one of the lovely bridges or by a waterfall located throughout the park.
Address: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Website: KLCC Park
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)
5. Atmosphere 360
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Atmosphere 360 is a revolving restaurant located in a tower of one of the tallest buildings in Southeast Asia. You will be amazed by the changing view of the city below. To add even more romance to your meal, the ceiling features fiber optic lights that resemble the stars. The cuisine offered is modern Malaysian fare combined with international favorites. They serve lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.
Address: Menara Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Atmosphere 360
Opening hours: 11:30am - 11pm (daily)
6. Tamarind Springs
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Tamarind Springs offers its guests a unique dining experience. The restaurant is designed to resemble an upscale home. You will be surrounded by exquisite artwork inside and natural beauty outside. The restaurant was created by award-winning Chef Somkuhan Wandee who creates Indochinese dishes using fresh local ingredients. They are open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
Address: Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Website: Tamarind Springs
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 12am; Sun: 11:30am - 3pm, 6pm - 12am; Mon: 6pm - 12am
7. Spa and Wellness at the Mandarin Oriental
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, located in the Petrona Towers, has a fabulous spa that offers couples treatments. Let your cares slip away as you both indulge in one of the couples packages, such as the Romance of Roses. This begins with a foot treatment that uses rose petals and sea salt then moves onto a full body massage followed up with a skin polish using hibiscus and rose oils. The spa also offers saunas, hot and cold whirlpools, and a relaxation center.
Spa and Wellness at the Mandarin Oriental
Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur,
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)
8. Genting Skyway
The Genting Skyway is a cable car that travels from nearby Pahang to the resort area known as the Genting Highlands. The 15 to 20 minute ride will take you over the 120-million-year-old rainforest, the Chin Swee Caves Temple, and the Sky Avenue Shopping Mall. While visiting Genting Highlands you will find plenty of attractions including casinos, amusement parks, and the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Center.
Address: 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Website: Genting Skyway
Opening hours: 7am - 12am (daily)
Price: 2 USD
9. Cantaloupe Restaurant
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Cantaloupe Restaurant is located in the Troika Tower overlooking KLCC Park. The round dining rooms provide diners with amazing views of the city skyline. Unlike the usual courses found in other restaurants, the Cantaloupe has developed a unique take on a tasting menu. You will be able to choose 8 or more items from the list of 24 to create your own meal based on your tastes.
Address: Level 23A Tower B, The Troika, 19, Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Website: Cantaloupe Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 10:30pm; Sat - Sun: 6pm - 10:30pm
10. Saga Hill
Saga Hill is one of the easier trails found in Taman Saga. The trail is well-marked with ropes for handholds and to guide you through the most difficult sections. Along the trek, you will see beautiful forests, and if you are lucky, some of the local wildlife. At the end of the trails is a tranquil waterfall where you can cool off and rest up before the return trip down. The round trip to the waterfall and back takes approximately four hours.
Address: Jalan Taman Saga, Ampang 68000, Malaysia
Let your romance blossom in Malaysia
Getting away from the usual stresses of everyday life is a great way to rekindle the spark in any relationship. And an exotic location, like Malaysia, adds that little extra something you may be looking for. These are just some of the best romantic places to visit or things to do–you will likely find others to create lasting memories for the two of you.
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