Love is in the air: A common phrase that comes to mind whenever we’re in a place that exudes romance and wonder. These are the type of places that will make any love struck couple feel like romancing each other to their heart’s content.
And ever since the Covid-19 pandemic gave us no choice but to date within the confines of our own home or through a digital screen, being able to actually visit a romantic spot for the perfect date has become an act of courting that’s truly cherished by all lovers.
So now that the public is starting to go out and about (while strictly abiding by the Covid-19 SOP’s, of course) we’re certain that every romantic is keeping an eye out for the best place to visit for the perfect date with their loved one.
Well, look no further, because we have created an exciting list of places that are perfect for a date. If you’re head over heels for each other, you should definitely head over to these idyllic places together!
1. Garden Themed Cafes
For all the plant moms and dads out there, these garden themed cafes are some of the best places to romance each other while surrounded by gorgeous flora and fauna. Isn’t there something very special about being able appreciate each other while appreciating the beauty of nature? From hanging plants that happily float over you to gorgeous floral walls, these garden themed cafes are ideal for picture perfect dates.
While KL has more and more garden themed cafes that open for you to visit, our personal favourite is Listette’s Cafe and Bakery located in Bangsar. With a refreshingly open and airy seating space, the only thing their plants and flowers will have you wondering about is which looks more beautiful, your partner or the flourishing garden!
Everyone knows that the go-to place for a romantic meal has been a fine dining restaurant since pretty much the beginning of time. But today’s generation is all about breaking the norms and shattering the cliches, so of course we want to up our romance game too! It’s time to switch from perfect table manners under restaurant lighting to relaxing on soft grass under the golden sun.
So to enjoy some cute couple time outdoors, you and your partner can organise an intimate and refreshing picnic at one of your favourite parks. Kuala Lumpur has many parks around the city areas that are ideal for laying out a blanket and enjoying some yummy snacks out of a basket. Desa Park City, for instance, is a popular picnic location that is well-maintained, comfortable and pet friendly. You’re sure to have a happy picnic experience here, and maybe this time your furry friend can join the date too!
3. Street Art and Installations
There’s something special about art that is used to revitalise an otherwise ordinary street or lane. This sprinkle of specialness can be seen at Kwai Chai Hong, a creatively restored lane with historic architecture nestled nearby Jalan Petaling. The hidden lane was restored due to the works of Project Kwai Chai Hong, which helped showcase beautiful murals depicting the daily activities of early Chinese settlers who lived in the area in the 1960’s. Now, you can also see varying art installations set up during different festivals and celebrations.
Kwai Chai Hong gives couples the opportunity to walk down memory lane together while experiencing the modern technology incorporated into its history. This is because visitors have the opportunity to scan QR codes on the walls to obtain an in-depth and immersive experience of history and art. Kwai Chai Hong is a scintillating location that allows you to reminisce over the years past while capturing new moments with your partner for the years to come.
4. Museum and Art Galleries
Sometimes the best thing couples can do on a date is take in the sights of art galleries and museums that have pieces just as beautiful as their partners. One such place like this, which is home to the most creative art in Malaysia, is the National Arts Gallery located in Jalan Tun Razak. This art gallery showcases a stunning collection of over 2,500 local and foreign works of art created by celebrated artists. Additionally, as it’s the official venue for art workshops and exhibitions in Malaysia, you and your date can also attend any event that suits your interests!
Another popular location that showcases extensive work of art and heritage is the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery. This iconic museum has six permanent galleries that patrons can visit to enjoy a range of multifaceted themes. Namely, these galleries are the Children’s Gallery, the Bank Negara Malaysia Gallery, Economics Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Numismatics Gallery and Art Gallery. For those who would like to take a virtual tour of the gallery in preparation for their date, click here.
5. Hiking Trails
After being stuck at home during MCO, we’re all going to want a fresh breath of air and a change in scenery. Thankfully, we don’t need to go too far to experience this! There’s a long list of hiking trails around KL that are perfect for either taking a relaxing nature walk or working some muscle on an adventure trek with your loved one.
A few of our favourite hiking spots include Bukit Broga, Semenyih for the refreshing view of nature and Bukit Sri Bintang, Kepong for the captivating view of the city. And if you’re looking for a date activity that’s more easy-breezy but still located in the heart of nature, we highly recommend visiting the KL Forest Eco Park. The park is the oldest forest reserve in the heart of the KL and is fondly known as the green lung of the city. There’s also a famous aerial bridge known as the Canopy Walk, which is perfect for enjoying the view of the KL skyline and also taking a cute couple pic!
6. Hot Air Balloon Rides
That’s right, dates are no longer limited to the ground because now you can be floating up in the sky! My Balloon Adventure is the first company in Malaysia to obtain an Air Operating Certificate and provide commercial hot air balloon rides. These balloon rides are a unique and exciting way to experience Malaysia and its beauty with your partner. Many couples have held their anniversaries, birthdays, and even proposals on the hot air balloon rides!
The balloon takes off at several sites nearby Kuala Lumpur, including Broga Semenyih and Putrajaya Precinct 2, and each ride lasts for about 45 minutes to one hour. The ride’s duration will vary according to weather conditions and will land wherever the wind takes you! Each hot air balloon ride comes in packages, with a minimum basic price of RM3,500 per basket. So, if you’re in the mood to feel like Jasmine and Aladdin on a magic basket ride, this is your chance!
7. Architectural Wonders
The Saloma Link Bridge and Elmina Iconic Bridge are two perfect locations for couples to take an insta-worthy picture because of their unique architectural designs. The Saloma Link Bridge hosts a colourful design decorated with over 4,000 LED lights. It also has a stunning view of KL, which is perfect for you and your partner to enjoy together after a vibrant photoshoot on the bridge.
The Elmina Iconic Bridge is an eye-catching walkway that glides over the Elmina Central Park in Taman Tasik. This bridge has a unique structure and rainbow design, making it unlike anything you have seen before. Many couples have enjoyed memorable moments here due to its unlimited opportunities for a great photo op!
8. Theme Parks
These are for the adventure junkies that need a little thrill on their dates. Whether it be on a roller coaster ride or water slide, couples who want an adrenaline rush should definitely visit a theme park! And while there are many theme parks located around Malaysia, our best options for fun and exciting theme parks in Klang Valley are Sunway Lagoon and Berjaya Times Square Theme Park.
Sunway Lagoon has a wide array of wet and dry rides to choose from while Berjaya Times Square is home to the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia. Both these locations provide fun games and rides that everyone enjoys! If you visit a theme park for a date, you and your partner are bound to experience some of your most exciting moments together!
All in all, no matter what type of couple you are or what activities you like to enjoy together, there is always a special place that will suit anyone’s idea of a perfect date. Each of these ideas cater to various interests to help you make your date special and your partner feel loved. So, choose a place according to your heart’s desire and start creating loving memories that will last a lifetime!