Looking for something fun to do over the weekend that won’t cost you a fortune? Here are some cool weekend activities for less than RM50. Read on to find out!
Escape the concrete jungle and experience the beauty of Malaysia’s natural heritage. For beginners, try hiking up the Gasing Hill in Petaling Jaya or Broga Hill in Semenyih. There’s no entrance or parking fees for Bukit Gasing, while there is a parking fee of RM5 per entry for Broga Hill. If you’re looking for a more adventurous hike, check out Bukit Tabur. You’ll need to get a forest entry permit that costs RM5 and then you’re good to go! However, do consider getting a guide or hiking with someone more experienced if you’re not well versed with Bukit Tabur.
Drop by some of the book exchanges around Klang Valley where you bring a book and swap it for another, and it’s free! The KL Book Exchange, which operates every first Sunday, is located at the TM Point open parking in Taman Desa KL, between 8:45am – 10:45am. They also have an online book list where you can check out the current books that they have in stock. Another book exchange is the Subang Jaya Book Exchange Program, held on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month at the BEP Cabin, Jalan USJ 12/2F.
Experience hitting a home run on the rooftop of One Utama at the batting cages of It’s a Hit! Prices start from RM5 for 1 token and goes up to RM40 for 10 tokens (1 token = 15 balls). So basically, for RM40 you get to hit 150 balls in the batting cages. Make sure to do some warming up before you start hitting the balls!
If you’ve always wondered what it would feel like to swing from trees in the middle of a jungle, you can try it out for yourself at Skytrex Adventure Park. Ticket prices begin at RM35 for beginners while the intermediate ticket is RM45. There is also an entrance fee of RM3 to get into the park. FYI: there are a few obstacle challenges in between swinging between trees.
Make something you can be proud of at the Sewing Club Malaysia. They host sewing classes Fridays to Sundays, and the best part, it’s free! Sewing machines are available but you will have to bring your own materials such as fabric, needles and scissors. Among the things you can expect to make are bags, pouches, cushion covers and more.
Build A Tiny Forest
Make your own little forest by creating a terrarium. It can either be in a mason jar, a cup or even a really cool vase; it’s all really up to you to decide! Head to Tiny Forest in Subang Jaya where you can get all your terrarium making needs from cool rocks, succulent plants and knick knacks to jazz up your little forest, and yes, for under RM50 you can create a pretty a cool terrarium.
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