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8 Chic Date Spots In Kuala Lumpur

KL Is More Romantic Than You Think

All dressed up in Kuala Lumpur? Let's help you pick a place to go with your beau.

Escape from the usual tourist haunts and enjoy a romantic sojourn with your partner in the city’s charming gardens and chic dining spots. Our insider’s guide to dating spots in KL spans a wide range of tastes—from adrenaline-fueled adventure to serene after-dark tipples.

Urban yet close to nature, modern yet historic, KL has lots to offer the dating couple. Here are some of our favourite romantic and refreshing spots to bring your date in Malaysia’s capital.

1. Stroll Under The Leaves At Putrajaya Tropical Botanical Gardens

Address: Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, Selangor 62000
Telephone number: +60 3 8887 7770
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am to 7:00pm

Bike through 230 acres of lush greenery or kayak on the lake at Putrajaya Tropical Botanical Gardens.

Also known as Taman Botani, this man-made botanical garden houses over 700 plant species from 90 countries. Home to a botanical education and research centre, its sprawling compound is ideal for an after-dinner stroll.

The park’s masterpiece is a resplendent floral garden adorned with African and Asia Pacific blooms, as well as a jaw-dropping canopy bridge. This treetop walk overlooks a sea of green leaves and branches—these will grow skyward in a few years to gently envelope the wooden boardwalk bridge.

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2. Take A Dip In The Kanching Waterfalls

Address: Jalan Lebuhraya Selayang, Kuala Lumpur 52100, Malaysia
Entry fees: MYR 3 for tourists, MYR 1 for residents with a MyKad
Opening hours: 7:00am to 7:00pm daily

Game for something more challenging? Take a half-hour drive and brave the uneven terrain of Kanching Forest Reserve in Rawang, close to Templer's Park, and head for the 208-metre-tall, seven-layered Kanching waterfalls.

Join the locals in cooling down in the refreshing gushing waters of one of Malaysia’s rainforest waterfalls. The lower levels are popular with picnickers and monkeys, so do guard your belongings! If you need more privacy, an hour’s hike takes you to the tranquil surrounds of the upper waterfalls.

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3. Glide Through The Clouds At Awana SkyWay

Address: Awana Skyway, Genting Highlands Resort, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Telephone number: +60 3 6251 8398
Opening hours: Daily from 7:00am to midnight

Take an Awana SkyWay cable car ride with your beloved, and behold the views of the Titiwangsa Mountains and Genting Highlands up in the clouds.

The gleaming new cable cars fly over ascending mountains, a 130-million year old rainforest, and the historic Chin Swee Temple. A cable car ride takes about 10 minutes to reach the cool and misty Genting summit. You’ll pay MYR 8 per person for a regular gondola, or MYR 50 for a dizzying glass-floor gondola.

2.8 kilometres long, Awana SkyWay was recently opened in 2016. To get there from Kuala Lumpur, take the Go Genting Express Bus or a taxi to Gohtong Jaya Bus Station. From there, walk to the Awana Station and take a cable car to Genting Highlands hill resort. The Go Genting Express Bus trips begin from various parts of Kuala Lumpur including KL Sentral station, and arrive at the bus terminal near the Skyway cable car base station.

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4. Relax With Cocktails and Canapés at the Orchid Club

Address: PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone number: +60 3 2147 0088

Take your loved one to an exclusive hospitality experience at the PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur Orchid Club Lounge. Accessible to guests booked in Orchid Club rooms, the lounge serves an a la carte western and local breakfast from 6:30am to 10:30am on weekdays and 6:30am to 11:00am on weekends and public holidays.

If you wish to just lepak ("relax" in Malay) all day, you can stick around to nibble mid-day snacks and nonalcoholic beverages from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, or sip on complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

As part of our Club benefits, you can enjoy pressing and laundry services for three pieces of clothing daily to look your spiffiest. Benefit from priority late checkout (subject to availability), and enjoy 30% savings on selected morning treatments at St. Gregory spa from 10:00 am till noon.

Take a virtual tour of the Orchid Club rooms at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, and start planning your couple’s getaway!

5. Light Up Your Evening At Firefly Parks in Kuala Selangor

Address: Kampung Kuantan, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Malaysia
or
Firefly Park Resort & Seafood Restaurant, Jalan Haji Omar, 45000, Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Kampung Bukit Belimbing, Malaysia
Telephone number: +60 3 3289 1439 (Kampung Kuantan)
or +60 3 3289 1549 (Firefly Park Resort, Kuala Selangor)
Opening hours: 8:00pm to 10.30pm every night

Charter a boat from Kampung Kuantan or Kampung Bukit Belimbing firefly parks in Kuala Selangor, where you and your date can view mangrove tree firefly colonies from sunset. Male fireflies glow on and off in unison at night to attract a suitable mate—perfect for a magical cruise into nature.

Kampung Kuantan boat trips are MYR 50 for four including life jacket rental, rowed by hand by a local boatman. At Kampung Bukit Belimbing, boat rides are MYR 15 per person for a seat on an electric boat that will stay further away from the fireflies.

If you and your partner are photography fans, adjust your camera to its long exposure setting to grab those dazzling photos of the glowing bugs. Or just enjoy each other’s company on a slow mangrove village boat ride in near-darkness.

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6. Kurata Japanese Fine Dining

Address: Lower Lobby, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone number: +60 3 2110 0226
Opening hours: Lunch: 12:00 noon to 2:00pm daily
Dinner: 6:00pm to 10:00pm daily

Kurata Japanese Fine Dining, located in the lower lobby of PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, is a haven of simple and authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by Japanese chefs with imported ingredients. Delight your date with popular dishes from its menu such as Wagyu steak, fresh sashimi, or omakase (chef's choice) meals.

Helmed by head sushi chef Makoto Saito, director chef Doi, and executive chef Fujiwara who bring in seafood from Hokkaido, Tsukiji, and Kyushu markets, the restaurant's food is free of additives and artificial flavouring. Make a reservation for seafood shabu-shabu, and your chefs will dip fresh ingredients into homemade soup stock served at the table in traditional Japanese fashion.

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7. Imbibe the Orient At Opium KL

Address: 50, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone number: +60 3 21425670  
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: Noon to 1:00am
Friday: Noon to 2:00am
Saturday: 4:00pm to 2:00am

Bring your date back in time at Opium KL in Changkat Bukit Bintang, and dine on Asian-inspired cuisine such as crispy duck noodles, crispy lemon-orange butter chicken served with lotus leaf buns, Angus beef rendang, and salted egg spaghetti carbonara.

Clink glasses of house cocktails with bold names such as Forbidden City, Genghis' Poison Chalis, or Consort Yang. If you prefer something more traditionally Chinese, you can imbibe a variety of rice wines, nu er hong wine, or other aged Chinese wines.

With bronze dragons, fishes, pots, and 1930s pin-up girl portraits reminiscent of Shanghai chic, the decor conjures up the intoxicating era of decadence and luxury, and of movie director Wong Kar-wai’s vivid and dreamy colour palette. Live Chinese music is performed nightly at 7:30pm or 8:45pm with the guzheng, pipa, or yang qing in this trendy restobar.

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8. Clink Chilled Mojitos At WIP

Address: Lot G111, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandar Raya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone number: +60 03 2094 1789, +60 03 2094 2789, or +60 12 650 5722
Opening hours: Noon till closing, daily

Kick back with a pair of Cuban-inspired mojitos at WIP, and make this classy nightspot near Bangsar LRT station your last stop for the night.

The beach resort-themed gastrobar located at Bangsar Shopping Centre features Western, Asian, and Northern Indian cuisine, and a flowing Clam Bar serving up the widest range of mojitos in Kuala Lumpur. We recommend the Pandan Lychee mojito or the Spicy Cuban for their tantalizing blends of flavours.

This Hospitality Asia Platinum Award winner as the Outlet of the Year also serves up sparkling cocktails, champagnes, and wines. Chill out under the night sky in WIP’s garden seating area with relaxing ambient water sounds or the open-air patio. Or hang out in the lounge and dining room for a high-energy, exciting indoor dining experience.

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