Get outside and participate in KL’s 5 most exhilarating outdoor activities


Get a healthy dose of fresh air while planning your next outdoor activities with these fun ideas in KL.

Let your busy schedule rest and enjoy the great outdoors. The post-containment adventures have been filled with galleries, foodie adventures and shopping sprees. However, the best parts of Kuala Lumpur are the pockets of greenery and the scenic getaways located within the city. All it takes is just an hour drive or less to escape the busy city. If you are looking for a change of scenery and you fancy the outdoors, find out what we have prepared for you. From stand up paddle boarding to camping in lush greenery, this is where you can get away from it all quickly.

Here is a list of the best outdoor activities in KL:

Stand up paddle

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Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) offers a fun way to navigate while locking yourself in a good workout. If this water sport piques your interest, go to Supon Sports to learn the basics before sailing alone like a pro. All you need is a great swimsuit, SUP board and paddle. The SUP Essentials & Safety course is three hours long, but with patience and time it will be worth it. The program also offers an intermediate / advanced SUP course.

Course fees on the essentials of SUP and safety:

One to four people – RM120

Five to 10 people – RM100

More than 10 people – RM90

Choice of places: Tasik Shah Alam, Kelab Tasik Putrajaya and Widuri (Bukit Beruntung).

Skytrek Adventure at Sungai Congkak

Located at Hulu Langat, Skytrex Sungai Congkak is where you can get away from it all quickly. Surround yourself with lush greenery while applying a strict drug-free drug treatment. Whether with family or friends, challenge yourself with a series of activities, from flying foxes to tree climbing courses and beyond. Choose between the River Thrill (intermediate) and the Rapid Extreme (advanced) to go further.

Thrill of the river: RM55 (online price) and RM70 (published price).

Fast Extreme: RM65 (online price) and RM80 (published price).

BBQ Lamb KL Kemensah

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Located in the hills of Kampung Kemensah, BBQ Lamb KL Kemensah is where you can dine and grill for a foodie adventure. Adapted to explorers, this one-of-a-kind culinary experience will remind you of the slow life of the village. The menu includes various meat sets – duck and lamb to chicken and beef – to suit your palate. If you’re in the mood for seafood, consider the ikan lobster and tilapia set.

WhatsApp for more information or visit their Facebook page.

Address: Jalan Taman Zooview, Kampung Kemensah, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

Business hours : 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Image credit: Instagram / @ campenture

Need to tick the campsite off your wishlist? Book your next adventure with Camp and pitch your tent on their campsite. Located an hour from KL, get ready to explore the outdoors while reconnecting with nature. Bring the essentials and fully immerse yourself in the camping experience. To find out more, subscribe here.

Tryke city tour

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Tryke is Malaysia’s first shared electric scooter service located near several landmarks in the city. Ditch the car for a day and fight your way for an exceptional time. First, find a scooter at designated parking stations before you start your trip. If this is your first time, we recommend that you bring a helmet with you for safety reasons. Plus, blasting your way in this scooter is the best way to give the beauty of KL another look.


Hero image credit: Unsplash / Mike Erskine; Featured Image Credit: Unsplash / Photo Nic


Sally J. Minick