Malaysia is a place known for traveling and exploring. The capital is Kuala Lumpur which is known for its diverse culture, skyscrapers, nightlife, night markets, temples and other attractions.
Some people may have not heard about Petaling Jaya but it is also known as twin sister of Kuala Lumpur. The area of this city is just 2.12 km square and in today’s date more than 500,000 people reside there. Still, the city managed to become a famous metropolitan city.
Petaling Jaya is the first planned city of Malaysia. Petaling Jaya has so many things to do that you’ll need almost a week to explore this city. From shopping to dining to adventures, it has it all.
Here is the list of 10 best things to do in Petaling Jaya.
1. Sunway Lagoon
The Sunway Lagoon is a theme park in Petaling Jaya. It is the perfect place to spend a day and chill to the fullest. It consists of five parts in total that are the Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park.
The water parks consist of the biggest man-made surf beach, the FlowRider. It is Malaysia’s first surf simulator and nowadays competitions are held in this place between surfers. Other interesting rides are African Python, Cameroon Challenge, Congo Challenge etc.
The Scream Park is a haunted theme park. There are lots of scare zones and haunted house. There are many interesting spots like Pontianak theater of fear, ghost house, Laser tag, horrorwood studios etc.
The adventure park consists of adventurous activities like treasure hunting, adventurous escape and some rides that will take you soul away for a second. Some famous rides are Buffalo Bill Coaster, Colorado Splash, Grand Canyon Rapid Falls and a 428 metre suspension bridge that gives a perfect view.
In the Extreme Park, you can find paintball arena, archery range, rock climbing, go karting, golf etc. It also has Country’s first bungee jump and Asia’s highest sling shot ride.
The Wildlife Park consists of more than 150 species of different animals from around the globe. The shops are there and also educational tour is provided.
Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: The opening time of this park is from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm every day of the week.
Entry Fee: The entry ticket costs 170 RM for adults and 140 RM for children. Also on every first Tuesday of moth, the ticket costs only 60 RM per person.
2. Scuba Diving at Sealantis Dive Centre, One Utama
If you are one of them who always take out the most of any opportunity then this idea may help you in your next visit. Sealantis Dive Centre in One Utama is a scuba diving and swimming institute. It provides a great instructor to teach you the basics of Scuba Diving.
If you ever have planned to go into the depth of ocean and explore the underwater life and corals, then you would have been thinking of getting perfect in Scuba Diving first. Scuba Diving at Sealantis Dive Centre Offers courses for people to teach them the basics and professional of Scuba Diving.
People buy packages to live at the place and take the course of scuba diving which include theory, practical, workshops etc. So, it could be a good option to spend a day learning something very interesting under the guidance of an instructor.
Address: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, P-289, Promenade Lakeside, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: It’s open throughout the week from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Entry fee: The courses can cost up to 200 RM for a simple course and are different for different courses. There are dorms available in case the course period extends which costs 35 RM per night.
3. Sunway Pyramid
It was open in 1997 and is one of the largest shopping center in Malaysia. The theme of this mall is the main attraction for visitors. The theme is inspired from Egyptian pyramids and architecture. There is a giant sphinx standing guard at the entrance which is a treat to witness in Malaysia.
It is the only mall in Malaysia with an ice skating rink. There are many faux-pharaoh statues, a pyramid shaped complex and many more things of theme. It is spread across 1.7 million square feet area and is connected to the Sunway Lagoon to the north.
The mall is divided into two parts that are the old wing and the new wing also known as Pyramid 2. The old wing has all the clothing brands and exhibition centers. Many sources of entertainment are present there like food courts, ice skating rink, boutiques, comic stores etc.
The Pyramid 2 is equipped with departmental store, book stores, super market, local retailers and some restaurants. It’s a total of 5 floored mall.
Address: 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: It is open throughout the week from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
4. The Curve
The Curve is a famous mall of Petaling Jaya just because of its flea market. There are almost 250 stores in the mall and also there is an open space for dining and gazing. The mall is full of international and local brands.
The mall is famous for its flea market which is set up in the open space in between like a bazaar. You can find cheap local clothes, souvenirs, handicrafts, antiques, arts and collectibles there.
Just opposite the street is eCurve which is the main attraction for visitors apart from the flea market. It comprises of 16 movie theaters on 2nd floor and over 80 shops for delicious foods. Also, you can grab a bite on the street along with the lights enveloping the mood.
If you are with a child, then the mall is connected to Kidzania by a sky bridge. Take your infant there and let them enjoy, until you can explore the cafes, stores and also the IKEA centre in ikano power centre.
Address: 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: It’s open throughout the week from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
5. Jaya 33
Established in 2011, Jaya 33 is an office tower and lifestyle centre at the same time. People can find office employees hanging in the mall often as it is the chill spot for lot of them.
It has an open roof concept with an admirable seating arrangement. The mall is famous for some of the best award winning restaurants, longest operating Western-Colonial themed bistro which is the largest in Malaysia as per the Malaysian book of records.
Other things in the mall are boutiques, a 70,000 sq ft gym, eateries, spas and beauty salons. You can explore this market on a visit of Petaling Jaya as it offers variety of crowd and experience.
Address: 3, Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: The mall is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm throughout the week.
6. Common Man Coffee Roasters
If you’ve been exhausted enough in Petaling Jaya and looking for a good cup of coffee with some nice delectable then Common Man Coffee Roasters is the perfect place. It’s located in the TTDI suburb.
The menu comprises of different types of coffee out of which the café’s signature 22 martin blend is a must try. Also eatables are included which are sort of American in style like sausages, wild mushrooms, beef and other delicacies. You can try the pancakes too which are really delicious.
You can find a nice crowd here enjoying a nice meal with a nice cup of coffee. It’s a best shot for a coffee lover.
Address: 1, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: The opening time is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and 6:00 pm on weekends.
7. Village Park
You are in Malaysia and also exploring the Petaling Jaya. You will need food to continue activity but the food is always changed from their original recipes. The Village Park is one of the places which doesn’t change the recipe and keep it as straight as possible.
You can try different cuisine here and each will give you the real taste of Malaysia. They use the traditional coconut milk, anchovy’s paste which gives a standard taste to the cuisines.
Some of the must try items are juicy fried chicken with rice, rending ayam, nasi lemak, assam laksa etc.
Address: 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: The opening hours are 6:30 am to 7:00 pm.
8. Ru DI Fook Noodle Bar
The ambiance of this place is one of the reasons why people are attracted to this place. The interiors of this place is a mix of Japanese and Chinese elements and also the natural lights, decorations and other factors to enhance the beauty of the place.
This place serves East Asian food in an innovative way. The must try foods here are Namyuk Zhayuk Mee, Rudifook Mizuwari Cocktail, Summer Hawaiian Onglai etc.
Address: No.2-1 Ground floor, Jalan PJU 5/4, Dataran Sunway, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: The opening hours are in the morning and also in the night time. In the morning it opens at 12:00 am till 2:30 pm for lunch. In the evening it opens at 6:00 pm till 12:00 pm.
9. Tom, Dick & Harry’s Live
If you really want to spend your night with a soothing music and dance then Tom, Dick and Harry’s Live is a place with a surreal sound system and live bands performing there.
The unfinished looks given to the inside, the place gets a cozy ambiance and the only thing that is changing is the performance and drinks. So just order a beer and some food and enjoy the acting performance or jazz music performance or acoustic nights.
Address: Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: The opening time is from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
10. Sid’s Pub
The Telegraph listed this pub one of the best British pub outside the United Kingdom. What else does anybody needs to spend a day here. The ambiance is great with disco lights, wooden chairs and tables, white brick walls etc. to give this place a rocking feel.
Go for football sports on the screen with a variety of beers along with some delicious cuisines. You can expect English breakfast there along with some Malaysian too.
Address: 34 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tung Dr Ismail, KL
Opening Hours: The bar opens at 11:00 am and closes around midnight or sometimes depends on the party going on.