February – the month of love; where couples anticipate spending the special day together; the time of the year where you crack your head trying to figure out how to make this Valentine’s Day a special and memorable one.
It is important to always make time for your loved ones because it shows that you care and knowing that you’re prioritized is one of the best feelings in the world. Over time, things may get routinized and we are here to help you spice things up a little this Valentine’s Day!
Be it spending this special day with your other half, someone that you like, your parents and family or even with your best friend, here are some fun date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Malaysia.
1) Road-trip to Genting Highlands
If you have not been to Genting Highlands since the old theme park has been taken down, you should definitely make a trip there now! Despite some hiccups on the development of the upcoming outdoor theme park *cries*, the place has changed tremendously. Two new malls have been built – Genting Highlands Premium Outlet & Sky Avenue, which also serve as the two main stations for the new Awana Skyway Cable Car. It’s such a fun place for you and your partner to explore, and it gets really romantic when night falls.
With the opening of the new malls, there’s so much more to do in Genting Highlands now! Do your Valentine’s Day shopping with brands such as H&M, Uniqlo, Charles & Keith, Coach, Kate Spade, Furla, Tumi and more. A perfect place for you or let your loved one to choose his or her own Valentine’s gift, and a perfect change of environment and temperature.
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Have a romantic Valentine’s meal on the veranda with a view, while keeping yourselves warm with Beauty In The Pot. If you do not know about it already, they’re the famous steamboat place in Singapore that opened their first outlet here in Malaysia. Do take note of the waiting time as it can go up to 2 hours long. Be sure to be there early to get yourselves a table, it's Valentine's Day after all.
For more information about Beauty In The Pot, click here.
For a similar experience, you may opt for the Highline Rooftop Market serving food ranging from customizable sandwiches, burgers and instant cooked seafood! From time to time, DJs are invited to perform, and alcoholic drinks are available for purchase as well. Do opt for tables at the veranda to spice up your experience this Valentine’s Day.
For more information about Highline Rooftop Market, click here.
Other food choices are available too such as Nene Chicken, and KyoChon for Korean fried chicken lovers; Madam Kwans, Baba Jia and Din Tai Fung for some Asian cuisines; and of course, not forgetting the infamous Burger & Lobster for a hearty seafood experience!
A Thrilling Cable Car Experience
Photo by Says
The new Awana Skyway Cable Car brings you to and fro Genting Highlands Premium Outlet and Sky Avenue, with a mid-point stop at Chin Swee Temple. It is very much smoother now as compared to the old cable car – no more tremendous shakes and vibrates when going through the supporting towers!
You can make your cable car ride experience even better this Valentine’s Day by opting for the glass floored gondola instead of the normal gondola! With it, you can see an almost 360 view of the scenery and it will definitely make your knees weak. The ticket price for the glass floored gondola is more expensive than the normal gondola, but it would definitely make your Valentine’s Day this year an unforgettable one!
Glass Floored Gondola – RM50/way
For more information about Awana Skyway Cable Car, click here.
Opened in December 2018, Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park offers rides suitable for family, kids and also for thrill seekers. If you and your partner both loves theme park, here’s the perfect place to be! It is located inside of Sky Avenue by the main concourse with a giant Ferris wheel by the entrance that you will not miss it. Each ride costs RM10 on weekdays, and RM15 on weekends. Virtual Reality (VR) experiences, and arcades are also available, and the entrance fees are to be bought separately from the rides.
Tip: Do it the classic way and win a cute unicorn or llama plushie for your loved one at the arcade with games such a ball and hoop toss, and more! Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than giving your victory prize to your loved ones.
For more information and updates on Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, you may click here.
Another attraction not to be missed is the SkySymphony that showcases “an extraordinary orchestra of audio, visual and motion graphics programming”. All you have to do is go to Level 1 of Sky Avenue where the main concourse is at and look up! The best part of this attraction is that it’s free! Be amazed and share this experience with your loved ones in your arms. For more information and schedule of this attraction, you may click here.
End your Valentine’s Day in Genting Highlands with a cold night stroll around the outdoors area between Genting Grand Hotel and Maxims Hotel. Grab yourselves a hot chocolate from Starbucks Coffee nearby and find a nice spot by the fountain or seats along the huge advertisement TV. Take this time to talk and listen to your loved ones while enjoying the cold air with each other’s company.
2) Wine & Dine with A View
Witness amazing sunsets and night view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline with these roof top restaurants and bar! Nothing sparks more romance than a date night in KL with twinkling city lights in the background.
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll be guaranteed a front row seat view of the iconic twin towers over dinner and drinks. To avoid overcrowding, the restaurant offers 2 different dining time slots which are 6.30pm – 8.30pm (perfect for capturing sunsets), and 8.30pm – 10.30pm. The restaurant serves Latin American cuisine and their signature dishes include a wide selection of ceviche as well as ribs.
Fuego is located on level 23A of Troika, and it’s an open-air space with designated floor fans for each table. So, do remember to dress nice but comfortable. If you wish to sneak in a surprise at the end of your dinner, do remember to make your reservation in advance, and have your surprise coordinated with the staffs.
Address: Level 23A Tower B, The Troika, 19, Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
For more information: Fuego
For a similar experience, you may opt for Cantaloupe instead for French cuisine. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating and offers a wide selection of drinks. Also located in Troika, you may expect to dine with a view of the city. For food, you may opt for a-la-carte or even courses. Prices varies for each package, and you may check it out on their website. Recommended dishes include Cured Scampi and Monkfish.
Cantaloupe offers lunch packages as well, and they are priced rather reasonable from RM140 onwards. Do check out their website for the different options for lunch, and the selection changes weekly.
Address: Level 23A Tower B, The Troika, 19, Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Price range: RM$$$ - RM$$$$
If you’re looking for a romantic place in KL to spend time with your Valentine’s date over drinks and the KL city skyline, Vertigo Kuala Lumpur is the place to be. Get up close with the iconic Kuala Lumpur twin towers and other major buildings around it! Vertigo serves mainly drinks ranging from cocktails, to hard liquor, and a side of small bites.
Remember to dress smart as they’re strict with the dress code and book a spot in advance. This is the perfect Valentine’s Day date if your partner likes chasing sunset and appreciates a good skyline view.
Address: Level 59, Banyan Tree Residence, 2, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
3) Insta-worthy Cafes & Restaurants
Is your partner an Instagrammer? Someone who likes to visit Instagram-mable photo spots for nice aesthetics? Bring him or her to these highly rated cafes for your Valentine’s Day date and be guaranteed for Insta-worthy photos in every single shot! What better way to remember your Valentine’s Day this year than capturing them.
Located inside of Damansara City Mall, Birch is one of the highly recommended cafes around Kuala Lumpur. Decorated with greens on the ceiling, marble top tables, and a rustic looking bar, you’ll be brought to believe that you’re dining in a garden, only better with air conditioning. Do arrive early to secure a table before they close for tea. Perfect place for a Valentine’s Day brunch!
Photo tip: Snap a photo of your partner with food laid across the marble table; or lean against the high bar stools for an elongated and slimmer angle; or simply head outside along their glass window for an outdoor look.
Address: Ground Floor Jalan Damanlela Lot G10/11 Damansara City Mall, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: RM$$ - RM$$$
For more information: Birch
From amazing western breakfast to local delights, Botanica & Co offers an amazing selection of food that you’ll be spoilt for choice! The green-house themed interior gives a tropical vibe and be guaranteed for ‘instaworthy’ photos at all angles. Their specialties there include Truffle Fries, The New Truffle Yakiniku Don and The Bo + Co Big Breakfast. Do bear in mind that the place only takes dinner reservation, and brunch is for walk-ins only. Be sure to get there early if you’re planning for a Valentine’s Day brunch.
Address: 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur,
Price Range: RM$$ - RM$$$
Go back in time with some vintage hotels vibe. Pay for your meals at an old-school concierge counter and take some pictures against some classic looking speakers and their vinyl collection and player. Made of croissant, ham, egg, cheese sauce & salad, the Ham-S.UP is one of their latest addition to the menu. Jao Dim is perfect if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day brunch place with unique interior, and it is also known to cater intimate events for its large and wide space.
Address: 61, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: RM$$ - RM$$$
What’s better than spending time together? Getting productive and learning a new skill together, of course. If you’re looking for something out of ordinary to do for your Valentine’s Day date this year, we have got you covered.
Arts & Crafts
Watercolouring, Brush Lettering (Modern Calligraphy) or Copperplate Calligraphy, Stickerrific and The Craft Crowd offers various art activities on a weekly basis. Classes offered usually covers the introductory topics, guided exercises and ends with a creation of your own. Take this chance to handmake a piece of art for your partner this Valentine’s Day!
Both centres conduct workshops in their place with Stickerrific in Jaya One, PJ and The Craft Crowd in Bangsar. Checkout the available workshops here:
Learn how to take a picture-perfect flatlay with Jungalow Studio by Lee Sin. The workshop covers on styling as well as techniques to achieve Pinterest-worthy flatlays. Explore your creative side with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day through this activity. You may also checkout Jungalow Studio’s instagram profile to know more about the different types of workshops they offer!
5) Massages / Spa
If your partner is always busy and stressed with work, the best Valentine’s gift for that would be a trip to the spa or a massage session for him / her. Better yet, get a couples session! That way, you both could still spend time together.
Top your experience with some outdoor-by-the-pool massage with Spa Village by Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur or The Majestic Spa by The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. For a little getaway from the city, you may opt for La Santé Spa by The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort in Bukit Tinggi.
However, if you’re looking for something more economical, do check out mobile apps such as Fave and Entertainer for some discounted prices or even buy 1 free 1 deals. With this, you’ll get both your Valentine’s Day date and gift all sorted!
Capture your Valentine’s Day this year with professionally taken pictures. It could be just a casual, fun and out of ordinary thing to do because you don’t get a photographer to take your photos every day. Especially if you’re planning a proposal on this very day, you’ll need photographers for sure! (take note boys)
Sweet Escape offers photography services all around the world and the best part is they charge by hourly rates. Simply visit their website, select your preferred date and time as well as location, and voila, a photographer will be allocated for you then! They even go to the extent of advising you on your outfit, and photos are developed within 3 days via an app. Hassle and worry free. Have a piece of your Valentine’s Day date kept with you forever.
7) Flower, Chocolate & Trinkets
Flowers and chocolates. Or maybe flowers and pretty trinkets. Don’t trouble yourself in running 2 places to get these things, because BloomThis got it ready for you! Get these bundles from us before you go for your Valentine’s Day date. Let her know that you’re thoughtful and watch her brighten up when you hand the flowers to her!
Our special edition Ritter Sport chocolate set features 6 assorted delectable flavours - fine milk, marzipan, praline, cornflakes, hazelnut and butter biscuit. As for the trinkets, they are from Wanderlust + Co, and we have 2 for you to choose: cuff or necklace. You may select the add-ons at the product page before checkout.