Friday is the day everyone looks forward to 6 pm. It is the most awaiting time of the week. Yet, most of us end up wasting the precious 48 hours finishing house chores or even sleeping away to heaven!
If you are unsure about how to fill your time over the weekend, you came to the right place! These are 5 enjoyable activities suggested by the weekend experts that you should try to make your weekend more exciting.
1) Hike a hill or look after nature
Believe it or not, hiking becomes one of the favourite activities done by the millennials this century. As weekdays are filled with 8 to 5 routine, weekends are a great time to get connected with nature. You do not have to go far from Kuala Lumpur to get a hike. Numerous hills with scenic views are available within Kuala Lumpur, with a variety of difficulty levels.
Bukit Nenas and Bukit Gasing are suggested for the beginners who want to have the tranquillity of hiking while enjoying the morning fresh air. For intermediate level, hikers can opt for Denai Tiga Puteri, Bukit Saga and Bukit Tabur for a more challenging climb. Alternatively, those who do not have the stamina can enjoy themselves at waterfalls such as Kanching Falls, Kemensah River and Chilling Falls.
2) Mamak and Kopitiam hunt
Patisseries hunt has become a common activity nowadays. As much as we love the tasty cakes and fresh Americano, never forget our local eateries. Make some time to go for Mamak or Kopitiam hunt, a more budget-friendly cuisine. You can find authentic Malaysian food such as nasi lemak, roti canai, toasted Hainan bread with a half-boiled egg and the famous wanton mee at these places.
Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan at Damansara Utama, Restaurant Norazlina Chong, Ah Mang Mee at Petaling Jaya and Dim Sum @Min Max Restaurant at Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur are among top suggestions for local breakfast in the city. Pair your breakfast with a glass of the Tarik of coffee, and let the oomph talk the taste!
3) Unwind with the reality with books!
Loosen up the weekdays’ stress by immersing into another new world with books! Surprisingly, books have magical powers to relieve brain tension. As such, reading can make you forget all your worries and help reduce stress.
There are a few reading hot spots in Klang Valley, as suggested by the millennial book worms. The 24 hours Book Xcess store in Cyberjaya offers you tranquillity and decent varieties of dessert too! If you are looking for a spot by the lake, make your way to Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda Shah Alam for a serene reading atmosphere. Admissions to these venues are free!
4) Give back to the community
Spend your weekend for a good cause! Go for volunteering activities or any charitable organisation events that benefit the community. Volunteering will open your eyes and mind to the realities of the world, besides make you feel grateful with your own life.
What to look for? You can hoop to the SPCA Selangor or PAWS if you want to love the unfortunate stray animals. Other than that, you can provide teaching lesson for the less fortunate children at the Buku Jalanan Chow Kit, in hope to give them better access to education. There are more NGOs out there for your choice. Satisfy yourself by giving to others too.
5) Play bowling for FREE*!
The weekend is the perfect time to reconnect with friends and family. Wondering what to do for the bonding session this weekend? Purchase one bowling game session at any Ampang Super Bowl branch, and you are entitled to another free session plus free bowling shoes rental!
How to get the voucher? Open your Feet’s app and play the ‘Tap the Angpow’ game. Stand a chance to win more exciting voucher during the campaign season!