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5 unusual experiences to enjoy near KL this May

Watching movies with friends, romantic dinner dates with your boo, sipping on a cocktail somewhere, or simply casting some frustrations off at a neighbourhood gym — we’ll bet our last dollar that you’ve been spending your ringgit on one or two of these run-of-the-mill experiences every week.

No judgment here but if your usual weekly activities feel like they’ve already turned into a monotonous routine, maybe it’s time to question why you’re doing them in the first place.

To add more zest on your schedule, we’ve rounded up a few recommendations to try this May. From pop-up outdoor cinemas to Michelin-star dining, here are 5 unusual and exciting experiences that’ll get you out of your comfort zone.

Photo Credit: Helipad Cinema

Movies under the stars

After two successful runs in October 2016 and February 2017, the world’s first rooftop cinema is back for the third time. See the hype for yourself and watch your favourite throwback flicks under the stars. A movie experience, complete with unlimited popcorn and drinks in incredibly comfy beanbags surrounded by views of the gorgeous KL city skyline, is clearly something else.

Helipad Cinema, Stratosphere @ The Roof, Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. +6013 261 6093

Photo Credit: Dinner in the Sky

Dining at new heights

To enjoy a Michelin-starred dinner is one thing. To be served with an impeccably prepared three-course meal 150ft above the ground literally takes dining to whole new heights. Dinner in the Sky welcomes guests with VIP red-carpet treatment before they get strapped into reclining seats at a long table attached to an all-terrain hydraulic crane, which occasionally moves around to give daredevil diners a bird’s eye view of KL. A first in Southeast Asia, this Belgian-based novelty dining service has been hailed as one of the world’s top 10 most unusual restaurants, and is surely a must-try.

Dinner in the Sky, No. 109, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. +603 2282 6413

Photo Credit: One Day Pilot

Fly high

Been itching to do something that borders on the extreme? Paragliding is sure to scratch that itch. And the timing couldn’t be any better as anywhere between April to September is considered the best time for this activity near KL. Don’t be afraid to try this out even if you have zero knowledge on how to operate a parachute. One Day Pilot also offers a Tandem Parachute Session, a 30-minute flying experience with a licensed paraglider taking you through the flight the whole time.

One Day Pilot, Taman Millenium, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor Malaysia. +603 9200 2998

Photo Credit: Flyboard Malaysia

Glide like a superhero 

Instead of the usual wakeboarding, try hoverboarding and flyboarding instead. The latter comes with a device called personal water craft (PWC), which is composed of a long hose attached to a pair of jet boots — so you can enjoy the adrenaline-pumping experience of “flying” above the water.

Flyboard Malaysia, Marina Putrajaya, No. 1, Jalan P5/5, Presin 5, Putrajaya, 6220 Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia. +6012 287 1120

Photo Credit: Skytrex Adventure

Tree-top adventure

Take your jungle trekking to a whole new level at Skytrex Adventure, Malaysia’s first tree-to-tree circuit of aerial obstacles where you can test your agility, face your fears, and basically just have fun gliding and dangling with your mates in a lush tropical rainforest.

Skytrex Adventure, Skytrex Shah Alam, Jalan Liku 8/1, Seksyen 8, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor. +6013 276 9841

(Main image: Dinner in the Sky Malaysia)

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