Yes, you can enjoy Kuala Lumpur on a budget but better yet here are 6 Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur almost for free as compiled by Michael Vincent Mislos of Compare Hero. Check them out!
We’re all feeling the pinch with the rising cost of living (toll hikes, GST, you name it, we’ve felt it in 2015), but I’m a firm believer of staying positive and adapting to whatever situation that life throws at you! And that means there’s no need to stop having fun just because we have to be cautious with our spending.
So if you’re on a budget like me, why don’t you check out these 6 things you can do in KL almost for free?
This won’t cost you anything except for some old books and maybe the petrol to get you there. Simply drop by a book exchange to swap one book for another. The KL Book Exchange operates every first Sunday and they are located at the TM Point open parking in Taman Desa KL between 8:45am – 10:45am.
They have an online book list where you can check out the books they have in stock so you can plan for which books that you’d like to swap for in advance! But I advise for you to get there early, especially if you have any specific books in mind. Or as an alternative, you can also reserve a specific book for collection via their Facebook page.
Now if you’ve always wanted to be creative and make something with your own hands, why don’t you consider dropping by the Sewing Club Malaysia? They host sewing classes between Fridays to Sundays and the classes are free!
There are sewing machines for you to use but you will have to bring your own materials, such as fabric, needles and scissors. And then you’re all set to learn how to make bags, cushion covers and more at their classes. Put it this way, picking up sewing craft as a hobby can also help you earn some extra pocket money!
For The Nature Lover
Enjoy the fresh air and green surrounding by walking high above the trees at the canopy walkway of the KL Forest Eco Park. Located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this patch of rainforest is the oldest protected jungle in Malaysia and was formerly known as Bukit Nanas.
Here’s a quick tip, make sure you pick up a map of the trails from the Forest Information Centre on Jalan Raja Chulan before you go. The KL Eco Forest park is open from 7:00am to 7:00pm.
Discover Culture & Arts
Immerse yourself in culture and art at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. As South East Asia’s largest Islamic Arts Museum, come and be amazed by over seven thousand global Islamic artefacts!
You can also get really hands-on here as they have cool workshops and arts & crafts lessons. Children will also enjoy the storytelling sessions. Admission costs only RM14 for adults and RM7 for students and senior citizens. The Museum is open Mondays to Sundays, 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Cruise Around The Capital
Have you always wondered what it would be like travelling around the streets of Kuala Lumpur without all of the notorious traffic jams and Malaysian drivers? Well, wonder no more! Because you can now wander around major roads of KL during the KL Car Free mornings.
Everyone can cycle, jog, walk or even skateboard on the major streets of Kuala Lumpur on the first and third Sunday of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars!
If cycling around the heart of Kuala Lumpur isn’t really your thing, perhaps you’d like to try cycling around Publika instead? Every Sunday, the roads at the mall are closed to cars to allow people to cycle, jog or skate in a safe environment.
The event is called Wheelie Sundays and it’s another great activity for you to try out. Even if you don’t have a bicycle, you can even get free bicycle rides! You can also take part in the aerobics class organized at The Square. Interested? Make sure you’re up early on Sundays as Wheelie Sundays happen from 7:00am – 10:00am.
So there you have it. With all these suggestions, there’s absolutely no reason you can’t have some fun even if you don’t want to spend too much money! If you’re looking for more money saving tips, check out the CompareHero.my blog.