Exciting Activities in Malaysia You Can Totally Do For Free

Splurging every now and then for your travels is cool. Some of us don’t get to do it often, so it’s awesome when we finally find the time to go abroad and take that trip we’ve been planning for. But honestly, if we can do it for free (sort of), we’d probably travel more often. Indulging in something for free is very rare these days, but you know what, you can definitely do it in Damansara, Petaling Jaya!

Well, you know, if you’re not from Malaysia you still need to spend to get there and for proper accommodation in Petaling Jaya. But promise, you’ll be able to enjoy doing these exciting things for free.

Free guided tour


Don’t think you know everything there is to know about Kuala Lumpur. There is more to the city than just its architectural ingenuity. Tours are like a historic walk around Kuala Lumpur. Because the city was able to preserve the colonial architecture in certain areas, you will get imagine life under the British rule. The guide will tell stories of the country’s history and tell you how the colonial part of Kuala Lumpur came to be.

Go hiking at Klang Valley

Klang Valley

For the more adventurous, a hike up Klang Valley may just be the perfect activity. It’s a good thing there are many places to hike in Klang Valley. You can make a trip out this with your friends, try to see which spots are appropriate for everyone’s fitness levels. Go hike up Kote Damansara Community Forest Reserve, Bukit Tabur, or Forest Research Institute Malaysia (Canopy Walk).

Visit the park


For a more chill activity, you can always hang out at the park. Especially if you’re traveling with a  group, parks are a great way to relax and talk about the trip. Depending on the park, you can have a picnic while people-watching. You can go to Titiwangsa Park, KLCC park, or go around Klang Valley and pick a park.

Enjoy books


Who says globetrotting should stop you from reading a good book? You can kick back in your hotel room and enjoy a thrilling novel or a lovely romantic story. But you’re already in Malaysia, you should go visit the local libraries instead of staying nooked up in a room. Check out The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur Library for a comfortable and very Zen reading space.

Watch a bit of Quidditch

Damansara Dementors

If you’re a Potterhead, then you’ll definitely need to see the Damansara Dementors and watch their Quidditch game. They meet regularly in fields like the 1 Utama Central Park. But you can check out their Facebook page so you know their schedule.

These unique Petaling Jaya destinations and activities will surely spice up your Malaysian trip, and it’s all free!