All guides are blind or partially sighted people, employed by Dialogue in the Dark, who lead visitors through the exhibition and provide insight into their everyday lives. Image: http://did.my/web/events-projects/experience-did/
Kuala Lumpur – a city of cultural mix of races, beliefs and lifestyle is one of the most visited cities in Asia Pacific. The city offers fascinating assortment of technology, high-rise buildings, natural landscapes, old history and definitely the love for all things edible.
Kuala Lumpur is a city known to offer its tourists the best places to shop, dine and visit. As any other cities in the world, the metropolis is littered with museums, shopping malls, bird parks, zoos and exhibitions that visitors would enjoy.
But, on this page, we wanted the opportunity to list down 5 very unique activities that we would encourage every tourist to experience in Kuala Lumpur besides your normal run of the mill museum and bus tours.
1. DIALOGUE IN THE DARK
Ever wondered what it would be to live your life in the dark? Or have you ever pondered how the blind community lives? Here is a chance for you to open your ‘eyes” to the world of the blind.
Dialogue in the Dark (DID) is a centre that moves to dissolve old mindsets and allow access to new people and a new world that facilitates social inclusion of marginalized people on a global basis. The centre uses its platform to raises awareness, create tolerance and create jobs for the disadvantaged.
To achieve this, DID operate exhibitions, workshops and events to inform the public and visitors that the world of the “other” is in no way poorer – just different. The exhibition consists of a series of rooms in complete darkness. The visitors will be divided in groups of up to 8 people, and after a short briefing, they will be introduced to the use of a long cane before being escorted by a guide to visit the exhibition in complete darkness. The 45 -60 minutes journey will allow visitors to explore darkened galleries: a public park, a bustling city street, a food market, a boat, a cafe, just to name a few.
If you are interested, the tickets are priced at RM 30 for Adults (18 years old and above), RM 25 for Youths (13 -17 years old) and RM 20 for Children (7-12 years old). The Experience Centre is open Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm but is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Dialogue in the Dark, Level 11, West Wing, Sunway University, No 5A, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Call +603-58916212 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings. Website : http://did.my/web/
MUD Kuala Lumpur can be seen at Panggung Bandaraya, which once served as the official administration office for Kuala Lumpur Sanitary Board. Image : http://mudkl.com/
Presented by The Kuala Lumpur City Hall - the local authority charged with the administration of Kuala Lumpur and conceptualised by Enfiniti Vision Media, the company responsible for bringing some of Malaysia’s most beloved tales to the theater stage – MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur introduces characters and stories that forms Kuala Lumpur to what it is now.
The shows can be seen at Panggung Bandaraya, which once served as the official administration office for Kuala Lumpur Sanitary Board and had witnessed important meetings that shaped the city’s early town planning. Opened by Sir William Treacher in 1904, Panggung Bandaraya was central in the early development of the performing arts in Kuala Lumpur. These days, this heritage building is the home to MUD Kuala Lumpur.
Tickets are sold at RM 84.80 (standard) and RM 53 (MyKad holders) inclusive prevailing Government Taxes. The show time is twice daily at 3.00 pm and 8.30 pm for approximately 60 minutes each show with no intermission or breaks.
MUD : Our Story Of Kuala Lumpur. Panggung Bandaraya City Theatre, Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Website : http://mudkl.com/
Aquaria KLCC is not your regular aqua-museums – the only “Live Ocean” in the city showcases over 5,000 different aquatic and land bound creature, and is housed in a sprawling 60,000 square foot space at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Trust us when we say, Aquaria KLCC offers everyone – children, adults and adventure seekers alike – exciting activities that you will never forget.Always wanted to dive but don't have a diving certification? Join the Cage Rage program and you can dive in their custom-made underwater cage. Image : http://aquariaklcc.com/
From there mind blowing 90-metres transparent Oceanarium with moving walkway that will take you past many unique marine animals such as Sand Tiger Sharks, Giant Stingrays and Marine Turtles to the Station Aquarius which is an educational zone that is designed like a seal underwater lab – Aquaria KLCC offers an exciting journey and experience.
Specially designed for children there are workshops that trains them about the animals and its significance to Mother Earth or enroll your child into the exhibit’s signature product – Sleep with the Sharks which is a sleepover program that includes fun-filled night activities. Meanwhile, for the more adventurous adults – try the Cage Rage program that allows visitors to dive in their custom made underwater cage to meet the underwater creatures face-to-face. For the more steel-hearted and certified divers, the Dive with the Sharks program allows the visitors to take a plunge into the 2.5 million litre oceanarium and get acquainted with different types of sharksAquaria KLCC is open daily from 10.00am – 8.00 pm. Tickets are priced at RM 64 per adult, RM 43 for senior citizens and RM 53 per child. MyKad holders can buy the tickets at RM 46 per adult and RM 35 for senior citizens and per child. Entrance is free for children below 3 years old.
Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Website : http://aquariaklcc.com/
4.BREAKOUT OF ESCAPE ROOM
Another exciting and thrilling experience in Kuala Lumpur, the Escape Room offers challenging, bold and dramatic puzzle simulation games with specific scenario according to the chosen themes. Participants will be locked within a room and the teams will need to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using the elements found inside the room to attempt to escape the rooms within 45 minutes. Escape Room requires the participants to use physical strength, intuitions and imagination to set them free from the room that holds them captive.
What is more interesting is that Escape Room Malaysia offers more than 20 stimulating and fascinating themes that has managed to trump participants over and over again, making it really competitive and adrenaline pumping.
To play you will need a minimum of 2 to 8 players with no minimum age requirement. Children below 16 years old are advised to be accompanied by at least an adult. Tickets are priced at RM 67.80 for 2 people.
Escape Room Kuala Lumpur Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, 07-96, 7th Floor, Entertainment Podium, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur 55100 Malaysia. Call +603 2110 4796 or email to email@example.com Website : http://www.escaperoom.com/kl/
5.ONE DAY PILOT
If you are into pushing the limits or extreme sports, then this will definitely your cup of tea. OXBOLD, one of the widest integrated sports businesses in Malaysia has designed a series of aircraft flying package that will provide you a flight experience second to none. Using the choice of your plane – Cessna, Robinson or Eurocopter, visitors will first be given a 30 minute briefing and approximately another 30 or 60 minutes flight time. The entire program lasts about 1 to 3 hours depending on the weather.
Open to anyone aged 12 years and above, the program gives one day membership to stop dreaming and start flying. The One Day Pilot is designed to be save, fun and inexpensive – with the tickets starting at RM 800 per person exclusive insurance and other surcharges. The packages is designed for minimum one person but can be redesigned to fit bigger group of people.
The One Day Pilot program is conducted at the Subang Skypark which is about 35 minutes away from the KL City Center.
Subang Skypark, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang, 47200 Subang, Selangor, Malaysia. Website : http://www.oxbold.com/onedaypilot.htmExperience the One Day Pilot Program specially designed for you by OXBOLD. Image : http://www.oxbold.com/onedaypilot.htm
So, on the contrary to what many people may believe, Kuala Lumpur is much more than just a city with skyscrapers, museums and cultural tours. Take a chance, the city will definitely surprise you with many great adventures.