The thrill of the outdoors, but make it air-conditioned. Growing up, most Malaysians would have watched the Japanese game show called Takeshi’s Castle. In this kooky gameshow, participants compete against each other as they try their best to complete daunting physical challenges. On the other side of the screen is us cheering them on, giggling at those ‘oops’ moments made by contestants!
Watching these people compete brought such joy and excitement to us viewing from home, so it got us to wonder: are there activities we could do which would spark a similar feeling? As it turns out, there are plenty, and they’re all indoors, so you don’t have to worry about the scorching heat!
Here are 12 indoor activities that will give you the fun and thrill you’re in search of.
1. O-Zone Malaysia, Selangor
O-Zone Malaysia was started by a group of fitness enthusiasts passionate about sharing their knowledge with the community. You can choose from obstacles, callisthenics, or functional group training here. If you’re shy or looking for a more personalised focus, you can opt-in for their personal training.
Address: 2 Jalan 51A/225, Seksyen 51A, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6016 460 5978
Opening hours: Weekdays, 11am to 10pm; Weekends, 9am to 9pm
2. District 21, Putrajaya
Tucked within IOI City Mall in Putrajaya, District 21 is an obstacle park with a post-apocalyptic theme. From sliding and climbing to tubing and jumping, there are dozens of family-friendly activities to do here. Purchase their Active Pass, and you’ll gain unlimited access to all the rides and re-entry within the same date. You can also purchase tickets on Klook!
Address: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan
Contact: +603 8328 8888
Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 8pm
3. EnerG X Park, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru
Fans were left disappointed when its predecessor EnerZ Park closed permanently, but thanks to the same team, EnerG X Park came about! Suitable for all ages, visitors can gear up for a fun experience by challenging themselves to ninja obstacles, electric go-karting, wall climbing, dodge ball, and more — for only RM48 per person. There are grip socks for sale at the venue but do bring your own if you have a pair.
Address: Level 3, MyTown Shopping Mall, No 6 Jalan Cochrane, 55100 Kuala Lumpur; Sunway Big Box Retail Park, Jalan Medini Selatan 1, 81550 Nusajaya, Johor
Contact: +6011 1500 0088 (KL); +6011 1500 0055 (JB)
4. Beast Park, Kuala Lumpur
Unleash your inner beast by conquering this indoor adventure and activity park known as Beast Park. Perfect for adrenaline seekers, the Ninja Beast will have hearts pumping with its nine challenging obstacles. Then there is the Beast Net, where visitors test their limits with a hanging rope course that sits four storeys above ground. Kids also get to enjoy themselves here with easy boulder walls (made cute with LED lighting) and obstacle courses!
Address: Level 3, JUMPA @ Sungei Wang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 55100 Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2713 7128
Opening hours: Weekdays, 10am to 10pm; Weekends, 10am to 8pm
5. SuperPark, Kuala Lumpur
Another family-friendly park on the list — and one that’s been around for quite a while — is SuperPark. Originating from Finland, Kuala Lumpur’s outlet spans an impressive 40,000 sq ft with over 20 different activities to choose from. There are also three different sections of the park: Freestyle Hall, Adventure Arena, and Game Arena. There’s also a skate park for you to show off your kickflip or Ollie moves!
Address: Unit 4-1, Level 4, Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 301 1040
Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 7:30pm
6. Camp 5, Petaling Jaya
Probably one of the first indoor parks in Malaysia, Camp 5 is a well-established and much-loved indoor climbing park. Everyone can climb here as different sections cater to varying capabilities. First-timers don’t need to worry as there are well-trained instructors to help you navigate vertically. While it is possible to pay a drop-in rate of RM35 per hour, Camp5 has a membership fee, which is worth both your time and money. For a more seamless process, book your slot through their website!
Address: 5th Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 7726 0410
Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 8pm
7. Jump Street Asia, Petaling Jaya
Probably one of the most well-known indoor trampoline parks, Jump Street Asia comprises 9,000 sq ft of bouncing fun. The Main Court is covered with interconnected trampolines that extends to the walls. You’d have to see it for yourself to believe it! There’s also the fun trampoline dodgeball, which, as the name suggests, is playing dodgeball while bouncing up and down on the trampoline. There’s plenty more to do here with your loved ones, so book a visit soon.
Address: No 8A Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 7969 1051
Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 6:30pm
8. Madmonkeyz, Kuala Lumpur
Located in Wangsa Maju, Madmonkeyz was set up by an outdoor enthusiast who wanted to make climbing easy for beginners and accessible. They are famous for their affordable beginner’s package, which has the option of indoor or outdoor climbing. Famous within the community, guests can visit for as low as RM20 per entry! Test your balancing and climbing skills all day here.
Address: 19-1 & 19-2 Jalan Metro Wangsa, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 4142 0698
Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 7pm
9. Windlab Indoor Skydiving, Petaling Jaya
If you have always wanted to try skydiving in New Zealand but can’t, look no further than Windlab Indoor Skydiving in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. With its tunnel technology, a simulation of outdoor skydiving will quench your thirst for some adrenaline. Open to all ages, each participant will be accompanied by qualified instructors to ensure a good time and safety.
Address: S601, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 7728 5588
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 10pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am to 10:30pm
10. FlowRider, Petaling Jaya
From skydiving to surfing, it seems as though 1 Utama Shopping Centre has it all! If you don’t have the means to travel to a Malaysian coastal town but still itching to catch some waves, make your way to FlowRider. All kinds of surfing is possible here, including wakeboarding, bodyboarding, snowboarding, skimboarding, and even skateboarding! After a session, you can cool off at the wading pool!
Address: LG601, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, No.1, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 7710 0833
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 10pm; Friday & Saturday; 10am to 10:30pm
11. Traxion Karting, Petaling Jaya
What was formerly an often-empty car park is now one of Southeast Asia’s biggest indoor karting venues. RM60 will get you a good 10 minutes around the track, which is pretty decent! Bring along some friends to set up race tournaments here if you need to satiate your need for speed. You can even ride solo to test your speed limits around the challenging corners.
Address: TraXion Indoor Karting, Jalan SS 8/6, Sungai Way Free Trade Industrial Zone 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012 973 6300
Opening hours: Weekdays, 4pm to 12am; Weekends, 10am to 12am
12. Blastacars Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
If you are looking for indoor karting in Kuala Lumpur, you may want to give Blastacars a try, as they offer group racing at RM180 per race for up to three to four racers. Made for all drifter lovers, the Blastacars track was developed by Peter Zyp! There are also solo rides available with a buy 3-for-1-free session of 30 minutes. Racers as young as eight years old can also partake in some drifting fun with guidance from their expert staff members.
Address: 5th Floor Sungei Wang Plaza 111, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang 55100, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 7728 5588
Opening hours: Daily, 11am to 8pm