No money to holiday overseas? No problem, because Malaysia still has lots of free and paid hidden gems waiting for you to discover. They are perfect for you to visit if you are bored of the same old places. Here are 8 new hidden gem attractions in Malaysia that we’ve discovered recently. Visit them before they go viral!
Non-Halal ⚠️Alert! This place has 2 surprises. One, it serves ?cocktails on tap and two, it has a cave-like interior! You can’t help but fall in love with an interior designed to look like a cave. It doesn’t look crude. On the contrary, its smooth and refined walls sans all the sharp edges that natural caves usually have give it a chic look. Paired with some muted tone furniture, dim lighting, and clusters of stars projected on a part of the ceiling, this unique hidden gem turns into a cosy place where you can unwind after a hectic day at work.
There are up to 15 types of cocktails available on tap. With this, you can order any cocktail of your choice, and the staff will fill your glass from one of the taps right away. It saves the hassle of waiting for your ?drink to be mixed on the spot. Plus, you can get drunk faster too. The cocktails' price range from Rm26 - RM30.
⏰Hours: 12pm - 2am
📍Address: 76, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
You don’t have to be a ?panda to enjoy bamboo. Although you can’t eat bamboo, you can still enjoy the beautiful sight of it! Bamboo Hills is a newly developed open space that has just opened to the public. It's filled with lush greenery and restaurants and cafes like Botanic+Co, Nok Yung and Starbucks, and there will be more coming in, like Potager, Ken Shin Ryu ramen, etc!
Bamboo Hills is also part of the upcoming KL Digital City. It will be a mix-use and Malaysia’s first 5G integrated city, expected to complete in Q1 2023. The landscapes are beautifully designed and look like no others. If you are looking for a spot without people for the ?gram, this is it...for now.
P.s: The drive-through line for Starbucks is damn long!
⏰Hours: 7am - 12am
📍Address: Bamboo Hills, Taman Bukit Bambu Off, Lebuhraya Duta - Ulu Kelang, Taman Bamboo, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Did you enjoy solving mazes as a kid? If yes, then this place is for you. Not only do you get to solve a huge maze, but you also get to be in the maze itself! It is every maze lover’s ?dream! PD Maze is Malaysia’s first and largest maze garden. This unique hidden gem is a new attraction that opened to the public on 31st August 2022. With an area of 4,000 square meters, your inner kid is going to pee in the pants due to excitement. This will also probably be the only place where you are happy to be lost.
The life-size maze is not the only attraction here. There are also many artistic art installations that will make ?Instagram junkies run around like someone who just stumbled into an all-you-can-eat buffet. PD Maze is a nice place to hang out with your family and friends as they provide facilities like a spacious parking lot, picnic tables, toilets and even ?umbrellas!
⏰Hours: 9am - 6:30pm (Tue Closed)
📍Address: Jalan DS2/10, Dataran Segar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
It’s Lapuland, not Lapland and Lampuland (even though it’s filled with lampu). Lapuland is an indoor selfie museum situated on the 2nd floor of AEON Mall Kota Bharu. This hidden gem is one of the new attractions that emerged in Kelantan on the 1st of April 2022, and this is no joke!
Some of the LED light displays that shouldn't be missed include the colourful lights tunnel and the ?tulip field. Besides the LED lights, there are also many other backgrounds of various themes and designs for you to take photos of! ?Instagram junkies are going to love this place.
⏰Hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily except Fri), 10am - 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 10pm (Fri)
📍Address: AEON Mall, S21, Tingkat 2, Lembah Sireh, 15150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
teamLab borderless in Malaysia? No way! We’re not talking about the exhibition on the rooftop of Lalaport, we're talking about the Bear & Bad. It's a theme museum in Johor. It has a section filled with colourful LED lights and mirrors that looks like the “Forest of Resonating Lamps” of teamLab Borderless in Odaiba, Japan which is now closed. Who needs teamLab when you have this hidden gem? Plus it’s not as crowded as teamLab too.
Even though Bear & Bad is known for its light exhibition, this hidden gem is actually a building complex consisting of a theme museum, a kite museum and a children’s play area. Adults and kids are going to have so much fun creating memories here!
RM38 - RM48
⏰Hours: 10am - 9pm (Fri - Sun), Advance Booking Required (Mon, Wed, Thurs), Tue Closed
📍Address: 1413,1414, 1415, Jln Lagenda 51, Taman Lagenda Putra, 81000 Kulai, Johor
Did you know that Malaysia has an underground wine cellar? Surprising right? We have a wine cellar, and it's not located in Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands or anywhere cold but in PJ! This new hidden gem is also the biggest underground wine cellar in Malaysia. It houses a great variety of imported ?wines and other liquors like ?whisky, gin, tequila, etc.
This hidden gem just opened its door to the public in the middle of the year in May 2022. It occupies an area of 11,000 square feet and houses over 2,000 wine labels. With a group of sommeliers in the house, you’ll find yourself enjoying wines like an expert in no time.
⏰Hours: 11am - 10pm
📍Address: Menara Lien Hoe, 8, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Fun X World is a new indoor playground where you don’t have to worry about whether it’s ?️raining or ?shining. Unlike your ordinary playground, Fun X World looks like an enchanted forest with beautiful ambience and decorations.
While this hidden gem is mainly for kids, adults are able to have their fair share of fun too! There are arcade games, scooters, rollerblades, bumper cars and many beautiful corners for a ?selfie. The upper floor is where the kid's playground is, and there are free lockers where you can keep your shoes. You will need it because you’ll have to enter ??without shoes, but ?socks are required.
Pro-Tips: Wear/bring socks!
⏰Hours: 10am - 10pm
📍Address: Lot 2.140B Level 2, Summit USJ Mall, Persiaran Kewajipan, Usj 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor
If you are a history freak, then this place is for you! It is a fascinating place to visit where ceramic pieces from the ancient Chinese dynasties of Song, Ming and Qing.
These antiques were found in various shipwrecks in Asia and displayed in the Straits and Oriental Museum in Penang. They are not just mere antique pieces. Each contains a story of its own and tells the history of our region. Don’t forget to redeem the complimentary free ☕coffee!
⏰Hours: 10am - 6pm
📍Address: 163C-3-1 St. Jo’s Gurney Paragon Mall 10250, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
There are still lots of free and paid hidden gem attractions in Malaysia waiting for you to discover. They are perfect for you to visit if you are bored of the same old places. Though they might not be covered widely on the Internet, these 8 new hidden gem attractions in Malaysia are amazing to visit when your holiday plans have run out. So visit them before they go viral!