What to do or where to go will always be the question when weekend comes for us. Main reason being is because my other half has only one off day every three weeks which makes it all the more valuable.
Hence why we’re constantly on the lookout for new places and new activities, we both want to create new experiences and memories.
Here’s a few of the places we went to two to three weeks ago.
And if the normal dating activities bores you, you may want to give these a try.
1. Equestrian Park Putrajaya
Fatty has been telling me that he wanted to take up horse riding lessons and because I’m not only his girlfriend but a PA as well, I went on the net and researched it for him. After much research, it turned out that there’re horse riding lessons at Putrajaya for a rather affordable price compared to other equestrian clubs. Who knew there’s horse riding lesson at Putrajaya? Not me.
It was hard to make a booking due to Fatty’s schedule and we have yet to secure lessons but one day when all goes well we both will learn to ride a horse together. Lets just say hopefully by beginning of next year if not December.
Putrajaya is a really nice place to chill and relax with nice buildings on one side and greens on another. There’s also not much crowd compare to the malls so its a good place to escape once in awhile.
Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya (TEP) is located in the Southeast section of Precinct 5. TEP is built on an estimated 70-acre spread overlooking the lush Putrajaya greenery and can be found at the edge of a hilltop where prestigious Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) sits. Taking advantage of these natural surroundings, TEP provides an attractive location for riders to experience new environment and sporting background for leisure and competitions.
Despite the fact that we didn’t manage to book any lessons, we still did went to Equestrian Park Putrajaya to check the horses out.
#1 Upon arrival, the first pony I met was Tun Dr. Mahatir’s grandchild’s pony. How so adorable!
#2 Meet Peggy and Sultan, the midgets.
#3 SO ADORABLE! But Sultan’s a little ganas though or else I would’ve try to ride on it.
#4 Horses are real adorable too!
#5 Such delicate animal and I do somehow have a soft spot for them because my dad’s favorite animal is a horse.
#6 No idea why this black horse stick it’s tongue out, too hot maybe?
#7 No make up face because I was real lazy that day.
I told Fatty if one day we ever own a horse, I want to name it William, Will, or Willie. I want to name it after my dad, if we ever have the money haha.
2. DPAC (Damansara Performing Arts Centre)
If outdoor activities ain’t your thing, you can always stay indoor but avoid the malls at the same time.
We both went to DPAC at Empire Damansara to catch a play on a Friday night and I must say I really like both the Empire Damansara and DPAC a lot. DPAC has a great unique design inspired by retro 60s theaters and though the theater room is small,it’s for the best. There’re different kinds of plays, dances and musical available at DPAC every week and you can get their schedule information on their website.
#8 Broadway inspired.
#9 Lounge area for guest while you wait for the scheduled time.
We went for The Spirits Play which was themed on World War 2 and I must say this play did made my hair stand a few times. Not for the drama or the act but for the music they played. Like nothing my ears have ever heard before.
It was a new experience for me and it was definitely a good one.
A rare collaboration between two Asian theatre masters for a tribute to yet another theatre doyen – Makoto Sato (Tokyo) and Danny Yung (Hong Kong) helm a group of actors, highly accomplished in Noh theatre and Kunqu opera, to bring forth a newly minted creation based upon The Spirits Play by Kuo Pao Kun. A notable work in Singapore theatre, The Spirits Play acutely pieces together the intense agony, guilt and turmoil that occur as the price of war. It serves as a memorial towards death, and a reflection upon life. Here, Makoto Sato and Danny Yung explore a fresh reinterpretation of the classic text, set within a stripped-down “one table, two chairs” format. The Noh actors from Tokyo and Kunqu actors from Nanjing are thus presented with an open platform for active dialogue on the arts, culture and history, going beyond the confines of their respective cultures and countries.
If play or musical isn’t your thing, you can still walk around Empire Damansara for a feeling not much place in KL can give you. I felt like I was transported to another place and to know there’s such a beautiful place here in our city, makes me really happy.
#14 Umbrella installation.
#15 Totally reminds me of ‘Dancing In The Rain’.
#17 Melbourne much?
#18 Love love love this glass thingy.
#20 At some point this place kept giving me a very batman feel. Must be the stairs.
#21 I.M Pei’s Bank of China inspired?
I enjoyed walking around Empire Damansara and I believe going over again during day time will lead me to new discovery.
I too enjoyed looking at buildings and architecture with my boyfriend, and although I know nothing about these things but it’s good to know that my aesthetic taste is not far from Fatty’s.
3. KLPAC (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre)
We didn’t went to KLPAC for another play but instead we went there for dinner. KLPAC looks huge from the inside, with individual building scattered around and grasses all over. It was dark, I couldn’t tell much but I made it a point to go over again during day time.
There’s a Thai restaurant inside KLPAC called Samira by Asian Terrance and the whole restaurant gave me a very exotic Balinese wooden house kind of feeling. Additional point is that the restaurant is by a lake side that gives such a breathtaking view. This is quite a romantic place to be for a dinner but do remember to put on mosquito repellent . Lakeside, outdoor, and trees means mosquitoes besides romantic.
#23 Fish cakes.
There were twenty over Tays, celebrating Fatty’s aunt’s 60th birthday. The place was great but food wise, it was mediocre. They don’t suck but not excellent either. It’s your call if you want to give Samira Thai a try but even if you don’t, you can still give KLPAC a try. Walk around, hand in hand. How nice haha.
4. Helipad Lounge at Menara KH
Not my first time here but if you haven’t been to Helipad before you may want to try it at least once in your lifetime even if it’s not KL’s helipad. I mean how often can you go on a Helipad be it with friends or your another half and just chill while enjoying the view with a glass of wine in your hand.
Some people find it boring prolly because there’s no music but other than the music that they lack off I don’t see how entertaining other pubs or bars are compared to helipad lounge. Unless you’re looking for some hardcore beer drinking with lying dice and playing cards whereby you can talk as loud as you want, then this is not the place for you.
#24 Just me and our very own KL Tower.
#25 Ombre hair, not.
#26 That night was exceptionally bright and windy, just the way I like it.
#27 Fatty and I brought his Canadian cousins and aunt to Helipad and they seem to like it. It was relaxing but do remember mosquito repellent too or you’ll get a few bites.
I heard sunset watching at Helipad is breathtaking and again due to Fatty’s schedule I won’t be able to watch it anytime near future but you should just go. Really. :)
5. Tate at Intermark
If outdoor really isn’t your thing even if its night time, Tate might just be your choice. Located inside Intermark, it’s hard to locate Tate if you didn’t do a little bit of research. There’s no signage or whatsoever to tell you that this is Tate.
#28 Look for Beast, walk further up until you see this hat and in you go.
Both Beast and Tate are by Big Group.
The last time we went a year ago it was so packed we have to sit by the bar, so I made a reservation this time and got ourself a private room. :)
#30 The first thing that greets you at the door.
#31 ‘Embodying the old school speakeasy philosophy of privacy and discretion, Tate is intimate, cosy and understated. It is where you can be who you are or who you want to be.’
#32 Private room with what seems like a pole for pole dancing.
Tate is a nice, quiet place with jazz music playing by the background. It’s a great place for catch up with friends or you can go over for happy hour after working hours. Stress free ambiance.
You can go over as couples too and challenge each other in pool like what Fatty and I did. The pool is free by the way. It’s been a long time since I played pool in a hardcore way and I deteriorate so much. :(
About time for me to catch up and kick my boyfriends ass. Hah!
Another place that’s somewhat like Tate is Majestic Hotel’s Smoke House. Quiet, free pool, smoking zone. Heaven for some.
Indoor, outdoor, day or night, there must be something for everyone.
TAMAN EQUESTRIAN PUTRAJAYA
Precint 5, 62200 Putrajaya,
Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Tel: 603-8888 6080
Fax: 603-8888 8699
Address: H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: (+6) 03-4065 0001, 4065 0002
Fax: (+6) 03-4065 0003
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Jalan Strachan (off Jalan Ipoh)
51100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel +603 4047 9000
Address: Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Ground Floor, The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.