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5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Activities (That Aren’t Eating Out)

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The time of year when everyone’s desperately trying to find a date in order to avoid spending another depressing night alone with the TV and a box of ice cream.

If you’re lucky enough to already have a partner, however, you may find yourself facing a completely different (though no less serious) problem — planning a romantic date.

Sure, you could always go with the old standby of a fancy dinner night. Maybe even visit a cinema. But what if you’re looking for something more? What about those who want to surprise their loved ones with a different experience — something that they’re sure to remember?

Well have no fear. The Full Frontal may be (mostly) made up of lonely singles, but that just means that we’ve had more time to put together this list of creative Valentine’s Day dates that you’re sure to enjoy!

1) Roller Skating at ROLLERWA

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If you don’t have any skating experience, you might want to practice a bit before coming over. Source from Rollerwa

1 Utama Shopping Mall seems to have everything. Restaurants, cinemas, a wave rider and… an indoor roller skating rink?

ROLLERWA is a Korean skate rink brand that’s recently made its way over to 1U’s District-K section. As their first indoor roller skating rink outside of Korea, ROLLERWA Malaysia gives you a chance to show off your sick skating moves while jamming to trendy K-pop beats!

Price: RM50 for 2 hours, RM80 for one day (includes skate shoes and safety gears)

Address: Level 1, 1UE 1 Utama Shopping Mall (District K)


2) Kayaking at Kelab Tasik Putrajaya

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What could be more romantic than kayaking on a lake? Source from Kelab Tasik Putrajaya

Interested in a more relaxed environment? Why not go out and enjoy the great outdoors at Kelab Tasik Putrajaya (Putrajaya Lake Club)?

Located just a short drive away from KL, this boating club offers a wide range of fun activities including canoeing, cycling and swimming. If you’re looking for a romantic evening, there’s nothing quite like paddling through Putrajaya Lake, soaking in the serene atmosphere in the shadow of the beautiful Putra Mosque.

Price: RM10.60 per hour (single kayak), RM15.90 per hour (double leisure kayak)

Address: Kelab Tasik Putrajaya, Jalan P8, Presint 8, 62250 Putrajaya

Website: Kelab Tasik Putrajaya (Facebook)

3) Cable Car Ride at Awana SkyWay

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Warning: probably not the best date idea for those who’re afraid of heights. Source from The Sun Daily

Alternatively, why get all hot and sweaty when you can enjoy a cool, relaxing ride over the lush rainforests of Genting Highlands?

Awana SkyWay offers a gondola-style cable car ride that provides a breathtaking view — the perfect romantic date for adventurous couples. Best of all, you can even make a stop at the historic Chin Swee Temple to explore the beautiful caves and surroundings at no extra cost!

Price: Standard Gondola* (RM10 one-way, RM18 return), Glass Floor Gondola (RM21 one-way, RM35 return)

Address: Awana SkyWay (SkyAvenue Station), Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang

Website: Awana SkyWay

*extra RM2 charge for any transactions done over the counter. Use the Self-Service Ticketing Kiosk to avoid this

4) Get a Little Artsy with Sip & Paint

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You’re never too old to make beautiful art. Source from artandbonding.com

If you and your partner are more of the creative type, pick up a paintbrush and express your art skills at Sip & Paint. Based in Desa Sri Hartamas, this art studio lets you create your own painting while enjoying the finest drinks they have on offer.

They’ll be guiding you with each step, so there’s no painting experience needed. Best of all, they’re doing a special Paint Your Mate couple painting session on 14 February 2022 that lets you and your partner work together to create a unique masterpiece!

Price: RM150 per pax

Address: 22-3, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website: Sip & Paint

5) Get Hands-On at Good Times DIY Pottery Workshop

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Making pots can be surprisingly fun. Source from siakapkeli.my

If painting isn’t for you, why not get your hands dirty at Good Times DIY Pottery Studio in Paradigm Mall? They offer a range of fun and therapeutic workshops where you and your partner can learn to put together your own ceramic masterpieces under the guidance of their friendly instructors.

Just note that they only have three time slots to choose from (11am, 2pm and 5pm), so be sure to book ahead of time if you want to claim a spot!

Price: Quick Experience Wheel Throwing (RM110, 1 hour, 2 artworks), Wheel Throwing (RM190, 2 hours, 4 artworks), Wheel Throwing + Painting (RM200, 2.5 hours, 2 artworks)

Address: Paradigm Mall, Level 2F-03, 47301 Petaling Jaya

Website: Good Times DIY Pottery Studio, Klook

Love Is In The Air… Or Is That COVID-19?

no date on valentines
Pictured: me on 14 February every year. Source from The Full Frontal

Of course, all this dating advice may be a bit pointless if you don’t have anyone to go on a date with in the first place. We get it — nowadays it can be hard to meet new people, especially since a lot of the usual hang out places may be unavailable.

Fortunately, in this day and age, we can always rely on the internet to have our backs… right? If you’re planning to use an online dating app to find your Prince Charming (or at least a “Prince Valentine’s”), check out:

Online Dating in Malaysia: Go For It or Gostan?

How many times do you have to swipe right before you match with someone? | Source