Running out of ideas on what to do around town? Or maybe you don’t know where to start because you dread decision making. Read on to explore six ways to get your body moving without getting under the scorching Malaysian sun (we feel you!).
Sunway City Kuala Lumpur (SCKL) proudly presents a list of suggestions – based on your favourite movies across genres like sci-fi, thriller, comedy and biopic! Immerse into the fictional world and experience F-U-N from the lenses of a bona fide protagonist!
Do you think you can fly a spaceship better than a racoon (or is it a rabbit?)? Set foot into the world of Future Land at Sunway Pyramid and be transported to the universe in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
A haven for VR fans, this entertainment centre guarantees fun and excitement through their virtual reality games equipped with sophisticated technology. Feel as if you’re flying the Benatar to battle Ego The Living Planet with the EXO Jet Simulator!
The Fighter Jet Simulator 360 also offers an immersive experience of sailing across the skies, only that it also rotates upside down and over! Roller coasters, who? Get your adrenaline pumping with the ride of your life!
If you’re not a fan of being airborne, there are also land simulators such as the VR Racing, VR Skateboard, VR Horse Riding and more offering just as much kick!
Head on over with your partner-in-crime (aka the Gamora to your Peter) for a day and conquer these virtual reality missions together!
Next, we zip through the multiverse and land upon another fan-favourite franchise – Star Wars. Galactic Laser – the largest and longest running laser tag arena in Malaysia – invites you to step firmly in the shoes of Luke Skywalker during his exhilarating escape from the Death Star.
Team up wisely, as there is only one rule: Eliminate your opponents as often as possible within the time limit! Just remember – run, hide and hunt.
Navigate the black-lit labyrinth permeated with indoor fog and test your aim (not to mention teamwork!) with neon laser strobes accompanied by upbeat electronic background music to immerse yourself completely in heart pumping action!
This would be a great bonding activity with your co-workers while blowing off steam outside work in style. Just make sure that you have keener eyes and quicker reflexes, and that your teammates are as sharp as you are!
Buckle up and venture into this celestial battleground and tag your fellow opponents with your “lightsaber” guns!
Calling fans of psychological horror films, does the phrase “Let’s play a game” ring a bell? Bingo, it’s The Jigsaw Killer’s iconic line in the Saw franchise. The classic film has inspired most of the Escape Room concepts today, which only became popular in the 2010s.
(Worry not, no amputations are allowed nor required in solving the mysteries of real-life escape rooms.)
Mission-Q Escape Room in Sunway Pyramid offers five unique simulations, each bearing different themes across horror, medieval or Egyptian genres. Some examples include Knock Knock – Who’s There, Saving King Arthur, as well as Tomb of Life and Death, which vary in difficulty and physical levels.
In each game, participants are confined to an enclosed setting and are given a set amount of time to crack the code to escape. Start cracking your head to discover hidden clues, collect items and solve a riddle or puzzle!
Each game requires a minimum of two players and a maximum of eight players. Teamwork and communication is key to solving an escape room, so pick your teammates wisely! Join the thrill of testing your problem-solving, cognitive thinking and IQ skills – you might be able to add “Best Escape Room Solver” to your resumé.
Have you seen ‘The Jesus’ bowl? We certainly did in The Big Lebowski (1998).
Head on over to none other than Sunway Mega Lanes which offers forty-eight fully-computerised bowling lanes – one of the largest bowling alleys in Klang Valley.
Not only it is an established favourite amongst bowling enthusiasts and the national team, there is also an equipped bowling pro shop and a dining cafe in the space to fulfil any leisure needs. You can find local favourites such as chicken rice, kuey teow soup and nasi lemak here at an affordable price. How convenient and delicious!
Here, you can rent a pair of bowling shoes at RM3 each or bring your own unique pair along! Socks are also required for the game so bring a pair along if you don’t want to spend on a new pair.
Flaunt your fresh bowling skills and don’t forget to do a victory dance like Jesus Quintana when you win a good score!
Embody Tonya Harding’s enthusiasm for ice-skating from I, Tonya (2017) at Sunway Pyramid Ice – Malaysia’s first world-class ice sports entertainment attracting more than 15,000 skaters every month. Welcoming all levels of experience, you can escape the Kuala Lumpur heat and skate to your hearts content on this 39m x 22.5m ice rink!
You can also occasionally catch sight of experienced skaters perfecting their stunts here as Sunway Pyramid Ice is the birthplace for many local skating talents!
To protect yourself in the rink, gloves and socks are mandatory when ice-skating. You can find these items readily available at the ticketing counter for RM6 and RM9 respectively, or you can always bring along your own set from home.
Plan your dates at Sunway Pyramid Ice for some butterflies-in-the-stomach inducing hand-holding moments (wink wink)! If you’re not an avid skater, be prepared to experience mild calve sores the next day, but that only means you’ve got a good run!
Paying homage to classic arcade games such as Nintendo’s Donkey King, Wreck-It-Ralph (2012) checks all the boxes for both arcade and film enthusiasts alike. Similarly, Fun Scape by Cobay, located in adjacent to Sunway Pyramid Ice, is our go-to to invoke instant nostalgia with a multitude of arcade games.
Here, you can locate games of iconic pop culture such as Super Mario, Jurassic Park, The Walking Dead, and Star Wars, including classic arcade selections like basketball, dance battles, and claw machines. Just get a cup full of tokens and get sucked into all the fun in this little escapade!
Take a closer look and you’ll be able to spot the seasoned patrons here by their entrancing skillset as well as demeanour, which is enticing to watch if you’re not in the mood to have a round yourself. Gather friends or family for an impromptu trip to Fun Scape at Sunway Pyramid and find yourself in the zone!
There you go, folks! Six crowd favourite films befitting six gripping indoor games of your choice. What are you waiting for? We’ll see you there!