Petaling Jaya needs no lengthy introduction as this city is one of the most popular cities in Selangor, Malaysia. Initially a small and humble town in the fifties, Petaling Jaya, commonly called PJ, has developed vastly and is Malaysia’s very first planned town. Also known as the twin sister of Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur; this city has an abundance of commercial, residential and business districts. Not to mention, the numerous and convenient public transportation system here!
Petaling Jaya remains a popular choice for locals and visitors alike due to its proximity to Kuala Lumpur. You best believe that PJ does not shy away when it comes to offering some of the best things in town in terms of entertainment, attractions, thriving restaurant scenes, shopping malls, nightlife and more. Hence, here are some ideas on how to spend your weekend in this bustling city.
FOOD SCENES: EXCITE YOUR TASTEBUDS TODAY!
1. Antipodean Cafe @ Atria
Get a taste of international flavours here at Antipodean Cafe! This award-winning cafe is famous for their breakfast and coffee. If you’re a coffee-lover, then this place is a must-visit as there are many types of speciality coffee beans for you to choose from; and this eatery sources the very best coffee from farming communities, handpicked by the owner of Antipodean Cafe himself.
Visitors should give their all-day breakfast a try here. There are many other menu items available too such as an array of breakfast dishes, brunch menu, pizza, pasta, crepes, bagels, panini, waffles, cakes, biscuits, juices, cocktails, mocktails, beer and wine. So what are you waiting for? Get your weekend breakfast fix here!
Address: G37 & GK1, Ground Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
2. Fatty Crab Restaurant
Fatty Crab Restaurant is another place to visit if you love a hearty meal with your friends and family. Another reason why you should visit this eatery is its delectable and mouth-watering seafood dishes. You can find all types of fish on display in the aquarium tanks here. However, the restaurant’s proudest seafood dishes are their shellfish options. With that said, anyone visiting Fatty Crab must not miss out on ordering the flavourful crab dishes here.
Eat like a local and get the sweet and sour crab dish at Fatty Crab. On top of that, we highly recommend that you order a side of soft buns too to go with this dish—they taste better when dipped into the sweet and sour gravy! Hence, why not treat your friends or family with a nice dinner at Fatty Crab Restaurant? We assure you that you will come back for more after your first visit here!
Address: 2, Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
3. Strangers at 47 Cafe
Here’s another cafe in Petaling Jaya that is a weekend hotspot among the residents of Kuala Lumpur neighbourhood. If you like to ‘chillax’ over the weekend with some sweet treats, then this place might be ideal for you! You can find an array of cakes, fruit juices, coffee and tea here. However, the signature dishes that you must try here are their innovative crepe dishes.
Visitors must give their sweet or savoury crepes a try for a filling breakfast or as a simple dessert. Not only that, but the ambience of the cafe is also laidback and very cosy. Perfect for an afternoon catch-up over food!
Address: 45, 47 49, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
ALL THINGS FUN AT PJ!
I. Sunway Lagoon
We are pretty sure you’ve heard of Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Petaling Jaya. If not, well maybe it is time you give it a visit! What better way to spend your weekend than enjoying the adrenaline fun with your friends and family? With a variety of water rides and dry-land activities, Sunway Lagoon is one of PJ’s most famous attractions. Take a tour at the five different zones that make up Sunway Lagoon—-the Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park!
Besides all the water slides, human-made ‘river’ rides and surf beaches, visitors can get in touch with flora and fauna at the Wildlife Park here. You can check out the animals and enjoy their animal-themed attractions and shows. Hence, with the vast array of water rides, kid-centric attractions, thrill rides, live shows, souvenir shops and more; Sunway Lagoon is indeed a local favourite attraction.
Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
II. Jump Street Trampoline Park
Here’s a place where you can release all that tension from the weekdays—fly high and jump all you want at Jump Street Trampoline Park! Finally, a playground not just for children, but for adults too! Jump Street is an indoor air-conditioned venue with super safe jumping areas with some cool angled trampolines that will let you bounce off the walls.
Visitors can try eight types of trampoline experiences at Jump Street, including a 9000 sq.ft. free jumping space for anyone of all ages, a sunken trampoline pit filled with soft foam cubes for high-risk jumps and even a trampoline basketball court! With all that said, why not take a trip down to Jump Street today!
Address: 8A, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
III. Escape Room @ The Curve
If you’re not up for something that’s physically draining, then why not let your mind ‘workout’ by solving live-action puzzles! Unravel the mystery of the purpose-built room that you and your friends are stuck in. Then, find clues and break out of the room before your time runs out! If being inside a cold, gloomy room with convincing and scary props do not freak you out; we don’t know what will!
There are six rooms here for you to choose from including a mummy tomb, prison cell, pirate ship, abandoned factory, slaughterhouse and a mystery room. Each game starts with a single clue, and you have to figure out the rest with your teammates before your time is up!
Address: Lot 2-01A, 2nd Floor, eCurve, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya
CHILLAX AND UNWIND HERE AT PJ
A. The Roof
The Roof is a rooftop bar situated in Petaling Jaya to give you after-hours entertainment at an altitude. This place is a great destination to relax and unwind over the weekends with a refreshing drink in your hand. The Roof is set above First Avenue and next to One Utama. It is also home to Stratosphere, which is Asia’s first ‘infinity-grass’ helipad champagne bar with an impressive 360-degree view.
Besides that, there is also Signature, where visitors can experience fine dining of Asian and international fusion-inspired cuisines. You can also watch a game of football at the Score, where the bar is made to look like a mini-stadium, with a huge projector behind the bar, screening various types of sporting events. On top of that, Play Club at The Roof is another place to release all your tension as you dance the night away with colourful neon lights and upbeat music.
Overall, The Roof offers a variety of choices for you to ‘chillax’ and unwind. You can choose according to your preferred type of relaxation!
Address: First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
B. Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve (KDCF)
If your idea of relaxation is strolling through serene and beautiful nature, then Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve could be the ideal spot for you. This forest reserve was established in 2011 and still operates as a Green Lung for urban cities in Greater KL till this day. Anyone’s visit to KDCF will be filled with awe as the lush greenery encompasses visitors; you might even forget you are still in KL!
AT KDCF, you can relax and unwind by hiking or trail running at the well-maintained trails here. Not only that, but there are trails built according to Mountain Biking Association (MBI) specifications for those of you who want to try mountain biking. With all that said, if you’re not a nightclub person and in need of some fresh air, then take a trip to KDCF for a time of tranquillity and serenity.
Address: Jalan Merbah 10/1, Seksyen 10 Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
With all that said, we hope this short list of what you can do in Petaling Jaya over the weekend will give you the time of your life and an experience you’ll never forget! PJ has more to offer than what is stated in this list. Nevertheless, this list can give you a headstart, and we’ll leave it to you to explore more!
If you’ve considered staying here at PJ, but not sure what to expect, you can check out more information from this page or read about what it’s like Living in Petaling Jaya. Or, if you’re a landlord looking to rent your place or searching for tenants here in PJ, let Rumah-i help you out with your property rental management. Contact us here for a comprehensive solution to manage your property.