Weekend activities for college students under RM100

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You can kick and scream as a sign of protest to the unfairness of only getting 2 days each week to relax and distress yourself on weekends but that’s the only deal you can get.

I’m sure the idea of another trip to the mall might make you want to throw up a bucket and partying may just burn a hole in your pocket. So, we have compiled some ideas on how you can spend your precious weekends.

Paintball

Admit it. You sometimes dream of being a bad ass, pointing guns at your frenemies and rolling on the ground to get to the other side of the shield while imagining Mission Impossible Rogue Nation theme song playing in the background. Yes, we get it. You can now do it legally without injuring anyone (expect some light bruises) by heading out to the nearest paintball arena where you can release your frustrations by shooting pellets of paint to bring down your opponents to their untimely demise.

Recommended venue: Xtion Paintball, National Sports Complexs, Bukit Jalil

Student price: RM30.00/person

Batting cage

For those who want to tone the upper body muscles and improve precision, why not get into a batting cage and hit some balls (no pun intended). It might sound like a drag, but it offers you complete satisfaction by channeling your energy into trying to score a home run. You can head to It’s a Hit! batting cage at One Utama Shopping Center and it will only cost you a minimum of RM5.00 to clear that cluttered mind of yours.

Recommended venue: It’s a Hit! at One Utama Shopping Center, Petaling Jaya

Student price: 1 token = RM5.00, 5 tokens = RM22.00, 10 tokens = RM40.00 or 30 minutes = RM50.00

Note: 1 token = 15 balls

Real-life escape game

Love a little dust of mystery? Then real-life escape game is right up your alley. Given that you are actually trying to solve the conundrum, it could be a thoroughly enjoyable experience. To get a much affordable price, it is better to drag along your group of friends and make it a collective effort to walk out mentally alive.

Recommended venues:

  • Escape Room in Bintulu, Johor, Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Miri, Penang, Petaling Jaya & Seremban
  • Breakout at NU Sentral, KL Sentral and Avenue K, KL
  • Lockdown in KL

Price range: RM40++ (depending on the number of pax)

Tabletop Games 

One’s childhood is incomplete without playing weird and wacky tabletop games that often takes up your entire day to finish but I bet you’ll choose that over staring at the ceiling any day. Thanks to the brilliant mind that started the idea of opening a tabletop cafe, now you get to enjoy lazying around with your friends while geeking over who gets to start the game.

Recommended venues:

  • Meeples European Boardgame Cafe, Subang Jaya
  • Funbox Board Game Cafe, Penang
  • Boarders Tabletop Games Cafe, Wangsa Maju, KL
  • The Border City Cafe in Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara

Price: RM3.00 – RM6.00 per hour

Archery

Robin Hood, Green Arrow, Miss Arrowette, Hawkeye, Merida, Legolas, Katniss Everdeen – these are just some of the greatest heroes to draw that bow-string and hell be damned if you didn’t secretly wished you had a bow and arrow with you. Whether its for fun or if you want to master it,  it’s something that you just gotta try. If the real thing ain’t for you then head on to archery tag to improve your arrow shooting skills at Arena 51.

Recommended venues:

  • Stars Archery at Berjaya Times Square, KL, Sunway Pyramid Mall, Mahkota Parade, Melaka, Imago Mall and 1 Borneo Mall in Kota Kinabalu and City One Megamall, Kuching
  • Arena 51 at Jaya One, PJ

Price:

  • Stars Archery’s student price: (18 arrows = RM13.00)
  • Arena 51: RM40.00/person (Minimum 6 players)

Crackhouse Comedy Club

Nothing could ever go wrong with an occasional comedy night to tickle your funny bones and Crackhouse Comedy Club is the place to go. They have four live shows going on every week that consist of open mic night, improv night, komedi ba-haha-sa and international headliner night that ranges from RM5.00 to RM40.00. If you are one of those comedy junkies, you can quench your thirst for it as the Crackhouse Carnival is set to happen this April until 1st of May and there is no stopping you to laugh your socks off and probably shed a little happy tears.

Venue: Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Price range: RM5.00 – RM40.00

Observing fireflies

Who can say no to a serene night accompanied by these mystifying creature? Living up to their nickname “The lightning bugs”,  it promises you a magical night straight out of a Disney movie by showering you with gleams of light in the midst of darkness. Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park offers you this experience with a price of RM15.00 per tour that only takes 30 to 45 minutes ride along Selangor River.

Venue: Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, Kuala Selangor

Price: RM15.00/tour

Note: The park opens from 7pm – 10pm (subject to change)

Indoor Trampoline Park

If that Calculus II or Introduction to Information Technology books drained the life out of you and you’re in need of a serious time out, go bounce around like a crazy person at an indoor trampoline park and no one will judge you. By the way, It is actually good for you. Springfit Gymnastic and Trampoline Club mentioned that using the trampoline takes away 80 percent off the stress of your weight-bearing joints. Therefore, it’s not only FUN, it’s also beneficial.

Recommended venue: Flip Out Trampoline Arena, Kota Damansara

Price: RM25.00/person (Friday – Sunday), Grip socks = RM5.00/pair

Bubble sports

Bubble sports is shaping to be one of the most fun sport one can take part in. Unlike others, you can actually have a serious laugh throughout the entire game while rolling inside a giant inflatable, transparent bubble. Bubble Sports My came up with 3 different games (more coming soon!) that can be played in this manner; bubble soccer, king of the ring and tower defense. I’ll leave the rest to your wild imagination.

Venue: Sports Garage, Petaling Jaya

Prices: You can do the math

  • 1 hour = RM570.00 (good for maximum 20-25 pax)
  • 1.5 hours = RM850.00 (good for maximum 30 pax)
  • 2 hours = RM1050.00 (good for maximum 40 pax +/-)
Mira Aziz

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Most times she’s pretty normal but other times she’ll run around like her pants are on fire. She prefers to keep the mystery alive and revealing herself peel by peel. This former dancer spends her days doing whatever gets her heart pumping; watching anime, badminton, TV series, reading books, yada yada. She is also a big believer in spending her short stay on Earth living to the fullest.

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