With the heat in Malaysia, taking a dip in cool water is the best way to relax. The city offers you plenty of options, from infinity pools and rooftop lounging to public pools.
Capri by Fraser Infinity Pool
Imagine yourself taking in a panoramic view of Bangsar South, gazing down as the city bustles with activity below you. At Capri by Fraser, the experience is further enhanced by the rooftop infinity pool. With the effect of an endless body of water, it will feel as though you are floating at the top of the world. If you need a drink, U-Bar, the hotel’s in-house bar, offers delightable drinks for you to sip on as you enjoy the views.
Located in Bukit Bintang and just minutes away from Changkat, KL Journal is a conveniently located hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s nightlife hub. Take a break from all the partying at the bars and enjoy stunning views of the city centre as the sun sets at the rooftop infinity pool. The recently renovated pool is open from 12pm until 12am.
Enjoy a leisurely dip at the pool at Traders Hotel’s SkyBar. Filled with plenty of sunlight during the day, the area also has a lot of cozy cabana booths for guests to enjoy an unbeatable view of the Twin Towers and the surrounding landscape. If you need a drink or two to relax, hop over to the SkyBar after a relaxing swim.
This contemporary hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing outdoor swim in Kuala Lumpur Sentral. This rooftop pool is surrounded by palm trees and colourful lounge chairs for hotel guests to wind down. After a luxurious swim at the pool, you can enjoy drinks at the poolside bar, Mai Bar, while taking in grand views of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline.
Undoubtedly one of the highest rooftop infinity pools in the city, it might feel like you’re swimming on top of the world at The Face Suites’ 38-metre long pool. Located on the 51st floor of one of the city’s luxury hotels, it offers beautiful views of both the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower.
This resort-style pool at Villa Samadhi is the perfect place if you want to feel like you’re on a holiday in Bali. This upscale boutique hotel’s pool will melt away your stress and worries, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This curvaceous central pool is surrounded by dreamy four-poster day beds and plenty of greenery. If you are ready to splurge, you can get your own private plunge pool if you book one of the Luxe Cribs.
The outdoor infinity edge swimming pool at Mandarin Oriental offers a delightful view over KLCC Park, as well as Kuala Lumpur’s many skyscrapers. Hang out at the chic poolside cabanas for some privacy. Various food and beverage packages are also available if you don’t plan on leaving the poolside.
Chin Woo stadium in Jln Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur | By Gwoeii/Shutterstock
One of the most popular sports centres in Kuala Lumpur, Chin Woo Stadium has been around for more than five decades. It sits on a hill overlooking Chinatown. It is a common venue for many events and activities associated with the Chinese community like lion dance and wushu performances. Entry to the Olympic-sized outdoor pool is cheap (weekdays – RM4.30; weekends – RM5.30).
Bandar Tun Razak Swimming Complex is an outdoor swimming pool with eight 50m lanes for swimmers to enjoy a good workout. Throughout the week various classes take place here. This pool is popular among families on Sundays. Charges for adults are RM2 on weekdays and RM2 on weekends; while charges for children are RM1 on weekdays and RM2 on weekends.
Looking to improve your swimming skills? Head over to the National Aquatic Centre at BukitJalil. This public aquatic centre has three separate pools including the Olympic-sized swimming pool, Terjunan pool and Training pool. This pool is also opened for training or swimming classes abiding the rules laid down by the centre. Admission rates start at RM4.