With over 95 hectares to explore, Kepong Metropolitan Park can provide countless hours of fun to its visitors. This massive space opens the door for various recreational activities for kids and adults alike – which is where we come in!
In this definitive guide, we’ll give you a glimpse of what a perfect day at Kepong Metropolitan Park would look like. From the things you can do to where you can eat and stay nearby, here’s everything you need to know!
Best Time to Go
Since the park is an open area, you’d want to avoid rainfall as much as possible, so we recommend visiting during the dry season. This season spans from May to August and December to February, and during this time, you can expect to experience pleasant weather.
Furthermore, we recommend visiting early in the morning so that you and your loved ones can enjoy a much more pleasant temperature. Visiting in the afternoon can be a bit too hot, which sort of ruins the experience.
As much as possible, we advise avoiding the wet season (March to April and September to November), as this can ruin your plans for the day.
As far as crowds go, visit on weekdays if you want the park virtually to yourself. But do keep in mind that you’re bound to run into other visitors any day of the week, as it’s a common place for locals to go jogging, walking and other basic exercises.
Things to Know
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit
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Language: Malay, English
Calling Code: +60
Opening hours: Daily from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Entrance fee: Free
Parking situation: Parking is relatively hassle-free in Kepong Metropolitan Park. Not only does it feature free parking spaces on the premises, but it also has a couple of paid parking spaces nearby, namely:
- Kepong Metropolitan Park DBKL Car Park
- Taman Metropolitan Kepong – Pintu Utama
- Kepong Multi-Storey Car Park
How to Get Around
Trains: Riding the train is one of the fastest options to get to the park. However, the nearest train station, Kepong Sentral, is about 30 minutes away from the metropolitan park.
From there, you can either hail a taxi or book a ride through the Grab app. Alternatively, you can also walk to the park to get the necessary warm-up before finishing your exercise there.
Buses: If you want to save money and feel like a local at the same time, you can easily ride a bus going to Kepong Metropolitan Park. The nearest bus stop is at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kepong, which is approximately a 7-minute walk away from the park.
Other stations that are within walking distance from the park include:
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kepong (8-minute walk)
- Taman Daya (9-minute walk)
- Residensi Fortune Perdana (11-minute walk)
- Residensi Kepongmas (12-minute walk)
Taxi/Grab: If you want an easier way to get to Kepong Metropolitan Park, you can hail a taxi, which can be hailed from just about anywhere in KL. However, keep in mind that this mode of transport is much more expensive and you may have to argue with the driver to use the metre.
If you want to save yourself from arguing, you can also book a ride through Grab. This is a great option, as it lets you get picked up from anywhere and see a fixed price before setting off for the journey.
Car rental: Renting a car is a great option if you want to be in charge of your route and treat yourself and your loved ones to the most comfortable trip. You can find reputable rental companies in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and other neighbouring states.
Where to Stay
Mercure Selangor Selayang
Address: No B G 12, Dataran Emerald, Jalan Ps 11, Prima Selayang, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-6128 9999
If you want to stay in an elegant hotel, then Mercure Selangor Selayang should be right up your alley! Granted that it’s not the nearest hotel in the metropolitan park, it’s still worth checking out because of its high-quality rooms and amazing facilities.
One of our favourite things about this hotel is its in-house restaurant, which serves fantastic local and international dishes buffet-style.
Meanwhile, if you want to cool down while admiring stunning views of the city, you can chill by the infinity pool located on the highest floor.
Address: 6 Off, 19, Jalan 4/32, Jln Kepong, Batu, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-721 6391
If you’re on a budget but don’t want to be cooped up in an outdated room that lacks amenities, we recommend checking out Suwara Hotel. It’s a simple yet elegant hotel that features spacious rooms that are fitted with complete amenities like hot water and smart TVs.
It doesn’t offer any facilities, but it’s made up for by these rooms—perfect for backpackers who are only looking for a place to crash at night. Moreover, it features a great location, letting its guests stay near other attractions and essential establishments like restaurants and stores.
Address: 13, Jalan SP1, Selayang Point, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-645 4955
Hotel Richbaliz is another establishment we recommend for backpackers and budget travellers alike because of its affordable rooms. Don’t be fooled by the cheap price though, as this boutique hotel is still capable of giving you a comfortable night’s stay.
Aside from its neat rooms, we also wanted to highlight its Instagram-worthy appearance, which is showcased in its rooms down to the cafe. Speaking of the cafe, this place is a great spot if you want to wind down after spending a tiring day at the metropolitan park!
Arté by Thomas Chan
Address: Level 66, Arte, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-6211 4888
Arté by Thomas Chan is one of the most beautiful hotels in the area. It’s located in Mont Kiara, so it’s a bit of a drive away from the park, but it will be worth it once you enter its doors and see its beautifully designed rooms!
Every crevice of this hotel looks like an artwork that belongs in a museum, giving guests unlimited photo opportunities. Looks-aside, however, this place is a solid option because of its world-class facilities such as its swimming pool, restaurant and bar.
KIP Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Address: 77, Jalan Seri Utara 1, Sri Utara Business Park, 68100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-6256 0888
KIP Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a great mid-tier hotel that isn’t too far away from Kepong Metropolitan Park. It features great prices in exchange for spacious and cosy rooms that feature complete amenities and beautiful views of the city and its surrounding areas.
If the views from your room aren’t enough for your eyes, then you should stop by the hotel’s roof deck infinity pool. It’s here where you can slow down time and cool down while admiring majestic sights as far as the eye can see!
Where to Eat
Hing Kee Bakuteh 兴记肉骨茶 (甲洞大街) Jalan Kepong
Address: 121, Jln Kepong, Metro Prima, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-523 3599
Hing Kee Bakuteh is the place to be if you’re craving Asian food but don’t want to break the bank at the same time.
This restaurant is a crowd favourite and it’s not hard to see why once you see their specialty, bak kut teh or BKT for short. It’s essentially a pork rib dish that has been cooked in a flavourful broth, which is a true Singaporean/Malaysian staple.
You can either order its dried or soup version but regardless of which one you try, you’re guaranteed to have your tastebuds tantalised with meaty flavours!
Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant
Address: 17, Jalan Metro Perdana 7, Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 11-3358 2886
If all the recreational activities in Kepong Metropolitan Park left you hungry as a horse, you can stop by Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant. Here, you can recharge your energy by eating different kinds of meat that are drenched in various spices and sauces.
Personally, we think that the side dishes are just as important as the meat and thankfully, this restaurant doesn’t disappoint. They offer kimchi, marbled potatoes, lettuce and all the other staples in a Korean barbeque.
Plus, the servers will automatically refill your side dishes when you’re running low on them, which is an immediate green flag.
The Hall Coffee Kepong
Address: 83, Jln Silang, Pekan Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3 6262 6112
The Hall Coffee Kepong is a nice spot where you can chill with your friends and family while
sipping on delicious beverages to pass the time. They serve just about every variation of coffee from americanos to lattes, frappes and anything in between.
Don’t worry if you’re not too big on coffee, as they serve other drinks as well like matcha and yoghurt-based drinks! Furthermore, you can pair these refreshing drinks with one of their delicious cakes and pastries for the perfect brunch/afternoon tea time experience.
Address: G-13, Residensi Kepongmas, 7, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat, Kepong, 52100 Kepong, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 11-1168 5216
If you’re just looking for something light and want to rest somewhere nice, we recommend stopping by Chatto. This quaint tea shop serves refreshing boba drinks, coffee and artisan tea while providing you with a cosy interior where you can take tons of photos.
You may be thinking to yourself: What makes this place different from all the other boba spots in the country? Our answer to that is they source all their ingredients from Japan and Taiwan, making each drink of premium quality—pretty awesome, right?
Meanwhile, you can also treat yourself to one of their poke bowls if you’re looking for something heavier.
Restoran QQ BBQ Steamboat Buffet
Address: Fortune Avenue, D-G-2, Jalan Metro Perdana 3, Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 Kepong, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 19-366 8880
Variety is your friend when it comes to dining at Restoran QQ BBQ Steamboat Buffet. This place will treat you to an amazing all-you-can-eat steamboat package that features a plethora of ingredients, whether it be in the meat, veggie or seafood category.
With this kind of variety, no two combinations will be the same and you can get as creative as possible.
Want to dip some massive prawns along with mushrooms, kimchi and lettuce? No one’s going to stop you!
What to Do in Kepong Metropolitan Park
Fly colourful kites
One of the main reasons why people visit this park in the first place is to fly kites – and we can’t blame them! The place features various open areas, some of which were intentionally made by removing barriers and trees but don’t worry, the park still features lush greeneries.
You’ll find various experts showcasing their skills by flying kites that reach hundreds of feet in the air, but don’t be intimidated! This activity is open to all guests of all ages.
If you forgot your kite or you simply don’t have one, you can easily purchase one by the street just outside the park.
Experience the Kepong Metropolitan Loop
— From depth_of_fendy
If you’re looking to challenge your endurance while you’re here, then try conquering the Kepong Metropolitan Loop! Although it isn’t anything like the famous Jungle trekking spots in Malaysia, it will still treat you to amazing views of lush greenery, a lake and even an observation tower!
We also think that this is the best way to explore the park, as it lets you explore every nook and cranny. Overall, the trail will take you around 45 minutes to complete and considering that it mostly consists of flat ground, you can easily conquer this 3.5km trail.
The majority of the trail will be exposed to the sun so make sure to apply sunscreen beforehand and bring a bottle of water!
Enjoy a scenic bike ride
If you want to get around much more efficiently, you can rent a bike! This will treat you to one of the most scenic bike rides you can experience in your life, as you’ll be treated to majestic views, with the most notable one being the man-made gorgeous lake.
Go on a nice picnic
Kepong Metropolitan Park is also a great picnic spot for families and friend groups thanks to its massive fields. You can easily find a spot in the grass across the park where you can set up your blanket and voila, you can start munching on your snacks while catching up with friends.
As much as possible, we recommend setting up your picnic by the lake so that you can be treated to a majestic view while eating. Furthermore, you can visit right around 5:00 PM to witness the sunset during your picnic.
Get your heart pumping by jogging
— From athira.u
The metropolitan park features a designated track for joggers so it’s a no-brainer to try out this activity while you’re here. No other gym in the city will give you the same vibes and views as this jogging track so might as well do your cardio here, right?
Apps to Download for a Trip to Kepong Metropolitan Park
Travel Malaysia: A pocket travel guide to Malaysia
Maps.me: Offline map of the world
XE Currency App: Real-time currency exchange rate app
Grab: Ride-hailing app of Southeast Asia
Google Translate: word translation with offline capabilities
CatchThatBus: Bus ticket booking app