He made you, he raised you, and now it’s time to pay it back by spoiling him this Father’s Day. Whether your old man likes a bottomless brunch, a trip to the cinema, or just a calm, tranquil day away from it all, we’ve got you sorted for Father’s Day with activities that’ll win you some brownie points with Dad. For sure.
Book a go-kart session
Your dad has spent a lot more years on the road than you dealing with a daily commute, slow traffic jams and hundreds of other cars on the road. So, let him blow off some steam on a go-karting track where he can whizz about to his heart’s content without worrying about traffic and slow drivers. To make things more fun, suit up in a helmet and safety jacket and challenge your pop to a friendly race. Check out KartingAsia.com for a list of karting tracks nearby you.
Treat dad to a spa treatment
In this day and age, holistic and spa treatments are no longer just the domain of the ladies. While dad might be the last person on earth to ask for a relaxing therapy treatment, it might just be the best present he’s had for years (except you, of course). It’s not just an opinion but a slightly alarming fact that men – especially dads – tend not to take as great care of themselves as women do. So, why not spoil him with a soothing massage or a special facial treatment? Whether he prefers a Thai massage or a foot massage, here are some of the best spas and massages in KL for under RM100.
KL’s full of great brunch joints, so you’re pretty spoilt for choice here. If you fancy shelling out a bit of cash to impress the big boss, head over to Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, where Lemon Garden is throwing an extensive brunch feast for dad’s special day. Its brunch is fit for a king with a hearty appetite, boasting a wide array of Malay, Indian, Chinese and even Western fare. Top off your dad’s savoury dishes with delicious confections like tarts, cakes and ais kacang. Reserve a table this Father’s Day at RM168 per person and RM84 for children.
Go to the park
Father’s Day doesn’t have to be a meaty concoction of booze and food, nor does it have to be one giant explosion of adrenaline. Instead, treat your dad to a chilled day out at the park. We have some nice parks around, and they offer a peaceful haven away from the hectic buzz of the city. Go for a walk or a bike ride while taking the advantage of all the open space and greenery. Add a picnic to the equation and you’ve sorted one relaxing, tranquil Father’s Day. Nicely done.
Catch a film
There are two blockbusters that should fit the bill for a movie buff dad this month. Fans of DC Comics and superheroes in general can’t go wrong with Patty Jenkins’s action-packed adaptation of ‘Wonder Woman’. Likewise, ‘The Mummy’ is a gripping retelling of the classic monster series. Blockbusters not really his thing? Check out Time Out KL’s guide to the city’s alternatives cinemas.