1 Utama is a palatial, expansive and epic mall that is home to over 650 high-end brands and regional indie labels. Even if you are not into shopping, the world’s fourth-largest shopping mall is sure to keep you entertained.
Besides the retail outlets, the complex is home to a 30,000sqft rooftop garden (the largest in Southeast Asia), plus two karaoke centres, a spaceship-themed kids’ play land, a 36-lane bowling alley and two movie houses. Other unique offerings include a book exchange (in front of British India) – called the Book Crossing Zone – where you can swap old books for anything on their shelves. There is no shortage of stuff to do here, so check out our five favourite picks – trust us, you won't be disappointed!
It's a Hit! Batting Cage
Baseball might not be a popular pastime in Malaysia, but It’s a Hit sure sees a lot of visitors. Southeast Asia’s only purpose-built automated baseball batting cages, this rooftop outfit in 1 Utama can accommodate an unlimited number of batters, making it the perfect place for a group outing. For RM5, you will get approximately 15 strikes to swing at – stop by on Wednesdays when they have a special of RM3 for 15 strikes; the speed and height can be adjusted to suit your needs. The cages are also suitable for softballers, cricketers and generally anyone wishing to have some fun whacking a couple of balls around. There are a few ways to get to the rooftop, but we suggest taking the lift near Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the New Wing to the rooftop as it puts you closest to It’s a Hit.
12:00 – 22:30 Monday – Thursday;
10:00 – 24:00 Friday & Saturday;
10:00 – 22:30 Sunday
Location: Upper Roof (via High Street Lift), 1Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800
Tel: +603 7727 2576
1 Utama has an indoor gym, or fitness centre on the second floor but if you would really like to break a sweat, drop by Camp 5. Asia’s largest indoor rock climbing setup, the place has easy walls for beginners and demanding climbs for experts. The course is a combination of 1,600sqm of roped climbing walls, 8m-14m top-rope and 14m-16m lead climbing space, plus a 300sqm-high bouldering wall if you want to climb without ropes. It is RM28 to get into the whole centre, RM18 for gear rental and RM20 (per hour) for lead rope rental: instructors are always on hand to guide novices.
This climbing gym also offers after-school programs and school holiday camps for kids – stop by the centre to find out more: additionally, Camp 5 also conducts hatha yoga and shanti yoga classes.
14:00 - 23:00 Monday - Friday;
10:00 - 20:00 Saturday & Sunday
Location: EZ501, 5th Floor, 1Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800
Tel: +603 7726 0420 or +603 7726 0410
Padang - Futsal Court
If you love the speedy, tense and high-skill game that is futsal, then get kicking at Padang @ 1 Utama. A complex of massive proportions, this rooftop futsal court comes with shower facilities and five 26m x 13.5m courts, each fitted out with shock-absorbing artificial turf. Founded by a group of football enthusiasts, this indoor five-a-side football pitch is designed to spur on the local football movement and is perfect for 4- or 5-a-side game; it is only RM60 per court, per hour.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Upper Roof Top, 1Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800
Tel: +603 7710 7275
In the mood to escape to another world or to engage in the intense heat of battle? Then head to Cross Fire, the perfect way to hoist your adrenaline levels to new highs. This video game arcade is a great hangout spot where practiced hands can battle via fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter.
The place is equipped with rows of cabinets that focus on old school, head-to-head games such as Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs Capcom 3, plus it also houses consoles set up to play more contemporary titles and music-based games played with wand-like controls. Located on the first floor above the 36-lane U-Bowl bowling alley (beside Golden Screen Cinema), the place has a Chuck E. Cheese-like atmosphere, making it a very family-friendly place.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 Monday – Sunday
Location: EZ203, First Floor, 1Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800
Sealantis Dive Centre
A dive academy housing one of Malaysia's first purpose-built diving pools, Sealantis has been around since 1996. It’s not the sort of mall activity you do on the spur of the moment but it is certainly a thrilling option for an out-of-the-ordinary city activity. Located on the Promenade Lakeside of 1 Utama mall, instructors are PADI professionals, and safe and fun structured private and group lessons (starting from RM200) encourage the best out of even the most inexperienced divers.
Besides the scuba diving courses offered, the centre also conducts swimming classes to help you reach your full swimming potential by teaching you water confidence, stroke improvement and even basic water safety.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Location: P-289, Promenade Lakeside, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800
Tel: +603 7726 9932