Extraordinary Hobbies | Kuala Lumpur

 If you’re looking to add more colour and meaning to your new year, how about picking up a new hobby?

Pottery-Making | Make Your Own Pretty Tableware

Explore the therapeutic art of pottery-making! Often described as a relaxing, satisfying, and even stress-relieving project – there’s nothing like creating your ceramic tableware or decorations with your bare hands. Sign up at 22CraftStudio, a charming space located in Bandar Sungai Long, Kajang.

The studio offers classes that are great for beginners and even children, and you’ll get to melt your stress away and explore your creative impulses in a casual, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere. Pssst, don’t say we didn’t warn you that it can become an addictive hobby.

Camping | Leap Into The Arms Of Nature

Camping is a hobby that will suck you in – you’ll fall for it hard if you’re a nature lover and don’t mind falling asleep under a night sky with no air conditioning and weak internet coverage! Perfect for those who often feel swamped with city life, impulsive weekend camping trips will be great for you to unplug and recharge whenever you feel the stress kick in.

If the thought of mosquitoes and trekking through a forest scares you a little, there are many (many that are reachable within 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur!) for those who want a bit more comfort.

Gardening | Grow Your Own Herbs & Vegetables

Exercise your green thumbs and enhance the quality of your life in the meantime – how does that sound? Eats, Shoots & Roots is a social enterprise that consists of a team committed to helping urban people and communities make the most out of their urban spaces, from transforming your little balconies into edible gardens and growing your herbs and vegetables in your backyard.

They offer a range of educational and fun workshops and courses (suitable for people of all ages, even the little ones!), as well as organic garden build packages that will help you kickstart your new hobby with the right seeds and good soil. Time to start growing your cili padi, spring onions, and all your favourite veggies!

Art Jamming | Unleash Your Inner Picasso

While some people are born with artistic talent, everyone can be an artist as long as you are interested or invest the effort to work on being good at it. You can find a fantastic art studio in Sri Petaling!

This social painting space is incorporated with a cafe and provides a therapeutic experience for you to unleash your inner Picasso. You can choose to paint whatever you like, or pick from references available at the studio, with the guidance of passionate art assistants.

Brush Lettering | Master The Art Of Calligraphy

Brush lettering (also known as brush calligraphy) has become a popular hobby in recent years. If you’ve always been mesmerized by the graceful modern calligraphy art, it’s time to make the magic happen with your own hands. The good thing about brush lettering is that it’s easy to pick up (practice makes perfect!) and isn’t an expensive hobby – all you need are some brush pens to get started.

While there are studios in Kuala Lumpur that offer classes if you like having more guidance, you can also pick up brush lettering on your own or sign up for it.