Nilai is a small town with a global student population that has seen an influx of major shopping malls, lively restaurants and late-night bars. Nilai also has a quality golf course, a collection of revered mosques and multiple landmarks that have become popular hangout spots.
Things to do in Kampung Baharu Nilai
Some of Malaysia’s best shopping is found in Nilai, especially at the Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre with its local produce, and Nilai Square, where you can find toy and fashions stores interspersed with Asian and Western restaurants. Don’t forget to visit the brand-new MesaMall, which is filled with international and local retailers, such as Borders, Mama Lotus and Fipper.
Are you interested in local architecture? Admire some of Nilai’s most prominent buildings, including the revered Masjid Dato' Klana Petra Putra Nilai mosque and the Masjid Lama Nilai mosque. You can also embrace local culture at Dataran Nilai, a historic landmark turned public meeting spot that often hosts night markets and public speeches.
Find some outdoor recreation at Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club, which features a championship golf course with 27 challenging holes. There are also activities for non-golfers, including rock climbing, badminton, tennis, squash and swimming in the outdoor pool. Hang around for dinner at the contemporary Azuma Fusion Restaurant, which combines Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisines.
If you need a beach break, drive 50 minutes to the coastal town of Bagan Lalang, which has two alluring beaches with water sports, seafood restaurants and a pampering day spa. Bangi Wonderland is another worthwhile day trip, home to exciting waterslides, kids play area and thrill rides.
Getting around Kampung Baharu Nilai
Nilai offers reliable transport around town and to nearby cities, thanks to the Batang Benar and Nilai train stations and public buses that run out of Nilai station. You can also catch taxis or hire a private vehicle to get around.