Who Else Needs A Break?
Being cooped up indoors over the Circuit Breaker period has got everyone feeling the itch to head out for a change in scenery or just spend some quality time with their loved ones.
While it's not yet safe to start travelling again, pre-planning a staycation somewhere close to home doesn't sound like a bad idea at all.
With ongoing talks between the Singaporean and Malaysian governments about resuming cross-border travel, we could only hope for this to be our first taste of travel in a while!
While the priority is for essential travel now, it could lead to leisure travel in the near future too, with the proper safety restrictions in place.
To get a head start on things, we've round up a few staycation recommendations from across the border to look forward to. This includes a balanced mixed of chic hotels, rainforest retreats, and beach chalets!
A Night In The Hotel For The Romantic Couple
These options are for the lovebirds who've had to spend too much time apart. Celebrate a belated birthday, anniversary, or simply make up for the time lost by booking a romantic hotel staycation.
P/s: we've got some pretty sweet hotel deals for you to save some big bucks! Make sure you keep your eyes peeled as you read through.
1. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Located just a short stroll away from the Petronas Twin Towers, the InterContinental Hotel is the perfect urban getaway for couples.
Score a sweet deal at this five-star hotel by booking your voucher via Klook and enjoy a 40% off discounted stay rate inclusive of a night's stay in a deluxe room with breakfast buffet and afternoon tea (scones and pastries with a view, how does that sound?) for two!
- Usual Rate: $265
- Klook-Exclusive Rate: $158 (40% off)
- Voucher is open-dated, valid till 31st Dec 2020.
2. Pullman KLCC
The modern Pullman KLCC promises a memorable stay you won't forget. Check out our Klook-Exclusive Staycation Deal and book a weekend escape package for 2 inclusive of a deluxe room stay, spa vouchers for you to soothe your mind, body, and spirit, and daily meal vouchers for dinner at the amazing Sedap Restaurant! What's more - enjoy complimentary early check-in at 10AM to make the most out of your stay.
- Usual Rate: $242
- Klook-Exclusive Rate: $139 (42% off)
- Voucher is open-dated, valid till 15th Dec 2020.
3. Pavilion Hotel
Spend a night in a private haven nestled in the heart of Bukit Bintang. The rooms at Pavilion Hotel come with large glass windows for you to peer into the night lights of the vibrant city and comfortable beds that you won't want to get out of.
Our sweet staycation deal comes inclusive of a night's stay, breakfast, and dinner at Ebisu, a Japanese fusion restaurant located at the 8th floor of the hotel.
- Usual Rate: $296
- Klook-Exclusive Rate: $210 (29% off)
- Voucher is open-dated, valid till 31st Dec 2020.
A Penang Getaway
As the travel restrictions start to ease, remember to keep the North of Malaysia in your planners too!
4. Blue Mansion
Chow down on Penang's famous char kuey teow, and spend a night at the charming Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (also lovingly known as the Blue Mansion). This iconic architectural marvel was featured in films like Crazy Rich Asian, Indochine, and more!
Spend a night in the charming Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion by booking our 2D1N Staycation Package inclusive of a 1-night stay, breakfast set for 2, complimentary use of house bicycles, admission tickets, and more! Find out more here.
A Retreat For Nature Lovers
For those craving for some fresh air after spending too much time indoors, here are some nature retreat staycation ideas for you to consider!
5. Belum Rainforest Resort
The Belum Rainforest Resort is your gateway to nature set in the midst of a tropical paradise. Expect complete relaxation and serenity here while being surrounded by stunning views of the vast rainforest.
If you're looking for an adventure, the selection of thrilling outdoor activities here will definitely provide you with the adrenaline rush you're looking for.
6. Sekeping Serendah
Located a mere hour's drive from KL, Sekeping Serendah is located near the sleepy one street town of Serendah. This spot is perfect whether for couples, family, or friends - reconnect with nature and each other, have a BBQ party, and simply spend time lazing by the pool.
7. The Dusun, Negeri Sembilan
This nature haven is located smack in the middle of a forest reserve, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse of the Mantin hills at a distance. Spend some quality time with your loved ones while being surrounded by calm and lovely sceneries - it's perfect for those looking to recharge and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a short while.
A Chilly Getaway
Tired of the heat and humidity? Head somewhere up the mountains for some chilly fresh air!
8. Grand Ion Delemen Hotel
We discovered this hidden gem in Genting Highlands where you can enjoy the cool weather without having to fight through the throngs of tourists. Make sure you step out into the balcony in the morning to feel as if you're floating on clouds.
For those who can't wait to bask in the sun and feel the sand between your toes, this beach staycation spot will excite you.
9. Avilion Port Dickson
Though the beaches of Port Dickson obviously aren't the nicest - it's still a lovely staycation destination if you don't wish to head somewhere too far away. Avilion Port Dickson offers unique chalets sitting on stilts above water, the design drew inspiration from traditional Malay fishing villages. Soak in the hotel's large outdoor pools or simply lounge around in your spacious room. Be sure to pick a unit with an ocean view to feel as if you're living on the sea!
Bonus: Head To The Islands!
If it is allowed and you're ready to venture a bit further, head to the islands for some sun, sand, and fun! Our personal recommendations include Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Tioman, and Pulau Pangkor.
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