I received this note from my friend, introducing 7 amazing places in Malaysia where we can visit without going abroad.
I have not tried them out, the pictures do look impressive. I guess they also come with quite a big PRICE Tag. 🙂
Extract from Female Magazine:
7 Amazing Places to Vacation at in Malaysia
Please forget to bring your passport and flight tickets.
Forget Paris and Hollywood land (okay, maybe don’t but let’s just put them aside) because if you’re really looking for a relaxing getaway, we say there’s no place better than home: Malaysia. We’ve listed down a range of spots within the country where you can just turn off and unwind for a few days.
WITHIN KUALA LUMPUR
Despite being 10 mins from the heart of KL, this villa residence is akin to a retreat within a retreat, where privacy and comfort is ensured. Especially perfect for couples, some rooms even come with a modern kitchen, a private garden or even a private Jacuzzi!
Psst… TripAdvisor rated it #2 of 245 hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
|Address:||No. 8, Jalan Madge, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Tel:||+603 2143 2300|
|Reservation Tel:||+603 2161 0769|
Anggun Boutique Hotel
A hidden gem within the Golden Triangle, the cool retreat is as its name perfectly describes it: elegant. With the designs and furnishings (handmade, by the way) of a good ol’ Malaysian house, you’ll definitely feel at home instantly!
Psst… The building was once home to a very successful Chinese immigrant.
|Address:||7 & 9, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
AN HOUR AWAY FROM KL
Sekeping Serendah Retreat
Two words: glass house. If you’re looking for an entirely unplugged weekend, this is the retreat for you. Nestled within 5 acres of a tropical rainforest, get in touch with nature and just enjoy the peace and quiet. Great for a party of people, there’s also a BBQ pit and a swimming pool!
Psst… There are also waterfalls, Orang Asli villages, fishing lakes, the Serendah golf course and jungle treks available nearby for you to explore.
|Tel:||+6012 324 6552 (Christina)|
Calanthe Artisan Loft
Quick! Pack your friends and load them into the car for a roadtrip to Melaka coz we’ve found a pretty snazzy place for you to stay! A creative home concept, it’s comfortable for 4 peeps and is quite the sight for everyone’s eyes with its intense decor.
Psst… It’s just a few steps away from Jonker Street.
|Address:||16, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, (Heeren Street), 75200 Melaka|
|Tel:||+6019 656 5619, +6019 355 9829|
Feel like a Queen when you check in to this ultra-luxe destination that has been designed based on an old English mansion. All 8 rooms in the boutique hotel are not the same; each has its own bespoke features and artwork to match its individual themes. Let’s just say, you’ll forget you’re actually still in the same country.
Psst… CNN listed it as one of its 9 Best Luxury Resorts in Malaysia!
|Address:||228 Macalister Road, 10400 George Town, Penang, Malaysia|
|Tel:||+604 2283 888, +6012 632 7729|
Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Rejuvenating geothermal hot springs, cascading waterfalls, natural caves; this place is fully equipped with the resources to put your body, mind and soul back to its peaceful balance. Located in a valley and surrounded by 280 million-year old towering Paleozoic limestone hills and a lush rainforest, it’s practically a sanctuary!
Psst… Other facilities include: a Thermal Steam Cave, Ice Bath, Garra Rufa Doctor Fish Pool, geothermal-heated swimming pool, Spa & Wellness Centre, jacuzzi and many more!
|Address:||No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia|
Built within a tropical forest reserve, the resort is an appreciation of nature itself. Build mostly from recycled shorea timber, it’s a great place for some R&R with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.
Psst… You’ll also get to catch the beautiful sunrise and sunset at the Sun Decks.
|Address:||Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, Jalan Jelebu, 71770 Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia|
|Tel:||+6017 338 5698|
*All photos via their respective FB pages/websites.
At the end of it all, you will probably exclaim “WOW”, hopefully it follows “it’s so amazing that they are all in Malaysia” and not “it is so expensive”. LOL