Amazing Weekend Getaways For This Chinese New Year

Amazing Weekend Getaways For This Chinese New Year

If there is one thing we can say about Malaysians, it is that we love our holidays. We are just fresh off the December 2023 holiday season, and yet another big holiday is just around the corner; that being Chinese New Year. While many will be taking the time to visit and celebrate with family, others might already be planning for another relaxing long weekend.

While this short break might not be able to match up with the big vacations that you might have had over the year-end holiday season, a relaxing, weekend getaway is still a welcome break. 

Why not check out the abundance of premier staycation spots that you can find in and around the Klang Valley. Here is a list of a few amazing staycation spots that are perfect for a short escape.

The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

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Let’s start off with something fancy. The Majestic Hotel is a fantastic getaway situated near the heart of the capital. This is by no means the cheapest option on this list, but if you are willing to fork out a little extra per night, you will be greeted with the grandeur of colonial-era elegance. 

The Majestic Hotel offers a variety of luxurious rooms and suites, each made to provide an air of sophistication and comfort. The hotel also allows you to indulge in delectable culinary experiences at its renowned restaurants, and pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments. It is truly a prime locale for those seeking to just relax and destress. 

Address: 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Price Range: RM400 – RM600

Contact: (+603) 2785 8000

Premier Suites at STAR, Kuala Lumpur

If you are looking for a cheaper, but still premium vacation option within KL, then the Premier Suites at STAR could be the right place for you. These premier suites are an ideal abode and feature spacious living and dining areas as well as a modern kitchen, complete with both washing machine and tumble dryer. 

The property has pool and garden views, and is just 600 metres from Petronas Twin Towers, making it a fantastic vacation home for avid shoppers. The apartment provides a rooftop pool with a pool bar, as well as spa facilities. Plus, you get an unobstructed view of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).

Address: Star Residence Two, No.1, Jalan Yap Kawan Seng, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Price Range: RM300 – RM570

Contact: 017-700 2024

MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur

Micro rooms are designed with space efficiency in mind. While most might be looking for the most spacious rooms possible for their vacations, some more adventurous travellers might be willing to see what a micro room is like. Enter MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur, a cozy little social hotel located in Chow Kit KL that offers minimalist, space-efficient rooms that have everything you need and nothing more. 

Feeling peckish? MoMo’s has got you covered with delectable Japanese cuisines and carefully curated street food. Its location means that you are also not far from Chow Kit Market, Malaysia’s largest wet market, as well as some of the top-tier eateries you can find in KL.

Address: 316 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

Price Range: RM110+

Contact: 603 2776 6666

Padi Box, Sekinchan

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live on a farm, living a relaxing life surrounded by paddy fields? 

Well, the Padi Box in Sekinchan offers as close to the Malaysian farm life experience as any while also maintaining many comforts you can find in any great city resort. Situated just 1.5 hours away from KL, the Padi Box allows visitors to take in amazing views and become one with nature. 

Made from recycled candy-hued freight containers, this farm-like retreat also offers visitors a number of unique activities, including learning the true rice farming process, eagle feeding, and bicycle rides through padi trails.

Address: Padi Box Homes & Cafe, Lot 11126, Jalan Tali Air 4, 45400 Sekinchan

Price Range: RM110 – RM240

Contact: +019 320 5688

The Sticks, Kuala Kubu Bharu

Ever wanted to try out camping, but you are not confident in your outdoorsmanship abilities? Well, why not hit up a great glamping place instead! 

The Sticks at Kuala Kubu Bharu is just a 70-minute drive away from KL and offers visitors an “off the grid” experience, tucked neatly away in the rainforest. How off grid is this? Well, to even get there you will need to either cross a suspension bridge or take a 4WD. 

This is truly the ultimate nature retreat where you can swim in streams, trek through the jungles, or just chill indoors, surrounded by the lush greenery. The Sticks was one of our big recommendations for staycations in 2023, and it still retains its spot as a must-try experience.

Address: Lot 213 Jalan KKB – Fraser’s Hill, Kuala Kubu Bharu

Price Range: RM400 – RM1,100

Contact: bookings@thesticks.my

Beacon Resort, Hulu Selangor

The Beacon Resort looks rather unusual compared to many other staycation locales in the Klang Valley area, but it certainly offers quite a unique getaway. This place is not just a nature retreat, it is also a centre for wellness and healing. 

Situated just 80km away from KL, a stay at Beacon Resort includes a whole team of medical professionals, nutritionists, as well as many health and wellness activities to partake in. Each guest will receive a personalised lifestyle transformation program to zoom in and recondition your diet, physical activities and the control of metabolic disorders. 

Address: PT 4049, Mukim Sungai Gumut, Kampung Gumut Tambahan, 44100 Kalumpang

Price Range: RM100 – RM500

Contact: +6019- 833 3378 (Individual booking)/+60 11-1088 2036 (Corporate booking)

Tiarasa Escapes, Janda Baik

This one really puts the glamorous in glamping. Tiarasa Escapes offers visitors a rather luxurious camping experience with its open, safari-style tents. We are cheating a little bit, as this retreat is technically in Pahang, but in reality, it is just opposite Genting Highlands. 

Situated only 45 minutes from the heart of KL, the tented villas are generously apportioned with glass sliding doors leading onto an outdoor deck. They are furnished with cozy king-sized beds and all have en-suite bathrooms of “classic colonial nostalgia”.

Enjoy ranger-led nature walks designed to view some of the diverse and unique wildlife that the Malaysian forests have to offer before ending the day by a cozy bonfire-lit barbeque. The only downside is that this is certainly one of the more high-end (expensive) options you could go for, but it is a perfect one if you are willing to splurge with family and loved ones.

Address: Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong

Price Range: RM900 – RM3,000

Contact: +60 12-887 7777

Glamz at Genting

Speaking of Genting Highlands, Glamz at Genting is your one-stop retreat for those looking to escape the heat for an affordable price. Once again, technically not in Selangor, but Genting is so easily reached from KL that it might as well be. The location itself is a glamping-style lodge located less than half an hour away from Genting Highlands. 

The dome-like structures that visitors can stay in offer an interesting experience that can feel almost alien. You could even get your own private jacuzzi if you are willing to fork up a little extra. This is a great place to get away from the sun and enjoy the fresh mountain air. If you want, you could even walk up to Genting Highlands resort for a couple of hours to enjoy the shopping, eateries, and theme parks.

Address: 1, Jln Meranti, 69000 Genting Highlands

Price Range: RM365+

Contact: 012-664 5269

With this list, we hope you will be able to find the perfect weekend getaway for your next staycation. For some money saving tips, you can check out our travel article here.

If these getaways are not to your liking, you can try taking a look at these travel and hotel booking websites to help you find the right weekend retreat for you and your loved ones:

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