Let’s Go Glamping This Hari Raya Aidilfitri
What better way to escape the holiday crowds during the extra long Hari Raya weekend than heading to the great outdoors in Malaysia. Hari Raya lands on a Saturday and Sunday in 2023, thus giving us a 3-day weekend.
With many of these resorts at just a short drive from Kuala Lumpur, even a shorter 3-day weekend is enough to enjoy a quick glamping getaway.
Our country’s rich tropical beauty is best enjoyed up close and a camping vacation is a healthy holiday option. However, us city folks may have never pitched a tent or started a campfire, let alone cook our meals without our modern creature comforts.
Glamping is the perfect solution for the city dweller craving a little fresh air surrounded by nature. ‘Glamorous’ and ‘camping’ combines to provide the experience of camping with resort-style services.
The glamping craze started in Malaysia some years back and there is now a wide range of options for those looking for a nature getaway during the long Hari Raya weekend.
Glamping spots around Malaysia
Gopeng Glamping Park (Gopeng, Perak). Enjoy all the joys of camping surrounded by hills, rivers and caves, with a range of outdoor sports for the adventure-seekers.
Lost World of Tambun (Ipoh, Perak). Nothing spells outdoor fun more than camping in the theme park with the famous hot springs and full amenities of the theme park at your doorstep.
Tadom Hill Resorts (Banting, Selangor). Go local and sleep in charming bamboo tents with an exciting array of water sports and activities in the great outdoors.
The Sticks, Kuala Kubu Bharu (Selangor). Get all the thrill of camping in the rainforest and days filled with jungle trekking and white water rafting while still enjoying all the comforts of a resort.
Lolo Mike’s Eco Farm, Kerling (Selangor). Get up close to flying foxes, chickens, ducks and fishers and try your hand at rubber tapping or harvesting for a real back-to-nature experience in this cosy farm style retreat.
Dusun Bonda (Batang Kali, Selangor). Dipping in the hot spring and a spot of fishing or just retreat to the comforts of the full resort amenities of the villas and tents by the jungle’s edge of the Ulu Tamu river.
Royal Belum State Park (Perak). Enjoy the pristine natural surroundings of this famous rainforest and jungle trek to your heart’s content with meals and camping equipment included.
Hammocks By The River, Hulu Langat (Selangor). Perfect for a quick getaway from the city with full campsite facilites provided.
Castra by Colony (KLCC, Kuala Lumpur). Go camping right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle on the rooftop of Star Boulevard.
The Rubber Escape (Melaka). Enjoy the peaceful secluded surroundings in the middle of a rubber estate while resort style amenities ensure all your creature comforts.
Glamz at Genting (Genting Highland, Pahang). If you prefer the serene outdoors instead of the bright lights and entertainment that Genting is well known for, this glamping holiday in the hills may be the perfect way to unwind.
Caravan Serai (Bentong, Pahang). Eco resort themed safari tents offer luxurious retreats surrounded by the hills of Bentong teeming with wildlife.
Time Capsule Retreat (Sungai Lembing, Pahang). ‘Capsule’-style tents offer the joys of sleeping within nature while still enjoying the cosy comforts of a modern bed with a full view of the tropical forest outside.
Tiara Escapes Glamping Resort Janda Baik (Pahang). Glamping at its most luxurious at the foothills with nature activities you can enjoy with friends and family.
Sea Horizon Resort (Johor). Relax and recharge in this secluded fishing village with a luxurious camp overlooking the open sea.
Umea Glam Kundasang (Sabah). The unique dome-style camping units offer cosy retreats while you soak in the breathtaking view of vallleys, trees and mountains.