Cheers to the weekend! Safe to say that all of us share the same excitement when Friday arrives.The weekend is when we get to unwind and spend quality time with our family or close friends. Whatever it is, think of it as the only opportunity you have to escape from the hustle and bustle of your weekday routines.
We are extremely lucky to have so many destinations that are worth visiting here in Malaysia. From the great outdoors to the various places of attraction, there’s something for everyone to discover. Let’s have a look at these wonderful spots that we’d reckon perfect for a quick weekend getaway.
This one’s for all nature lovers out there. Surrounded by lush greenery and calming streams of rivers, Sungai Klah Hot Springs definitely tops the list of places you’d want to escape to during the weekend. The hot spring is a great place to bring your family over for a splashing good time. There’s even a water reflexology park if you wish to relax and rejuvenate from all the stress of a busy, modern life. Another attraction here at Sungai Klah Hot Springs is the egg boiling activity. If you’re wondering, there are baskets provided for this activity so you don’t have to worry. However, do mind the water as the temperature can reach up to 100 °C.
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The Komtar building is the tallest building in Penang. Here, you can find the largest indoor theme park on top of the repurposed skyscraper. We consider this as one of the hidden gems in Penang as it’s fairly undiscovered by tourists. Nevertheless, The Top Penang promises fun and excitement for everyone. You can find attractions such as Rainbow Skywalk, Jurassic Research Centre, Tech Dome, among others. You can also take your dining experience to greater heights - 68 floors to be exact - as you enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of the vibrant city at the TOP View Restaurant & Lounge.
Wondering where you can take your kids to this weekend? Look no further than Farm In The City as it promises an unforgettable experience for the little ones. The well-landscaped petting zoo is home to more than 100 species of exotic and rare species that are on display behind glass walls or in open compounds. Farm In The City is perfect for when you want to get up close and personal with adorable animals. Did we mention that you and your kids can feed them too? It’s also interesting to learn that this petting zoo holds the record for ‘Most Number Animal Species in a Petting Zoo’ in Malaysia’s Book of Records, so be on the lookout for those cuddly creatures that await you there.
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What if we told you that you can experience camping without getting down and dirty? Well, now you can at Glamz at Genting. The lodge offers a glamping experience like no other. Glampers can choose from a variety of modern tents, most of which are dome-shaped and offer a stunning view of the sky come nightfall. Picture getting all cosy in your bed while stargazing. Several facilities available on site are BBQ pits, steam rooms and jacuzzis, all of which add up to an unforgettable stay at this one of a kind accommodation.
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Here’s something interesting for you to try out this weekend. Head on down to Jadi Batek Gallery Kuala Lumpur to witness artisans create a wonderful array of batik paintings. That’s not all, if you want to give it a go, then sign up for batik-making classes here. Don’t worry as all the necessary equipment is provided. Looking for souvenirs? Here, you can find an impressive range of batik arts and pieces as well as handicraft up for grabs so be sure to check it out.
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Janda Baik is the go-to destination for city dwellers who are in dire need of a weekend escapade. It only takes about 45 minutes from the Klang Valley to reach this amazing place. There are a number of resorts and homestays for you to choose from, all surrounded by the lush greenery of the forest. Other than that, you can also try out several outdoor activities here such as jungle trekking, archery or simply go on a picnic.