With the year-end quickly approaching, many Malaysians are eagerly counting down the days for the much-anticipated getaways they’ve had planned for months. But for less-organized folk (and that’s most of us), it’s a last minute dash to book accommodation.
Whilst last-minute foreign travel can be complicated to book towards the end of the year, it’s a great opportunity to explore your own country. agoda’s recent Travel and Tech Study found 75 per cent of Malaysians are keen on domestic travel.
Agoda’s Global Director for Brand and Communication, Andrew Edwards, comments: “A vacation in your own city is a great opportunity to discover what foreign tourists love about where you live – but without the jet-lag, language difficulties and general disorientation.”
Boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, and a myriad of natural scenery, Kuala Lumpur is nothing if not diverse.
agoda booking data shows nine out of the ten most popular year-end destinations for Malaysians travelers in 2016 were within their home country. So here are some of Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding most inspiring vacation properties to help re-discover your own backyard.
Iconic views at the Mandarin
Travelers can Check In to the Mandarin Oriental and Step Out to the Petronas Twin Towers or the lush gardens of Kuala Lumpur City Park – the hotel is conveniently situated between the two. Being this close to the hub of the city invites guests to try a range of cuisines, including local and international fare served at Mosaic Restaurant, while authentic Cantonese food is offered at Lai Po Heen.
The ultimate couples retreat at AVANI
Surrounded by the sheltered waters of Peninsular Malaysia, travelers can Check In to AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort and Step Out into a world of tropical seclusion. This hideaway blends easy accessibility with a feeling of getting away from it all, and the best part is it’s only a one-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.
Get off the grid at Terra’s Tree House
Adventurous-types looking for a challenge in the jungle should look no further than Terra’s Tree House. Travelers can Check In to the authentic huts and instantly Step Out into the treetops; the very definition of getting back to basics.
The quirky escape at Hotel Maison
With creatively themed rooms on offer, travelers can transport themselves into a world of make-believe in the middle of the city. Check In to the grand Hotel Maison Boutique, and Step Out to Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Shopping Triangle area, Berjaya Times Square, or even Sungei Wang Plaza, which are all in close proximity.