To celebrate the new year, why not plan for the holidays in advance so that you can avoid planning last-minute trips? Having a short getaway, especially in nature helps to rejuvenate as well as recharge the mind, body, and soul.
Here are some unique getaways in nature not far from Kuala Lumpur.
The Sticks, Kuala Kubu Bharu
Tucked away in the lush rainforest of Kuala Kubu Bharu in Hulu Selangor, is a quaint eco-resort built on a former tin mining site. The Sticks is an off-grid glamping retreat featuring 12 unique houses furnished with snug beds, plush duvets, and water heaters with spring water.
Built with environmental sustainability in mind, the resort generates electricity through solar power, sources water from a nearby stream, and the space was constructed with minimal clearance and disturbance to its natural surroundings.
- Location: Lot 213 Jalan KKB – Fraser’s Hill, 44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor
- Contact: [email protected]
- Click here to book now.
Sekeping Tenggiri, Bangsar
Looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city but don’t want to drive for hours? Then Sekeping Tenggiri in Bangsar is the perfect getaway! This nature retreat features 7 different bedrooms, and an outdoor swimming pool, and is only a 15-minute walk away from the Bangsar Village shopping centre.
Previously an art warehouse, it has now been turned into a delightful small vacation spot in Bangsar’s suburbs. This place is ideal for a laid-back staycation without having to leave the city, with rustic concrete and brick walls, wide glass windows that let in plenty of natural light, and a pool surrounded by luscious greens.
- Location: No. 48, Off Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Tenggiri, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
- Contact: 017-207 5977
Sekeping Jugra, Old Klang Road
The latest of the Sekeping Retreats brand, Sekeping Jugra is a hidden gem located in a quiet neighbourhood along Old Klang Road.
Sekeping Jugra has eight courtyards surrounding a single-storey house built in the 1950s. The semi-private living and workspaces are all interconnected via narrow alleyways, gardens, and courtyards. There is also a roof farm where guests and tenants are welcomed to plant and pick their own food.
Recycled materials found at Sekeping Jugra come from all over the country – PAM Building, Jalan Tangsi; Dayabumi; Mutiara Hotel, Penang; Brickfields Methodist School; Choong Kee Foundry, Kampar; Kong Heng, Ipoh; and mud dug out from Sekeping Jugra’s swimming pool.
- Location: 3, Jalan Jugra, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
- Contact: 017-207 5977
Dusuntara Jungle Retreat
Less than an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur is the well-kept secret paradise of Dusuntara Jungle Retreat. Sitting amidst orchards, lush greenery, tropical rainforest, and river streams at the foothills of scenic and majestic mountains.
Surrounded by tropical forest, fauna, birds, and animals on a well-fenced and naturally undulating valley covering over 3 acres of indescribable beauty, visitors to the Dusuntara will feel pure tranquility, bliss, and inner harmony.
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat
Templer Park Rainforest Retreat is located in Rawang on a hilltop of a sprawling land of about 3 acres. Two houses are located within the land called Villa & Container. The houses are located 60m apart from each other, shielded by trees & shrubs for privacy making it the perfect nature getaway.
Upon arrival, you would feel as if you have travelled to a remote area, surrounded by 360° views of the Kanching Rainforest Reserve, but only a stone’s throw away from the concrete jungle.
You’ll never run out of things to do as the area is home to various famous natural landmarks in the vicinity such as Kanching Falls, Batu Caves, Selayang Hot Springs, and many more that will make the stay worthwhile.
With so many options to choose from, there’s no excuse to plan your next getaway in nature!
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