As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, holidaying abroad is still prohibited and even domestic travel should be kept to a minimum. This makes it the perfect time to try a staycation and rediscover KL’s charms as a tourist in your own city!
Luxury all the way
Ever booked yourself into a nice hotel when traveling abroad, but end up only sleeping there because you want to maximise your time enjoying your holiday destination? One of the best things about a staycation is you can experience everything a luxury hotel has to offer without fear of missing out on anything.
The very best of KL’s 5-star hotels are offering all kinds of attractive perks, so you’re spoilt for choice. The Royale Chulan is slashing prices by 64 percent on a stay-and-dine package for two, the Pullman KLCC is throwing in dining and spa vouchers for guests, and the St Regis is offering packages with afternoon tea, free upgrades, complimentary laundry and a kid’s tent set up in your guest room!
If you’re a golfer, the Saujana Hotel, which sits on 160 hectares of lush tropical forest and gardens with a lakeside view, has attractive stay-and-play packages with access to the Saujana Golf Course next door.
For something with a bit of character, try out the Chow Kit Hotel, which was name checked by the New York Times’ “52 Places To Go in 2020”. With great room discounts, stay-and-dine offers, free upgrades to suites, special deals for frontliners and complimentary early check-in and late check-out, this is the perfect time to enjoy the hotel’s stylish interiors, extensive art collection from local artists and the chance to explore the newly hip Chow Kit area.
If it’s a more rural feel you’re after, drive out to the Bangi Resort hotel, a serene retreat surrounded by lush greenery. It’s also a sustainable working farm which supplies the hotel’s restaurant, so you will get to enjoy fresh produce that you can even pick from the tree yourself! With 60 percent discounts for stay-and-dine couples or family retreats, both your tummy and wallet will thank you.
KL on the cheap
There’s never been a better time to play tourist in your own city. The KL Hop-On-Hop-Off bus will take you to all the top city attractions for 50 percent off throughout 2020.
When you get to KL Tower, you can enjoy another 50 percent off tickets for the 276-metre high observation deck, which boasts the most stunning panoramas of the metropolis. Walk all around, and take in the different sceneries. Since the tower stays open until 10pm, you can even catch the twinkling lights of the city spread out before you at night.
For a spot of shopping, drop by Pavilion KL and enjoy a host of offers, including free drinks for Maybank card holders, special prices at ZARA and Tokyo Street, dining and beauty offers at various outlets, as well as the chance to win goodies like Casio Watches and mooncakes. If you’re fast, you can even redeem a free lantern and take part in the mall’s Lantern Festival parade.
Or drop by One Utama and try out skydiving in the comfort of a shopping mall! AirRider Indoor Skydiving, a simulation of a 14,000-feet outdoor skydive, offers packages for families, newbies, and experienced skydivers, so there’s nothing to stop you from this experience of a lifetime.
If you’re looking for a great day out, it’s hard to beat Sunway Lagoon amusement park, a KL institution of family fun since the early 1990s. With over 90 attractions in six themed zones spread across 88 acres, there’s something for everyone, from Asia’s 1st Nickelodeon Themed Land to thrill rides galore and a huge water park. Plenty of discounts on offer, whether you’re after a day pass, a birthday party treat or a family getaway with hotel stay at the adjoining Sunway Pyramid or Clio hotels, via the all-inclusive “Ke Sana Ke Sini” package.