7 Best Weekend Beach Getaways in Malaysia

 

Malaysia offers a huge variety of options for a weekend beach getaway. If you are overwhelmed and extremely stressed by your daily schedule, well here are is the cue for a weekend getaway to rejuvenate your overworked soul so that you can get back to your work all motivated again on Monday.

 

  1. Perhentian

This hippie hideaway is 21km off the Terengganu coast. The coral fringed clean waters cater a wonderful option for scuba diving and snorkeling. You can even spot few wandering fire artists near the beach bars in the evening. From high-end Malaysia holiday lodgings to the Budget friendly lookup, find the best resorts and hotels using Hotel Club Coupon codes.

2.Rawa Island Beach

It is a small island 16 km off the Malaysia’s east coast peninsula and is Johor Sultanate’s private Island. Having only two beach resorts, one being owned by the Sultan’s family, it is perfect for travellers looking for a more secluded getaway. Rawa is known for its turquoise water and white sand.

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3. Layang-Layang

Also known as ‘The Jewel of the Borneo Banks’, it is one of the best beaches of Malaysia. It is famous for deep sea diving, scuba diving, Paragliding and sailing. Little more than a coral reef with a runway, this tiny island’s isolated ambiance and remarkable marine life, makes Layang-Layang one of the best dive sites of Asia.

4. Sipadan Island, Sabah

It is a legend among hard-core divers and is considered a privilege to catch a sight of the diverse habitat here. It is so popular that the number of visitors has been restricted to just 100 per day. As you are not allowed to stay on Sipadan itself, book your stay near the Resorts built on stilts over the water with hotels coupon codes.

6. Pangkor Island

It is one of the most popular beach escapes for a calming and a relaxating experience which is only a 3 hour drive away from the city of Kuala Lumpur. You can tour the island with boat or ride along the waters with a bike. You’ll find a mesmerising nightlife, uncrowded sandy beaches and a wide variety of local cuisine on this amazing island.

7. Redang Archipelago

Consisting of 9 islands forming a marine park, it is an upmarket destination. With magnificently preserved corals, diving and snorkeling adventures and crystal clear water this can be your next luxurious getaway.

8. Tioman Island

The clear turquoise waters make it a popular destination for those interested in scuba diving, snorkeling and Freediving. You can even go for golfing at the Golf Club. There are protected nature reserves surrounding the island and the waters, which help in retaining the exotic mystique of this island.

Innovative Ideas to Keep your Kids Busy This Summer Break

 

Summer break have arrived and here comes your challenge of making sure that your kids don’t get bored! As parents, you would definitely want your kids to have fun while they keep learning and exploring as they grow. If you are worried about your kids being glued to the idiot box/ wireless entertainment all summer, here are few ideas to keep them occupied this vacation.

 

  1. Create Summer learning and fun activity bucket

Gift your kid his/ her own learning kit that would keep them super busy during this vacation! Pick out a variety of items for the kit, from brain teaser work-books to versatile craft supplies or science lab kits. Lazada offers a wide range of S.T.E.M toys and many learning kits to help your kids be occupied while they challenge their developing brain every day. Purchase them using Lazada coupon codes to avail amazing deals.

2. Book club

Gather the little bookworms together and let them take turns to read out their favorite stories or educative or non-fiction books. You can make them have storytelling rounds, role playing activities or play vocabulary building games at the end of each of the reading session.

3. Science Experiments

From creating models and contraptions to learning about the inner workings of life and magical chemistry experiments, science can be a lot of fun! It would be perfect for the kids who are science enthusiasts.

4. Scavenger hunt

Make them hunt for a list of few items every week in the house. You can even make good use of the local park and ask them to identify particular trees and flowers to help increase their overall awareness and logical ability and decision making skills.

5. Camping

For the first timers, try camping backyard and put the sleeping bags on the ground and have a family slumber party while looking up at the stars and setting up a bonfire all night. You can even camp out at a nearby lakeside and combine it with fishing. Moreover, if you and your children are total camping enthusiasts, then pack up your bags and head for an adventure camping. Grab the camping gears from Streetdeal with exclusive Streetdeal coupon codes.

6. Genealogy

This is a great activity for teens to explain them about your family lineage and learn the names, ages and relationships in one’s family. They can make this on chart paper or on their computers, with the help of old family documents. They can go back as many generations as they like depending on how complex they want the family tree to be!

Top Nearby Staycation Ideas 2018

 

A long and a tiring mundane routine during the week can mentally drain us. A relaxing nearby weekend getaway will help you to stay pumped for the weeks ahead!

 

Withina two-hour drive from the city of Kuala Lumpur, you can literally find dozens of amazing and thrilling staycation ideas.Staycation Retreats not only helps you to save money on your flight tickets, but you can also book the best hotels and resorts in prior for a hassle free  trip using exclusive nearby coupon codes.

  1. Glamping Retreat

 The chalets in SekepingSerendah at Selangor, offers a captivating stay for you and your friends this summer season.It’s fun to use nature-inspired Barbeque pits that are available here where you can cook your own meals and enjoy a raw jungle vibe. You can select any of the chalets: glass shed, timber shed, and warehouse, mud shed and glass box. It is ideal for a group getaway and the largest chalet can accommodate upto 14 people.

2. Adeline Villa & Rest House, Goreng

 This limestone rich state of Perak is a perfect place for nature lovers and for those looking for some extreme adventure. The activities here include Kayaking, guided Rafflesia trail walk, flying fox, ATV ride through waterfall trail, Caving in GuaTempurung, wet abseiling and river boarding. You can plan your stay and book a package through Expedia with travel coupons.

3. The Dusun, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

 You can choose from 5 uniquely themed houses, i.e. 4 wooden Malay-styled and one modern Japanese-styled villa at The Dusun. It has two shared infinity pools across serene rainforest view. Here, you can trek to the nearby waterfall, visit a local reindeer park, get a massage, participate in photography workshop, hold your own barbecue party and go for a guided bird discovery walk as well! Book using Oyo rooms coupons

4. Awanmulan, Seremban

 It is a small collection of individual houses and is perfect for families and large groups. Each house has kitchen, so, you can choose to cook your own meals as it is fully equipped. You can take a leisurely stroll by the river, hike to short cascading waterfalls through the jungle. Rooms are available strictly by reservation.

5. Enderong Resort at Tanarimba, JandaBaik Pahang

Located next to a natural trail, it is apt for a large group getaway as it has an Annex hall to host your get-togethers. It offers guided jungle trek and also helps in hosting a thrilling mini archery tournament.

6. Casabrina, Pahang

It is a posh and an extravagant retreat with two wooden furnished Villas that are fully equipped with all the modern amenities. You can enjoy Melaleuca spa, Rafflesia jungle trek, Kuala Lipis Heritage visit, and white water rafting, golf & paintball session and elephant & deer sanctuary excursion at this amazing place.

5 Tips for Creating a Festive Home this Ramadan

 

Ramadan is a significant time of the year for Muslim families during which they fast through sunrise and sunset. It is a gala festive time of the year and is a month full of joy and gratitude celebrated with your loved ones. The occasion is used for reflecting and finding compassion for those who have been less fortunate over the past year.

 

The holy month comes only once a year and now is your chance to embrace it and grab discounts on your Ramadan shopping essentials before the deal is gone. So, celebrate with your family the beauty of Ramadan and enjoy it in traditional ways by making your home feel cheerful and embraced in the festive mood, while your guests visit to celebrate the evening.

 

  1. Get your home ready for the festive mood

 

You can get into the festive spirit by decorating your home with Lazada Home Decor. Hang a sign that says “Ramadan Kareem” on the front door or wall of the living room to set a mood of this special occasion and welcome the guests to your home. Accessorize the dining place with colorful festive banners, lanterns, flowers, candles, etc., where you will ultimately enjoy the Eid meal.

2.Get the kids involved

 

Even if the kids do not fast with the rest of the family, they should actively take part during this special occasion. Engage them in creative ways. Ask them to help in decorating the home with crescent moons & stars banners and posters. They can make decorating items with craft materials or create their DIY special placemats that can be used during the Iftar time. Let the children keep a track of the days of the Eid with a countdown chart.

 

3. Share your blessings

 

You can cook some treats with your kids and pack them up to share with classmates, friends, your co-workers, relatives, neighbors and those who are less fortunate. Give off an Iftar dinner party and keep some extra treats on a platter for drop in guests

4. Light up your house

 

Lights are considered a traditional part of most of the festivals all round the world. Use pretty string lights along the stairs, handrails, window panes or doors. For a more dramatic presentation, put embellished lanterns with tea lights and decorative lamps throughout the house and staircase. You can make your own DIY lanterns/lamps with online tutorials.

 5. Create your own traditions

 

Gather your family and make everybody pen down at least one thing that they are thankful for during the Iftar, each night. You can also gift goodies, money or vouchers to the children before the feast begin, using Streetdeal coupon codes.

Mother’s Day 2018 – Planning out a Day Full of Leisure and Relaxation

 

Are you still thinking about how to plan for that perfect’s mother day weekend? Here’s what you need to do on this mother’s day to make her remember this day forever:

  1. Plan out a Spa Treatment

Your mom has been busy since years taking care of you and your family without being able to take out much time for her own self. Therefore, it’s now your responsibility to gift her at least a day full of relaxation with luxury spa treatment.

A Thai Aromatherapy and a Foot Massage are some of the trending massage activities to do in Singapore which helps o rejuvenate your mind and satisfy your body and soul. Foot reflexology accompanied with spa treatment helps to promote relaxation, improve blood circulation, relive muscle aches and make your mom feel good!

Some of the best spa treatments in Kuala Lumpur are done at: Healthland (Renaissance Hotel), Celmonze the Signature, Embun Say Spa and Babor Premium Beauty Spa.

  1. Take her to a Beach Staycation

What can be a better retreat for your mother than bringing her close to the nature! May is the perfect month to beat the heat and plan out a staycation with your mom and family on this Mother’s Day. Some of the best beaches to visit this summer season are: Langkawi, Redang Island, Tioman Island, Perhentian Islands and Penang Island.

While booking hotels and planning the entire itinerary, we suggest you to book your hotel rooms with Oyo to get attractive discounts and hotel luxuries at a very affordable price.

  1. A Healthy Retreat

If your mom isn’t practicing healthy eating and fitness habits, then it becomes your responsibility to get her engrossed in a healthy lifestyle. Two very popular exercising habits that your mom would love to inculcate in her are – Yoga and Pilates.

Hot Yoga Classes, Zumba, Piloxing and the gate to the fun filled and high intensity kickboxing classes can be grabbed at a discounted rate with Fave coupon codes. Some of the best trainers and yoga centres in Malaysia are – Aravind Yoga Studio, YogaonethatIwant, Yoga Hive and Under the Light Yoga Studio.

Things to Do During Ramadan in Malaysia

 

Starting from 15th May 2018, there’s going to be a month full of celebrations, prayers, feasts and fun until 14th June 2018. Yes, the holy month of Ramadan is soon approaching and here are your top things to do during Ramadan in Malaysia:

Feasting and Fasting

Did you know that eating, drinking or smoking in public in Malaysia is strictly restricted according to the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act, 1997? But, that does not mean you cannot cook some sumptuous and mouth-watering delicacies back home! Also, this rule ain’t applicable everywhere and non-muslims can still explore the exotic cuisine of Malaysia like Lemak Cili Api, Ulam, Nasi kerabu, Pulut Panggang  and more at places and fiestas such as Bazaar Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur. Also do remember that, while many Chinese and Indian Restaurants will be open throughout the day, Muslim restaurants would generally be open only after 4 PM. Eateries and Food Courts at shopping malls will operate as usual.

There’s going to be huge rush to your favourite restaurants in Malaysia after 8 PM. So, it’s advisable that you pack or have your supper before 7 PM.

Shopping for a Traditional Wardrobe

The month of Ramadan is also the best time to shop in Malaysia for a traditional and SS18 inspired couture. The Hari Raya Sale on Lazada and Zalora this year will offer exclusive Zalora promo codes for some of the best Muslimah wear collections, Jubahs, Baju Kurong, Baju Kebaya, Kain Samping, dresses and wardrobe makeovers. Top fashion designers have recommended the following styles for SS18 – tulles, sheer, shades of lilac, pastels, mauves and yellows, shimmers, intricate embroideries and other detailed embellishments.

Hari Raya is celebrated in Malaysia to commemorate the sacrifices that were made by Prophet Mohammad. It is a great affair in Malaysia and is celebrated throughout the country. Some of the other things to do in Malaysia during the Hari Raya Season are: Exploring the bazaars of Geylang Serai for Hari Raya goodies, enjoying facial spa with weekend deals from Fave, plan a budget staycation with travel deals and more.

Best Summer Beaches to Visit to Beat the Heat

 

Planning for that ultimate Beach vacation to spend on this summer season with your friends and family? Here are the top favourite beaches to visit near Malaysia to escape the heat and feel rejuvenated:

  1. Perhentian Islands

A backpacker’s trail, the Perhentian Island is worth the visit if you love adventure and finding out ways to get close to the nature. The nearest airport to reach the island is Kota Bharu from where you can take a taxi and reach the port town of Kuala Besut. Some of the iconic things to witness on the island are: beach bar sets ups, fire art on the beaches, diverse aquatic life, water sports and more.

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  1. Tioman Islands

Tioman has to offer a boutique of experience over the nature’s exotic mystique, tourist trails and dramatic topography. You can reach Tioman with a boat ride from Mersing (in Johor Town) and alternatively, you can also use the services of Berjaya Airways to fly from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The island is named as the ‘world’s most beautiful islands’ by the Time Magazine in 1970.

Malaysia, Pahang, Pulau Tioman (Tioman Island), Salang Bay, Salang Village (Kampung Salang)

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  1. Redang Island

Well, if you aren’t worrying about the budget much, then you can lavishly spend few nights at Redang to enjoy that ultimate beach escape experience. The population on the island is fairly low and this makes it a perfect choice for those who are looking for isolation and peace. Redang is also well known for turtle sanctuary and snorkelling. You can visit Redang by booking a flight with Berjaya Air from Kuala Lumpur’s Subang Airport.

  1. Pangkor Island

If you aren’t looking to visit somewhere too far from the Kuala Lumpur city for a beach staycation, then Pangkor Island should be the perfect choice for a weekend escape. The luxurious hotels at the Pangkor Island are truly worth the experience and the place is a nice escape from the hustle bustle of the city in these summer months.

Some of the top activities to do on the Pangkor Pulau are: Snorkelling, Water sport activities for your family and friends, exploring the Mystic Chinese and Hindu temples, jungle trekking and more.

Tips to Beat the Heat in Malaysia

 

The summers have arrived and the scorching heat and the drenching sweat are going to get us tired, yet once again. To stay fresh as ever and instead celebrate this intolerable heat, here are some of the best tips to beat the heat in Malaysia:

  1. Beauty Products to Stay Cool and Sun Safe

Aloe Vera, Tomato, Lemongrass and other essential oils infused ingredients in beauty formulations are some of the best picks to stay cool in this summer season. Top summer beauty picks for 2018 on Althea are:

  • Skinfood Tomato Sun Cream SPF 36 PA++ at RM 30% off with exclusive Althea coupon codes.
  • Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist for RM 16 (40% off)
  • The Faceshop Bamboo Soothing Gel for RM 22 (16% off)
  • Moremo Dear My Skin Quick Soothing Mask Pack for RM 10 and more.2.  Staying in Vogue

Picking airy and 100% cottony clothes is a prerequisite to staying cool this summer season. Asos is out with its latest nature and summer inspired SS18 collection. The latest vogue speaks of leathers looks, jackets, polka prints, high waist, ruffles, fancy florals, printed denims, boots and more. Some of our favourite picks from the latest designer wear collection at Asos are: Denim Western Jackets in Indigo, Studded Leather Look Jackets, Shirt with Polka Dots, Mini Skirt in Hounstooth check, Denim Skirt with Fringed Hem, Ruffled Maxi Dress and more.

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  1. A Sweet Escape to the Beaches

If the heat is getting too intolerable, then we recommend you to take the weekend off and plan out for a budget staycation with exclusive 30% off Expedia coupon codes and save money on your flight and hotel bookings. Some of the best places to spend a budget friendly staycation around Malaysia are:

  • Kota Bharu in the beautiful Perhentian Islands located near the Thailand border.
  • Melaka with its rich architecture, cuisine, culture and heritage.
  • Cameron Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains.
  • Kota Kinabalu and its tropical islands, memorials, observatory and r
  • Penang Island and the historic Georgetown.

Langkawi Islands for its picturesque landscape, forest clad mountains, mangroves, rainforest and more.

Dressing up for that perfect romantic date

 

Whether you are planning to step into a new relationship or, perhaps you want to celebrate your years of togetherness at a romantic candlelight dinner, it’s important to dress up right on your date.

Here is your ultimate style guide for that perfect romantic date:

  1. Choosing the right dress

Red and Blacks are the most delightful and traditional choices to put on a dinner date. However, for the modern girl out there, we highly recommend you to be yourself. If you love wearing casuals, then don’t shy away from wearing a plain white shirt paired up with your favourite denims. Your motto should be – to be presentable, yet stylish in your own way.

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  1. Doing the makeup

Once you have done choosing your dress, it’s time to do the right makeup. For a dinner date makeup, it’s best to either go for a blush look or keep it rather simple with a nude makeup. Highlight the best feature on your face. Make sure you put on glossy lips in the shade of red or pink and, get smoky eyes done so that he cannot take away his eyes off you.

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  1. Getting your hair done

Guys love beautiful hair, don’t they? So, it’s very important to pay attention to your hairstyle as well. Unless you are an expertise in managing your hair, we recommend you to get a hair wash and a blow dry done from your nearest beauty and spa salon, a day before the date. Getting a messy hairdo or a classic updo bun, or probably locking in those beachy waves, is sure to create some magic on this special day.

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Must Have Workout and Active wear Clothes for 2018

 

Are you a fitness freak? If you are planning to kick start your fitness regime and wondering what to wear for the gym or at the jogger’s park, here is the list of top 4 must have workout clothes for 2018:

  1. Training Dry Top with Cut out Back

Since, we have a humid weather, it’s necessary to avoid trapping of sweat and excess sebum so as to avoid skin problems during your training session. These Training Dry tops with cut out backs by Nike is made up of moisture managing dry fit fabric and the stylish cut out back will make heads turn at the gym.

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  1. Punchy Patterns

Plain greys and monochromes are so yesterday. Punchy patterned workout wears can boost your mood and help you move your lazy legs for the gym. Leggings, Tees, Swimsuits and Sports bra in taupe, marble prints, camo prints and striped patterns are some of the biggest hits this season.

3.Training Therma Jackets

These therma jackets are an ideal pick if you want to burn your fat faster. With smooth scuba fabric, these training thermal jackets not only suffices your workout needs during winters, but, they are also a handy every day outdoor and casual clothing essential to have in your wardrobe.

4.Long Pants with Waist belt

These long pants serve dual purpose and play the role of a tummy tucker as well as of leggings. Active wear pants from Aviva should be your lifetime fitness gear and it comes with panelled detailing and elasticated waist belt. Wearing high rise and tummy tucker pants for your workout session helps in reducing belly fat by crunching in your abdominal fat and firming your core muscles.

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