August Quickies For You & Your Loved Ones!
AUGUST LONG WEEKEND HERE WE COME!
We have shortlisted some exciting escapades for this upcoming August long weekend.
For those who are hungry for a short getaway, this is the time to make full use of the upcoming long-weekend that starts from 9 to 12 August, giving you a total of 4 days to relax, rejuvenate and explore!
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Just a short one-hour flight away from Singapore, for a quick getaway for as low as $60 and as many as 36 flights per day to pick from!
Check yourself into The Saujana Kuala Lumpur for a change from the bustling city into the tranquillity of The Saujana. Wake up in the mornings to the view of lush landscaped gardens or a tranquil lake, a view that entices you to spend the day exploring the greenery. Home to two 18-hole golf courses, outdoor tennis courts, and a 36-meter free form pool, The Saujana Kuala Lumpur is perfect for those looking for a weekend getaway.
SHOP, EAT, RELAX
Located near The Saujana is the home of Malaysia’s largest ice-skating ring, the Sunway Pyramid boasts 800 specialty outlets for some retail therapy. Immerse yourself in a galore of activities within the Sunway Pyramid including karaoke, arcades and a ride variety of shops to sate your appetite.
Should you wish to get literally soaked in non-stop exhilarating fun, take a step into Sunway Lagoon, home to over 80 attractions sprawled across 88 acres of land! Bask yourself in a water park that owns the world’s largest and highest water ride or engage with nature in the wildlife park section of the Lagoon.
PORT DICKSON, MALAYSIA
Experience the "Guinness World Record Holder" for the most swimming pools within a resort just 4 hours car ride from Singapore!
Known for its famous water chalets in the shape of Malaysia’s national flower - the Hibiscus, this resort welcomes you with an astonishing 639 pool villas, each tastefully furnished and complete with two super king beds, a private dip pool and steam room, perfect for a good soak while enjoying the sunset. Want more? Enjoy land and water activities, which included archery, segways, bicycle rides, games at the arcade and J water park rides.
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At Lexis Hibiscus, we got it all figured out for you. The resort offers a vast selection of over 8 different dining options, ranging from Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Malay, Western and local delights, freshly prepared to satisfy everyone's palate and cravings. You can also visit the gift shop to purchase Malaysian souvenirs, pamper yourself to spa treatments, enjoy a drink at the sky bar or even take a 6-minute helicopter ride enjoying the resort’s surrounding!
Adjourned to the town's only ostrich farm and get up close with the majestic birds as well as other animals in the farm. Children below 40kg can ride on an ostrich and adults can choose to run with the world’s second fastest animals, how's that for something different? You can also choose to visit historical museums, temples, and a 16th-century lighthouse, to name a few. In the resort, choose your spoils from board games, land and water activities.
A mere 2-hour 30-minute flight with over 26 flights daily with most carriers flying to and from Bangkok.
A luxury boutique hotel located in one of Bangkok’s most active tourist area on Sukhumvit Soi 20. Akyra Sukhumvit combines natural woods with modern-retro elegant design and practices usage of biodegradable plastics and specially designed amenities with rice and bamboo materials. The hotel’s signature rooftop bar that boasts live music while savoring BBQ grilled meal and cooling drinks attracts a view that captures the imagination.
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Shop till you drop when you enter Terminal 21 or Em Quartier and engage in some retail therapy till your heart's content. Not enough? Visit the famous Chak-Tuk-Chak to indulge in local flavors or the hipster Artbox market that is sure to satisfy your inner hipster foodie appetite which taking an Instagram post. Done with eating? Massage away and rejuvenate in the traditional Thai therapies that are sure to satisfy!
If you wish to explore the nightlife, look for the Soi Cowboy which is home to live music venues and cocktails. If you are unsure of what activities to do in Bangkok, Akyra Sukhumvit has you covered with a mini-treasure hunt with a semi self-guided treasure hunt through the city allows you to explore and wander while pursuing your objective that will ultimately lead you to a destination with celebratory snacks and drinks with a view to remember.
Whisk yourself to Bandung, Indonesia within 2 hours with Singapore Airlines or AirAsia and immerse yourself in a luxurious weekend getaway.
Check yourself into The Trans Luxury Bandung where rooms are graced with customized linen and Egyptian cotton bedsheets. Partake in a weekend of indulgence enjoy a comprehensive Balinese spa and leave feeling pampered and rejuvenated. Up for a challenge? Located on the 18th floor is a restaurant with a sweeping panorama of the city that allows you to enjoy the famous 1-kilogram Tomahawk Steak that is sure to satisfy your belly.
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Trans Studio Mall, fitted with 5 floors consisting of over 200 retail and 100 F&B dining options, be spoilt for choice when engaging in some retail and food therapy that is conveniently located just next to The Trans Luxury Bandung. Over the weekends, the shopping mall also does have local stalls that setups at the atrium where you get to savor local delights at very affordable rates too!
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, head down to Trans Studio Bandung, Indonesia's largest indoor theme park. Be transported into a world filled with entertainment and est as you experience 20 different exhilarating rides and entertainment choices. Be enchanted by the live performances at the Studio Central or experience special effects of your favorite action movies in person, definitely a multitude of options at The Trans Studio Bandung.
With over 16 daily flights to and from Hong Kong, from Singapore Airlines to Scoot; plenty of options await when deciding how to fly.
With its Victorian architecture and modern interior, The Lanson Place immediately greets you by aesthetics that showcases its comfort and luxury from the moment you step into the hotel. Take in original artworks, or simply unwind in the courtyard garden. Then as evening draws in, sip pre-dinner cocktails accompanies by live jazz music before venturing out with complimentary smartphone provided in each room with mobile internet access.
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Located minutes away from the Causeway Bay, drop by the Royal Yacht Club for some afternoon sailing or rowing. If you are looking for a more traditional affair, Houston street will pamper you with choices of local delights. You can also head down to Victoria Park with your local delights to enjoy the tranquillity. What is a cosmopolitan city without its retail outlets? Drop by SOGO, Fashion Walk or Times Square to sate your appetite.
Calling all fitness junkies! Tryout famous hikes such as Lantau Trail that is approximately 7km or Dragon Back's Trail which is a 1.5km longer, both that is sure to provide you an awesome Hong Kong city view. Perhaps something more relaxing? Explore Hong Kong Disneyland featuring 7 area rides covering over 24 hectares of land, exciting shows, performances and costumed characters that are sure to create a wow-experience!