Interstate Travel: Govt's Advice & Top 5 Destinations Near KL For Relaxing Staycations


Siti Aishah Ahmad •  Oct 11, 2021

Great news for Malaysians! After more than half of 2021 being in lockdown, interstate and international travels are finally allowed for fully vaccinated people. Malaysians are free to travel for family visits or tourism! ?

General Guidelines & Govt's Advice on Interstate Travel

According to Health Minister, Datuk Khairy Jamaluddin, it is pertinent that everyone follows the SOPs, wear masks and practice social distancing. Based on his recent tweet after the announcement made by the Prime Minister, Malaysia is showing a gradual decline in the number of Covid-19 cases and we should practice MOH's TRIIS (Test, Report, Isolate, Inform, Seek) if we develop any symptoms.

As reported by CNA, the Prime Minister also highly encouraged people to do their Covid-19 test using test-self kits before and after travelling to different states. This is to ensure we could curb the spread of the virus as we transition into an endemic phase. You can purchase self-test kits at any of your nearby pharmacies.

If you are fit as a fiddle and already have some Covid-19 self-test kits as a precaution, then here are the top 5 destinations near KL for a relaxing getaway! ?

5 Best Destinations for Staycations Near KL

1. Hulu Langat

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If you're not planning to go far away from KL, Hulu Langat is the perfect choice for a nature-themed stay! It's a quiet town located in the southeastern corner of Selangor and surrounded by lush, green trees. Fit for a family or friends of 6 people, the luxurious container home Kasturi Cabin will make you forget the hustle and bustle of the city center. It has a private pool and a BBQ area where you can whip up fresh grilled meat and chicken with your loved ones.

2. Kuala Kubu Bharu

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Another location that's close to KL is Kuala Kubu Bharu. It's an underrated staycation destination but filled with a lot of family-friendly villas! One beautiful sky villa that exudes Tarzan vibes is The Senja. Located among the tall, green trees, the stunning, unwavering mountains and blue sky will be your view every morning. With a cup of hot tea or coffee, you can enjoy a relaxing time at their balcony and just be one with nature. Here are more villas in Kuala Kubu Bharu that you could add in your staycation list!

3. Port Dickson

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Port Dickson is a must destination for an amazing getaway. With its cool breeze, trees swaying to the calming rhythm of the wind, and beautiful beaches, your mind and body will feel serenity here. Visit any of these 8 beach villas that will make you forget you're in Malaysia!

4. Genting Highlands

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For a chilly getaway, Genting Highlands is the spot! The awaited Genting Skyworlds Theme Park is opening real soon for excited tourists but if you're dreaming for more nature than mechanical rides, then these 4 private pool villas near Genting will give you more zen than ever. The cold, crisp air in the high mountains of Genting is the best way for you to enjoy your staycations.

5. Penang

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The heavenly island of food and colonial heritage, Penang has always been one of the top destinations for Malaysians and foreigners alike when it comes to having great holidays! Relieve your stress and worries by staying at the island's famous heritage hotels or tour Instagrammable spots for your feed. But what is a trip to Penang without discovering their delicious local restaurants? Check this article about 12 Halal Eateries in Penang That You Can't Miss!

Penang is not as near like the other mentioned places but by flight, it'll only take you only one hour to reach the island! If you're driving from KL, it'll probably take you around 3-5 hours.

We hope you're already planning and packing your bags to meet and spend time with your loved ones!