Spoilt for choices amidst all the travel deals around?
From beach resorts to shopping escapades, we’ve put together 5 spots that are superb options for your next getaway. Be it a solo trip or a trip with a loved one, these hassle-free spots are safe, fun and easy to move about.
If beaches, sunsets and trees are your thing, then yes, Langkawi is the right place for you. It’s all about nature and many have fallen under its spell. Awarded the UNESCO Geopark status in 2007, Langkawi is home to lush forests, caves, waterfalls, pristine beaches, cliffs and mangroves. Many of its natural beauty is paired with a legend, mystical and alluring. 65% of its forest cover is still intact and you will not be short of adventures.
From solo travellers to couples, a romantic getaway or an adrenaline-filled adventure, we’ve got you covered. Favourite activities include parasailing, sailing, kayaking, bird watching, and trekking. The island offers a 360 panoramic bird’s eye view on its cable car ride for scenery lovers. Take a walk on it’s SkyBridge at a height of 125 m to view the awe-inspiring luscious greenery before your eyes. Looking for a nice chill? Sit back and relax at the beach with a coconut in hand - the perfect choice for a laid-back afternoon!
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Bangkok is one of those places that you never get tired of visiting. There’s always something new to see, do and eat regardless of how many times you’ve been. It’s a perfect crossover of food, culture and shopping unparalleled anywhere in Asia. Bangkok’s myriad attractions make it extremely attractive to travellers from all walks of life whether you are on a break or with family. In short, Bangkok has something for everyone, solo or group.
The aplenty of markets and shopping malls will definitely satiate the shopping needs of many. Skip down the shops in the Chatuchak Market and Siam Square and you will be awed by the variety of things available for all budgets. For the cultural peeps, take a walk through the Old City, Grand Royal Palace and Wat Pho, these gems are not to be missed. As for the food-lovers, Bangkok was declared the world’s best street food city by CNN and you will definitely be spoiled. From street food to fine dining, you name it, Bangkok has it.
Hong Kong, a city that never sleeps. This is a place where no matter what time of the day, there’s always something going on! You feel the vibrancy and energy of this cosmopolitan metropolis the moment you land. The deepest impression that travellers have of Hong Kong is its shopping and its kitchens - one of the best in the world.
Whisk away into the many streets in Mong Kok like the ladies’ market and it’s a paradise for people into street food. From fermented tofu to Michelin star restaurants, Hong Kong is a melting pot of cultures where it caters to the palate of everyone. Hop onto the bus into Stanley market for a stroll along the beach and you might find some treasures in the many small locals-operated shops. Go hiking at many of its famous trekking trails and ascend the peak to have a magnificent view of the coveted skyline of Hong Kong. Craving for culture and some stories? Take a walk at the Hong Kong island where the infamous High street sits, with its stories sending chills down your spine. Immerse in the unique mix of east and west, be it culture or food.
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Not so little anymore when Singapore is now one of the world’s most affluent countries. Wander the city for a day and you’ll see its ultra-modern features - contemporary architecture, luxurious shopping malls, brilliant skyline and its efficient train system. First-timers will almost always be mesmerised by its iconic structures like the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Esplanade and the ArtScience Museum. But when you look deeper, what really intrigues you is the diversity. While Hong Kong is where east meets west, Singapore is where cultures intertwine.
There’s a reason why Singapore is termed the “melting pot of Asia”. Its unique mix of ethnicities, culture, and food is what makes this country really intriguing. Hop on a tour bus and roam the streets of Kampong Glam, Chinatown and Little India. Here, you find architectural buildings, food and the history of each ethnic group when they first settled into Singapore. Yearning for a walk in nature? Explore the 50 parks and 4 nature reserves and immerse yourself in the luscious tropical rainforests. Try out a dish uniquely Singaporean and also aptly describing its mix of everything - Rojak. A place congregating different people, a place catering for all.
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Bali, a home away from home for many. Whether it’s some time alone or a short vacation with the family, Bali is a paradise for everyone. Travellers love Bali mainly for one reason - Its value for money. Bali offers a variety that is unlike any other tourist destination in the world.
The yoga lovers will gather at the zen Ubud for a spiritual retreat. Beach bums congregate at the dreamy Uluwatu, and the surfers to the laid-back Canggu, a surfers’ paradise. The Bali honeymooners will check themselves into the dreamy Nusa Lembongan or the secluded Gili Air and families with children will prefer to chill at the seaside in Seminyak. For the adventurous ones, conquering Nusa Penida is their main aim. Whether you prefer beaches, surfing, snorkelling amidst manta rays, shopping, waterfalls, jungles, monkeys, or just a chill by the beach with a drink in hand, Bali is your paradise.
Wondering where to check for the best deals available? You are in luck! Mayflower Holidays will be running an online travel fair from 15-24 March 2019. One of the best deals up for grab will be the ”Fly For Free” deal, where package booking of hotels and flights (minimum 2 pax and 2 nights stay) comes with discounted flight as low as RM0!!
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Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once - Karen Gibbs
An avid globetrotter, exploring and learning continuously. Every part of earth tells a unique tale, fueling the love for travelling and stories to be told.