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Perhentian Island, Langkawi, Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Kota A’ Famosa – anywhere away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But whoever thought that you could escape the concrete jungle without needing to travel far? Yes, you can run out of Kuala Lumpur IN Kuala Lumpur itself!
Here are a few places that would be fitting for a weekend getaway:
1. Villa Samadhi
Villa Samadhi is the epitome of paradise. Located along the Persiaran Madge road, it is a destination that redefines relaxation and tranquillity. Surrounding this romantic boutique villa is what seems to be untouched flora and fauna making it truly a place for a quiet break from the world.
With the public transportation available, reaching this venue should be easy-peasy. Many RapidKL buses (79, 300, 300X, 303, U22, U26) alight passengers along Jalan Ampang where travellers would have to walk into Lorong Ampang 2 and then along said road. Alternatively, travellers can alight at the KLCC LRT station and board a GrabCar to this paradise.
2. Rainforest Bed & Breakfast
Hidden in the ever busy city of Bukit Bintang is the Rainforest Bed & Breakfast. It is furnished with an oriental touch, basic wooden interior against an external modern backdrop alive with neighbouring bars and restaurants. It is also conveniently located within walking distance from Kuala Lumpur City Centre, making it the perfect venue for a daytime shopping adventure and a full evening to unwind and chill.
Visitors can opt to board the free Purple shuttle bus and alight at Jalan Raja Chulan. Visitors would then have to walk into Jalan Nagasari where Rainforest Bed & Breakfast would be on their right. Visitors can also board a GrabCar from Raja Chulan monorail station to the said location.
3. The Majestic Hotel
Majestic is the only word needed to describe this hotel. Located along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, this grand structure has been pampering visitors with its elegance since 1932. It has a vintage touch in its design, stretching from the delicate bed covers to the beautiful drawing room, and into the fine tastes of wines and cigars. Today, it is also one of the greatest hotels of its time and a common venue for important events.
Forget about public buses and GrabCar, boarding a KTM to Kuala Lumpur station is – hands down – the most convenient route to this hotel. Upon exiting the KTM station, visitors will only need to cross the road.
4. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
Sunway Resort & Spa offers an escape to Mother Nature without actually escaping. It is filled with exciting water rides, a mini zoo, and villas alongside lush greenery, leaving visitors hypnotized by the serenity and tranquillity.
Getting to this place is quite simple with various RapidKL buses (10, 13, 770, BET3, U62, U67, U76, U623, U623W) that cruise along the NPE highway; alighting their passengers in front of Sunway Pyramid. Now with the BRT services available, visitors have a more convenient route to the said location. All it takes is a stroll down the busy street of Persiaran Lagoon upon alighting from the BRT bus.
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