Whether you’re from the city or not, working in the city can surely be hectic and stressed sometimes. Going on a short trip for a little getaway from the hustle and bustle has always been a widely practised remedy of relieving stress. However, you might be thinking that your annual leave allocation is making it impractical for you to travel to somewhere far from work, even if that’s what you wanted to do. But have you ever thought of travelling to a quiet, tranquil place for a weekend getaway? Somewhere that does not require hours-long travelling and a high budget; somewhere that is not far from the city; somewhere where you could still get peace of mind with no worries of having to travel too far, spend too much or take too long to reach. If that is what you’re looking for, keep reading!
A getaway destination in Jeram, Selangor, The Kabin is a compact but functional retreat lodging provider. Its unique concept of using containers as its lodging units and its convenient location makes The Kabin a great place for a weekend staycation. Located just a few minutes away from the beach, this modern container-concept retreat also provides a range of facilities that cater to not just youngsters, but also families or a group of friends. The facilities include a barbecue garden, swimming pool, karaoke, tree house and even shared bicycles and kayak! This place also provides free gated parking lots for their patrons. The Kabin has done an excellent job at ensuring that it is truly a place for all, as there is also a Moroccan-themed surau for Muslim patrons to perform their daily prayers.
The daily rate is about RM70/pax with a range of globally-named “Kabins” to choose from. According to various sources, The Kabin is just less than an hour away from KL and easily accessible via KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR) or the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).
Location: Lot 2984 Jalan Jati, Pantai Remis, 45800 Jeram, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia (Waze)
Contact Number: +6017 924 7800 / +603 3264 7800
FarmVille Cafe & Homestay
Located in Sekinchan, FarmVille is another retreat lodging with a container concept. Contrary to The Kabin which offers close proximity to the beach, FarmVille is situated right beside a paddy field. The scenic paddy field is certainly a feast for the eyes for nature lovers. Various other local attractions are just 5 to 10 minutes drive away, making FarmVille an ideal place to visit if you’re looking for more than just a staycation. BBQ pits, swimming pool and a mini golf putting are among the basic facilities that FarmVille provides. Redang Beach, bicycle rental service, Kuala Selangor Nature Park and more.
Daily rate starts at RM 98/night (less than RM 50/pax!) with a choice of room upstairs, downstairs or with paddy view. FarmVille is only about an hour away from KL.
Location: Lot 11304, Kampung Site B Tambahan, Jalan Tepi Sawah, Sekinchan 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor
Contact number: 017-206 8666
Tadom Hill Resorts
Located in Banting, Tadom Hill Resorts is an ideal getaway destination for people looking to escape from the city to nature. Here, patrons get to experience what it’s really like to be surrounded by nature as their chalets are all made entirely out of bamboo. What makes Tadom Hill Resorts so unique is the amalgamation of the indigenous Orang Asli and bamboo culture. Besides chalets, patrons can also opt to sleep in hammocks at their Hammock Sphere. Tadom Hill Resorts offer a range of exciting activities that you can hardly find elsewhere, such as ATV and Flying Fox.
Daily rate starts at RM 65/pax with varying rates for different days of the week as well as packages available for group stays. According to various sources, Tadom Hill Resorts is just 15 minutes away from KLIA and about 45 minutes to 1 hour drive away from KL.
Location: No.2, Jalan Bukit Tadom, (Kampung Orang Asli) Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor
Contact number: 012-5225728 (9am – 10pm)
If you’re looking for somewhere for a perfect weekend staycation but don’t want to go through the hassle of leaving the city, consider Sekeping Tenggiri. Despite being situated in the very-happening Bangsar, Sekeping Tenggiri actually offers quiet accommodation surrounded by greenery. There is a common pool available for a quick dip as well as a common lounge. It is strategically located just a few minutes walk away from contemporary cafes and Bangsar Village Shopping Centre, and a 5 minutes drive away from Mid Valley.
Daily rate starts at RM 110/pax with options of skyview room, poolview room, garden room and loft.
Location: No. 48, Off Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Tenggiri, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact number: 017-2075977 (8am – 7pm)