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Enjoy the peace and serenity at these 5 relaxing hidden gems

by Grace Sundram

The new year is here but that doesn’t mean that we could go on a vacation anytime we want. Cases in Selangor has been rising like crazy recently but with that said, it’s no harm to keep your options open just in case, it’s safe to travel again.

Besides going for a beach vacation or hotel staycation, what about going for a quiet getaway for a change?

Here are 5 nature getaways that we think you should check out soon.

Rumah Kebun


In the lush forests of Hulu Langat, this ‘Garden House’ is a bungalow that is perfect for a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Rumah Kebun has 4 bedrooms with 11 beds, 4 bathrooms and a fully-functional kitchen to cook your meals. Among the activities provided is the plunge pool fed by natural spring water, enjoy your meals alfresco style, read a book or take a nap on the hammock and just relax to the sound of nature.

The rate per night starts at RM1,500.

The Rubber Escape Melaka


Located in Alor Gajah, this peaceful mini-retreat that’s in a lush rubber estate features a 50-feet infinity pool with 12 luxurious rooms to accommodate guests. Besides having a sunny alfresco dining area and a spacious courtyard to host awesome barbecue nights, the highlight of The Rubber Escape is the surrounding.


Explore the sprawling estate with the bikes provided on the premise and indulge in nature’s breeze.

The rate per night starts at RM502, depending on your dates.

The Sticks


This off-grid glamping retreat is situated in a lush jungle, perfect for those who are planning a back-to-nature staycation. The Sticks accommodates guests with its 12 unique houses that are all well-furnished with snug beds, plush duvets and hot spring water heaters.


From stargazing to jungle trekking, there are loads of fun activities to do.

The rate per night starts at RM407, depending on your dates.

Bao Sheng Durian Farm


Known as one of the oldest durian farms in Penang, this local farm stay offers its guests more than just the king of fruits. Featuring five different rooms, get the chance of waking up in the morning and experiencing what it’s like to be living on a durian farm. The packages include breakfast and a stunning mountain-sea view from your room.

The rate per night starts at RM180, depending on your dates and choice of room.

Rimba Hang Kasturi


Converted from a very old shophouse to a villa residence with a large green courtyard and private pool, the Rimba Hang Kasturi is located at the prime area of Melaka — the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jonker Street. The villa is able to accommodate a total of 14 guests featuring 4 different types of bedroom. It is certainly the perfect place to host parties or a short getaway.

That said, we are still in the middle of a global pandemic so even though we might have a chance to travel in the near future. It’ll be best to always adhere to the SOPs and be responsible for your health as well as your loved ones.

Pictures by Farizal2u, Rafiq Syaharom & respected establishments

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