Staycations are becoming an attractive alternative to full vacations. The term simply means having a one day trip out of your home to nearby attractions without staying the night. Staycations are the newest trend in tourism, as it doesn’t cost much and is just as much fun as any regular vacation.
If you live in KL and would like to escape the hustle and bustle for a moment, a staycation may be a perfect idea.
Here are five relatively near places that you can travel to in less than 2 hours from KL:
Malacca or Melaka is located about one and a half hour south of KL and can be easily accessed via the North-South Highway. Malacca is known as the historical gateway of Malaysia and known for its many historical attractions including The Stadhuys, the Porta De Santiago, and a lot more. There are also many local foods to try such as Asam Laksa, Chicken Rice balls, Satay Celup and Portuguese Baked Fish.
- Port Dickson
In KL’s neighboring state of Negeri Sembilan is the seaside town of Port Dickson. People usually come here to relax and have a picnic on the numerous beaches here. There are also many restaurants selling delicious seafood all along the coast.
Ipoh is about 2 hours to the north of Kuala Lumpur, and there are many culinary attractions here. You can either drive or take the ETS train to Ipoh at a very affordable cost. Ipoh is well known for its local delights such as the famous Ipoh Chicken Rice, Hor Fun noodles, and caramel custard.
Seremban town is the capital of Negeri Sembilan, and there are several attractions here. You can drive out to Istana Seri Menanti, a traditional Minangkabau palace belonging to Negeri Sembilan’s royal family. It’s unique because of its architecture and for the fact that it has been built without using nails.
- Kuala Selangor and Sekinchan
Located about 45 minutes outside of KL are these two adjacent towns. Kuala Selangor is famous for its river fireflies, whereas Sekinchan has many acres of picturesque rice plantations where you can cycle around.
There are many other small towns and villages around KL that you can visit. It doesn’t take a lot of efforts to find beautiful spots in Malaysia, as long as you do your research and have an adventurous spirit that’s willing to explore.