Staycations are the newest holidays trend among the cash strapped. This is because it offers a cheaper alternative than full fledged overseas holidays. Staycations simply mean that you take a holiday within your home state without having to leave familiar surroundings. Staycations can also involve making day trips to nearby destinations, events and attractions.
If you plan to take a staycation anytime soon, here are some exciting activities to attend in and around your city:
This International Balloon Festival has been a mainstay in Putrajaya’s calendar for the longest time and features hot air balloons form all over the world. These balloons will be inflated twice daily, at 7am and 6pm. You’d have to buy entry tickets for tethered balloon rides and to explore the inside of each hot air balloon. There is also going to be a food stalls and a bazaar so you don’t have to leave the site to have a meal.
Dinoscovery is an interactive Dinosaur exhibition taking place in the city center. Enjoy informative guides on how dinosaurs lived, ate, defended themselves and fought. Try hands-on activities that take you back 250 million years where you’ll also learn how the earth’s environmental conditions were vastly different from how it is now.
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If you’re a KLite born and bred, this is your chance to experience the city like a tourist by booking a night at the most happening area in town. Here, you’ll find yourself surrounded by plenty of shopping and dining opportunities in KL’s golden triangle. The hotel offers free WiFi and a marble bathtub for you to de-stress and unwind as well.
Take a day trip to this one of a kind theme park in Tambun, Ipoh, which is a mere 2 hours drive from the Klang Valley. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the Lost World Petting Zoo with more than 4000 animals as well as a hot springs and spa to refresh and rejuvenate tired skin, as well as to soothe any skin ailments you may have. The water park is well equipped with various pools and slides for visitors of any age.
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