Rejuvenate and refresh in the luscious greens of Malaysia.
Pantone just revealed the colour for 2017 and it’s called…Greenery. As the name suggest, they’ve chosen to go for a zesty yellow green hue to symbolise a fresh new start just in time for New Year and spring. When you think green, you think nature (or Kermit).
So, before we say hello to 2017, why not spend a little tete-a-tete with what Mother Nature has to offer. Experience a digital detox in secluded retreats located away from the frenetic and stressful city life – this means NO Phones (maybe for emergencies only), NO Laptops, NO Cameras. Take your time to indulge and immerse yourself in the lush green surroundings here in Malaysia and just chill!
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh, Perak
This luxury villa retreat with its own hot spring surrounded by Paleozoic limestone hills totally makes you feel like you’re in a completely different element. The tranquil atmosphere with only nature’s sounds to accompany you day and night allows you to truly appreciate a relaxing dip in the thermal steam caves or embrace the silent meditation sessions in their meditation caves. That’s not all, you can also enjoy the outdoor Geothermal dipping pool and maybe head to the fish pool later for some tingling session provided by the garra rufa fishes. One thing’s for sure, you won’t even miss the city life while you’re here!
For more information click here – The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Rainforest Tree House in Gunung Pulai, Johor
Ever felt like having your own tree house as a kid? Now you can have your chance of living the ‘high’ life. Although it’s located in the forest, you won’t be living in the wilderness like Tarzan cos basic necessities like water system, electricity, mattresses, sheets, mosquito nets are all provided. You can spend your day sunbathing in the giant hammock, swimming at the waterfalls, hiking or even eagle watching. Take note that signals can differ from low to none but don’t worry, it makes it easier for you to have a little digital detox trip.
For more information click here – Rainforest Tree House
Sekeping Serendah, Selangor
An hour and 45 minutes drive to Hulu Selangor will introduce you to this beautiful private retreat. The Sekeping retreats have a number of locations under their belts but this particular one is suited for when you want to have a quick escape from the hectic city life. You have a choice to stay at their glass, mud or timber ‘sheds’ all named after (and made of) the earthly elements. Experience a natural environment surrounding and be at peace with nature. You can just lounge around in the pool or catch up with some reading in their forest living room.
For more information click here – Sekeping Retreat
Dusuntara Jungle Retreat, Batang Kali
Located on the foothills of Genting Highlands, this jungle retreat was set up by a couple who wanted to provide a blissful and sustainable retreat close to Mother Nature. They have a choice of eight accommodation space which you can choose from for a solo stay or a 7 pax party. Urbanites will be able to get in touch with nature through activities like jungle trekking, fresh water fishing in ponds or visiting a nearby Orang Asli village. It’s said that they’ve got some delicious home cooked meals like grilled fish (from their own ponds) and melt-in-your-mouth BBQ lamb, cooked by the owners themselves. Good food in nature’s own backyard? Sign us up!
For more information click here – Dusuntara Jungle Retreat
The Shorea, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Over in Seremban, nestled in the Berembun Forest Reserve, is this boutique eco-resort that’s oh-so luxe! With 8 wings and 15 rooms, the chalets’ structure is made from recycled natural materials like timber, natural slates and stones, including reclaimed terracotta roof tiles. They’ve got a view to die for at their main infinity pools (water is sourced from the hill waters), where you can view the vast green forest and perhaps catch the beautiful burning orange sunset. What more could you ask for from this perfect getaway?
For more information click here – The Shorea
Hounon Ridge Farmstay and Camping, Kg. Himbaan, Bundu Tuhan, Sabah
Tropical greenery, cold highland weather, a majestic view and a night sky brilliantly lit with stars? Check, check, check and check! You can wake up with a beautiful (and clear) view of Mt. Kinabalu at this gem-of-a-stay. Breathe in the fresh air and immerse in the surroundings diverse ecosystem. Even though they have rooms available, we think you’ll feel much closer to nature by opting for the camping option. Just imagine, sleeping under the starry night sky, with a breathtaking view, a couple of good friends to chat the night away sans our mobile devices…need we say more?
For more information click here – Hounon Ridge Farmstay and Camping