The cases are going down and the vaccination drive is going on at full speed! It looks like a normal life is within reach. Malaysians are hopeful that shopping, dining out, and travelling can be done without fearing for our lives!
For the past year, things have been strange, sad, and hopeless as we saw the number of cases rising, the economy being affected, and the frontliners fighting while risking their own lives. It finally seems like we can take a breath and wait for better times.
This means you can start making travelling plans again! Since it might be some time for the international borders to open, domestic travel is the way to go! You would also be helping to boost the local economy after a year of troubles. If you have travelled extensively in Malaysia, you might find it hard to get excited about revisiting the travel hot spots in Malaysia. But, worry not, Malaysia is full of hidden gems!
Here are the lesser-known travel spots in Malaysia!
Sasaran, Kuala Selangor
You would have probably heard of the salt flats Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia. It is a compulsory entry in each traveller’s bucket list. Do you know that we have our own version of it in Kuala Selangor?
Yes! Kuala Selangor is known as a firefly sanctuary, but there is also another attraction that has piqued people’s interest to visit this place in recent times. It is the sky mirror which is a surface reflection caused by the low tide in Kuala Selangor beach. It provides a clear reflection that looks like an optical illusion and makes for great photos!
However, it is only accessible twice a month which is during the fool moon and new moon. So, you have to time your visit correctly to make sure you get the reflective pictures that have been making their rounds on Facebook and Instagram.
Janda Baik, Pahang
In recent times, KL dwellers have been making their way to Janda Baik for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Janda Baik is a village in Bentong, Pahang and is 800m above the sea level. The lush greenery, fresh air, and breathtaking views are what attract the city dwellers to the village.
Apart from enjoying the quiet village atmosphere, you would also be able to enjoy several other things when you visit Janda Baik. You get to:
- Enjoy tasty local delicacies.
- Drink locally-grown and roasted coffee.
- Hike to Lata Tampit Waterfall.
- Stay at an eco resort and get close to nature.
Staycations have been sprouting in Janda Baik and KL people are drawn to the eco resorts for a weekend of pampering amidst lush greenery. If you fancy a weekend to destress and rejuvenate, Janda Baik is the best place to go.
Plan your domestic travel and have fun
Start making your travel plans and at the same time, be mindful of the COVID-19 restictrions and standard operating procedures. Wear you masks, sanitise your hands, and practise social disctancing at all times.
It is crucial to be safe while you are having fun at these lesser-known travel spots in Malaysia once the MCO restrictions are loosened or lifted.
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