7 Best Weekend Getaways Idea Near KL That Wouldn’t Break Your Wallets

For you who needs to get away from the bustle…
By: Aqilah Najwa Jamaluddin
November 19, 2021

Living in the city can be annoying—crowded malls, packed restaurants and cafes, dealing with never-ending traffic, the unwelcomed construction noise, and so on and so forth. I love the city though, but sometimes I wished I had my own genie in the bottle that could transport me somewhere safe and sound and just literally turn off my phone and indulge in a sweet long weekend getaway. 

I know it sounds possible to do that, especially around the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur, but trust me, Glitz managed to find just the sweetest spot for your little escape. Sounds exciting? Me too. Scroll down to find out best and fun weekend getaways that would not cost you more than a hundred dollars (if you know how to budget). 

In the meantime, read: 10 Hiking Trails In KL That Are Perfect For Intrepid Hikers

1. Enjoy Waterfalls & Durian Eating

Go for a two to three days trip to Bukit Tinggi, Bentong and Raob. Start your itenary by having breakfast at Bukit Tinggi, leisuring lunch at Bentong, and fantastic dinner at Raub. We suggest you have a pitstop and try their famous Cham an Butter Kaya Toast at Tonkey Kopitiam, they are to die for. If you’re looking for quieter places and more mindful scenery, at Chaman Falls. Don’t forget to visit Yes! Orchid farm to try their Musang King Durian. 

Where: Bukit Tinggi, Bentong & Raob

Estimated time from Kuala Lumpur: ETA 60 mins from the city

2. Glamping, Farming & Coffee Indulging

Looking for a more village-vibes getaway? Then look no further than Janda Baik. This city is filled with homestays and resorts that are surrounded by nature and farms. We recommend you to hop over at Ulu / Lata Tempit or Lata Hammer to experience the best hiking experience. If you opt for a glamping side, checkout the places surrounding Sungai Benus. Before you go back, don’t forget to head over the famous Pinto+ Cafe to indulge in their best coffee experience. They used the best coffee plant that you wouldn’t even forget. 

Where: Janda Baik 

Estimated time from Kuala Lumpur: ETA 45 minutes from the city

3. Try Fishing?

Looking for a more village-vibes getaway? Then look no further than Janda Baik. This city is filled with homestays and resorts that are surrounded by nature and farms. We recommend you to hop over at Ulu / Lata Tempit or Lata Hammer to experience the best hiking experience. If you opt for a glamping side, checkout the places surrounding Sungai Benus. Before you go back, don’t forget to head over the famous Pinto+ Cafe to indulge in their best coffee experience. They used the best coffee plant that you wouldn’t even forget.

Where: Sekinchan

Estimated time from Kuala Lumpur: ETA 50 mins from te city

4. Watch Calming Fireflies

Psst, here’s a little secret, witness some magical experience at Kampung Kuantan over the night by watching fireflies swarm around the air. It is one of the most wonderful cities you’ll ever witness due to their village surrounded by breathtaking orchards, farms, palm plantations and Instagrammable garden spots. Not enough, head over to Kota Melawati Fort to see a lighthouse that was built in the late 1700’s. Your night will be filled with fairy lights all around. 

Where: Kuala Selangor 

Estimated time from Kuala Lumpur: ETA 50 mins from the city

5. Visit Orchid Farms & Hokkien Village 

Batang Kali is more than just a pit stop between Genting Highlands and Cameron Highlands. They are filled with historical places and stories, hot springs, Hokkien Culture, orchid and guava farms. Take a quick brunch at World of Phalaenopsis with mouth watering cheesecakes, waffles and brewed coffees. Next, wander around Hokkien Village which made up the majority of Batang Kali’s population. For some tea time session, enter the Hoho farm and be greeted by Mr Ho who will walk you through the farm to taste the sweetest guavas!

Where: Ulu Yam, Batang Kali 

Estimated time from Kuala Lumpur: ETA 50 mins from the city

6. Visit Kampung Orang Asli

Looking to experience something different? Checkout this unique Kampung Orang Asli at Pulau Carey. You will be walked through an array of historical stories, shows and experiences by aboriginal tribe known as Mah Meri at Mah Meri Cultural Village. Next, checkout their handcrafted museum and buy some souvenirs at Orang Asli Cultural and Handicraft Centre, and be prepared to be wowed with their unique wooden statues and masks. 

Where: Pulau Carey

Estimated time from Kuala Lumpur: ETA 70 mins from the city

7. Street Culture & Coffee Hunting 

C’mon, who doesn’t love a good quick trip to Ipoh? It’s no secret that Ipoh, Perak are filled with belly-filling foods, freshly brewed coffee and incredible street culture. Though, for you who haven’t yet tried, we suggest you visit Concubine Lane, a hot spot for tourists to stroll around and take pictures. Want a good cup of coffee experience? Checkout nostalgic places like Lim Ko Pi or Chang Jiang White Coffee. If you want to be more adventurous, you can walk around the laneways to find hidden cafes. 

Where: Ipoh

Estimated time from Kuala Lumpur: ETA 2 hours 20 mins from the city

 

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