A perfect getaway for your CNY holiday
Posted on 23 January 2019
Top 10 Chinese New Year destinations for Malaysian families
If you’ve dreamed of spending your New Year with your family away from Malaysia, this is for you! We’ve compiled the top places that’s perfect for your New Year celebration - according to statistics from most travel websites.
Here, we reveal the top 10 destinations that Malaysian families are travelling to this Chinese New Year period:
1.London, United Kingdom
Enjoy a brisk walk by South Kensington and admire the beauty of its architecture. Here, you can visit the Natural History Museum whilst spoiling your children with the knowledge of dinosaurs. Wander around Hyde Park where you can set up a jolly picnic by the Serpentine Lake. You’ll enjoy more with your family on the City Cruise for views of the House of Parliament and the Big Ben!
2. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok needs no further introduction to Malaysians, your family’s favourite towards street food such as grilled pork to sweet stuff like mango sticky rice, this is the destination to go! Fuel up on the caffeine and enjoyable conversations with your significant other, stop by Roast Coffee & Kitchen. Your children coming along? Spend the day with them to explore the mysteries of the underwater world at Siam Ocean World or Siam Park City for some serious water theme-park fun!
3. Taipei, Taiwan
More than just night markets and street food, families can benefit from various experiences in this charming city too. Beitou offers hot springs as well as hotels (with private baths) for a steal. More family convenience, it is highly accessible via public transport. Here, your family will enjoy the resident pandas at the Taipei Zoo and you can also take the Maokong Gondola up to the hilltops to enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding.
4. Bali, Indonesia
A place of discovery for your family. Enjoy a private dinner by the treehouse at The Pirates Bay in Nusa Dua or if your family’s an adrenaline junkie, you can visit the Bali Treetop zip-lining park. For an enjoyable sightseeing, you can check out the Tanah Lot Hindu Temple and indulge in the peaceful sanctuary - a perfect opportunity to teach your children about nature and finding inner peace whilst having fun!
5. Jakarta, Indonesia
Give your children an opportunity to find out out what he/she dreams to be at Kidzania in Pacific Place Mall - children will be able to try their hands at over 100 occupations. Your children’s an animal lover? Take them for a fun adventure at Taman Safari - where they can have a close-up encounter with 80 different animal species, a definitely unique experience!You can go for an enjoyable shopping too at Plaza Indonesia for a first-class shopping and lifestyle experience.
6. Seoul, South Korea
Start your morning here wandering through Seoul Forest and feed the free-roaming deers there. Hop on the cable car for an enjoyable ride experience to Namsan Park and make a pitstop at the Teddy Bear Museum - your kids will love it!Visit Lotte World, the world’s largest indoor theme park offers hours of family-friendly activities, rides and entertainment choices - regardless of weather and season!
7. Istanbul, Turkey
Situated in the commercial and cultural heart of Turkey, Istanbul, amongst many things, is a visual feast for many. Take a bite of a freshly baked Simit for breakfast whilst your children can learn about different types of coffees and teas.Witness the multitudes of stunning mosques, the Miniaturk miniature park, and the Galata Tower for impressive views of the city. For more fun exploration with your family, explore the largest ancient Basilica Cistern, bound to intrigue both adults and children alike, with its hundreds of marble columns!
8. Hong Kong
Up for a fun and thrilling rides? Visit the famous Hong Kong Disneyland, more than just a theme park, it has various of park themes to explore such as Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Toy Story Land - your kids will enjoy it! Hong Kong is renowned for its gourmet and local street food which there’s thousands for your family to discover! For a more gastronomical experience, make your reservation at the Lung King Heen restaurant in Four Seasons Hong Kong.
Just couple hours from Malaysia by plane or car, it’ll be a perfect getaway destination with your family. Children are bound to enjoy thrilling rides at the well-known Singapore Universal Studio and Zoological Gardens and Night Safari for a close animal encounter. More family-friendly option to choose: Jurong Bird Park, Science Centre Singapore and the ArtScience Museum. Your children will be spoil with these choices to choose from! You can also go for a sightseeing to witness the stunning views of the Marina Bay area at the Glutton’s Bay.
Nothing’s better than a walk or a picnic at the Champs-de-Mars park to soak in the views of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Spend time with your children at the Jardin d’Acclimatation amusement park with a zoo. While visiting attractions is important, be sure to spend ample time roaming the cobbled streets of Paris and people-watch while feasting on the best butter croissants too.
Chinese New Year only comes once in a year - be sure to choose the perfect destination for your enjoyable family vacation.Make a memorable one!
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