Chinese New Year is just around the corner and if you are planning to spend the long weekend by staying back in KL, there are still plenty of things you can do to make your holiday worthwhile. Best part is, the traffic crawl would not exist during peak hours and driving around KL will be a breeze. So this is your chance to wander around the city and make the most out of it!
Visit buildings and monuments
Since the traffic in KL will be eased during Chinese New Year, take a drive around the city and visit places like Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Merdeka Square, or even Batu Caves and be inspired by our country’s architectural creativity or if you want to feel the Chinese New Year ambience, head down to Petaling Street in Chinatown and admire the beautifully decorated decades -old chinese temple located there.
Shopping malls hopping
We always go to shopping malls to shop, but this time you should visit all major malls in KL such as 1Utama, Mid Valley Megamall, Pavillion or Sunway Pyramid for their over-the-top Chinese New Year themed decorations. If you are in the mood, you can even find out about the mall’s event happening on specific days to catch performances like the traditional lion dance, traditional drums performance, acrobatic shows and more…(Visit http://happygokl.com/events-chinese-new-year-2018/ to find out more about the events.)
Pamper yourself day
Nothing beats treating and spoiling yourself good to a day of rest and rejuvenation, especially during the holidays, because you don’t have to rush anywhere. Make an appointment anytime this Chinese New Year at Thai Odyssey for a session of Traditional Thai Massage or Aromatherapy Massage, and while you are at the outlet, you can even purchase any of their spa products to bring home, such as the aroma bath gel, essential oil, eye pillow to perhaps help catch up on that sleep you need.
Catch up on lunch and dinner dates
It is the best time to catch up with friends during the festive holidays especially those who aren’t celebrating the event, because on normal working days, everyone’s schedule is always tight. Yes, it may be Chinese New Year and most hawkers and independent cafes will be closed for a few days, but you can always head to any local `mamak´ or check out any new hipster cafes’ to fill up your tummy and just chill…
Enjoy nature at its best!
You’ve already spent most of your days in the office and barely have the time to enjoy the nature, so why not take this break to go outdoors? You can visit the KL Eco Forest Park and enjoy some fresh air, a variety of trees and well-maintained walking trails. Entrance is free of charge, so you save some money and lose some calories!
There you have it – 5 chilling, yet meaningful things to do during Chinese New Year if you don’t have any special plans to celebrate the event. It is your time to reflect, rejuvenate and relax before you return to your normal daily routines of life. With that being said, have a chilling’ Chinese New Year folks!