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May 19, 2014 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

The word “luxury” may sound ambiguous to some but worry not, you can pamper yourself with a plethora of luxurious pastimes to do and enjoy in Malaysia.
From shopping for designer labels and staying at five-star resorts to riding on a leisurely comfortable cruise and immersing in the serenity of an exotic spa, Malaysia is truly the place to be in for a little pampering on your holiday.

Five-star luxury comfort

Having a good night’s sleep and waking up feeling as fresh as the early morning dew during your holiday is important. The right choice of accommodation can help you to relax in luxurious comfort. Malaysia is home to many world-class hotels and resorts. Take your pick from renowned hotels such as The Westin, The Ritz-Carlton, Doubletree by Hilton, JW Marriott Hotel, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Shangri-La Hotel, Mandarin Oriental and many more.

2012 saw the opening of Gaya Island Resort in Sabah and Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur. Travellers will also be spoilt for choice in luxury hotels as many more will be opening their doors including the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur in 2014, The Regent in 2015, Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur and W Kuala Lumpur in 2016, and the seven-star Harrods Hotel Kuala Lumpur in 2018.

Other luxury accommodations are available at Villa Samadhi, Pangkor Laut Resort, Cameron Highlands Resort, Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa,

Shangri-la Rasa Ria Resort, Casa del Mar, The Datai Langkawi and Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Whether it is on the highlands, by the sea or within the city, you can be assured of the highest service standards – five-star and beyond!

Luxury shopping extravaganza

When you go for a luxury vacation, shopping is a must. From designer wear, footwear, bag to jewellery and other fashion accessories, Malaysia is home to some of the world’s most celebrated brands. Among them are Jimmy Choo, Bernard Chandran, Zang Toi and Farah Khan. Other international brands like Dior, Hermes, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Burberry and Tiffany & Co can be found in Malaysia’s premium shopping malls.

In fact, Kuala Lumpur was ranked as the 4th world’s top shopping destination by CNN Travel 2012 and the 2nd best shopping city in Asia Pacific by The Global Shopper Index 2012. For tax-free luxury items, do visit designated duty-free shopping zones like Langkawi Island, airports and border towns.

In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, there are an abundance of fascinating value buys and promotions nationwide. The best time is of course during the three major sales events annually: 1Malaysia GP Sale, 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival and 1Malaysia Year End Sale.

Some of the highly recommended places for luxury shopping include Suria KLCC, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley Megamall, The Gardens, Starhill Gallery, Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, The Curve, Johor Premium Outlet, Gurney Paragon Mall in Penang and more.

Leisurely cruise experiences

Indulge in sheer serenity as you bask in the tropical sun amidst the blue horizon when you embark on a luxury cruise. Take your pick from Royal Carribean Cruises, Star Cruises and Azamara Quest.

What’s more, visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment onboard – live band, casino, spa therapy and even a nice cool dip in the pool. A luxury cruise provides the perfect getaway and relaxation of your mind, body and soul.

For a short cruise, head over for a lake cruise at the Putrajaya Lake. Best of all, these cruises proffer top-notch hospitality with all the enchantment that Malaysia offers.

Premier golfing destination

With over 200 golf courses, ranging from short 9-hole courses to 54-hole complexes, Malaysia is truly a golfer’s dream comes true. These golf courses have the best facilities and amenities around, allow you to tee off on the slopes of towering mountains and hills, along the tropical sea shores, within primeval rainforests and within the green lungs of the vibrant city itself.

A multitude of Malaysia’s premier golf courses were designed by renowned designers and golfers alike, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Greg Norman, Peter Thomson, Ronald Fream, Robert Trent Jones, Ross Watson, J Michael Poellot, and Max Wexler, showcasing their signature designs.

Malaysia has played host to a number of local and international golf tournaments including the prestigious CIMB Classic, Maybank Malaysian Open, the 1999 World Cup, the Women’s World Cup in 2000, World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship, International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) inaugural Asia Golf Convention and the recent inaugural EurAsia Cup, which pitted the best players from Europe and Asia.

Pampering your senses

After a solid day of adventure and experiences, it is time to rejuvenate your senses, relax and be revitalised at the myriad of wellness and spa centres. Immerse in total pampering, be feted like a king or queen with Malaysia’s unique combination of age-old spa treatments from the East and West. Take your pick from nurturing massages, or invigorating jacuzzi soaks and reinvigorating steam baths.

As a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural nation, Malaysia has a diverse heritage of traditional spa treatments handed down from generation to generation. The different ethnic groups offer a wide variety of health treatments and spa therapies inspired from Javanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions. From age-old Javanese beauty and wellness regimens, ancient Ayurvedic treatments, reflexology, acupressure to Shiatsu practices and many more, Malaysian spas are renowned worldwide for high standards of professionalism, hospitality and quality. Indeed, this is luxury pampering at affordable rates.

Malaysia is truly a haven of luxury and splendour, integrating fun and pleasurable experiences…all in one destination. This is where one can be pampered in regal style, a class above the rest. Truly Malaysia.

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