Strengthen your relationship and create lasting memories by doing something special with your significant other
Staycation The closeness and intimacy that you feel with your loved one when you are at home can be refreshed by taking your partner out of the house for some quality time together. All it takes is a staycation with your partner, away from the stresses of everyday life, to help you remember what it is about him or her that you adore and what you need to do to maintain the strength of your relationship.
Among the top places we recommend you to go on a staycation are W Kuala Lumpur and Courtyard by Marriott Penang. Make yourselves at home in any of the 150 chic guest rooms and suites at W Kuala Lumpur, which provide views of the city’s modern, cutting-edge architecture. All of the rooms and suites combine traditional and contemporary design features, merging W trademarks like the iconic W beds with local “Wau” tassel decorations that are frequently seen on Malaysian kites and pixelated renditions of classic batik patterns. Check out the Spectacular Rooms, which boast enormous windows and innovative mood lighting to create a stunning perspective of the Twin Towers. And, why not pamper yourselves with massage, body and beauty treatments at the hotel’s AWAY Spa?
As for Courtyard by Marriott Penang, one of its plus points is that it is located along Jalan Macalister in the centre of UNESCO-listed George Town, just a short walk from some of the city’s famous landmarks and eateries. Take a sip or two at Gin Library, Penang's first and only distillery-themed bar with stunning views of the island’s skyline, and cool off in the outdoor infinity pool overlooking Penang Hill. If you prefer to dine in, try Penang Kitchen, the hotel’s dining outlet that serves Nyonya, Chinese, Indian and international cuisines.
Road Trip Taking a vacation together on the open road may be a really romantic experience, especially for couples who want to get to know each other better while also discovering new areas. Travelling together increases a couple’s likelihood of being happy in their relationship, communicating well with their partner, experiencing greater romance, spending quality time together and having similar objectives and desires. Studies also indicate that couples who travel together are more compatible and have less disputes than those who do not. They become more patient and understanding as a result of their excursions together. Be sure to snap a lot of pictures at each of the places you stop along the way on your road trip. As the two of you become closer through the shared experience of a new adventure, you will have images to look back on and remember the good times. Take some goofy shots together as well, so that you can look back on the experience with a smile and a good laugh.
Food Hunt Looking for a date idea that will shake things up a bit? Take your significant other on a culinary adventure. It’s not that difficult because Malaysia is blessed with so many eateries serving delicious food. If you live in Kuala Lumpur, you have an abundance of dining options to choose from. For a more memorable experience, we propose you drive out of the city to places such as Bagan Lalang in Sepang, and Kuala Selangor. Both are less than two hours away from Kuala Lumpur, and each of these coastal destinations offers some of the tastiest and freshest seafood cooked in a variety of ways that it can be tough to choose between them all. Another day trip destination is Genting Highlands, which is located roughly 50 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur. In addition to the highly-anticipated Tropicana WindCity, Genting Highlands is home to a diverse selection of popular restaurants like Burger & Lobster, Imperial Rama, The Olive, Spice Garden, The Food Factory and many more. If you don't mind driving a bit further, head to Malacca, which takes about two hours to reach. This southern state renowned for its rich history has an abundance of good food, including Peranakan specialties like ayam pong teh, classic Portuguese fare like devil’s curry, Hainanese chicken rice ball, traditional Malay dish assam pedas, as well as desserts such as coconut shake, cendol and many more!
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