2021 began with a relaxing, long weekend. Over the weekend, many of us went on short getaways, spent quality time with our families, and recharged before heading back to work on the first Monday of the new year. After such a wonderful break, you may be wondering when the next long weekend is for a little more R&R with your loved ones.
There are 3 more long weekends in 2021, namely:
3 long weekends don’t sound like a lot, but if you plan ahead and use your annual leave wisely, you can enjoy up to 9 more long weekends this year!
Here are the other public holidays to take note of:
Once you apply for leave, the next step is to plan what to do over the holidays. Here are some awesome ideas that guarantee a fun-filled long weekend:
ESCAPE to a thrilling theme park in Penang
Visit ESCAPE Penang, a one of a kind theme park surrounded by lush greenery, that offers exciting dry and water activities. Unleash your inner child as you climb coconut trees, ride down a dirt track, and zoom across a zip line between the trees. Be sure to hit the water slides for some splash action. At an impressive 1,111 metres, ‘The Longest’ is the world’s longest tube water slide and is certainly a must-try when you’re at ESCAPE! Click here for a complete guide to ESCAPE Theme Park Penang.
Address: 828 Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM, Tuesday to Sunday
Contact Number: +604-881 1106
Explore your creative side in a charcoal painting workshop in Ipoh
Planning a quiet getaway to the charming town of Ipoh? While you’re there, sign up for a unique 2-hour charcoal painting workshop at Woody Handy Art and explore your creative side. An experienced teacher will guide you through the art of charcoal making. Let the artist within you go wild and paint using a charcoal piece as your canvas. Once you’re done, you can bring your artwork back home as a souvenir or gift it to your special someone.
Address: 12A Persiaran Klebang 1, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Kawasan Perusahaan IGB, 31200 Ipoh, Perak
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 5 PM, Monday to Friday
Contact Number: +6012-510 8771
Wondering what to makan when you’re in Ipoh? Click here for our recommendations.
Enjoy an aerial view of Selangor on a tandem parachute
Have you ever wanted to experience flying? Here’s your chance! With the tandem parachute experience in Kuala Kubu Bahru, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Selangor as you glide through the sky. Experience an adrenaline rush unlike anything else! You’ll be partnered with an experienced instructor, so all you need to do is relax and marvel at the stunning view of Selangor beneath you.
Address: Mini Stadium (Taman Millenium), Jalan Taman Millenium, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
Operating Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM daily
Contact Number: +603-6064 1331
If you’re hungry after paragliding, there are loads of awesome food joints to check out in Selangor. Click here for our recommendations.
Enjoy a 3D2N beachside staycation in Langkawi
Check in to Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa in Langkawi for a relaxing weekend by the ocean. Nestled between serene gardens and the beautiful Cenang beach, this rustic resort boasts a traditional Malay Kampong design. All rooms are housed in quaint wooden chalets and are equipped with modern amenities. Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa provides the perfect harmony between old-world charm and modern comfort.
While you’re there, sit back and relax on the beach and go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the ocean. Be sure to visit the spa for a soothing body massage that will get rid of all your knots and stress.
Address: Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact Number: +604-952 8888
Hike up Gunung Jasar in Cameron Highlands
This is the perfect activity for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers. Explore the hiking trails of Gunung Jasar with a guide. Marvel at the diverse flora and fauna that surround you. When you reach the summit, you’ll be greeted with a stunning view of lush greenery, rolling hills in the distance, and white clouds dotted across the bright blue sky.
Wondering what else to do in Cameron Highlands? Click here to check out our 2-day itinerary for some ideas.
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