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Vintage Eleven Villa: Up to 5D4N Stay for 6 People in Private Pool Villa

Vintage Eleven Villa: Up to 5D4N Stay for 6 People in Private Pool Villa

[Grab it now with RM1,090 @ Groupon]

The deal

  • 2D1N stay for 6 for RM1,090 (up to RM2,120 value)
  • 3D2N stay for 6 for RM2,020 (up to RM4,240 value)
  • 4D3N stay for 6 for RM2,650 (up to RM6,360 value)
  • 5D4N stay for 6 for RM3,030 (up to RM8,480 value)

Hotel at a glance

Wrapped inside colonial architecture and decor laced with the influences of Malacca’s rich Baba Nyonya heritage, Vintage Eleven villa offers a glimpse into the past while basking in the luxuries of the present. A 19th century spiral staircase leads guests to a private infinity pool with roiling jacuzzi massage jets, and a greenery-rich balcony allows lovebirds to sequester themselves away from city life in a sliver of nature.

2-Storey Pool Villa

  • 2 bedrooms with 3 king-sized beds
  • Mini sofa

Facilities

  • Flatscreen LED TV with satellite channels
  • Infinity pool with jacuzzi jets
  • Touch-screen switches in living hall
  • Wall art made of recycled and vintage materials
  • Man-made backyard
  • Etienne Grand sofa set
  • Mini lounge
  • DVD player
  • Kitchenette with basic utensils, fridge, and water kettle

Add-ons (payable directly to hotel)

  • Additional single bed: RM100 per night per bed (max. 2 beds)
  • Additional queen sofa bed: RM200 per night per bed (max. 1 bed)
  • Extra guest (if more than 9 people): RM100 per person
  • Bed-sharing: Free
  • Late check-out: RM200 per hour (12pm – 2pm)
  • Full day rate will be charged for check-out after 2pm

Malacca: What to see and do

Travel back in history to what was once the East’s more formidable city of influence and one of South-East Asia’s UNESCO Heritage Site that is Malacca. What began as a quiet fishing village quickly became the central trading ground for Asian and European merchants under the rule of its first sultan, Parameswara. Its heritage as an international port is deeply etched into the architecture, food, and people that make this state home. One of the artifacts left behind is Dutch Square. Coloured in deep dark maroon, what used to be an administrative building for the Dutch colonisers is now the main town square that graces many a greeting card and tourist photograph. Dutch Square is but the tip of the iceberg that is Melaka’s architectural heritage; there’s Fortaleza de Malaca, a Portuguese fort; Bastion House that once served as a British bank; and the Baba Nyonya Peranakan Museum housed in an actual Peranakan heritage home.

Jonker Street is another favourite and is host to the ever popular Jonker Walk Night Market during Fridays and Saturdays, though when bathed in the harsh light of the weekday is more known for its aged yet nostalgically picturesque pre-war shop houses. Get a mouthful of history with samples of local cuisine, the front-runner being Baba-Nyonya food. Dishes that were once made in the confines of grandmothers’ kitchens have now become eponymous with the city’s fusion flair, along with Portuguese-Eurasian cuisine which one may find at the Portuguese Settlement, home to the descendants of former Portuguese colonisers.

Transporting you a century back with her colonial legacy which was influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British, a port-city tour around the surviving building remnants brings you up close to the enduring reminder of the power wrests which keeps Malacca in the more dynamic sections of the ancient Malay annals.

A’Famosa: Up to 3D2N Stay for Up to 8 People with Admission to Safari Wonderland, Old West, & Water Theme Park

A'Famosa: Up to 3D2N Stay for Up to 8 People with Admission to Safari Wonderland, Old West, & Water Theme Park

[Grab it now with RM287 @ Groupon]

The deal

Resort Hotel Superior

  • 2D1N stay + Safari Wonderland & Old West admission for 2 for RM287 (up to RM723 value)
  • 3D2N stay + Safari Wonderland, Old West & Water Theme Park admission for 2 for RM525 (up to RM1,332 value)

Condo Family Studio

  • 2D1N stay + Safari Wonderland & Old West admission for 2 for RM287 (up to RM787 value)
  • 3D2N stay + Safari Wonderland, Old West & Water Theme Park admission for 2 for RM525 (up to RM1,460 value)

Condo 2-Bedroom

  • 2D1N stay + Safari Wonderland & Old West admission for 4 for RM575 (up to RM1,192 value)
  • 3D2N stay + Safari Wonderland, Old West & Water Theme Park admission for 4 for RM1,050 (up to RM2,156 value)

Condo 3-Bedroom

  • 2D1N stay + Safari Wonderland & Old West admission for 6 for RM862 (up to RM1,596 value)
  • 3D2N stay + Safari Wonderland, Old West & Water Theme Park admission for 6 for RM1,575 (up to RM2,850 value)

4-Bedroom Villa

  • 2D1N stay + Safari Wonderland & Old West admission for 8 for RM1,150 (up to RM2,421 value)
  • 3D2N stay + Safari Wonderland, Old West & Water Theme Park admission for 8 for RM2,100 (up to RM4,386 value)

Hotel at a glance

Visible from the North-South Highway and aboard magic carpet rides, A’Famosa Resort Melaka stands tall amidst a sea of activities. The apartment combines the services of a hotel with attributes of apartment living, equipped with a balcony overlooking the resort and other sights not associated with palm oil plantations. The villas grant you with serenity as amenities like private pools and family lounges are merely inches away.

The rooms

Condo Family Studio or Resort Hotel Superior

  • 75 sqm room
  • 2 queen-sized or 2 double-bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 4 people per room

Condo 2-Bedroom Apartment

  • 101.35 sqm room
  • 2 queen-sized bedding + 2 single bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 6 people per apartment

Condo 3-Bedroom Apartment

  • 132.7 sqm apartment
  • 6 queen-size bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 12 people per room

4-Bedroom Standard Pool Villa

  • 185 sqm villa
  • 2 rooms with 2 queen-size bedding + 2 rooms with 2 single bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 12 people per villa
  • Private swimming pool
  • Private balconies with golf course or pool views, or without views
  • Kitchenette with fridge

Hotel facilities

  • Restaurants and café
  • Lobby and lounge
  • Bicycle and chariot rides
  • Safari Wonderland
  • Water Theme Park
  • Old West with restaurants, funfair, children theme park, and retail shops
  • Freeport A’Famosa Outlet
  • Paintball course
  • 27-hole golf course
  • Go-kart circuit
  • Archery range
  • Clubhouse
  • 24-hour receptionist
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tour information
  • Board games, chess, mahjong, and more

Malacca: What to see and do

Travel back in history to what was once the East’s more formidable city of influence and one of South-East Asia’s UNESCO Heritage Site that is Malacca. What began as a quiet fishing village quickly became the central trading ground for Asian and European merchants under the rule of its first sultan, Parameswara. Its heritage as an international port is deeply etched into the architecture, food, and people that make this state home. One of the artifacts left behind is Dutch Square. Coloured in deep dark maroon, what used to be an administrative building for the Dutch colonisers is now the main town square that graces many a greeting card and tourist photograph. Dutch Square is but the tip of the iceberg that is Melaka’s architectural heritage; there’s Fortaleza de Malaca, a Portuguese fort; Bastion House that once served as a British bank; and the Baba Nyonya Peranakan Museum housed in an actual Peranakan heritage home.

Jonker Street is another favourite and is host to the ever popular Jonker Walk Night Market during Fridays and Saturdays, though when bathed in the harsh light of the weekday is more known for its aged yet nostalgically picturesque pre-war shop houses. Get a mouthful of history with samples of local cuisine, the front-runner being Baba-Nyonya food. Dishes that were once made in the confines of grandmothers’ kitchens have now become eponymous with the city’s fusion flair, along with Portuguese-Eurasian cuisine which one may find at the Portuguese Settlement, home to the descendants of former Portuguese colonisers.

Transporting you a century back with her colonial legacy which was influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British, a port-city tour around the surviving building remnants brings you up close to the enduring reminder of the power wrests which keeps Malacca in the more dynamic sections of the ancient Malay annals.

Bayou Lagoon Park Resort: 2D1N Stay in Studio Suite for 2 People + Waterpark Tickets. 2 or 3-Bedroom Apartment Available

Bayou Lagoon Park Resort: 2D1N Stay in Studio Suite for 2 People + Waterpark Tickets. 2 or 3-Bedroom Apartment Available

[Grab it now with RM158 @ Groupon]

The deal

Studio Suite

  • 2D1N stay + waterpark tickets for 2 for RM158 (up to RM592 value)

2-Bedroom Apartment

  • 2D1N stay + waterpark tickets for 4 for RM258 (up to RM812 value)

3-Bedroom Apartment stay

  • 2D1N stay + waterpark tickets for 6 for RM358 (up to RM1,032 value)

Hotel at a glance

The sound of water splashes and children’s laughter travel through the resort’s apartment buildings, temporarily banishing memories of daily traffic jams and phone rings. Sip a cup of hot coffee on the soft couch in your apartment’s well-furnished living room, or have some splashing fun at the water park’s colourful slides and pools. Owners of hungry tummies can seek out international and local cuisines at the Bayou Coffee House, followed by a 10-minute drive to visit animals at the crocodile park and Malacca Zoo.

Studio Suite

  • 45.67 sqm room
  • Twin or queen-sized beds
  • Max. occupancy: 3 guests per apartment. 3rd guest subject to additional charges.

2-Bedroom Apartment

  • 67.12 sqm room
  • 2 x twin or 2 x queen-sized beds
  • Max. occupancy: 5 guests per apartment. 5th guest subject to additional charges.

3-Bedroom Apartment

  • 93.65 sqm room
  • Twin and 2 x queen-sized bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 7 guests per apartment. 7th guest subject to additional charges.

Hotel facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Water park
  • Kid’s playground
  • Fitness centre
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Games room
  • Tour information
  • Transportation services
  • Laundry service
  • Parking lot
  • Meeting and conference room

Add-ons (payable to hotel)

  • Extra bed with breakfast and entrance to water park: RM70 per person per night
  • Breakfast for adult aged 12 and above: RM28 per person per night
  • Breakfast for child aged 4 – 11: RM18 per person per night

Malacca: What to see and do

Travel back in history to what was once the East’s more formidable city of influence and one of South-East Asia’s UNESCO Heritage Site that is Malacca. What began as a quiet fishing village quickly became the central trading ground for Asian and European merchants under the rule of its first sultan, Parameswara. Its heritage as an international port is deeply etched into the architecture, food, and people that make this state home. One of the artifacts left behind is Dutch Square. Coloured in deep dark maroon, what used to be an administrative building for the Dutch colonisers is now the main town square that graces many a greeting card and tourist photograph. Dutch Square is but the tip of the iceberg that is Melaka’s architectural heritage; there’s Fortaleza de Malaca, a Portuguese fort; Bastion House that once served as a British bank; and the Baba Nyonya Peranakan Museum housed in an actual Peranakan heritage home.

Jonker Street is another favourite and is host to the ever popular Jonker Walk Night Market during Fridays and Saturdays, though when bathed in the harsh light of the weekday is more known for its aged yet nostalgically picturesque pre-war shop houses. Get a mouthful of history with samples of local cuisine, the front-runner being Baba-Nyonya food. Dishes that were once made in the confines of grandmothers’ kitchens have now become eponymous with the city’s fusion flair, along with Portuguese-Eurasian cuisine which one may find at the Portuguese Settlement, home to the descendants of former Portuguese colonisers.

Transporting you a century back with her colonial legacy which was influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British, a port-city tour around the surviving building remnants brings you up close to the enduring reminder of the power wrests which keeps Malacca in the more dynamic sections of the ancient Malay annals.

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Johor Bahru: 2D1N Stay for 2 People with Legoland Theme Park Admission. Legoland Water Park Available

Johor Bahru: 2D1N Stay for 2 People with Legoland Theme Park Admission. Legoland Water Park Available

[Grab it now with RM310 @ Groupon]

The deal

Stay in Hallmark Regency Hotel (Deluxe Room) / Grand Sentosa Hotel Johor Bahru (Superior Room)

  • Stay + Legoland Water Park tickets for 2 people for RM310 (up to RM380 value)
  • Stay + Legoland Theme Park tickets for 2 people for RM399 (up to RM496 value)
  • Stay + Legoland Water Park and Theme Park tickets for 2 people for RM470 (up to RM586 value)

Hotels at a glance

Hallmark Regency Hotel

Pinpointing a tract located within a fling east of the coast of Danga Bay, the hotel welcomes visitors looking to while away lulls in between theme park festivities, providing comfortable hubs of rest conveniently nestled to the nearby attractions of Legoland Malaysia and Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park. Catering to multifaceted daily needs, the hotel also invites guests to abate holiday pangs of hunger with the Western and local fare abound within Hallmark Café, while travellers starving to explore further can arrange for shuttle services commuting between the hotel and the aforementioned sites of leisurely escapes and themed attractions.

Grand Sentosa Hotel Johor Bahru

Nestled within Plaza Sentosa Shopping Mall in Johor Bahru lies Grand Sentosa Hotel Johor Bahru, a hotel featuring the Sentosa Deli for sumptuous local and South East Asian cuisine. Guests may also walk to the plaza for a larger variety of BBQ, seafood, bah kut teh, Malay, and Vietnamese cuisine. Spend a day out at the city to visit landmarks like the Chinese Heritage Museum, Johor Old Chinese Temple, or Johor Bahru City Square. Other popular destinations include Angry Birds Activity Park, Legoland, and Resort World Sentosa.

Hotel

Add-ons (Payable to AD Travel Sdn Bhd)

  • Stay with extra bed for guest of all ages: RM55 per room per night
  • Stay extension: RM120 per room per night
  • Additional tickets:
    • Legoland Theme Park: RM180 (Adult) / RM145 (Child) per ticket
    • Legoland Water Park: RM122 (Adult) / RM101 (Child) per ticket
    • Legoland Water + Theme Park Combo: RM225 (Adult) / RM180 (Child) per combo

Johor Bahru: What to see and do

Despite her current standing as the nation’s second largest city after Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru has only recently stirred from her status as a gateway to Malaysia’s various attractions like Cameron Highlands, Butterworth, Malacca, and the capital herself. Unlike her bustling city-neighbour Singapore, Johor Bahru is a stroll past a cluster of shopping malls and hotels that sit next to quaint neighbourhoods and shop houses.

Take a stroll down Danga Bay’s waterfront which is “poised to be as scenic and enticing as Sydney’s Darling Harbour”, according to Lonely Planet. Claiming the honour of being the state’s first residential and recreational park district, the coast-side destination hosts the Danga City Mall shopping centre, the Danga Cruise 8 triple-decker, and a fun park which comes alive with the star-lit skies and gusts of sea breeze.

Consider the menagerie that is the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, as you step off Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and into the quietly-glittering interiors of one of Tebrau’s oldest Hindu temples. Guided by the polished surfaces of the sacred grounds, your exploration of this unassuming sanctuary leads you to her prized centrepiece that is Lord Shiva’s lotus. Intricately-designed with prayer beads from Nepal, the former shelter-turned-pilgrim’s sanctuary was said to be inspired by a glass artwork of a Thai wat which was visited by the Guru Bhagawan Sittar.

Riding on the commercial wave which comes with the transformation of the Johor Bahru Central Business District, the theme parks of Legoland, Hello Kitty Land, and Little Big Club offer a bevy of thrilling rides just outside of Johor Bahru. Home to the interactive attractions of the first international theme park in Malaysia, Legoland houses MINILAND, the action-packed LEGO TECHNIC, medieval LEGO KINGDOM, and more. Meanwhile, a short drive offers access to the first Sanrio Hello Kitty Land established outside of Japan, with an array of iridescent displays and engaging activities to occupy fans of the infamous cat. Close by, the Little Big Club hosts six themed play zones containing many iconic characters from HIT Entertainment including Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends, Barney, and Pingu.

Silka Johor Bahru: Up to 4D3N Stay for Up to 4 People in Deluxe or Family Room with Breakfast

Silka Johor Bahru: Up to 4D3N Stay for Up to 4 People in Deluxe or Family Room with Breakfast

[Grab it now with RM125 @ Groupon]

The deal

Deluxe Room

  • 2D1N stay for 2 for RM125 (up to RM816.20 value)
  • 3D2N stay for 2 for RM238 (up to RM1,632.40 value)
  • 4D3N stay for 2 for RM345 (up to RM2,448.60 value)

Family Room

  • 2D1N stay for 4 for RM258 (up to RM1,224.30 value)
  • 3D2N stay for 4 for RM498 (up to RM2,448.30 value)
  • 4D3N stay for 4 for RM720 (up to RM3,672.90 value)

Hotel at a glance

Ideally situated within reach of some of Johor Bahru’s premier attractions such as Johor PRemium Outlets (JPO), LEGOLAND® Malaysia, and Hello Kitty Town theme parks, Silka Johor Bahru acts as a hub of comfort for locals and travellers alike. The hotel itself offers a wealth of entertainment with its sprawling outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and sports courts for tennis and squash, as well as a myriad of cuisines at its dining facilities Kapitan Corner and Checkers Café, which whip up local and international cuisines to please patrons of varying palates.

Deluxe Room

  • Max. occupancy: 3 adults OR 2 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. 3rd guest subject to additional charges.

Family Room

  • Max. occupancy: 4 adults OR 3 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. 3rd guest subject to additional charges.

Hotel facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant, bar, and cafe
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis and squash courts
  • Concierge
  • Room service
  • Laundry services
  • Meeting facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Add-ons (payable to hotel)

  • Extra bed with breakfast for guest aged 12 and above: RM80 per person per night
  • Extra bed with breakfast for guest aged 3 – 11: RM70 per person per night
  • Stay without extra bed with breakfast for guest aged 2 and below: Free
  • Upgrade to Business Suite King Room with breakfast: RM50 per room per night

Johor Bahru: What to see and do

Despite her current standing as the nation’s second largest city after Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru has only recently stirred from her status as a gateway to Malaysia’s various attractions like Cameron Highlands, Butterworth, Malacca, and the capital herself. Unlike her bustling city-neighbour Singapore, Johor Bahru is a stroll past a cluster of shopping malls and hotels that sit next to quaint neighbourhoods and shop houses.

Take a stroll down Danga Bay’s waterfront which is “poised to be as scenic and enticing as Sydney’s Darling Harbour”, according to Lonely Planet. Claiming the honour of being the state’s first residential and recreational park district, the coast-side destination hosts the Danga City Mall shopping centre, the Danga Cruise 8 triple-decker, and a fun park which comes alive with the star-lit skies and gusts of sea breeze.

Consider the menagerie that is the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, as you step off Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and into the quietly-glittering interiors of one of Tebrau’s oldest Hindu temples. Guided by the polished surfaces of the sacred grounds, your exploration of this unassuming sanctuary leads you to her prized centrepiece that is Lord Shiva’s lotus. Intricately-designed with prayer beads from Nepal, the former shelter-turned-pilgrim’s sanctuary was said to be inspired from a glass artwork of a Thai wat which was visited by the Guru Bhagawan Sittar.

Riding on the commercial wave which comes with the transformation of the Johor Bahru Central Business District, the theme parks of Legoland, Hello Kitty Land, and Little Big Club offer a bevy of thrilling rides just outside of Johor Bahru. Home to the interactive attractions of the first international theme park in Malaysia, Legoland houses MINILAND, the action-packed LEGO TECHNIC, medieval LEGO KINGDOM, and more. Meanwhile, a short drive offers access to the first Sanrio Hello Kitty Land established outside of Japan, with an array of iridescent displays and engaging activities to occupy fans of the infamous cat. Close by, the Little Big Club hosts six themed play zones containing many iconic characters from HIT Entertainment including Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends, Barney, and Pingu.

Bella Vista Waterfront Resort: 2D1N Stay for 2 in Deluxe Room, Studio Deluxe Room, OR Loft Room with Breakfast

Bella Vista Waterfront Resort: 2D1N Stay for 2 in Deluxe Room, Studio Deluxe Room, OR Loft Room with Breakfast

[Grab it now with RM168 @ Groupon]

The deal

Deluxe Room

  • Stay for 2 for RM168 (up to RM600 value)

Studio Deluxe Room

  • Stay for 2 for RM208 (up to RM850 value)

Loft Room

  • Stay for 2 for RM328 (up to RM1,050 value)

Hotel at a glance

Relive fantasies of midnight balls and happily-ever-afters under commanding turrets of the European-inspired building touched by Langkawi sunsets and tropical starscapes. Crowned with a royal blue tinge and modelled after reminiscent princess stories, regal structures buttressed by lush greeneries play host to your storybook getaway spiced with hints of Malaysiana. As you make your way across polished lobbies enclosed by gold-resonant interiors and warmed by chandeliers with well-placed sconces, eyes and gasps will fall on cascading staircase linking receiving spaces with lofty upper decks.

The Room

Deluxe Room

  • 21 sqm room
  • Double or twin bedding
  • Max occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. Child guest subject to additional surcharges

Studio Deluxe Room

  • 39 sqm room
  • Double or twin bedding
  • Max occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. Child guest subject to additional surcharges

Loft Room

  • Twin bedding
  • Max occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. Child guest subject to additional surcharges

Hotel facilities

  • Restaurants with bar and grill
  • Outdoor swimming pool with pool-side bar
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Tour desk
  • Car rental and airport transfer service
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby and restaurant
  • Meeting and function rooms
  • Free parking

Add-ons (payable to hotel)

  • Stay without extra bed with breakfast for child aged 4 – 12: RM15 per person per night
  • Stay without extra bed with breakfast for child aged 3 and below: Free

Langkawi: What to see and do

Taking its inspiration from both the earth and skies, the name ‘Langkawi’ is commonly thought to have arisen due to the profusion of Lang Merah eagles on the island, along with the abundance of marble – kawi in Sanskrit – found within its confines. Having come under both British and Thai rule during its lifetime, the influences of the latter remain apparent in both the local culture, and the cuisine that feeds it. The post-war era saw an influx of pirate activity, with the archipelago’s dense foliage providing nooks and crannies with which to seek refuge.

Legs aside, wanderers traverse the circumference of the island via bicycles, taxis, rented cars, and the occasional water buffalo – emblematic of the idyllic village life that juxtaposes itself against the urban façade of tourist-laden sites. Shopping malls abound in Kuah, amongst other destinations, with the establishment of Langkawi’s duty-free status in 1987.

Cable car rides proffer a glimpse of murky jungles and cascading waterfalls like the Telaga Tujuh in Gunung Mat Cincang, along with the chance to observe a menagerie of flora and fauna within the confines of the UNESCO-declared Geopark, where Palaeozoic sedimentary sequences reveal themselves amongst the agglomeration of mangroves, tidal flats, and estuaries.

Amateur historians revel in the Makam Mahsuri, the tomb of a maiden who cursed the island for seven generations after being executed for infidelity. Evidence of the malediction is said to lie in Padang Matsirat, where burnt grains of rice still reside almost two hundred years after angry villagers led a revolt against the Siamese. Less malicious locales allure from afar; waves ebbing like a heartbeat against the dazzling sands of Pantai Cenang, Pantai Kok, and Pantai Tengah.

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Canopy Tribes: Up to 3D2N Stay for 1 Person for Glamping in Luxury Tent with English Breakfast & BBQ Dinner

Canopy Tribes: Up to 3D2N Stay for 1 Person for Glamping in Luxury Tent with English Breakfast & BBQ Dinner

[Grab it now with RM128 @ Groupon]

The deal

  • 2D1N stay for 1 for RM128 (up to RM210 value)
  • 3D2N stay for 1 for RM218 (up to RM390 value)

Hotel at a glance

Glamping brings the glamour back to camping by taking indoor creature comforts to the great outdoors. The Canopy Tribes campsite is a gated and guarded glade located a mere three kilometres from Kota Tinggi’s waterfall area. Guests can wander off the beaten track into Johor’s lush rainforests, trek up Gunung Panti, go bird-watching at the Panti Bird Sanctuary, fish in the lake, or take a cruise up the riverbank to see the fireflies.

  • Gather around the communal campfire for a night of singing, campfire games, marshmallow-roasting, and story-telling.
  • Grill your catch-of-the-day with the BBQ facilities and savour it under the stars.
  • Wash off the day and grime with a hot shower and sink into a proper bed under a well-appointed bell tent.

Luxury Tent

  • Max. occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. 3rd guest subject to additional charges.

Hotel facilities

  • Gated and guarded campsite
  • Hot showers
  • Recreational facilities
  • BBQ facilities
  • Parking lot

Add-ons (payable to hotel)

  • Extra bed with breakfast and BBQ dinner for guest aged 3 – 12: RM96 per person per night

Kota Tinggi, Johor: What to see and do

A 1-hour bus ride from the capital city of Johor brings folks to Kota Tinggi, a town small enough to walk around in. Right across the bus terminal is the Kota Tinggi Museum, which exhibits paintings, dioramas, and weaponry that trace the history of the Johor Sultanate. A cluster of fort-like stone walls located further away in the city marks the location of several royal tombs, among them the tomb of the Johor Sultanate’s 10th ruler, Sultan Mahmud. Visitors looking for a fun-filled respite from the tropical heat can head 16km northwest to the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls, a 36m-tall amalgamation of cool river water, misty cascades, and moss-tinged forest punctuated by colourful water slides and man-made dams holding up shallow wading pools. A short cruise off the Kota Tinggi Jetty goes into Johor’s mangroves, where fireflies blink into life after the sunset.

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Bahagia Villa Apartment: Up to 4D3N Stay for 6 People in 3-Bedroom Apartment. Toyota Avanza Car Rental Available

Bahagia Villa Apartment: Up to 4D3N Stay for 6 People in 3-Bedroom Apartment. Toyota Avanza Car Rental Available

[Grab it now with RM215 @ Groupon]

The deal

Stay only

  • 2D1N stay for 6 for RM215 (up to RM305 value)

Stay + Toyota Avanza car rental

  • 2D1N stay for 6 for RM388 (up to RM660 value)
  • 3D2N stay for 6 for RM700 (up to RM1,320 value)
  • 4D3N stay for 6 for RM1,050 (up to RM1,980 value)

Hotel at a glance

As soon as you step into the hotel’s compounds, the first thing you would notice is the four-sided form of the apartment with colourful walls painted with rainbow stripes. An outdoor pool in the courtyard with deck chairs welcomes mid-day dips while a playground keeps little ones occupied. The resort is located near the Langkawi Wildlife Park and within walking distance to the beach, and provides car rental services should you decide to explore other areas of the island.

3-Bedroom Apartment

  • Double or twin bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 6 guests per apartment

Hotel facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Playground
  • Transportation services
  • Reception
  • Car park

Add-Ons

  • Breakfast
    • Adult: RM10 per person
    • Child: RM5 per person
  • Stay without extra bed for guest of all ages: RM20 per person

Langkawi: What to see and do

Taking its inspiration from both the earth and skies, the name ‘Langkawi’ is commonly thought to have arisen due to the profusion of Lang Merah eagles on the island, along with the abundance of marble – kawi in Sanskrit – found within its confines. Having come under both British and Thai rule during its lifetime, the influences of the latter remain apparent in both the local culture, and the cuisine that feeds it. The post-war era saw an influx of pirate activity, with the archipelago’s dense foliage providing nooks and crannies with which to seek refuge.

Legs aside, wanderers traverse the circumference of the island via bicycles, taxis, rented cars, and the occasional water buffalo – emblematic of the idyllic village life that juxtaposes itself against the urban façade of tourist-laden sites. Shopping malls abound in Kuah, amongst other destinations, with the establishment of Langkawi’s duty-free status in 1987.

Cable car rides proffer a glimpse of murky jungles and cascading waterfalls like the Telaga Tujuh in Gunung Mat Cincang, along with the chance to observe a menagerie of flora and fauna within the confines of the UNESCO-declared Geopark, where Palaeozoic sedimentary sequences reveal themselves amongst the agglomeration of mangroves, tidal flats, and estuaries.

Amateur historians revel in the Makam Mahsuri, the tomb of a maiden who cursed the island for seven generations after being executed for infidelity. Evidence of the malediction is said to lie in Padang Matsirat, where burnt grains of rice still reside almost two hundred years after angry villagers led a revolt against the Siamese. Less malicious locales allure from afar; waves ebbing like a heartbeat against the dazzling sands of Pantai Cenang, Pantai Kok, and Pantai Tengah.

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