It may feel like 2021 just started, but after experiencing MCO 2.0, we could all do with some self-care (and maybe a little break from being home all day).
The good news is there are plenty of things to do in and around Kuala Lumpur for us to pamper ourselves and feel refreshed. We could do these things alone for precious me-time or with our loved ones – keeping the SOPs in mind, of course. From delicious brunches to relaxing spa treatments, here are 6 ways to have the perfect self-care day in Kuala Lumpur:
1. Have a hearty meal
Wake up naturally without an alarm and start your day with a hearty meal – whether it’s a 7am breakfast for you early birds, an 11am brunch, or a late lunch for those of you who like to sleep in.
If cooking’s your thing, make your favourite, go-to dishes or try something new – like these easy halal Korean breakfast recipes
. For those of you who would rather dine out with loved ones or with a book, hit up one of these halal cafes in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor
that are quieter and perfect for social distancing.
2. Walk around a beautiful park
After fuelling up with a nutritious meal, why not go for a little stroll and take in the sights at a beautiful park? If you’re in the city, head over to KLCC Park, KL Forest Eco Park, or Taman Tugu for a quick escape into nature amidst the hustle and bustle.
Or, wander further to Taman Saujana Hijau
in Putrajaya! This popular park will make you feel like you’re in Europe with pine trees, sunflowers, and rolling hills that remind us of Teletubbies.
While in Putrajaya, check out other parks in the area, including Taman Putra Perdana, Taman Botani, and Taman Wetland.
3. Relax at a spa
Ah, one of our favourite forms of self-care. Whether you’re looking for a deep exfoliating scrub or a relaxing massage to knead your worries away, there is a spa for you.
Take your pick of these Muslimah-friendly spas
or choose from one of our favourite spas in Kuala Lumpur
– there’s one to suit every budget Just remember to book your treatment in advance as limited spots are available now with the Covid-19 SOPs.
Or, you could have your very own spa session at home! From setting the mood with a scented candle to pampering your feet with an easy DIY soak, check out easy ways to recreate a spa experience at home
4. Check in for a staycation
Sometimes, all we need is a change in environment. Checking into a hotel – even if in the same city we call home – can transport us to another world and put our minds on vacation mood. We can use this time to read by the pool, catch up on Netflix, or simply nap all day.
Take a look at these Insta-worthy hotels In Kuala Lumpur
, which includes trendy boutique hotels such as The Chow Kit
and KLoe Hotel
. For a more luxurious getaway, Villa Samadhi
takes you to a remote resort right in the city. The hidden oasis offers 5 types of rooms, with facilities from a whirlpool in the bathroom to a private outdoor plunge pool.
5. Heal your mind and body with yoga
Yoga is one of the best ways to practice self-care as it calms the mind and gets you moving. Consider joining ClassPass to try out one of the many studios in and around KL. Some of our top picks include:
- Nafas Yoga where you can find Vinyasa-styled Flow classes and special offerings such as pre-natal yoga and kids’ yoga
- OhanaJo where you can experience mind-body healing through a yoga class, sound healing session, or a transformational workshop
- Best Mind & Body (at KLoe Hotel) where you can nurture your mind and body through classes such as yoga, core work, mindfulness, and more
6. Unwind before sleep
Whether you’re ending your day at home or at your staycation spot, slow down and get ready for a night of deep sleep. Make yourself a hot cup of chamomile tea, put on your favourite music, or take the time to journal and reflect on the day you’ve had.
With all these things you can do to relax around the city, it’s time to set aside a self-care day in and around Kuala Lumpur. What are you most looking forward to doing? Let us know!