Mother’s Day is fast approaching. The date for Mother’s Day 2015 is May 10th – just around the corner! And for many of us it means a last-minute dash to the mall to buy jewelry and a nice bouquet of flowers or perhaps an elegant afternoon tea overlooking the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park. But why not go that extra mile and send her on a tailor made vacation instead?
Be it breakfast in bed, spa indulgences, shopping sprees, superb meals or thrills and adventure – you name it, we have it!
And we understand every mom is unique – she might be an adventurous go getter or in need of serious relaxation. To help her rejuvenate and recharge, here are some fun ideas to treat your mother (and yourself) to a Mom-a-riffic vacation that she deserves!
Mama the Adventurer
If your mom is an adventure addict looking for thrills, plan a Mother’s Day excursion to New Zealand that offers a variety of extreme activities such as bungee jumping, jet boating and scuba diving with varied degrees of difficulty to suit her needs.
Or, embark on an Australian adventure with its surfers paradise, vast outback, age-old forests and unique wildlife.
Want something closer to home? Climbing Mount Kinabalu, one of the tallest mountains in South-East Asia can be an activity to add a new feather to her adventurers hat and give you both a sense of accomplishment when you soak in that sunrise from the summit!
The Shopaholic Mother
Shopping is her middle name? Plan a shopping escapade like no other at these hotspots around the world! Crank up the mileage on her shopping odyssey in Bangkok, Bandung, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Johor and more!
Don’t miss these Grand Sales – Hong Kong Summer Fun, Amazing Thailand Grand Sale and Malaysia Mega Sale for some retail therapy indulgence.
And you definitely need to keep your credit cards close if you are going to Ginza in Japan or if she plans to change her entire wardrobe in one of the factory outlet in Bandung Hotels. Even if it is all about her, she will make sure she brings you home a little souvenir!
The Foodie Mommy
Regardless whether she is a full-fledged foodie or an ordinary food lover, surprise yourself and mom with an unforgettable gastronomic trail around the world. Tantalize her taste buds with an abundance of local food in Penang where she will be spoilt for choice at any given time! If you’d like to know where to start, check out our post on what to eat and where to eat in Penang.
Or, rediscover Osaka and enjoy everything from epicurean delicacies to the everyday local street fare. To complete her journey, she can visit Taipei, which is well-known around the world for its amazing array of night markets and streets food.
Never tried fresh seafood (we mean fresh as in still moving on your plate!) before? Busan is the place to be! And don’t forget to wash it all down with fresh fruits cocktails from the stalls lined-up in the alleys of Hanoi.
Spend quality bonding sessions with her and explore the world at the same time. Travel can be one of many amazing ways to reconnect with loved ones. Unwind with authentic Balinese foot and body massage in Bali or pamper your hand and feet with a manicure and pedicure in Bangkok or take mom on a beach vacation to Langkawi, for the ultimate family fun on its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches.
Time to don that “sarong” you bought 2 years ago and tread the soft sands of Boracay. For some shopping fun as she chills, Phuket’s street markets offer the best from bikinis to ceramics to toys and fret not, it will not burn a hole in your pocket with these value buys!
So get your mom the gift of travel that best suits her personality and style. There is still time to book her a last minute vacation to make her feel special this Mother’s Day!
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