by Nurul Rustam
Are you experiencing fatigue? Insomnia? Or do you always forget things? These are some classic tell-tale signs of burnout. Burnout occurs when a person is suffering from physical and emotional exhaustion. It’s most commonly caused by work-related stress and hectic lifestyle. In most cases, many will suddenly resort to making drastic changes to their lifestyle, such as leaving their jobs. Some just stopped functioning.
So, how can we avoid burnout? You do not need to make drastic changes. You can start small. Start by creating a habit of maintaining work-life balance. Make it your mantra. Do not work 24/7, 7 days a week. Leave your weekend free for fun activities. We suggest immersing yourselves in what nature has to offer. Take a short staycation at a nearby resort that offers a relaxing environment. Let your mind and body take a nice, deep breath of fresh air; we are sure that you will feel refreshed and ready to take on the world again!
To get you started, we’ve shortlisted some of Hulu Langat’s hidden gems. These resorts offer relaxing ambience and are all very near to the city despite being surrounded by the forest. You can organize a staycation with a bunch of friends. Otherwise, a weekend on your own sounds good too!
1. Laman Jentayu Resort
Laman Jentayu Resort is located 36 km away from the city centre is a perfect place for a short staycation! You can go for camping, fishing, rafting, and BBQ too! For adrenaline junkie, you will surely fall in love with this place because they provide extreme sports activities such as motocross, mountain bike, waterfall hiking, hiking to Mount Nuang and cycling. Accommodation rates starting from RM99.
Location: Jalan Haji Mokhtar, Batu 20, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor
2. Agrotek Garden Resort
Agrotek Garden Resort is not just a place for you to indulge yourself in the serene environment, their signature Malay traditional cuisine will definitely satisfy you foodies out there. You can also take a walk at their fruit orchards and pick some fruits for snacks! Water sports and land sports are available too! Accommodation rates starting from RM130.
Location: Dusun Tua, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor
3. Bamboo Village Kuala Lumpur
Bamboo Village Kuala Lumpur is our favourite pick for their amazing ambience. It’s calm and serene; a perfect place for meditation and yoga. All the rooms are made up of bamboos which are imported from Indonesia. They are also located very near to popular attractions such as Sungai Serai, Batu 16 hot springs, Sungai Gabai waterfall, and Gunung Nuang. Accommodation rates starting from RM120.
Location: Jalan Pelangi 5, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor
These retreats are all located very near to the city centre and very near to Sapphire 9 @ Cheras Permai! Sapphire 9 is located strategically near the city centre but also far enough to escape the bustles of a busy city. A perfect place to call home for those who work in the city but would like to retreat to a quieter place by night.