Travelling can be an exciting experience for many; be it an opportunity to secure an exceptional business deal, or a chance to finally visit the city of your dreams. Yet, while travelling, the wellness of one is often compromised – 38.7% of travellers sleep worse, 22.3% skip meals or resort to fast-food when they’re too busy, and 41.7% exercise less (Skift Survey 2015; Certify Report: “What Business Travellers Prefer” 2015). As such, it is important to know how you can journey well during your travel for a more fulfilling and rewarding trip.
If Kuala Lumpur is next on your travel plans, here are 3 tips for you to journey well while you’re there:
1- Refresh: Get yourself comfortable for a good night’s sleep
After a long day of meetings or long hours of travelling, nothing is more refreshing than a relaxing warm shower followed by a respite or slumber into fresh, crisp hotel sheets. To alleviate feelings of maladjustment, it would help to have familiar soothing music from your phone. Black-out curtains will also help to ensure a peaceful night of sleeping well and waking up refreshed.
2- Refuel: Remember to have breakfast, the most essential meal
Waking up to a nutritious breakfast is what you absolutely need in ensuring high energy and spirits to ready yourself for a full day of walking activities or challenging business meetings. Having this essential meal accessible in your hotel will help you save time and cost, keeping you on track with your travel plans. An alternative will be to opt for a serviced residence or a hotel with in-room facilities such as a kitchenette that allows you to prepare your meals according to your dietary preferences, and at your own convenience. An all-day dining restaurant would also be useful for refueling yourself if you’re returning back to your hotel in between activities for a short rest or snack.
3- Recharge: Take time to exercise in a stimulating environment
Because travelling can be tiring, it’s important to dedicate some time to recharge yourself. More than 90 percent of studies show that exercise fights fatigue and improves mood1: Exercise is a great way to recharge as it increases energy levels by improving blood circulation and boosting metabolism. Head on down to a gym or take a dip in a pool that is set against the backdrop of some lush greenery or even the beautiful Kuala Lumpur skyline. Alternatively, you could take a relaxing stroll in the KL Forest Eco Park, which is where the only surviving primary tropical rainforest in Kuala Lumpur is.
With these 3 tips that show you how to journey well during your next trip to Kuala Lumpur, there are several hotels and apartments worth considering. An example is Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur (opening in April 2016), a hotel with apartment suites conveniently located in the Golden Triangle at the foot of Bukit Nanas. Another option is Sri Tiara Residences, close to Mid Valley and set on a charming hillside in the exclusive neighbourhood of Taman Seputeh. For more information, check out the Far East Hospitality at http://www.stayfareast.com. Further details of Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur can be found at http://www.stayfareast.com/oasia.
Elaine Seah is a veteran traveller, frequently shuffling between Singapore and Malaysia for work-related trips over the past 10 years. She is the Group Director of Brand Incorporated (http://www.brand-incorporated.com/services-hospitality-tourism-public-relations-pr-agency-agencies-company-firm-singapore-malaysia.html), one of the leading boutique hospitality and tourism public relations agencies in Singapore and Malaysia.