‘I can’t await the weekend!’– a common expression that echoes in the minds of lots of throughout the week. Thankfully Malaysia, best understood for its bustling streets, colourful food and deep-rooted cultures, is also blessed with numerous public holidays that create extended weekends, giving adventurers lots of time to travel.With holidays like the Birthday of Yang di Pertuan Agong(9 September), Awal Muharram (11 September)and Malaysia Day (16 Malaysia )lining up the September calendar, Agoda rounds up its leading vacation selects that will lead you to discover a few of Asia’s best concealed. Delighted holidays!Dungun and Tenggol Island, Malaysia

Head to Malaysia’s East coast to the long stretch of beaches at Dungun. Begin those shoes, it’s time to go beachcombing. Stay at Tanjung Jara Resort, which likewise makes a fantastic base for a day-trip to Tenggol Island, a small, remote island located along the coast of Terengganu. Reasonably untouched and undiscovered, this overlooked gem is bursting with marine life and stunning reef– making it a real paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers.

Mahagiri Resort Nusa Lembongan

For unrivaled charm of Indonesia, head to Nusa Lembongan, a little island found off the Southeast coast of Bali. Although quieter than its Bali equivalents, Nusa Lembongan certainly does not absence in its offering for nature and beach lovers.Check out among the

lots of pristine beaches the island needs to provide including Dream Beach, and snorkel amongst diverse marine life, prior to heading to capture the sundown at Devil’s Tears. Loosen up at one of the beach side resorts like Mahigiri Resort Nusa Lembongan where you can catch a glimpse of Bali and Mount Agung on the horizon.< img data-attachment-id =37762 data-permalink=https://www.gayatravel.com.my/agodas-top-picks-for-the-long-weekend/eat-sleep-cafe-bed/ data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.gayatravel.com.my/ver4/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Eat-Sleep-Cafe-Bed.jpeg?fit=1000%2C667&ssl=1"data-orig-size=1000,667 data-comments-opened=1 data-image-meta='"aperture":"0","credit":"","electronic camera": "","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"' data-image-title="Consume Sleep Cafe & Bed" data-image-description="

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While the city’s outstanding collection of temples like the sensational Wat Rong Khun (much better known as the white temple), Wat Klang Wieng, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Phra Singh attract culture hunters, up and coming Chiang Rai provides a down-to-earth ambiance for those simply desiring to chill out.Check in to

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Looking for a little rest and relaxation? The Hillocks Hotel & Medical Spa is just the location for you to loosen up and recoup.Set among rich gardens, the urban Khmer influenced resort is equipped with a big saltwater swimming pool that overlooks the surrounding rice fields. Its poolside mixed drink lounge and full-service day spa will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed after a day of temple adventures or night market shopping.

The River Resort in the captivating town of Champasak is the best hideout for those seeking a calm reprieve from the pressure of city life. Invigorate your senses as you indulge in a traditional massage or stroll through the parklands and landscaped gardens of the resort.If adventure is

what you look for, you can catch a tuk-tuk into Champasak town located only 3km away; cross the Mekong River by boat to the Elephant Camp in Xe Pian National Preservation Area or check out the Mekong’s 4,000 islands (Si Phan Don).