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Going abroad for Chinese New Year 2018? Here is a list of destinations together with some fun family-friendly activities for all ages.
Thinking of going abroad for Chinese New Year 2018? Instead of the usual festive hustle and bustle at home, pack your bags and jet off for a quick getaway to relax and bond with your loved ones.
Going abroad for Chinese New Year 2018?
ONYX Hospitality Group has curated a list of destinations together with some fun family-friendly activities for all ages.
Chinese New Year the Thai way
With Thailand being home to the largest Chinese population in this region, Chinese New Year or Wan Trut Jin has become an integral part of the country’s culture.
Make sure to visit Yaowarat or Chinatown in Bangkok, the epicentre of the Lunar New Year festivities. It will be buzzing with vibrant décor and activities.
A quick 20-minute cab ride away from Amari Watergate Bangkok, is Wat Leng Noei Yi, the most important Chinese Buddhist temple in the city.
Housing an impressive 60 Chinese god statues, the Buddhist temple is popular this time of the year. Many flock to pray for blessings with Cai Sen Ye, the God of Prosperity.
Foodies in the family should check out some of Bangkok’s popular Chinese hawker stalls like Bamee Gua, just around the corner from the luxurious, Oriental Residence Bangkok.
Slurp on their famed springy, Chinese-style egg noodles for luck and order some dumplings to share.
● Amari Watergate Bangkok is offering a free room upgrade from the Grand Deluxe to Executive Club room with a minimum booking of two nights from now till the end of March 2018.
● Prices for the Family Escape Package at Oriental Residence Bangkok start from THB 11,494++ per night for the Two-Bedroom Suite King and Queen Bed.
Families can enjoy a complimentary breakfast at Café Claire, a welcome gift for up to two children, 35% discount for SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World as well as an exclusive 25% discount at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.
Relaxing Chinese New Year in Phuket
The island paradise of Phuket is always a winner, with its cerulean seas and warm Thai hospitality. Situated on Patong beach, Amari Phuket’s Ocean Wing Two-Bedroom Suite is the perfect room for those travelling with grandparents and kids.
The children can participate in a range of fun and free activities at the Kids Club. Adults can get some much-needed rest and relaxation by the pool or pampering at the Breeze spa.
To truly experience how the locals celebrate Chinese New Year, head over to Old Phuket Town in the evenings. Phuket’s Chinese community will put on performances like dragon dances and traditional Thai dances to usher in the Year of The Dog.
Families can also try their hand at preparing popular local traditional desserts at various demonstration booths.
● Prices for the All Together Family Package at Amari Phuket start from THB 11,284++ per night for the Ocean Wing: Two Bedroom Suite. Families can enjoy free kids clubs activities, dinner for 4 at Rim Talay Restaurant and round-trip airport transfer.
Foodie experience with the family in Sri Lanka
Located on Sri Lanka’s southwestern coast, Galle offers a variety of historical and cultural experiences transporting visitors back to the colonial era.
Situated close to the Galle Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site and the largest remaining European fortress in Asia, is the beautiful beachfront property, Amari Galle.
An ideal destination for those lopking to escape and unwind, enjoy the simple pleasure of cocktails and conversation at the hotel’s Bommu Rooftop Bar while the sun sets over the Laccadive sea.
Treat the family to an authentic Sri Lankan spread at Lucky Fort Restaurant.
Renowned for their curries, the charming restaurant is tucked along a row of quaint houses and offers a variety of tasty dishes such as mango curry, beetroot curry and maa beans curry. Those who want to dine beachside can opt to visit Black and White Restaurant on Unawatuna Beach which serves freshly grilled seafood.
● Free early check-in and check-out for online bookings of Amari Galle.