Ever wondered what present to give to your fantastiq mum to show your appreciation but not sure what to give? Before you splurge on the latest phone or a branded bag, consider this: According to science, one’ll get more happiness spending money on experiences rather than physical objects. So, here are 5 fun and unique travel experiences for you to share with your mum! Don’t worry, these won’t break the bank.
1. Experience island life with Mum at Ranoh Island
Head on to Ranoh Island, south of Batam, for a fun and relaxing family weekend getaway. A stone’s throw away from Singapore, there are affordable and all-inclusive packages to this new island. Island activities include snorkelling and a water park where you can watch your mum take off like a human catapult from the Fat Boy Blob!
2. Enjoy a unique face mask with Mum in Myanmar
Image Credit: Phyo Thida Myat Mon
Together with Mum, apply the yellowish-white paste known as Thanaka, the only natural face mask you’d need in Myanmar. More than just a cultural experience, Thanaka is said to act as an anti-inflammatory and sometimes, use as a sun cream.
#TiqOurWord Immersing in local cultures can boost travel experiences but you should also ensure that you are adequately covered. For those with pre-existing medical conditions, Tiq Travel Insurance offers Pre-Ex plans that covers the essentials for a worry-free holiday.
3. Volunteer with Mum while on a cruise holiday
Following the inaugural Cruise Voluntourism with Genting Dream, Dream Cruises and Star Cruises now provides voluntourism options on selected departure dates. Imagine a relaxing no-fuss cruise trip with the family and hopping off-shore to volunteer your time for environment conservation, cultural preservation, or supporting local schools, etc. Your mum will be so proud of your initiative to lend others a helping hand!
4. Bond with Mum in a traditional South Korean bathhouse
In South Korea, traditional bathhouses are known to be destinations for close bonding. Experience a therapeutic bath session with mum and try of the Jjimjilbang (hardboiled) eggs after your ‘spa’ session at a traditional bathhouse such as the popular Dragon Hill Spa Resort in Seoul without breaking the bank (less than S$15 per adult!).
5. Glamping with Mum in Cambodia wilderness
Image credits: Eco Lodges
Glamp in a floating tent built using eco-friendly materials and be surrounded by nature at the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge – an environmentally friendly yet luxury resort – in Cambodia’s Cardamoms Rainforest. Here, you can kayak down the river with your mum, have a relaxing massage and indulge in the beauty of one of the world’ largest rainforests.
#TiqOurWord Glamourous camping can bring back memories of kampong (village) days for mum in a good way, as all creature comforts are taken into consideration.
6. Feed Deers with Mum in Nara Park
Located in Japan, Nara Park is one of the oldest park in Japan. It is famous for the free roaming deer inside which were seen as the sacred messengers of the gods in ancient times. You can buy the deer crackers to feed them with your mum, after which they will chase you around. You can also get a chance to see the amazing scene when the deer bow to visitors for food. Spending time with these deer in Nara Park is definitely going to give you and your deerest mum a relaxing time. Furthermore, you and your mum can also have some fun in the Universal Studios at Osaka, some distance away from Nara, and satisfy your shopping craving at Shinsaibashi, Osaka’s main shopping area.
Information is accurate as at 9 January 2020. This policy is underwritten by Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. (Company Reg. No. 201331905K). Protected up to specified limits by SDIC.
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