By OYO Hotels and Homes on December 24, 2019
As 2019 draws to an end and the new decade is upon us, many will be planning to head to the major urban centres of Malaysia to celebrate with friends, family and perhaps our special someone at the end of the year and usher in the new decade. Cities like Kuala Lumpur, George Town, Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu will be jam-packed with revellers at midnight, with the public advised to be in the city early and leave late to avoid the expected gridlock. What if you take travelling out of the picture altogether, and just stay in the city centres, near to all the exciting parties? OYO Hotels & Homes, Malaysia’s number one hotel chain and the world’s second largest and fastest-growing hotel chain is here to help. OYO has, on hand, over 16,000 rooms spread over 450 properties in 50 towns and cities across the country – including the urban centres of KL, George Town, JB, Kuching and KK.
Many folks look forward to the annual celebration of the New Year, with fireworks displays, parties and celebrations expected to dot multiple cities around Malaysia. The allure of ushering in the new year with fanfare is nothing new – what is new is the ever escalating traffic congestion that builds up year after year as more join the celebrations. You can expect the crowds to be at the following hot spots around Malaysia to catch the fireworks and usher in 2020.
Every year, there’s a massive new year celebration party at the KLCC Park with a fireworks display and free open air performances by some of Malaysia’s favourite artistes leading up to the countdown. There are also other street performers in the vicinity, taking the opportunity to showcase their talents to the public. Keep a close lookout for them to be mesmerised by their talents. If you are a food lover, you can stop by and check out the food truck selection at ‘Tapak Urban Street Dining’.
The streets leading towards KLCC will usually be closed to vehicles from late afternoon in anticipation of the celebration. If you are looking for affordable accommodation to beat the jam as you usher in the New Year, here are a few OYO properties within walking distance of the park. Locations like the OYO Home 865 Premium 2BR Holiday Place and OYO Home 608 Cosy Studio Megan Ambassy are less than 2km from KLCC Park. With a comfortable bed waiting for you at the end of the party, why settle for driving out from KL at the end of the night.
If you are looking for another lively spot in KL to usher in 2020, another big party location is right in the heart of the golden triangle of KL – Bukit Bintang. Jalan Raja Chulan is a favourite convergence spot for new year revellers to share the joy of the upcoming year. You can expect a lot of dancing and singing along this popular street as the countdown begins!
Hotels like the OYO 1003 Rich Calton Hotel located conveniently near to Jalan Raja Chulan make it easy for guests to check out the many eateries along the famous Jalan Alor after the late-night party sessions. The OYO 561 Ms Bukit Bintang Hotel is just 500m from the famous Berjaya Times Square in KL, and less than a 20-minute walk from the bustling centre of Jalan Raja Chulan. OYO 321 Hotel D’Elegant on Jalan Alor is also near the party centre of Bukit Bintang.
If you are visiting Sabah over the new year, one favourite hot spot for every new year celebration in Kota Kinabalu is Sutera Harbour Resort, where a magnificent and colourful fireworks display can be expected as part of the new year celebration.
Before ushering in the new year, why not check out some of the must-see spots around Kota Kinabalu including island hopping and snorkelling at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park or drive to Kinabalu Park to enjoy the fresh mountain air. With Kota Kinabalu offering the beauty of nature from the sea to the mountain, take the opportunity to feast your eyes and experience the natural world in its glory!
In Pulau Pinang, Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak or KOMTAR is the place to be to celebrate 2020. You can start off your pre-2020 celebration with a food fest along Jalan Campbell and Jalan Magazine. You will be spoilt for choice with so many makan places. Along the way, spot some of the beautiful murals and artistic metal sculptures and showcase your new year’s eve OOTD on social media.
OYO 998 Queen City Hotel is within walking distance of KOMTAR, with many interesting attractions along the way in the world heritage city of George Town. OYO 89421 Pp Island Hotel is another option for visitors, located just a stone’s throw away from KOMTAR. OYO 89481 Rg Heritage Boutique, located along Jalan Burma, is yet another great location for those looking for heritage-inspired accommodation in Penang.
Check into these accommodations and plan your new year celebration without needing to worry about the traffic gridlock or even having to walk all the way to your parking spot after partying all night.
With OYO’s promise of clean linen and comfortable bedding awaiting every visitor to an OYO property, you can expect comfort and a clean bed after a wonderful new year’s night out with your friends at the street party. With these properties located a stone’s throw away from some of the famous food hubs, there’s no fuss if you are looking for something to munch. There’s always something available nearby – Malaysia is famous for our round-the-clock food culture, right? With OYO, you do not need to break the bank on costly hotels in the centre of the city. There is an OYO for everyone, just around the corner. You can now pay for your stay at OYO using GrabPay too!