With Mother’s Day around the corner, you may be wondering what present to give to your fantastiq mum. 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 mum take off like a human catapult from the Fat Boy Blob!
2. Enjoy a unique face mask with Mum in Myanmar
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 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. Mum will be 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 — though the word means ‘bathhouse’ in Korean) 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 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.
Information is accurate as at 2 May 2019.