Tranquil holiday destinations

Distance yourself from the world and find your inner self.

By Kelvin Low      9 June 2020


Bentong, Malaysia

Kechara is a progressive spiritual organisation that seeks to create a conscious community that comes together in service of others. Kechara includes Dharma centres, study groups, a Puja house, soup kitchen and an art studio, among many other initiatives. Their spiritual community comprises people from diverse backgrounds, different age groups and different parts of the world.

Dhamma Phala Vipassana Meditation Center

Tiaong Quezon, Philippines

Here, you can learn the Vipassana technique of meditation. It is a simple and practical method of mental purification which makes it possible to face the stresses and problems of daily life in a calm and balanced way. Vipassana literally means “to see things as they really are.” It is a systematic way of developing insight and can be practised by anyone with the 10-day retreats offered by the centre.

Healience Seonmaeul

Gangwon-do, South Korea

Against a natural backdrop, Seonmaeul helps people to establish proper basic habits based on programmes developed with three principles, which are “scientific, easy to follow, and enjoyable.” The programmes feature basic accommodation, meals, contemporary Hanbok (Korean costumes), free use of additional facilities including carbonated spring and bedrock bathing, as well as daily healing programmes which differ every day.

Origin Yoga & Wellness


The experience begins with a consultation to help you develop a personalised Ayurvedic healing regime, followed by soothing Abhyanga and Shirodhara treatments, and ending with tea tasting and restorative rest time. Honouring the traditions of Ayurveda, herbs, powders, oils, and vessels directly sourced from India. The entire experience is personalised according to your unique “prakriti” in order to bring optimal balance and equilibrium to your mind, body, and soul.


Koh Samui, Thailand

Here, guests begin their experience with a personal consultation and a BIA (Bio Impedance Analysis). A Kamalaya wellness practitioner will offer guidance for choosing the most appropriate mix of therapies and treatments. Daily holistic fitness classes are also offered in Pilates, Yoga, Chi Gong, Tai Chi, meditation and fitness, which are complimentary for all guests. One may opt for a tailored programme as well.

Gratitude Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

This retreat will take you on a personal heart-centred journey of transformation. With focused workshops, meditations, daily yoga and food for each of the chakras, you’ll have the space, time and support to expand your self-awareness, evaluate blockages, and rejuvenate your being.

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