It's all 2020 over again in Malaysia as the daily reported Covid-19 cases rises up to 4 digits daily, and we are back to Movement Control Order (MCO) - at least to 5 states and 3 federal territories.
With the restriction of travelling all over again, Malaysians are in concern about the period and the government plan as it is really unclear. Will it be shortened, will it be prolonged? So far, it is safe to say that we can say goodbye to the first few long weekends of 2021.
Since we are all will be stuck at home for another week, virtual meetings, working and others are considered the norm nowadays. How about holiday? Well, for the time being, keep your passport away, go for domestic travel after we can travel again and... if you really - really want to go somewhere out, lets do it virtually too!
Although it can't replace the excitement of hunting cheap tickets or 'fighting' with the taxi driver that charge you extra; virtual travel is the safest option (at least in current situation).
Let's see the '5 Best Virtual Travel Experience' in 2021 that we found (of course-virtually too!) :
#1. Tour The Red-Light District Of Amsterdam
Yes, you read it right. The virtual tour of the infamous Red-Light District of Amsterdam!
The virtual tour will be guided by the local husband and wife team, Ian and Salomé starting from their artisanal chocolate shop in the De Wallen red-light district.
The tour is organized through Vancouver-based ToursByLocals, which has launched more than 150 virtual experiences since the pandemic began.
The tour will start with a brief intro into the tour and about the couple background. Then, they will start to walk through the area and take you to places where usually filming is not allowed.
You are also able to share the Live Virtual Tour booking link to up to 5 friends, and explore Amsterdam together starting from $94 USD PER TOUR (RM380 +/-). Roughly RM76 per person if you can find 4 others to join you for the virtual tour.
#2. Tour of the Mary Rose, Portsmouth
Since the start of the pandemic, Visit Portsmouth has launched a number of virtual tours and its latest project is guaranteed to fascinate budding young historians.
The new interactive photosphere of the Mary Rose rotates 360 degrees along a walkway between the vessel’s wooden carcass and the artefacts that were found with the 16th-century wreck – and provides a good second-best to visiting in person.
On top of that, The Mary Rose Museum holds the largest collection of Tudor artefacts of its kind in the world and the photosphere lays out all the key discoveries from Henry VIII’s favourite warship through rotating clickable icons.
View The Mary Rose from the comfort of your chair at home. The tour is totally FREE and we can assure you that at least, you will learn something new.