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For the main man in our hearts. 

We tend to celebrate mothers with much fanfare, but most fathers typically get nothing. This Father’s Day, which falls on 16 June, show your appreciation for dad by spending quality time with him on a trip, or by surprising him with a thoughtful gift.

Kelong fishing in Lukut, Negeri Sembilan. Image via Tourism Malaysia

Take Him On An Outdoor Getaway

Summertime is perfect for outdoor activities – and Malaysia is blessed with an abundance of beautiful natural gems to explore. If dad is the adventurous kind, there are plenty of hiking trails around the Klang Valley, such as the popular Broga Hill trail or the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia in Kepong. Alternatively, rent a boat and spend a lazy afternoon fishing. Rompin in Pahang is ideal for sailfishing, while Lukut in Negeri Sembilan has kelong fishing, where you can fish from a wooden platform built out on a pond or at sea. 

Royal Selangor’s Jean Grey – Dark Phoenix pewter figurine

Satisfy His Inner Geek

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If you have a dad who likes pop culture and all things geeky, consider gifting him an item on his wishlist, such as the latest gadgets, model figurines, or rare collectibles. Check out our list of tech must-haves – which includes the nostalgic Nokia 210. Alternatively, Royal Selangor’s superhero pewter series is just the right touch of classy, with exquisitely detailed figurines of Marvel characters, such as Ironman and Captain America. The latest to join the fray is the limited edition Jean Grey from X-Men, a dramatic ⅛ sculpture that captures the Dark Phoenix rising from the flames.

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Arrange For A Top-To-Toe Grooming Session

Everyone deserves a spot of pampering now and then – even dads! Keep dad looking in tip top shape with a trip to the barbershop for a shave, wash and haircut, or bespoke hand or foot treatments. If you can’t get him to go for it, make one at home! Lush’s Father’s Day range is designed for indulgence, with products such as the Dear John series. Featuring warm and comforting ingredients like clove, coriander, cedarwood and tobacco, let dad wash his worries away and luxuriate in a tub full of awesomeness.

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Treat Him To A Staycation

Let dad unwind from the stresses of life with a staycation at a luxury hotel or beach resort. For those who love nature, there’s also glamping. Bring a portable stove to cook a meal for dad, and fix up a hammock or a chair next to the tent where he can read, listen to music and just feel like a king for the weekend. 

Buy Him A Nice Dinner

Father’s Day promotions abound and there are plenty of different options to choose from, whether he prefers steaks, Japanese, Chinese or local food. Better still, make a home cooked meal for dad by preparing his favourite dishes, or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the park.