KAM­PUNG HOMESTAYS IN MALAYSIA

Time Out Malaysia Visitors Guide - - KL & SURROUNDS -

Malacca Home­s­tay Parit Penghulu KM 32, Jalan Parit Penghulu, Sun­gai Ram­bai (+6019 644 2380). Ap­prox­i­mately 15 min­utes’ drive away Muar (Jo­hor), this home­s­tay fo­cuses on agri­cul­tural tourism where guests will ex­pe­ri­ence rub­ber tap­ping, eel catch­ing, learn­ing how to make salted eggs (a great Malaysian del­i­cacy), watch­ing how the mon­keys harvest co­conuts, and do­ing some tra­di­tional weav­ing and batik paint­ing.

Negeri Sem­bi­lan Home­s­tay Pa­chi­tan 2006, Kam­pung Sawah, Chuah, Port Dick­son (+6019 385 8837/fb.com/ Pa­chi­tanMalaysia). Famous for their honey pro­duc­tion, this home­s­tay in Kam­pung Pa­chi­tan is spread over a few vil­lages and high­lights ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties like learn­ing how to play tra­di­tional games and cul­tural shows.

Pe­nang Home­s­tay Jalan Bharu Kam­pung Jalan Bahru, Ba­lik Pu­lau (+6012 484 7470/ fb.com/jalanbharuhome­s­tay). Lo­cated in Ba­lik Pu­lau in the south-west part of Pe­nang, this kam­pung is lo­cated near the beach among durian and nut­meg plan­ta­tions. A se­cluded cor­ner of a bustling is­land, this home­s­tay of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to fish, visit a lo­cal goat farm, or just do noth­ing and watch the bril­liant sun­sets.

Sabah Home­s­tay Miso Walai Batu Puteh Kin­abatan­gan, PPM 538 Elopura, San­dakan (+608 955 1070/www. mis­owalai­home­s­tay.com). Cul­tural tourism is a grow­ing trend in East Malaysia and this vil­lage near the Kin­abatan­gan River of­fers a unique in­sight into how the in­dige­nous tribes live. Tours to the an­cient burial caves, jun­gle trekking and vis­it­ing wildlife cen­tres can be ar­ranged.

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